Evolution Rum Barrel Golden Ale
Evolution Rum Barrel Golden Ale is an American Strong Ale aged in Rum barrels, 10.5% ABV. This is the 2014 Spring edition of their Migration series, bottle 28 of 1500, aged about one year. Big thanks to my friend Brian for this bottle!
This pours without a whole lot of carbonation with a rich liquid caramel color. The aroma is very sweet with a lot of toffee and carmel, a bit of generic fruity sweetness. The taste is sweet as well, getting a bit of burnt caramel, some mead like honey, rum alcohol burn and a bit of hop bitterness on the finish. The lack of carbonation is certainly making this feel a bit syrupy sweet.
An excelent sweet and alcohol soaked sipper overall, but unless you have a massive sweet tooth you might want to share this 750 ml bottle with a friend or two.