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Rum King | Indeed Brewing Company

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Rum KingRum King

Brewed by:
Indeed Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by josephwa on 12-01-2013

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Reviews: 42 | Ratings: 385
Photo of rudzud
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLindros. 2015 vintage.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown almost black hue with with a thin mocha head that fades to leave nice lacing.

S - Aromas of rich rum, nice chocolate, very faint licorice. Good malts, nice rum barrel notes.

T - Taste is similar to the nose very nice rum that comes out more and more as it warms. Very nice dark chocolate, really good licorice notes as well. Very tasty rum barrel. No discernable alcohol.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, smooth and creamy. Alcohol hidden very nicely.

O - Overall this was a very good stout the rum was really tasty and potent. The rum and chocolate are really pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 thanks to rudzud

Pours a decent dark creamy but smaller head fades fairly quickly, nice legs, pitch black beer.

Nose huge dark malt, big chocolate cocoa, caramel, fudgey, little roasty coffee, toasted oak and charred barrel, little rum but not a ton, dark chocolate, cookie dough and wafer, then run really comes out as it warms, nice rum.

Taste brings big dark malt, toasted oak and little coconut oak, mild rum, big dark choc, cocoa fudge, little cookie dough and wafer cookie, faint baking spices, little roasted coffee, not syrupy, no booze, eventually rum starts to increase, decent rum, caramel, some bitter spicy hop. Finish is dry little sticky no booze, little bitterness, mild rum lingering and cocoa.

Mouth is fuller bod, decent carb fluffy, no real booze.

Overall very nice, rum started light then increased a nicely, great base beer.

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Photo of gregy55902
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm glad they are canning it this year - as a result, it is much more reasonable for consumers: $5 / 12oz can as opposed to $18 / 22oz bomber. Maybe more people will be willing to try it now? Anyway it looks like motor oil in a glass, smells like nice coconut chocolate rum, taste is similar and overall it is a solid stout. Worth seeking out for any stout-freak! I will buy several cans of this.

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Photo of CJCouillard
4.67/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - Opaque silky black, with a tan half inch head that lingers
S - Smells of dark chocolate and vanilla
T - Taste is a touch of sweet chocolate and a gentle heat from the rum barrel
F - Large bodied with a slight chalky feel
O - Very interesting and enjoyable take on an imperial stout. The rum barrels add a sweet heat that offsets the sweet chocolate taste.

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Photo of Jeffo
4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one from Rutger last summer.

From a 750 into a snifter
Vintage: 2014
SIlver Wax
IBU: 70
Imperial stout brewed with cane sugar and aged in rum barrels.

APPEARANCE: Pours out thick black and yields a two finger, medium looking, creamy dark tan head with very good retention. Jet black body with very high levels of carbonation for the style. Head eventually fades to a full cap and clings to the sides of the glass. A ring remains until the end and leaves some decent lacing down the glass. Good looking stuff.

SMELL: Lots of rum on the nose. Oak, vanilla, brown sugar and molasses. Lots of sugary rum with notes of burnt espresso beans, toffee and maple as well. Very sugary and boozy, but decadent as well.

TASTE: Lots of rum, oak, vanilla, brown sugar and molasses up front. Sweet for sure with lots of rum and sugar at the swallow. Boozy with a bold and lingering finish of boozy rum, vanilla, brown sugar, molasses, toffee and nots of burnt espresso. Boozy and bitter-sweet. Very flavorful and enjoyable.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. A touch fizzy on the palate, goes down a bit harsh with a burn and finishes somewhat sticky. Lots of heat lingers but it’s not off-putting.

OVERALL: This is excellent. I would think it’s actually bigger than the ABV suggests as well. It’s definitely boozy and somewhat prickly, but there’s lots going on and is very decadent for sure. The sugary base stout seems to mesh seamlessly with the rum barrels. Lovely, and well worth seeking out. Thanks again Rutger! Decadent.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a silver waxed bomber into a snifter, the beer is jet black and creamy smooth on the pour, with a low profile, creamy, light tan head. Aromas of rich rum booze and brown sugar, rich chocolate, and heavy old world fruit sweetness, including date and fig. Very boozy and rich nose. Flavors are very rich and sweet forward, heavy on milk chocolate and rum. Layers provide further notes on the palate, including a coffee bitter and roasted backbone, brown sugar and vanilla overlays, woody highlights, and some earthy tones. Very balanced, smooth, and bold flavors on a creamy and chewy body. The aftertaste is heavily roasted, and still heavy on the rich and boozy rum and chocolate blend. Wow, this is super tasty. The finish is slow, creamy, velvety smooth, with a solid rum and chocolate linger. Very solid beer!

