slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Deep brown, decent sand colored head. Nose is burnt sugar, malts, & booze. Taste is astringent but very sweet. Layered: caramel, rum, pine/wood, and buttered hot sugar. Dark & delicious. Done after two pints thou.
brokensail (12865) - 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 (6013) - 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 (5889) - 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 (3531) - 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 (7560) - 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 (2539) - 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 (5501) - 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 (3123) - 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.
Theydon_Bois (12570) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the taproom, PDX, 08/11/14.
Lightly hazed amber with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is light booze, rum, toffee, dark malt, spice.
Taste comprises caramel, light booze, spice, dark fruit rinds, hoppy tones.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, lightly warming alcohol in the close.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
22oz bottle -
First, thanks to my brother for plunking down the $$ for this beer because I was hesitant in getting it, although it’s easy enough to find. The aroma finds some subtle molasses and brown sugar, but surprisingly...no rum, no evidence of barrel aging...very much centered toward plainville. Medium sweetness on the palate, leaning a little towards the caramel profile but still a neutral sweetness like white sugar. Slightly metallic/dirty penny also picked up. No rum (was this Bacardi 151 barrels?) noticed, no woody/vanilla notes...aged in barrel’s? I would have never noticed. Overpriced and underwhelming.