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.
Davros (1720) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours coppery brown with a large, creamy head.
Nose shows toffee, caramel, butterscotch, oak and vanilla. Very sweet-smelling.
Similarly sweet flavours, almost syrupy sweet. Butterscotch, golden syrup, brown sugar, oak and soft booze. Pretty cloying to be honest.
Could use a thicker body and more carbonation.
czar (3246) - 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.
bcBelgianbrew (69) - , British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just too sweet for my taste, but as is the style - malty sweet. Aroma to me smells like artificial fruit esters. Good balance of alcohol with the sweet though.
It’s over 2 years old in the bottle. Too long? This is a winter beer, not really for summer IMO. My question is perhaps I&G might do better to put this out in the Fall season or for Christmas/New Year’s. Canada Day??? I guess it’s not something I want to drink on a hot summer’s day at the lake.
I like the idea of oak aged beer better than I like the taste. I bet if I were drinking this at Christmas I’d like it better.
TheCametron (1512) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 19, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Pours a reddish amber. Smells of booze. Not great. Tastes sweet. Somebody said ginger nuts. Good shout. Head fades. This was a disappointing beer.
BenH (1689) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Impressive appearance, mahogany reddish brown with white head. Aroma of alcohol, slight hops. Taste is spicy, toffee, caramel, some tutti fruity with a ginger finish. Growing on me the more I drink but still no
cgarvieuk (12183) - 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
omhper (18324) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, thanks fiulijn! Hazy amber, small head. Buttery whisky aroma. Medium-full body, soft and caramelly. Mellow whisky and fudge. low bitterness. One of the better editions of Innis & Gunn.
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.
solidfunk (2587) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - 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.