Rhumpshaka - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to mbo108 for this bottle. Time was I was hunting high & low for everything Weyerbacher released, but my trading days have become slow & lazy. This one, though, I wanted to try. Weaponized 750ML bottle split with my wife.
Cork comes free with serious force behind it. Pour looks like it count cameo in a Florida citrus commercial, with abundant head for a bigger brew. Nose is MIA until the beer warms, then it turns into rum soaked in more rum. I can't object to that.
Rhumpshaka was advertised as a way to highlight the rum barrels, & if that's the target, it was a dead bulls-eye. Warming rum greets the palate & leaves a merry little trail through my interior. Tropical notes & a blast of swamp ash swarm after the searing rum, along with a big belch of candied sweetness. Spicing grows as the beer warms. Magically, this feels as smooth as rum without (as much) of the burn. I find myself reaching for this over & over, like my hand has movement Tourette's.
Yes, now I wish I had another bottle. To drink RIGHT NOW. Maybe that's the alcohol singing. The rum is the playa here & it's a good one. It's interesting that the beer takes a back seat to the barrel intentionally, & the experiment has been a successful one. Excellent...beer?
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 02:43:13 | More by maximum12
4.74/5 rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a 750ml corked and muzzled bottle (adorned with a label featuring some pretty awesome artwork) into a Rastal Teku 2.0 glass.
A- Pours a murky bronze with a 3/4 finger's worth of an eggshell white head dissipating rather quickly. (3.5)
S- After 12 months of rest, the simple malt bill (pilsner and oats) have absorbed every ounce of character from the Rum barrels. So much so in fact, the aromas of the spirit scream loudly, belying the fact that you are actually drinking a beer. Coconut, Orange, Apple, Vanilla, Molasses, Spice and Oak are all present in the nose. Malt and/or hops are non-existent. (5.0)
T- Like the nose, the simple malt bill allow the rum characteristics shine with flavors of brown sugar, citrus, tropical fruit and spice. The sweetness from the rum hits first and the tannins from the barrel help dry things out. Relatively simple, it makes for an incredibly drinkable beer with the flavor profile of a spirit. As it warms, the rum flavors increase after each sip. (4.75)
M- Despite the elevated ABV, it is on the lighter side of medium bodied and the carbonation is spot-on perfect. The finish is pleasant, far from dry and equally as far from being cloying. Despite the strong spirit character in the nose, it should come as no surprise that the alcohol heat is perceived after the sip and in the back of the throat. (4.75)
O- Rum Barrel-Aged beers are not very common, but are growing in popularity and Rhumpshaka is an absolutely brilliant example. I am a fan of big beers, especially when thrown into a barrel. What's more, I am fortunate to live close enough to the brewery to acquire a few bottles (this was a brewery-only release). Weyerbacher continues to 'kill it' with their barrel aged beers (not to mention their year-rounds and seasonals). I only hope they can source a few more Rum Barrels so they can bring Rhumpshaka back for version 2.0. (4.75)
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2014 18:32:10 | More by threeviews
4.51/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appears a bright orange toned amber with a fluffy white cap that slowly fades into a gentle floating head, and collar. Scattered bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of pungent blasts of rum soaked oak. Lots of vanilla, caramel, toffee, coconut, and tropical notes of citrus, and pineapple.
Taste is of the aromas with a blast of rum smoothness.
Mouthfeel is gentle, with warming heat, rum, vanilla, and caramel on the swallow. Wow. Well done!
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2014 21:47:35 | More by weeare138
Rhumpshaka from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.