ChainGangGuy (4908) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2013
22 ounce bottle - $12.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
gregwilsonstl (2574) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Appearance: Pours a medium reddish-brown body, a bit garnet-hued, with a less-than-clear clarity. Medium-small, off-white head.
Smell: Toasty, caramel malts, a bit sweetish in scent, with faint, faint hints of chocolate. Also, varied, rum-dipped fruit (albeit light) hints of cherry, fig, and plum.
Taste: Brown sugar and darkened caramel, a resounding dark toasted malt with slight shards of chocolate, of roast. Medium sweetness. As with the aroma, there’s a good, pleasing fruitiness. Lightly herbal, earthy hops with a modest bitterness. Veins of rum, molasses noted. Sweetish, malty, smooth finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-light carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.
Overall: It’s good. I mean, everyone likes a nice, big, malty brown, right?
Everyone likes a brown ale.
Nice brown. Very thin head. Hints of alcohol. Brown sugar. Slight pecan. Rum flavor. RobertDale (6649) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
At a tasting. Comes dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma of malt, molasses, and rum. Taste is roasted malt, molasses, rum, and caramel. Nice to sip on. unclemike (3160) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Pours pretty dark brown with a 1/4 inch beige head. Lots of rum and treacle in the aroma. Full bodied. Flavor is massively treacle with rum and some citrus and arguably pear. It burns slightly. I’m thinking this massively flavorful ale will age well. Brilliant concoction. Dogbrick (13389) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
Sample at Hal & Al’s. Pours a hazy brown color with a medium khaki head that recedes slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and rum. Medium to full body with flavors of roast malt, oaky rum and mild hops. The finish is sweet with a rum and molasses aftertaste. Decent overall.
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2014 On draught at Bailey’s Taproom 4/20/13. Reddish brown color. Sweet pitted fruit aroma. Taste is smokey, boozy, with definite molasses notes. Warming finish. On draught at Widmer’s new Brewery and Pub 3/29/14. Barrel strength version, at 12% ABV. Opaque amber brown color. Aroma is dark rum and molasses. Taste is black strap molasses, with touches of rum and salted caramel. Viscous and smooth. poisoneddwarf (2599) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Bomber bought at Super 1 in CDA, ID. Pours murky brownish-orange with a medium collapsing beige head. Aroma is strong in artisan caramel, molasses, booze, licorice. Taste is sweet with a little bitterness in the finish. Flavors of licorice, wet dog, rum. Oily mouthfeel, full body. Smells better than it tastes, but this is not bad. Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
Bright red/brown pour with a short tan head. Pretty spicy on the nose with licorice and toffee. Tastes a lot like Christmas: dates and spice. Finishes really quickly. Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2013
fairly clear red/brown colour. more hoppy aroma than expected. sweet sugar notes and mint/eucalyptus. caramel and woodsy. Opens up quite hot. flavours of candy, and then butterscotch, toffee, molasses and a hint of rum.very interesting stuff. vikingguy (1106) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Amber color with tall brown foamy head. Aroma is rummy. Taste is rummy as well but plenty of other flavos coming though. Chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, molasses and dark sugar. Reminds me of Meyer’s Dark rum. A little boozy but a good sipper. Unique and interesting.