Dogbrick (14389) - 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. Drake (14358) - 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. Lubiere (14341) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 A dark amber ale with a thick lacing moka head. Sweet aroma of rum barrel, woody, a bit of caramel malt. In mouth, a good sweet malt with tobacco notes, rum, a bit of acidic points, medium bodied. Bottle from LCBO, BB Dec 2009. 7-3-7-3-13mR_fr0g (14242) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2012
Rum Finish version: A clear brown ale with a thick big bubbled brown head. In aroma, sweet caramel with light rum, butterscotch, vanilla, a tad cloying. In mouth, nice sweet caramel malt with smooth rum notes, dark raisins, a bit light bodied, nice warming alcohol. Not sure if it was made in Nov 2012, or its the BB, but its not bad. 7-3-8-3-14
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. crossovert (14233) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2011
I thought the regular was okay, just barely, but it struck an odd note. This sucks though, very soapy, almost skunky. Shite.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2011
33cl bottle, thanks BeerandBlues2. Small beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, rum/vanilla, some coconut. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, vanilla/rum. Medium body. Rune (14052) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2009
330ml bottle at Håndverkerstuene, which is the new great place for beer enjoyment in Oslo. Nice ruby coloured body with solid, beige patchwork. Aroma of barrel vanilla with rum. Dark vanilla in flavour in interplay with spiced malt. Dry, rounded bitter ending. Tolerable sweet. Feels well balanced and well bodied in the mouth. Likable (Oslo, 17.11.2009). Christian (14040) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
Copper with a small white head. Aroma of malt, toffee and fruit. Sweet malty flavour with toffee and caramel, a touch of oak and an apple fruity note. Desverger (14037) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2012
(Bottle 330ml) Pours dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is woody, very sweet toffee and caramel malts. Flavour is mix of sweet and bitter burnt caramel malt. Interesting and very different brew, just not to my taste, but can understand how others like this. bierkoning (13893) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber color. Cokkie caramel aroma with butter. malty sweet flavor with butter cookies, toffee and some rhum notes. Sticky mouthfeel. Slightly alcoholic finish.