Rum King
Indeed Brewing Company - Minneapolis

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Indeed Brewing Company - Minneapolis
Minnesota, United States
American Imperial Stout
4.33 | pDev: 7.16%
Mar 09, 2021
Dec 01, 2013
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Notes: Complex notes of toffee and vanilla lure you in, with a roasty-toasty, malt-forward body burly enough to un-shiver those timbers. Make way for Rum King, a pitch black Imperial Stout aged in freshly emptied rum barrels. Smooth, assertive, and nearly ‘Navy strength,’ this seaworthy and spirited brew is a bold character to be reckoned with.
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Rated: 4.44 by psweendogg from Connecticut

Mar 09, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by Burgy from Minnesota

May 14, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by jschott75 from Illinois

Apr 15, 2020
Rated: 4.44 by joshcmn from Minnesota

Jun 13, 2019
Rated: 4 by ian_graf from Minnesota

Jun 09, 2019
Rated: 4.38 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Jun 03, 2019
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750ml bottle poured into a snifter
2015 vintage

A- pours dark black with a one-finger khaki head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- rum soaked tobacco, leather, molasses, brown sugar. Caramel, toffee, raisin, fig Oak

T- dark fruits up front, raisin fig date, caramel burnt brown sugar, molasses, finish gives Oak, more rum. Chocolate dark fruit

M- medium body with moderate carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and finish

O- dark fruits, rum, chocolate, this has aged outstandingly well
May 22, 2019
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From a 12 oz can. Pour s dark black with a black cherry /brown head. Smell has chocolate,cocoa roasted malts notes. Taste had vanilla some dark fruits mix in some wood and Rum it finishes with chocolate ,and raisins. Mouth feel has sweet roasted malts with a nice BA Rum finish.
May 09, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Apr 29, 2019
Rated: 4 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Apr 16, 2019
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Black pour with cinnamon brown head; ok cap retention; little lace, incomplete ring, thin legs. Boozy barrel nose. Rum, bitter roast malt, bittersweet dark chocolate. Medium minus body, moderate minus carbonation. Overall a bit thin for the ABV, but I do like the boozy!
Apr 13, 2019
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Reviewed by gopens44 from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Big billowing tan head doesn’t completely disappear as what does recede leaves great lacing, what stays behind leaves a mustache. Despite a foam hat, plenty of pleasant aroma starting with vanilla, nougat and sure enough, rum. Taste follows a different path as chocolate, toasted marshmallow and finally roasted malt and coffee dominates prior to a bold rum alcoholic finish leaves in front of dryness and a lingering, cloyingly sweet aftertaste.
Mar 17, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by Hop_Swig from Minnesota

Feb 09, 2019
Rated: 4.2 by nruhlig from Minnesota

Jan 04, 2019
Rated: 4.55 by owlhunter from Minnesota

Dec 18, 2018
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Reviewed by AyatollahGold from Indiana

4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pouring this from a 12 oz. can into a snifter this beer pours out as black as motor oil with no highlights and forms a delicious looking one finger width dense caramel colored crown. (4.5)

The smell comes in with a strong rum presence warming the nostrils. Tropical notes mixing with chocolate backed by a dry wood smell. (4.25)

The taste brings dark fruit galore. Raisins and figs tangling with a dark bitter baker chocolate element. Molasses, toffee, slight vanilla bring in the balanced sweetness before fading into wood and alcohol presence. (4.25)

The mouthfeel is thick and chewy with the alcohol providing a warming effect that is amazing for cold days and the wood making sure the finish is dry. (4.25)

Overall, this is a very pleasant brew that I thoroughly enjoyed. I love how the wood brings the dryness and the rum brings a warming alcohol while the elements of dark fruit, bitter chocolate, toffee, molasses and vanilla all tangle together to make a really complex brew. (4.25)
Dec 16, 2018
Rated: 4.3 by ECOBOOSTINST from Iowa

Nov 29, 2018
Rated: 4.85 by tittyfish from Minnesota

Nov 06, 2018
Rated: 4.29 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Sep 25, 2018
Rated: 3.96 by Larueminati from Massachusetts

Sep 09, 2018
Rated: 4.26 by James_Err from Minnesota

Aug 08, 2018
Rated: 4.42 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

Jul 21, 2018
Rated: 4.7 by sallymckoobalube from Minnesota

Jun 02, 2018
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from 12oz can into glass. Bottom of can is stamped for canning date as '09/06/16 CELLAR UP TO 2 YRS'.
Very nearly opaque black body. Frothy tan head. Strings of lacing left behind.
Lots of rum notes in the aroma, along with dark, roasty malts.
Also lots of rum notes in the taste, along with toffee, chocolate, vanilla, and chalky roasted malts. Has a red wine vibe.
Smooth, silky, coating mouth feel.
There is current discussion that 'Rum King' does not age well, and is showing signs of infection, both for the 2016 and 2017 production. To me this can is more subdued than what I have had from taps at the tap room, but it is still drinkable. The vanilla seems to have smoothed out some of the harsher rum barrel notes. Certainly is not a real barrel aged powerhouse of an imperial stout.

