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In Absentia Luci - Rum Barrel-Aged | Other Half Brewing Co.

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4.29/5
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38 Ratings
In Absentia Luci - Rum Barrel-AgedIn Absentia Luci - Rum Barrel-Aged
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Other Half Brewing Co.
New York, United States
otherhalfbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,606
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
38
pDev:
5.83%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
11
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of jakenap
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

back log from untappd on 26 Nov 16. 2015 vintage. rum, oak, caramel, smokey/tobacco, vanilla, boozy, chocolate deliciousness. the year did great things for this beer.

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Photo of bgold86
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cosmicevan
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had a bunch of buds over the other night and we ripped through a dozen other half stouts side-by-side for science.

The list included:
In Absentia Luci (2016 Bourbon Barrel Aged W/ Coconut, Vanilla & Cardamom)
In Absentia Luci (2016 Bourbon Barrel Aged With Vanilla)
In Absentia Luci (2016 Bourbon-Barrel With Coffee Hazelnut And Cocoa Nibs)
In Absentia Luci - Red Wine Barrel
In Absentia Luci - Rum Barrel Aged
We've Been Out There In Orbit (Apple Brandy Barrel Aged)
We've Been Out There In Orbit (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
We've Been Out There In Orbit (Rum Barrel Aged)
Cane Life (bourbon Barrel Aged Version)
Cane Life (conditioned On Cocoa, Cinnamon And Ancho Peppers Version)
Cane Life (conditioned On Coconut And Coffee Version)
Cane Life (conditioned On Tahitian Vanilla Version)

The Absentias were hit and miss...this one was pretty in the middle towards the top. The rum gave a nice compliment to the brew that set it apart from the bourbon brews. It wasn't as good as the rum orbit, but good for the absentias.

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

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was yet another bottled beer that I bought from an Other Half release that took a while for me to get to. I enjoyed the In Absentia Luci and thought that the rum barrel aging would enhance this beer. That was the case though this took a bit of getting used to since the effects of the rum nearly overpowered the the Stout here. With so much going on and so much potency, this was a slow sipper but quite pleasing for someone who enjoys the spice, stickiness, and sweetness of a good dark rum!

Nice dark pour to this with a big tan head full of lively bubbles. A bit thicker than the regular version of this, there was a good amount of chocolate and dark fruit in the nose up front, with some rum spice and molasses underneath that. All of those were present in the taste, along with some vanilla, booze, and sugarcane. The malt had the feel along the lines of caramel and there was quite a bit of slickness in the mouthfeel and aftertaste of this, serving as a reminder that this was indeed a beer and not a rum that happened to feel like one!

While the alcohol wasn't listed on the bottle, it had to easily be over the 12.0% that was found in the regular version of this. Not a typical Stout by any means, those who love rum, complex brews and Other Half's lineup will be impressed by how well-rounded out this was for something of such strength. A slow sipper that was excellent from start to finish once the flavors set in!

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Photo of Jkolls
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jamison85
4.74/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jhfinn
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just too much booziness for me

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickfl
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PVMT
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased at Other Half on 3/26/16. Super dark brown pour with a foamy tan head. Subtly sweet nose. Rum flavor is prominent, along with some dark fruits, raisins and some astringent. Finish is sweet. Improves vastly as it warms. Not markedly better than the non-barrel version.

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Photo of KevBot89
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oakletixfan
4.8/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerOps
3.88/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TampaRainman
3.7/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vfgccp
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful pitch black body with 2 fingers of dark creamy cola head. Nice retention and lace.

S - Chocolate, cream, sweet caramel and white rum evoke hints of a chocolate pins colada mixed with a mud slide.

T - Chewy gingerbread, licorice, caramel, burnt wood, and boozy white rum.

M - Smooth and creamy with a medium frame.

O - Really nice balance and not overly sweet.

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Photo of SteveB24
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look-dark and shiny brown color, pours a half finger of brown head that dissipates into a thin ring.
smell-Lots of Rum, caramel, vanilla, tobacco.
Taste-Taste is almost all rum to me, very sweet, brown sugar, vanilla, honey a touch of spice.
Feel-Not as heavy as i expected, slightly oily and evaporates very quickly from the tongue in an almost whiskey like way.
Overall-The taste is very nice but for me the rum was slightly overpowering.

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In Absentia Luci - Rum Barrel-Aged from Other Half Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 38 ratings