shaynsawchuk (481) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 mL bottle. Pours a rich mahogany with a medium tan head, lots of lacing. Great on the nose, aromas of yeast, vanilla, rum, raisin, spice and toffee. Taste is big sweet malt in the forefront. Mellows out to a creamy woody finish, not a lot in the way of hops. Thick on the palate medium carbonation and full body, lots of texture. Another good special edition from I&G, now if only I had a steak and kidney pie to wash this down with.
lukin (457) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Dark ruby pour, decent head. Aroma is toffee, vanilla, wood, some fruits. Taste is very sweet, unmistakable innis and gunn, more toffee, some pear, oak. Enjoyable, if a little too sweet.
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Works good with the east kent goldings. 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
GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a slightly cloudy medium brown with a bit of thin white head. Smell is quite sweet, caramel, banana, and raw sugar, kind of one note. Palate is on the lighter side of medium bodied and has decent carbonation. Taste is quite sweet with no hint of the barrel or any hops. Disappointing really.
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33l bottle from LCBO; comes in a box. Pours a transparent golden brown, with a small beige head that dissipates very quickly. Aroma: Malt, maple, toffee, hints of banana, caramel, very very sweet. Palate: Medium bodied, creamy, slightly syrupy. Smooth finish. Taste: Strong maple/toffee combination. Very very sweet. Less vanilla when compared to last year, I find. Still good, but not as good as I remembered it.
UM02 (303) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice caramel tasting malt with a smoky oak aftertaste. Very well balanced but a bit on the mild side for this style of beer.
RhetoricalAns (253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An improvement over the previous year which was also great. Clear copper pour with a medium tall off white head. Sweet aroma, caramel, oak, some vanilla. nice balanced body with caramel, oak, maple syrup, balanced by decent bitterness.
Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Enjoyed on July 1st (Canada Day). One of the nicest colours for a beer that I've seen. Gorgeous ruby-hued brown orange beer (Lovibond 27/28). 1/2" head settles to adequate lace. Aroma is mild but can't hide the high alcohol here. Taste is quite complex, not bad but not wholly pleasant. Seems confused and unbalanced. Maple sweetness, ascorbic alcoholic flavours, malty, some bitterness, with a predominantly syrupy sweet finish. Something not quite playing nice here. Worst part is the flat carbonation. Limp palate.
Tiger_08 (137) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
June 27 2012. 330ml bottle pours ruby in my innis & gunn tulip glass. Tan head is present only if poured aggressively fades to ring. Aroma is lighter than I&G regular offerings. Woody, earthy, slight caramel/toffee, light vanilla and fruit notes. Aroma is lighter but flavour is stronger, richer. Can taste alcohol right off the start with sweet cherry. Combination similar to a cherry whiskey. Strong woody notes add richness and toffee rum comes into play. The longer it sits the more depth it has. Seems to drink more like a glass of scotch or rum or licquor than beer. Not as much vanilla as others. Palate is heavier to medium body with only slight soft carbonation. Leaves dry slightly bitter mouthfeel. Fantastic! Best one yet!
kliggerwar (116) - - AUG 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice smooth tiny bit sweet. mmm its good. The aroma is very mild but has a sweet smell. I really enjoyed this beer. Its not like there Innis Gunn Original But like it. Its delicious.