jaghana (3500) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JAN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl from FoneFan thanks and shared with Calisky. A clear copper-amber beer with medium head. Nose is on blond caramel with intense oak notes. A quite sweet caramel beer, notes of blond and buttery caramel at the beginning then caramel notes goes on a burnt caramel touch with dry grassy bitterness, the whole encapsulated with round oak and light maple syrup. Properly hopy, nice beer, a bit too sweet.
Calisky (234) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - JAN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Belle couleur caramel, petite mousse blanche. Super nez bois de chene et de sous bois. Gout de sirop d’erable et de bois de futs, un peu sucrée. Peu de carbonation. Fin de bouche caramel brulé
andrewturba (920) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a fairly clear brown colour with a small spotty white head. Aroma is oak, toffee, vanilla, toffee, moderately spicy, some mild dark fruity esters and lightly grassy. Flavour is toffee, vanilla, oak, spice(clove and allspice I think), caramel, mild alcohol, grass mild dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Very enjoyable!
Reimer96 (1062) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear dark amber with a small white ring and no lacing. Aroma of vanilla, toffee, bourbon, allspice and dark dried fruits. Taste is caramel, bourbon, wood, camelized sugar and a nice spicy finish with some dried fruits. Finish is nice and dry and gives a well balanced flavor.
rederic (2883) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml clear bottle, dark copper color, with a frothy bubbly beige head, with a mild vanilla, light sweet toffee, caremelized, biscuity, toasted malt nose, with some fruity, oak barrel, caramel, faint spicy notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice vanilla, grated coconut, oak woody barrel, toffee, earthy grainy caramelized, toasted, biscuity malty character, with a light butterscotch, fruity, faint floral tobacco leaf hop flavour, leading towards a mild whisky liquorish, vanilla oakiness finish.
tcane7 (1576) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Ryan. Pours a clean amber with little off-white head and decent lace. Nose of caramel, toffee, vanilla, some hops. Sweet and slightly boozy. Medium body.
ghendrix (84) - Cardiff, WALES - AUG 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rich orange with small white head. Sweet oaky, vanilla, caramel, toffee notes. Very sweet, even for I&G! My preconceptions convince me there’s maple syrup there, that’s how sweet it is (and how boringly clichéd my stereotypes are). It’s got light malts, toast, oak, vanilla, caramel in the mouth. Interesting but not brilliant.
GregClow (2813) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (clear glass, but kept in the gift box since I got it last year). Lovely red-copper-orange colour with a very faint haze and a small off-white head. Aroma of vanilla candy, sweet toffee, rye whisky and a hint of Cherry Coke. Rye is much more prominent in the flavour, along with bit of butterscotch toffee, and finishing notes of tart cherry and oak. Medium bodied with a mellow carbonation and soft finish. Quite nice, even with more than a year of aging on it.
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Bottle-caramel, toast, grass, alcohol, brown, cloudy, white foam, medium sweetness, full body, soft carbonation, A very nice beer
bulldogops (1028) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330mL Bottle from Liquor Depot. 7.7% in 2012. I have been waiting on this all week. Dark crimson pour with a bubbly tan foam that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is bold, capturing a fruity note of dried grapes, mild citrus, and a whiff of Crown Royal (Canadian Rye whiskey). Lightly carbonated. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium-full bodied, this packs a punch. Strong alcohol character balanced by the gentle bitterness of the citrusy hops. Hint of toffee and oakiness in the finish similar to other I&G brews. Absolutely superb.