Nsanders (708) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. Medium orange brown with light lacing. Sugar cane, stoney/minerally, light rum notes, and a light woodiness. Taste has a lightly dry sweetness. Body is lighter with an oily feel. This beer seemed like a watered down dark rum.
Niko100 (2226) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich amber/orange color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, molasses, & caramel; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, molasses/syrup, and some rum notes; Overall, on the sweet sweet - decent.
badgerben (4595) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with no head. Light molasses aroma. Flavor of molasses and dark sugar. Light rum. A bit vinous. Not sure if it’s hop vegetal or green wood taste.
ChrisSc (405) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle in Minneapolis. 1+ year old
Appearance: cognac in color. No head.
Aroma: Sugar cane, smells very sweet.
Taste: Very sweet.
Palate: Medium/full body. semi long finish.
Overall: Decent beer. Very sweet. I don’t get a lot of complexity.
chuckstout (327) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013-Oak vanilla, molasses, brown sugar. Pours a brilliant orange/red with a orange off white head. Nice body with a lot of barrel character big mouthfeel and warming character.
ljthiessen (695) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, courtesy of cards04. Sweet aromas of caramel, grains, light fruit and sugar. Taste is sweet caramel, molasses, oak. Oily texture.
cards04 (2215) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Loved this. Pours a murky orange with off white bread. Aromas are strong caramel and brown sugar. Flavors are very malty and sugary. I get some rum too. This is nice.
northropfrye (2595) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange body white head. Caramel and sweet malt aroma vanilla. Taste is sweet with an anise aftertaste but a bit subtle watery finish. Not bad brown ale.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle date May 7, 13. Poured amber with a fizzy off-white head. Aroma of dark fruit, molasses, and brown sugar. The flavor found brown sugar and rum. Medium body and sweet.
Cybercat (3961) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark, bubbly chestnut with a fairly thick and frothy buff head. Malty aroma has a strong molasses overtone plus notes of toffee, rum and caramel. Satisfying flavor has malty, nutty, rum, toffee, licorice and caramel notes, plus a hint of oak; though on the sweet side it is not cloying, and the alcohol bite balances the sweetness nicely. Texture has average viscosity but good fizz. Noticeably better than last year’s Kill Devil reserve brown ale.
Earlier Rating: 8/31/2012 Total Score: 3.5
Strong aroma has a malty core and nutty, caramel, horehound and earthy notes. It pours a dark, slightly hazy mahogany; thick, fluffy, tan head, however, doesn’t stick around for long. Delectable flavor has notes of lightly roasted malt, caramel and molasses with hints of horehound and oak. Smooth texture has firm body and a fair amount of tingle. A lip-smacking ale worth catching during its limited release. If it’s not Widmer Brothers’ best, it is still worthy.