JohnRMurdoch (4056) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Utobeer Market Stall. Dark reddish amber brown colour, not much head. Caramel malt aroma. Rum, vanilla & caramel flavour. Quite smooth with sweet aftertaste. Decent for this beer style.
rodenbach99 (3780) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille de 330ml, bouteille translucide dans une boîte, achetée par Patrick en Ontario, merci. Bière ambrée avec une mousse brune. Le nez est discret avec une touche de vanille. En bouche c’est agréable, sucrée, touche de whiskey, vanille. La finale est très sucrée. Un produit commerciale, facile, un peu trop sucré.
robinvboyer (3766) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark clear ruby pour, small white head.
Really nice caramel, toffee, vanilla malt aroma. The hops are quite present and add a nice zesty hoppiness in the flavour. The finishis a little strong, the alcoholis quite evident. Th mouthfeel is a little thick and the carb is low. Overall,one of their better releases.
Crit (3660) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber,small beige head. Nose and palate of wood, alcohol and brown sugar. Let it age, then re rate
probstblueribbon (3502) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 14JN12.
App.: Deep copper with a full, reddish-tan head.
Aroma: Fruity, earthy caramel/toffee, sweet, berries, a touch tangy, a little vinous, some light vanilla and wood notes, not bad.
Palate: Medium body, soft-ish carbonation.
Flav.: Much more wood here, slightly peppery, fruity, berry-like toffee/caramel, booze, Scotch-like (almost) or at least whiskey-like, certainly more assertive than the nose; dry with limited bitterness and a boozy, malty, slightly smokey finish.
rederic (3228) - 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.
pintbypint (3153) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml clear bottle from box. Deep clear amber colour with a creamy beige head that fades to a ring. Not much lace, the odd soapy bubble. Nose has EKG hops that give off some orange fruit, mild toffee malts. Taste starts with some sweet caramel malt and some orangey fruits again. Ends with light toffee, golden yellow sugar, nice vanilla/oak/wood to finish. A bit of pleasant warming alcohol, but nothing to get in the way. Body is light for the style, light carbonation, overall it drinks very easily. Enjoyed this quite a bit, would drink again.
GregClow (3042) - 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.
northropfrye (2973) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber colour with frothy white head. Aroma of sweet malts, fruit, vanilla. Taste is malty and sweet, canada, some dry bitterness to finish. Nice beer.
cfrancis (2865) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m a sucker for I&G beers. I adore their aromas. Big butterscotch, whiskey and oak. Pours a ruby copper with a small off white top. Taste is a stinging oak driven toffee with sweet malt and whiskey overtones.