GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep ruby color, with a thin beige head. Molasses comes through in the taste, with a slight taste of bread.
hayduke (3767) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a draft pour at the RBSG. Poured amber, maybe even copper, with an off-white head. Nose caramel malts with a hint of rum. Medium plus body. Flavor is rich with some sugar, vanilla, and dark fruit. The rum and sugar combine for a nice finish. Very nice.
GreatDane1632 (1010) - Alabama, USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated based on notes taken 27 Sep 2012 -- That’s a pretty dang tasty brew. Lots of deep dark sweetness that is accentuated by the barrel aging. Didn’t get much rum, but it was a smooth beer.
brokensail (13227) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Widmer. Dark amber colored pour with a thin off-white head. Nose of spicy rum and ginger with a touch of chili powder. Lots of caramel, toasted wood, and vanilla. Maybe a little sugary...slight citrus marmalade along with some dark fruits. Certainly quite sweet on the tongue, but luckily not really cloying or syrupy. Rum adds a nice but subtle spice character that cuts the sugar character a bit. Pretty decent, actually.
Sledutah (6035) - Utah, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery
Clear dark amber with a small beige head, good lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and chocolate. Flavors of caramel, chocolate and molasses
djd07 (6055) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy copper with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong rum, caramel, molasses. Medium mouth, very sweet, caramel, rum, really enjoyed this.
BuckeyeBoy (3604) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at widmer Portland. Pours out a crisp golden copper topped with a sand head. Nose is sweet caramel malts honey and some wood. Taste is more of the sweetness caramel toffee honey and wood.
Ferris (7659) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Sweet caramel and some raisin and plum. Cloudy copper with a decent white head. Dark sugars, caramel and a nice long brown sugar finish. Quite nice.
Gription79 (2612) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft at the brewery. Big and sugary, burnt sugar, coconut, malty, warming. Interesting beer.
Strykzone (5526) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Widmer. Namber brown. A little foam. Insmell complex dark fruit sugar, and rum. Flavor Is brown sugar with intetesting fruit. Raisins. Akin to a barleywine. A bit of sourness.
jandd1983 (3160) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a dark brown color with a light tan head. The aroma was of malts, molasses and a hint of rum. The taste was of roasted malts, molasses, rum and caramel. Good stuff.