Attempted RedRum - New England Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Etan:
4.18/5 rDev -0.2%
375ml into a wine glass. Bottle #765/850. Thanks Krebsy!
A: Pours a murky burnt amber with a slight orange hue. Nice cap of dark khaki head on top.
S: Floral rum, brown sugar, prominent oak, a bit of spice, mild citric hop note, tannic vanilla and coconut, hot toffee. Sweet and quite smooth - smells divine.
T: Taste brings molasses, heavy rum and wood, mild hop bitterness, caramel, sharp note of alcohol, prune and raisin, dark bread, honey.
M: Thick-bodied with light carbonation.
O: This is a very good barleywine with a lot of rum barrel character. The only noticeable flaw that comes to mind is the heaviness of the booze and oak in the taste, which mellows out a bit as it warms.
04-17-2013 03:05:21 | More by Etan
More User Reviews:
4.64/5 rDev +10.7%
Vanilla on the nose, butterscotch on the way down. Ridiculously lush. Still has a hop presence. I enjoyed this more than others in the style . Does it need to age? Probably, but it's pretty damned delicious right now. The bottle design wins bonus points for Danny's finger and the carpet pattern, hilarious and tasty all at the same time. Love the creative spirit.
This is the best beer I've ever had.
03-22-2013 13:41:26 | More by braugon
4.26/5 rDev +1.7%
Bottle 350/850. Had side-by-side with Premeditated Murder. 12oz. bottle into Torst stemware. Shared with schen9303.
Very much like the base beer but without the head. Beer is a cloudy, dark mahogany. Very very heavy. Lacing is thick and layered with good stick. The lack of head really hurts though.
Nose is completely different. Dominated by the rum barrels. Sweet candied brown sugar notes. Some woodiness. Fresh purple and green fruit sweetness. Very aromatic. Real enticing.
Opens sweet rum booziness. Fresh green raisin, pineapple, brown sugar, honey, and molasses. A slight hint of woodiness lingers in the back. Hot. End is rum and molasses sweetness. Finishes brown sugar and more molasses and syrup. Much sweeter than the base with a much bigger malt body and almost no hop presence. I love it!
Feel is almost identical to the base beer. Full bodied with low carbonation. Thick and oily in the mouth and goes down smooth and viscous. Messy finish that is even heavier on the booze with a sticky, filmy aftertaste. Big alcohol bite right at the end. Real solid for the style.
Not all beers benefit from barrel aging but this one certainly has. The rum barrels give the beer more presence and really serve to fade out the (to me) unpleasant hop presence. A very solid beer and I can only seeing this one getting even better with age as it smooths out and reveals even more complexities.
05-08-2013 03:18:57 | More by SpeedwayJim
4.35/5 rDev +3.8%
Bottle 49/150 poured into a snifter. There is ano head to this beer and pretty much zero in the way of lacing. Colour is a light brown. The nose belies rum, caramel and vanilla..following if up with the taste you get the same thing with maybe a bit of raisin. The rum presence is very high and it is not overly sweet, and actually there is a slight bitterness at the finish. Mouthfeel is slick with pretty much zero carbonation. I hope they do this again!
04-02-2013 00:03:41 | More by jimmy82063
4.49/5 rDev +7.2%
375ml bottle poured into a tulip
A- very dark red with a slight head that fades really fast. Nice lacing
S- As soon as you pour it and put your nose up to the glass it just hits you like an open rum bottle, in a good way
T- Again, huge rum here and it feels so good! It's sweet and spicy at the same time with hints of vanilla and toffee on the finish. So smooth
M- you would never guess this was so high ABV, it drinks so easily and there is no alcohol burn. Great mouthfeel and feels even better going down.
O- this beer is awesome, glad I got a bunch of bottles before they ran out. Can't wait to see how it holds up with a little age on it
03-22-2014 01:10:03 | More by ChrisChagnon
4.78/5 rDev +14.1%
A: The beer pours a dark burnt caramel red, with a thin white head that quickly fades to nothing but a ring around the glass.
S:Really sweet, with a nice amount of booze. I am getting a fruitiness to this beer too.
T: This is where the beer truly shines to me. First thing I notice is the Sailor Jerry rum flavor with a banana type flavor that lingers after it sits for a bit.
M: The mouth feel is absolutely perfect to me. There is a perfect amount of carbonation with a very slight tingle on the back of the throat. It just goes down so easy.
O: This, to me, is up there on the same level as King Henry. just every aspect of this beer shines in its own way and I can't find one thing about it that I would change. Thanks again Dave for sending me a bottle of this!
06-26-2013 06:07:02 | More by gtermi
4.36/5 rDev +4.1%
HUGE thanks to davey101 for this allusive motherfucker! Bottle 98 of 850:
Swampy tobacco brown with a creamy khaki cap that laces perfectly, with slow soft beading beneath.
The nose on this is surprisingly tame. Caramel and toffee with earthy oak notes... hardly any indication of rum, but it smells nice for what it is.
I was a bit hesitant to take my first sip, after reading such mixed reviews. I'm happy to report that if there are indeed bad bottles out there, this surely isn't one of them. Chewy chocolate and molasses, sweet heat from the rum contribution... loads of vanilla... red licorice... plum... leafy tobacco... wave after wave of flavors. You would never guess this is as dynamic as it is judging by the nose alone. Complex. Delicious.
Fuckin... wow. Thanks so much Dave!
06-15-2013 18:46:21 | More by yamar68
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