Dogbrick (12936) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Sample at Kalamazoo Beer Exchange. This brew pours a dark amber-orange color with a medium white head that recedes steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Oaky aroma with notes of dark malt and ripe fruit. Medium body with flavors of oaky vanilla, ripe fruit and earthy malt. The finish is sweet with the rum taste coming through in the end. The different elements don’t quite come together in the end. Just alright overall. Alphadelic (2235) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Beautiful chestnut colour with a dish-soap foamy head. Lightly spicy and weighted with vanilla and orange peel. Heaps of toffee on the nose and in the mouth, bringing a sweetness that dominates the whole experience. It is, however, not overbearing. The beer is surprisingly light and lacks any real kind of heat. There is the smallest hint of a traditional British hop in the dusty finish. Unique.stouby (4653) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2012
Earlier Rating: 11/1/2009 Total Score: 3.1
Pretty flat and malty on the nose. Nothing special. Plenty in the mouth though. Very relaxed but with heaps of delicious sweet but spicy rum flavours. Very old-school sailor style. I actually like the flavour that is brought out here. Very different. Not too delicate or culture but definitely different.
Bottle at home.
Clear brown. Aroma medium to heavy malty (cask, wood, spicy notes, and rum?). Flavor medium+ sweet, light bitter. Thin to medium body. Really nice. cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle; clear orange with small beige head; aroma-caramel, grain, sweet, oak, liquor; tastemedium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation? Very good, definitely rhum coming through. Best of 2 worlds. AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2012
Pours clear dark amber with tan head and some lace. Aroma is strong rum and oak wood. Slightly sweep malt flavours, dried fruit, figs and rum. A bit overpowering, but nice to have once in a while.
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2012
Clear amber with a medium off-white head. Very sweet beer with a lot of bourbon and vanillia notes from the casks. Some off flavor as the temperature increases but still way better than the std I&G beer. Drake (13654) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2012
330 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Thanks to the clear bottle a good wave of skunk has spread across the room. Other aroma notes include butter, wood, spice and rum. The taste is rum, wood, toasted malts, butter, floral hops. Medium bodied. Decent. fonefan (48790) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2012
wekker84 (2360) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2012
Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, wood, oak, alcohol - rum. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, barrel, caramel, alcohol, rum. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Earlier Rating: 4/20/2010 Total Score: 3.3
Bottle 330ml. clear glass.
[ Trade by cgarvieuk ]. Clear medium amber color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light vanilla, prune, dried light berrys, light wood, rum notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Bottle a dark brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts caramel fruit oak spicy some hops flavor malts caramel dark fruits vanilla and oak bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Draught. Surprising light expression of oak and booze aging. The navy rum flavor and smell are distinct as is the oak tanin on the palate. And the booze is not hidden. But somehow that is not all in your face like so many imperial stouts. Really pleasant for a change. I get alcohol flamed bananas vanilla and coconut or maybe i am just remembering my last painkiller! The aroma is clean malty. Flavor is very sweet. The texture is smooth and it finishes cool and fast with little carbonation in the palate. Pretty enjoyable as a ’painkiller’. ;)