ChainGangGuy (4273) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle - $12.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a medium reddish-brown body, a bit garnet-hued, with a less-than-clear clarity. Medium-small, off-white head.
Smell: Toasty, caramel malts, a bit sweetish in scent, with faint, faint hints of chocolate. Also, varied, rum-dipped fruit (albeit light) hints of cherry, fig, and plum.
Taste: Brown sugar and darkened caramel, a resounding dark toasted malt with slight shards of chocolate, of roast. Medium sweetness. As with the aroma, there’s a good, pleasing fruitiness. Lightly herbal, earthy hops with a modest bitterness. Veins of rum, molasses noted. Sweetish, malty, smooth finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-light carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.
Overall: It’s good. I mean, everyone likes a nice, big, malty brown, right?
Everyone likes a brown ale.
gregwilsonstl (923) - Missouri, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice brown. Very thin head. Hints of alcohol. Brown sugar. Slight pecan. Rum flavor.
RobertDale (2852) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At a tasting. Comes dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma of malt, molasses, and rum. Taste is roasted malt, molasses, rum, and caramel. Nice to sip on.
unclemike (2152) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pretty dark brown with a 1/4 inch beige head. Lots of rum and treacle in the aroma. Full bodied. Flavor is massively treacle with rum and some citrus and arguably pear. It burns slightly. I’m thinking this massively flavorful ale will age well. Brilliant concoction.
Dogbrick (7119) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Hal & Al’s. Pours a hazy brown color with a medium khaki head that recedes slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and rum. Medium to full body with flavors of roast malt, oaky rum and mild hops. The finish is sweet with a rum and molasses aftertaste. Decent overall.
pdx77 (945) - Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Bailey’s Taproom. Reddish brown color. Sweet pitted fruit aroma. Taste is smokey, boozy, with definite molasses notes. Warming finish.
poisoneddwarf (1601) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bought at Super 1 in CDA, ID. Pours murky brownish-orange with a medium collapsing beige head. Aroma is strong in artisan caramel, molasses, booze, licorice. Taste is sweet with a little bitterness in the finish. Flavors of licorice, wet dog, rum. Oily mouthfeel, full body. Smells better than it tastes, but this is not bad.
Atheist_Peace (873) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright red/brown pour with a short tan head. Pretty spicy on the nose with licorice and toffee. Tastes a lot like Christmas: dates and spice. Finishes really quickly.
Bendrixian (946) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
fairly clear red/brown colour. more hoppy aroma than expected. sweet sugar notes and mint/eucalyptus. caramel and woodsy. Opens up quite hot. flavours of candy, and then butterscotch, toffee, molasses and a hint of rum.very interesting stuff.
vikingguy (748) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color with tall brown foamy head. Aroma is rummy. Taste is rummy as well but plenty of other flavos coming though. Chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, molasses and dark sugar. Reminds me of Meyer’s Dark rum. A little boozy but a good sipper. Unique and interesting.