Rum King | Indeed Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Indeed Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
indeedbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Malts: Pale Malt, Roasted Barley, Medium Crystal, Chocolate Malt, German CaraAroma, Special B, Flaked Oats

Hops: Cascade, CTZ, Experimental Variety 472

Yeast: American Ale II

70 IBU

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#862
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
516
pDev:
7.16%
 
 
Wants:
143
Gots:
148
Trade:
22
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Ratings: 516 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of Dovers
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorZombies
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!

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Photo of WilliamD
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cheric-drigk

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Photo of gopens44
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.

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Photo of Hop_Swig
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nruhlig
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of owlhunter
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
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)

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Photo of ECOBOOSTINST
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tittyfish
4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JLK7299
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Larueminati
3.96/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of James_Err
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sallymckoobalube
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
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.

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9/21/2018
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.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
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.

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Photo of KevinMc
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ri0
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.

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Photo of RedhawkPoke
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Warren2621
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vicirus
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjcuse42
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Rum King from Indeed Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 516 ratings