sulawang (496) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
higher ABV than the previous year, pours auburn - lighter in colour, small head, micro CO2, ringed retention, sticky lacing. Muted malted toffee nose. Strong walloping deep malted 7/10 sweet toffee and caramel up front intermixed with an alcoholic punch, a bit of vanilla and spice in the mid, very minor bitter and long malted finish. Medium-high depth, Medium complexity, med-full body, medium length. You get the flavour after 5 or so sips so nothing mind-blowing. Solid and appreciable.
lukin (390) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Amber-red colour. Good head and lacing. Aroma is wood, biscuit malt, toffee/butterscotch, vanilla. Mouthfeel is creamy, taste is smooth and sweet. Definitely an Innis and Gunn beer. One of their better offerings.
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
More fuggles flavour. This beer is fantastic. I’ve enjoyed just about everything I’ve had with the innis and gunn name and this is just about the best
DeliriumT (345) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a review of the 2011 edition of Canada day. The beer pours cloudy dark coppery colour with no head (as is the innis & gunn tradition). It smells vanilla with a hint of berries. The flavour is so complex I don’t know where to begin. The first detectable flavour is vanilla. Other obvious flavours are berries, plums and rum. Impressive stuff
darrennelson12 (338) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2011 In bottle; great beer ... notes of vanilla and toffee. Nice body to it ... much better than I expected it to be (wish it was available all year)
rwgould (320) - 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.
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle 2011 vintage. Pours clear amber/red with a small off white head. Aroma is somewhat malty wit h caramel, roasted malt and a hint of vanilla and whiskey. Flavour is somewhat sweet, with moderate bitterness, roasted malt, and vanilla. Overall I enjoyed this. Pretty good.
JoeZasada (275) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber with a thin peal head. Very aromatic, smells sweet like caramel. Tastes moderately sweet, notes of caramel. Very oaky taste too - mediumed bodied, average carbonation. Finishes with a earthy bitterness, with the sweet malt notes and oak still there. A touch of canadian wiskey throughout. Finally, a I&G special that manages to beat out the regular one!
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours an amber color with a one finger sized head that vanishes to a thin ring right away.
On the nose I am getting Carmel, oak, if would be safe to say some earthiness thrown in there.
The flavor is quite enjoyable, I am picking up some large Carmel and toffee notes.It does have vanilla notes as well but it is lurking around in the back. I find nothing in this tends to really stand out more so than the other, everything seems to work well together, it tends to be a little creamy.
It finishes with a good amount of warmth from the little higher abv and some more oak notes, some real earthy notes. The only bad thing I can find with this offering is the higher abv. The only reason I say it is bad, because I want another now. I mean it is more something you want to sit and relax.
Jessop (206) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled poured with hardly any head to speak of. The Aroma sports notes of rich caramel, vanilla, oaky wood and malt. The flavour profile shows well rounded malts and bourbon, vanilla sweetness, its nutty and delectable.