chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Generous white head. Good condition. Slight vanilla aroma. . A whiff of woodsmoke. Very sweet flavour. A bit toffeeish. Not really my thing.
oh6gdx (19679) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Golden colour, small off-white foamy head. Aroma is sweet wooden notes, mild rumlike notes as well as some slight fruityness. Flavour is sweet slightly smoked wooden notes with some rum and vanilla in it as well. Quite sweet finish. Actually very pleasant.
blankboy (5625) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (330ml) shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o garthicus. Pours a clear orange-amber with a small diminishing off-white head. Aroma, which is sweet as usual with these guys, of vanilla, wood and biscuity malt. Sugary sweet flavour of vanilla, wood, biscuit and some light peat. Average bodied. One of their better beers but I still donít like it.
Hammy78 (661) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at the LCBO. Pours a very dark copper colour, with an off tan head which recedes to a thin layer/ ring. Some spotty lacing here and there. Aroma is sweet and woody (oak Iím assuming). Some maple syrup too maybe? Tastes sweet and of maple syrup, tart, bitter (but not very). Some vanilla creaminess on the back end.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber golden pour. The nose is fairly caramelly and toasty. Lots of soft vanilla and toffee over a light sweet brown sugar backbone. The beer isnít terribly sweet, but it has a lot of malt components in it. A little bit of woody character in this one with a touch of peppery alcohol (had no idea it was 8.3 before I started drinking it). Very oaky with only a bit of biscuit malt backing it up - lots of bourbon character. Itís decent, but kind of a simple brew.
northropfrye (1722) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2011 Bottle. I and G is known for the whiskey aged stuff, which Iím not a huge fan of. This is a great beer, though. Malty and delicious.
Hermod (2589) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle labeled Canada Day 2011. 8.3%. Poured clear amber color with a thin head. Aroma is buttery, toffeeish, biscuity, with some woody notes when getting warmer. Flavor is biscuit, toffee and caramel with lots of vanilla towards finish. Hint of alcohol as well. Almost full bodied. Overall a very smooth beer, typical Innis & Gunn. Very tasty.
garthicus (2482) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Appearance: Orange/Red with a teeny tiny white head. Aroma: Honey, vanilla, slightly oaked, perfumy. Flavour: Vanilla, candy floss, whiskey, toffee. Long sticky finish.
HogTownHarry (5912) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle (clear) - shared by garthicus with me blankboy. Ruby-amber with a tiny frothy white head. Buttery aroma - a bit boozy, sweet, vanilla - meh. Vanilla pudding taste - really? WHY DO YOU PEOPLE KEEP BUYING THIS SHIT!!!!?????? Same old same old - butterscotch, vanilla, watery, still, slick, blah.
rwgould (323) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Translucent orange-brown, foamy white-beige head that dissipates quickly. Aroma: Oak, wood, scotch, hints of something like maple syrup, nuts, and ginger. Palate: Thick-bodied, slightly syrupy, but very smooth. Taste: very very sweet, not bitter or sour at all. Strong notes of maple syrup, butterscotch, vanilla. Very very good.