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Photo of jcflorian
4.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2015 vintage poured into snifter at 55 deg

Appearance- pitch black with light tan head
Smell- rum,chocolate, brown sugar. Dessert in a glass
Taste- I loved the way this beer tasted. A top 5 imp stout for me for sure.
Mouthfeel- while not thick, def not thin like some other high barrel aged stouts
Overall- awesome beer I will b aggressively seeking one in the future

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Photo of Stevem68
4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep dark chocolate color. Aroma is boozy and sweet with notes of chocolate. Flavor is a rum and chocolate with boozy notes and a little vanilla. Drinks a little hot from the rum but overall a really nice drink.

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Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thick, tasting coffee more than rum. a lot of sweetness. Hops are gone, if ever significant. Wood in the finish. Nutmeg? Maybe at the finish. Bigger mouthfeel.

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Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap at the Pig & Fiddle L: It pours deep bright dark brown with a thin, quickly dissipating foam cap.

S: Smells like rum, dark dried fruit with traces of molasses.

T: Has a big malty, rummy palate with figs, dark fruit, traces of molasses, and hints of chocolate and coffee and a mild bitterness. The rum and malt are high, the fruit flavors are medium high, the hop flavors are low and the hop bitterness is medium low.

F: Very smooth and creamy with much less alcohol heat than you would expect. Has a big full body and medium low carbonation.

O: One of the nicer things done with a rum barrel in a very long time.

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Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Glad I went through the effort to track this down. Chocolate, vanilla, oak and rum flood your nose and your taste buds. Never had a big preference to rum barrel aged beers but this could bring me over. Very smooth and easy to drink. Would definitely get more if given the chance.

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Photo of VashonGuy
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My initial rating of this beer in Nov 2015 was from having it on tap in Duluth. I was lucky enough to bring a couple of 2015 bottles back to Seattle, and I've opened the first one. It has aged quite well. I'm writing this text in October 2016, based on the bottle, but I didn't change the scores, which still seem about right.

The beer is incredibly smooth and mellow, which is not the same thing as being mild. It's got a lot of punch to the flavor. The flavor has quite a bit of tobacco, first of all. There's oak, there's dark fruits, and a fair bit of sweetness. Although this is rum-barrel aged, I don't particularly think of rum (not the way that bourbon dominates aroma and taste on most bourbon barrel aged beers). Overall, it's just an intense melange of dark fruity woody flavors. Terrific stuff.

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Photo of bsp77
4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter.

Appearance: Black with billowing brown head that lingers.

Smell: Molasses, semi-sweet chocolate, vanilla and oak. Definitely can smell the rum barrel aging.

Taste: Lots of molasses and oak, with lighter notes of chocolate, char and vanilla. There was a harsh, burnt and charred aftertaste at first, and then which I noticed again after pouring the second half. It seems to be due to the colder temperature, even though it was cellar temp (55). Once it got closer to room temperature, it improved.

Feel: Full body with carbonation in check. Semi-dry finish. Smooth and silky and oddly easy drinking.

Overall: Great beer overall, and the use of rum barrels is different and noticeable.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.17/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: black with frothy tan head
A: rum and chocolate
T: this is very rum forward. Age on this should help, but still pretty good stuff.
F: suprisingly thin for a barrel aged stout
O: it's such a rum bomb fresh, it needs to mellow out.

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Photo of Mdog
4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Black, huge brown head.

Smell: Cocoa powder, licorice, chocolate, booze.

Taste: Chocolatey, sweet frutiness, bit of wood. Fruitiness in the mid-taste is bright and tropical which brings a lightness in feel that is unexpected. Not too boozy.

Overall: I finally got to try some Rum King after picking up a bottle at the brewery. Very good stuff, the rum barrels bring a fruity sweetness that is a neat treat in a big chocolatey stout. Really good!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this thing is insane! one of the boldest expressions of rum i have seen in a beer, a real nice base stout to boot, dry and true to style, with hints of licorice and anise, but a lot of that probably comes from the rum too, which suggests marshmallow, char, vanilla, clove, raisin, leather, and molasses, complex to say the least. its all there in nose and in flavor, and its impressive so much can be happening yet the beer seems to flow rather effortlessly. lots of body but infinitely less sweet than what we are used to in the style, and for me that really makes it. i love the carbonation too, not sludgy even though its big, it feels alive at the same time, which is all too uncommon in beers like this. i found it weirdly drinkable too for how strong it is, just a warming kiss of booze on the back end, but the rum flavor is sensational, and i am sure this ages with the best of them. probably the most ambitious of the beers i had from indeed, this one has a loyal following and for good reason. if you find a bottle, buy it up!

