HogTownHarry (5984) - 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 (329) - 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.
MoritzF (8250) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle, 33cl) Clear, deep golden to amber colour with a medium-sized tanned foamy head. Cara-malty and slightly oaky aroma with notes of biscuits, vanilla and a subtle citrus-fruity touch. Sweet flavour, almost full bodied with a moderate carbonation. Biscuity malty taste with notes of caramel, vanilla and fruity notes; sweet malty and slightly oaky finish with a present alcoholic bite. 07.VII.11
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330 ml as Canada Day 2011
Aroma: refined gentle nose, Arabic gum ,hint of smoke , aromatic perfume feel, gentle flower, soft ripe fruit. Deep clean malts. I am highly impressed by refinement of this nose. 9 -
Appearance: slight haze on amber with ruby accents. Medium beige top. 3+
Body , Flavour , Palate and Final Notes: medium bodied. Caramel with woody cam fire smoke , hint of candy sugars , pine wood , cask feel oh oak wood. Quiet drinkable German smoked brews with fruit ale feel treated on cask character. I like the thinking of brew master that formulated this ale . Bravo!
HeistAlmighty (1042) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Red amber colour with a small white head. Aroma is toffee and oak. Taste is much the same with accents of vanilla. Not much hops, but that was ok as there was plenty going on already. Medium body.
Spab (2133) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear burnt orange with small off-white head. Aroma is lightly sweet with some toffee, a little vanilla and oak. Taste is vanilla, tobacco, light oak and toffee . Alcohol is quite apparent and gives a light tingling to the mouthfeel. Not worth 5 bucks but nice.
gilvanblight (761) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel golden brown pour with a lot of white frothy head. Head lasts. Initial scent is very boozy, so much so that I checked the percentage on it (higher then I knew), The boozieness is in the mouth as well. I guess I&G thinks everyone wants to get hammered for Canada Day. Some sweet hops in there with a really nice finish thatís just slightly nutty. Of all of the I&G I have tried this is, thus far, my favorite.
Nevik (1) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2011 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a tulip glass. Complex aroma, very brief white head that dispersed quickly. Appearance was golden amber- nothing special. Taste was smooth and creamy, lots of caramel and vanilla. Just a hint of hops but because of being aged in oak barrels it wonderfully subtle and smooth. Doesnít feel like a high-alcohol beer while in the mouth.
RD400F (158) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2011 Beer into Chimay trappist glass...
Aroma: rubbing alcohol, oak, toffee, caramel, a little sour and kinda floral.
Appearance: Disappointing. Head which went poof in a second which was off-putting. Beer is a super clear burnt orange/amber/red.
Taste: Pretty fine, and that matters along with palate the most. Toffee is quite evident along with oak, booze and a slightly hoppy finish. Quite well balanced however.
Palate: Thin, co2 is not overbearing, nothing negative to note, but not outstanding. Itís very smooth.
Overall: Nice beer, I like it. I thought this was kinda bottom end, but no, itís actually pretty good! Compared to a can of Holsten Festbock pisswater, this is amazing. Recommended.
cfrancis (2156) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark auburn brown with a thinning white head. Aroma, man Innis & Gunn hit aroma so easily, this one isnít as vanilla and oaky as the original but the notes of butterscotch and caramel are great. Small oak hints and vanilla. Taste is a little hot, alcohol is a little more upfront than other versions, small vanilla and butterscotch. Seems to be lacking the "grown up" tastes of oak, roasted malts but still is a great beer. Bought two and the second will be enjoyed on Canada Day