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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Photo of Scotchboy
4.11/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 canning from Aaron (thanks!), poured at room temperature into my Jackie O's tulip.

Pours a dark, opaque brownish black with tons of tan head that recedes to a constant ring. Big aromas of rum barrel pour out of this thing at this temperature, sweet and juicy rum character...vanilla, oak, and booze are all present on the nose...taste follows, semi-boozy chocolatey rum and char, vanilla and oak...not too hot, but just a bit of heat in the throat...more rum and char on the finish. Medium/full body with a nice dry finish that cuts the sweetness just a bit.

This thing is awesome, and I'm super glad it's in 12oz format. A bomber would be too much booze and rum sweetness (for me) but this thing is great as-is in a can.

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Photo of BradfordStuckey
4.01/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a tulip glass. Big roasty and boozie nose. The rum does not hide. It is a rush of what tastes like vanilla from the rum barrel. A bit oaky from the barrel that goes away as you drink it because the rum covers it up. Great tan head in the beginning that disappears as you drink but the carbonation stays strong. Heavy mouthfeel. good beer that I will drink again.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black, tall tan head and sheets of thick lacing. Rum, char and chocolate aromas. Notes of roasted grain, dark chocolate, rum, coconut, light char and vanilla. Full, smooth, creamy, perfect carbonation and dry. Amazing stout and great rum barrel character.

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Photo of Lucular
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was one of my two favorite beers at Indeed (along with Wooden Soul #9) and probably my entire Minneapolis trip. Nothing more needs be said about this beer other than that it is as delicious as advertised.

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Photo of Cfred371
4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Look: Rum King pours a dark brown, practically black, with a khaki head that quickly dissipated.

Smell: Rum hits your nose big, some coconutty notes, slight vanilla, but the rum is really what stands out.

Taste: Rum King really runs the gambit. Rum, coconut, vanilla, chocolate. So much is happening, and I love it all.

Feel: Medium to medium full bodied. Carbonation peaks it's head a bit more in the feel than I expected, and the beer doesn't really finish especially dry

Overall: I've had Rum King previously, but not in locations I could truly appreciate the beer. I'm loving what Rum King offers, and this is easily the best Indeed beer I've had.

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

Can poured into stout glass. Rich, dark viscous look with a nice creamy head. Rum, dark malts, chocolate and hint of vanilla greet the nose. Full, thick feel with rum, dark chocolate coating the palate. Bitterness slightly overtakes the sweet, but this is a very nice winter beer.

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Photo of soze47
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from can from 09/13/16 into a small wide mason jar. Some ruby hints above a super dark body. Nose is remenicent of rum spike dark hot chocolate. The warm rum barrel notes mellow the sweetness and lend such a perfect note of heat.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can shared by jc1762. Thanks Jon.

Dark brown, near black body with an oily beige collar. Roast, chocolate, oak. Sweet booze and chocolate. A really tasty beer.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This opaque and dark brown beer has a rich creamy head that stays for quite a while and leaves an impressive sheet of lacing behind. Scents of chocolate, coffee, rum, wet oak, vanilla and roasted malt fill the air above the beer. The thick, viscous, creamy and carbonated liquid tastes like sweet char with with rum, oak, dark chocolate and vanilla as it makes its way to the throat. Once gone it leaves a chocolatey sweetness and some bitter char. The bitterness overtakes the sweet and a nice warming from the rum finishes the experience. Gotta say this is a damn good beer that makes me wish for more rum barrel aged brews.

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Photo of KevSal
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 can into a perfect stout glass

i've had rum king since the first bottling, needless to say in stoked!

looks great in the glass. complete black with a white head

nose is strong malts and some roast with rum in the back ground, or as in-your-face rum like the gold label and a tad less than the blue

flavor is full, rum comes thru nicely! they did it again. i'm not a huge fan of rum but it is interegrated nicely with the base stout

mouthfeel is good and thick. good carb

overall this is delicious. i'm really happy they went in the can direction. let's hope more ba stouts can!

i'm loving this guy, only problem is i'm having it side by side with cw 18, that guy is excellent

thanks mike!!

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz can

It is a glistening, shinny black. A minimal, somewhat fizzy, dark brown head. Decent retention of what's there.

The aroma is basically dominated by rum, but not harsh or overwhelming smelling. Nice vanilla notes along with some light charred grains and some fudge like chocolate.

The rum flavor is very well integrated and has a lot of depth. I even get some wood flavor on the back end. Strong vanilla, some dark bakers chocolate and molasses, brown sugar, caramel, and just a hint of licorice. It all melds into an almost cookie like taste.

It is not a heavy bodied beer by any means, but above average for a barreled beer. Easy drinking with no alcohol bite.

A lot of rum beers end up overdone, or taste like a shot glass was dumped in it. This one is one of the best versions I have had even if the RIS base isn't the strongest

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.91/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer pours motor-oil black with a medium dark head. The aroma is very boozy and rich with rum notes, vanilla, cream, chocolate, vague roastiness, and almond milk. The flavor again has a huge rum portion to it, with vanilla, cream, cinnamon, plums, candied fruit, almonds, coconut, and a chocolate finish, with just a whispy hint of smoke present. The mouthfeel is very big and creamy, quite sweet, rich, and slick. Overall I love that the rum influence here is not subtle, it is bold and brash, as if the beer went into a very wet, fresh barrell. The beer is a monster of goodness too, with so much creaminess, and full rich flavors. One of the better barrel aged beers I have had lately.

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Photo of Eric_H
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

9/6/2016 dated 12oz can.

Look: Used Motor Oil Black with a light brown maybe inch or so head.

Smell: Very subtle vanilla and rum scent.

Taste: Oh so smooth for my first rum barrel aged beer. Slight bitterness and bite leaves way to a smooth vanilla rum barrel finish.

Feel: Smooth and light feel for such a rich beer.

Overall: Definitely now one of my favorite Russian Imperial Stouts and this is only the first time I have tasted this beer. At 10.5% it is dangerously smooth and easy to drink. I am not a huge Indeed fan this is probably the first Indeed beer I would go out of my way to find more of! If you haven't had it and can round some up I would highly recommend you try this beer at least once!

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Photo of Benish
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016 canned edition.

Appearance: jet black in color with a rusty brown colored head.

Aroma: subtle spiciness from the rum and dark sweetened chocolate. Very rich and potent - the acohol was more noticeable at room temp.

Taste: very dark sweetened chocolate with ample earthy bitterness from the hops. Picked up immediate spiciness from the rum barrels at the beginning as well as oak. Excellent flavor with a Caribbean flair to it.

Mouthfeel: very rich and full bodied. Quite similar to Oskar Blues Ten Fidy.

Overall: an absolute delicious imperial stout at a 10.5% ABV. It's these beers that proves there's no reason for a brewer to amp up an imperial stout alcohol content above 10.5% which many seem do lately.

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Photo of rudzud
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
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 +2.5%
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 -1.1%
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 $20 / 750ml bottle. 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 very 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 +6.6%
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 +3.2%
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 -2.1%
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 +7.5%
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 -3.2%
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 -11.4%
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 +8.4%
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 +1.6%
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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