I drank another of the '09/06/16' (for canning date) beers today. All of the aroma and taste components are still there but the rum barrel has mellowed out some, making for a very smooth sipper. The taste is quite sweet, but this does not make the beer undrinkable.
May 15, 2018
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Reviewed by CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Rum King - Indeed
Imperial Stout aged in rum barrels - 10.5% abv

L - 1 finger hazelnut head atop a jet black body

S - sweet rum, chocolate, some tropical notes, a little booze.

T - the rummy sweetness hits you first, but wow there’s a lot going on here. Chocolate, molasses, caramel, vanilla, dark fruits, leather, tobacco, roast. Medium-low bitterness, moderate sweetness, moderate booziness.

F - medium-full body with medium-low carb.

O - Every time I sip this I notice something different. Very impressive.
Apr 29, 2018
Rated: 4.37 by KevinMc from Illinois

Mar 29, 2018
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Reviewed by Ri0 from Wisconsin

4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured 12oz can into snifter - canned 9/2017. Color is night black with a 1.5 finger tan head that leaves behind spotty lacing on my glass. Aroma is deep red wine, rum and vanilla, dark fruit, and some dark chocolate. Flavor is rich dark chocolate cake, rum, toffee, with notes of vanilla and red wine. Very smooth and rich body with soft carbonation. The aroma may catch you off guard at first, but this is one delicious stout.
Mar 17, 2018
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Reviewed by RedhawkPoke from Oklahoma

4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Beer pours a dark black body with a slight expresso like head. Head quickly faded giving way to a small ring of head and fair amount of lacing.

S: Upon pouring getting lots of rum and a slight amount of oakiness. Along with the rum barrel smells also noticing dark fruits as the beer warms.. Figs and plums seem to have a large presence. Mix of oak and dark fruit aromas give the beer a strong wine like feeling.

T: Taste resembles the smells. Big amounts of rum give way to more wine like flavors later. Along with dark fruits and rum this one also has some faint chocolate tastes.

M: Beer feels a little thin for a double digit ABV. The finish is dry and wine like. Beer is smooth and easy to drink, but not quite what I want in a barrel aged stout.

O: Fairly solid beer. Rum seemed to fade away more than I would prefer. The dark fruit/wine presence was a bit much for me. Beer was smooth but would have liked to have seen it have a thicker mouthfeel overall.
Mar 11, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by Radcpa from Washington

Mar 05, 2018
Rated: 4.19 by Warren2621 from Indiana

Feb 19, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by Vicirus from Massachusetts

Feb 18, 2018
Rated: 4.04 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Feb 06, 2018
Rated: 4.37 by rjcuse42 from Minnesota

Jan 29, 2018
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Reviewed by darktronica from Indiana

4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Canned September 2017, and pouring thicc for 10.5% abv. The nose is all rum and red wine, an interesting but excellent combination. The rum brings in a cherry and grape fruitiness--not quite what I expected, but maybe this is just a fairly vinous base RIS. Little barrel oak. Full bodied and exceptionally smooth.
Jan 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Sammydabull54 from Minnesota

4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Canned on 9/13/17
12oz can poured into a snifter.
Pours black and thick with 3/4 inch of tan head. Smells of dark fruit and slight coffee and rum. Big chocolate, toffee, caramel taste with a little rum. Great mouth feel. Low carbonation. Really nice overall.
Jan 20, 2018
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Reviewed by garymuchow from Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I want to give this beer some credit. The base RIS seems pretty good. Pours close to motor oil and seems black as night with a full, dense and persistent brown head. Aroma is rich and full as is the flavor. There are dark fruits just lying underneath the sweetness and alcohol flavors of the rum. Sometimes the rum dominates, but most of the time it's the primary flavor of a blended presentation. Body might be a tad light, esp. with how thick it appears upon pouring, but the lower carbonation helps with a rich body.
This is good
Dec 16, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Dec 10, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Rebrown221 from Minnesota

Nov 26, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by AngusOg from North Carolina

Nov 20, 2017
Rated: 4.45 by rbrefbeerman from California

Nov 18, 2017
Rum King from Indeed Brewing Company - Minneapolis
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