AdamChandler (5206) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Clear 12oz bottle. Seriously? Enjoyed at cellar temp in a snifter. Poured a murky hazy brown / amber beer. Very sweet almost barley wine smell. Taste is sweet up front with some alcohol booziness. Sort of a heat from this with lots of oak and vanilla. It’s very unbalanced and sort of basic. borisz (418) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, fruit, vanilla and light rum. Flavour is caramel, rum, fruit, light raisin and light alcohol.
mR_fr0g (14028) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2012
bottle cellared for two years. Aroms of raison, plum nad oak. Pretty boozy too. Caramel / ruby in colour with no head, little lacing. Medium / full bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is sweet raisin and fig with sweet christmas fruits. finish is a little sweet. ration (2282) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2012
280912. Bottle at home. Pours - as clear from the bottle - clear ruby red with a nice finish. Aroma caramel and nice . Sweet caramel taste with a hint of rum. Not Bad. maley1 (1301) - Calgary, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
Dark amber pour with reddish hue and small creamy white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, rum and oak. Taste of caramel, toffee, slight woodiness, tinge of rum and a slightly dry finish. This is best ice cold, pretty good interesting beer.
jeremytoni (3085) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2012
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a small amount of head. Sweet malty flavor with a lingering finish. MaartenRF10 (1959) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle @ Homerougeau13 (3279) - Richmond, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Tasting this right after tasting I&G Original. Dark red brown, clear, beige fading head. Aroma is comparable with Original, not much, just a distant vanilla and oak. Taste is a bit less of the vanilla and oak and a bit more rum. It’s got a better body and is a bit drier.
Bottle at Luxor Public House, Las Vegas. Pours clear brownish with a tan head. Aroma of rum, dark fruit, and sweet malt, with a sweet, somewhat boozy taste. Medium bodied and a tad syrupy. KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2012
11.2oz Bottle. The pour was a clear dark mahogany brown with an average (1-2 finger) beige fizzy head that was fully diminishing with no lacing to speak of.
The aroma was quite intense with a toasted caramel malt and a sweet earthy yeast with notes of vanilla, rum, dark fruit (raisons and plums) and a light hint of toffee.
The taste was moderately sweet and malty with notes of caramel, vanilla and dark fruit throughout with a nice cask presence and a mild rum alcohol finish. The flavor lasted an average duration after the swallow with a mild boozy taste that faded slowly off the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was just below medium in body with a slight syrupy texture and a mildly soft carbonation.
Overall a fantastic tasting brew with a good sweet rum flavor and a strong malty presence...
laiti (8531) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2012
33 cl bottle @ Turtola. Rated on 03.09.2010
Vertical with Orginal & Triple Matured. This won the test.
Aroma has (surprisingly) rum, some vanilla and hints of toffee. Flavour has lots of rum, some woody notes, vanilla, toffee and hints of licorice. Good.