BarossaLuke (537) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brilliantly clear! Aroma has complex malt with subtle oak and bourbon aromas there as well. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with plenty of the oak flavour coming through. Finishes slightly sweet, certainly malt forward.
sulawang (543) - 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.
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.
Powertrip (998) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Colour: Ruby red, with decent size but quickly evaporating head. Nose: Swirls of butterscotch, light hop, touch of fennel. Oak is distant but noticable and so soft on the nose. Taste: Medium-high sweet, medium-light bitter, light sour. A sweet-bomber...but with gentle ease and lots of other players. More herb, this time rosemary. The butterscoth returns and infuses itself with the oak to produce the softest wood-laced magic and it ripens even more through the finish. Stunning stuff.
omhper (18963) - Tyresö, 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.
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[4036-20111023] 330mL clear bottle. Maple caramel and mild mould wood aroma. Clear, amber brown body with a quick foamy white head. Sweet caramel wood flavour hints at spicy turkey whiskey malt. Medium body. Interesting. (6/3/7/3/15) 3.4
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011-10-23. Crisp dark amber orange body with a small beige head that fades. 3+ Flavour is fairly sweet malty profile, light bitterness and hops, creamy sort of vanilla like character that I assume is from the oak. The wood is muted otherwise and not overpowering like some of their other offerings. Hints of citrus in the finish, maybe? 6+ Light alcohol notes in the aroma, mild oak and vanilla, caramel. Decent but not entirely to my tastes. Bottle from LCBO
BillKismet (3295) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This "Canada Day" ale claims be an "oak-aged scottish ale" on the packaging.... Ruby-amber body with tanned airy and creamy top. The bouquet is composed of finely crafted oak massaged into an amber sugar malt body. There is a delightful woodsyness of oak-barrel breath. A clean oak profile throughout. The flaovr reminds me of a pleasant Candian whiskey. A stronger oak presence makes itself known and there again is te well apportioned woody character--this time also accompanied by soft vanillins. Well-crafted and nuanced. Not very scotch ale-like--more of a Canadian Whiskey ale.
patricks110 (1582) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The pour is a bright golden copper with a thin ring of beige head. Some carbonation in the body. The nose is sweet and woody with a light fruit and mild biscuity malts. The taste is sweet mostly with a light earthy tone and subtle oaky note. The malt is of light caramel and biscuits with minimal hops. Overall, note a bad brew at all and one that truly enjoyed.
BeerCast_Rich (1841) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
[330ml bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk] Darkish amber pour, decent white head. Sweet, vanilla nose. Sweet, fragrant flavour. A touch caramelly, but that extreme sweetness overpowers everything else. Are we giving the Canadians the gift of tooth decay for their celebrations?