GregClow (2819) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Ruby-copper with a small off-white head. Aroma of vanilla toffee, bourbon, toasted oak with a hint of hops to take the edge off. Medium bodied, good mouthfeel. Flavour follows on the aroma pretty closely - initially seems like it might be too sweet, but after a few sips, it comes together nicely. Vanilla toffee is predominant, with an oaky backnote, a wisp of woodsmoke, and quick Fuggles hops in the finish. As with several other I&G beers, the beer itself could use a bit more heft, but in terms of flavour and character, itís quite alright.
Christian (10781) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2011. Golden with a small white head. Aroma of grapefruit, with a bit of lemon peel, grain and grass. Sweet sugary malt flavour with a grapefruit note.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand bottle, thanks to Craig and Dan. Pours a copper colour with a lacy white head. Aroma of treacle, oak, vanilla and bourbon. Flavours of treacle and toffee with a sweet oaky finish. Alcohol is very present with mild carbonation and a long caramel and alcohol linger.
TBone (11935) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 330ml (BZ, BB 07/2012)
Deep amber color, small steady off-white head. Strong bourbon-vanilla aroma. Medium-bodied. Very sweet flavor. Toffee, vanilla, bourbon, low bitterness. Soft palate. Typical Innis&Gunn flavor - lots of bourbon here but base beer is too lame.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2011
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle at cgarvieukís. Orange pour, gushing white head that fades. Toffee and vanilla nose. Toffee and vanilla palate. Toffee and vanilla finish. With weird off flavours of oak and chemical. Horrific.
cgarvieuk (13196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home ... copper ...thin white head ... soft cheesy bourbon ... sweet toffee roast ... light sweet oak ... sot fruits ... light vanilla ... soft
mile (2749) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber, small to average and and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, wooden oak - vanilla, caramel and toffee, light fruitiness with dark fruits. Body is medium, malty and sweet flavor, caramel with some toffee, vanilla with some wooden notes, fruitiness with dark fruits. Finish is average, malty and sweetish with caramel - some toffee, lots of vanilla with some dark fruits and wooden notes, some fruitiness. Interesting brew, but too sweet and too much caramel for me.
Marko (3788) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 3, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Perís. Dark amber body, small white head. Cream and alcohol in the nose, slightly malty. Smooth creamy bourbon taste, light and sweet. Alcohol present. Buttery. Eh. Not too bad, but I donít like this kind of beers.
Maris (916) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 330ml bottle on 25/9/2011 (shared with Butz). Pours a reddish amber with a fast disappearing head. Has a fruity, slightly port like aroma. In the mouth, itís very sweet indeed - malty and fruity (particularly raisins and berries), with some oak. It almost has a touch of muscat about it. Thereís just enough offsetting bitterness for it to work quite well. A nice and quite unusual dessert beer.
BoBoChamp (5125) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, as Innis & Gunn Canada Day 2011, exclusive Scottish brew, from Bierzwerg Greven, complex brew, sweet/malty and slightly woody/fruity, not too heavy, balanced, clear, good head, good brew, yet expensive