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: incredibly dark coloring, richly roasted brown head, lasting long, leaving lace, looking beautiful.

Aroma: screams out of the glass, all manner of dark, delicious aromatics, and that's from looming over it, not getting in close for a sniff. Very tempting…here I go…maple, charcoal, anise, and, hey, how about some rum, too? Deep stuff, dark and rich and definitely decadent. We're still just smelling, here.

Taste: Ah! Oh, yeah, I meant to say it, …AH! It's got it all, and so much more. Really rich, dense and deep, just so sweet. Fullness of body, longness of length, finish with no finality. Intense is a word, and it's apt and then some. Bee-yoo-tiful.

Whiskey and bourbon-barrel-aged imperial stouts are well known and legendary, but rum barrel-aged? Not quite so much. This is kind of amazing. It's ridiculously intense, incredible, rich and rewarding. Love. It.

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Photo of StoutFox
4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Great beer, tons and tons of rum. A bit light on the mouthfeel and mixed with the rum flavors and the heat from the alcohol definitely didn't finish the bottle on my own. But with a couple friends it was a joy and different enough to make it exciting. If you like rum BA beers definitely seek this out.

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Photo of outsidej
4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Seems like they tweaked the recipe in 2014, and the results are pretty amazing. Don't think there was a better imperial stout produced in Minnesota last year, including Darkness and Silhouette. The rum this stout picked up really just adds an intense, deliciousness.

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Photo of kudsak
3.96/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pour dark and thick, with a rich brown head. Instantly smells of sweet rum. Tastes sweet, with a strong alcohol rum taste. Very full body. Overall a decent beer, but not one of the best imperials stouts that I've had.

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Photo of TooGood
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Phenomenal beer. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel, the rum barrels added wonderful fragrance to the beer. Taste was spot on. I let the bottle sit for 5-6 months before opening and will wait on my second bottle for another 6 months or so.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 750mL bottle into a snifter.

Viscous and oily in color and appearance, a chewy cappuccino-frothy head forms. It's substantial in height and mass and lingers for quite some time over the oil slick body. Beautiful. 5

Barrel-heavy aroma offers oak, fresh tobacco, sweet vanilla and caramel. Light bourbon notes and faint booze and chocolate. Maybe too much barrel aroma and not enough base beer but it smells great. 4.25

The barrel presence is pronounced on the palate, giving the tobacco, oak and bourbon-y spice the nose had. There's also a noticeable sweet and sugary flavor that is in fact subtler than the booze and barrels. The finish especially lingers with the earthy taste of barrels and cane sugar. The deeper I get into this beer the more it starts tasting if coconut. 4.25

Smooth, creamy and medium- to heavy-bodied mouthfeel with a slightly residual sweetness feel. The booze can feel potent or mellow from sip to sip but never becomes offensive. 4.25

Just a day earlier I ran through a number of BA beers with friends, many which had big-time hype or world-class reputations, and this tastes on par with the best of those.

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Photo of maedhros09
4.13/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap, served into a chalice-style glass.
Look: Deep black with dark tan head
Smell: Big rum and roasty
Taste: Sweet rum is in the forefront, with roasty chocolate and vanilla flavors in the background. Minimal bitterness.
Feel: Thick yet well carbonated
Overall: The rum was definitely stronger than I expected, but it blended well with the other flavors of the stout. Aside from the over-strong rum, it was a nicely balanced and complex sipper.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.82/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22oz waxed bottle poured into Snifter

A: deep rich black color with a fairly nice head of a chocolate semi whitish head that sits nicely

S: Rum, raisins, toffee, vanilla a slight bit of oak

T: Very oaky barrel taste with a deep rich roast and some hints of leather with raisin and a little rum nice lingering taste of sugary rum

M: Not super thick but definitely full and lush especially for a barrel aged beer

O: This beer is astonishingly good I would have never thought the rum would compliment the base beer so well but it's just clicking on all levels nice sharp and roasty IS taste then very beautiful barrel tastes of rum and sugars

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.99/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 Bottle. Lots of cocoa, vanilla and maybe some molasses. Taste is light on overall flavor. Detecting almost no barrel except a drying oak finish. A little less than medium mouthfeel. Not impressed with this. Not worth the hype. Would be a decent non barrel aged stout.

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