JoeMcPhee (9267) - 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 isn’t 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. It’s decent, but kind of a simple brew.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[4036-20111023] 330mL clear bottle. Maple caramel and mild mould wood aroma. Clear, amber brown body with a quick foamy white head. Sweet caramel wood flavour hints at spicy turkey whiskey malt. Medium body. Interesting. (6/3/7/3/15) 3.4
czar (7525) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours clear dark golden-copper with a relatively small off-white head, little retention. classic innis aroma of toffee, butter, vanilla, oak. lightly toasted and biscuity malts, fruitiness - apricots, bananas. some sweetness and booze. average carbonation, light body - oily, decent grassy-earthy finish. o-k.
chriso (7513) - 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.
jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with Andy and jay. Pours a hazy amber with no head. Aroma is straight maple syrup sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium to light with notes of sugar, maple syrup, malts, honey and super vague vanilla.
solidfunk (7350) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
sweet and malty at finish. definite oak presence gives it the bourbon taste - just not sure if i like that in a beer.
blankboy (7172) - 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 don’t like it.
Radek Kliber (7113) - 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!
HogTownHarry (6374) - 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.
Hermod (6325) - 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.