ellolovey (482) - Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle shard with Unclemattie. Pours a hazy brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet malts, molasses, roasted malts, and booze. Taste is sweet and toasty malts with lots of sugar and molasses. Hints of rum from the aging. Nice sweet finish.
hayduke (3925) - 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 (1124) - 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 (13757) - 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 (6185) - 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 (6485) - 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 (3856) - 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 (8487) - 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 (2684) - 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 (5816) - 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 (3234) - 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.