mannika (140) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 mL bottle. Pours a dark caramel colour. Minimal head. Aroma is surprisingly faint and lacks a bit of the buttery sweetness of the normal Innis & Gunn - what is there is more of a darker caramel or molasses aroma. Taste is quite nice and sweet, followed by the spiciness of the alcohol. Mouthfeel is moderate - reasonably lively carbonation with a moderately long sweet finish. Not too bad, but frankly prefer the normal Innis & Gunn.
zimbo (414) - SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slight whisky element to start on the nose this mad a very light and very fluffy head. Amber brown. Unusual morish flavour at first with very forward wood and slightly smokey malty butteriness which lingers. Not unpleasant nut unique. Slightly on the fat side and the whiskjy elelement is always there creating some acidity. Alcohol does eventually poke through as does its heaviness.Interesting but I had to force myself to finish it.
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
31st October 2009
Post Borefts I Invasion of Fonefan and Charlottes room tasting! Clear amber beer. Butterscotch malt, not too sweet. Really not tasting that much else. Either my taste has changed or Innis & Gunn have gone downhill sharply.
MadIndian (2220) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank at the Newtown Brewfest. A brew with a rye, bread and maple flavor. There was a mild wood and toffee taste. It was ok for me.
rederic (2790) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml clear bottle, dark copper color, with a bubbly beige head, toasted, biscuity, caramel malt, molasses nose, with some fruity dried raisin, date, fig, chocolatey accents, and some whiskyish, oak, toffee, faint rum notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet toasted, caramelized malt, fruity, dried raisin, date, vanilla oakiness, grated coconut character, with a brown chocolate, chocolate wafer, toffeeish backbone, leading towards a warming, fruity, biscuity, caramel maltiness, vanilla oakiness finish.
sulawang (497) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours ruby red, small head gone in 30 seconds, minimal lacing. A bit of malts on the nose. On the palate, burst of raisiny 6/10 sweetness, some orange in there, mild bitter hops in the background, and a bit of toffee. Minor spices at the start and finishes semi-dry and again with the toffee. Excellent balance, medium complexity, short-medium length, medium depth. A balanced malty beer consisting of sweet raisin/orange fruits, malts, a bit of toffee, and minor spice.
reebtogi (3709) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL bottle poured a light brown color with a slightly off-white head and some fine lacing. Aromas of whiskey and caramel. Taste is mild whiskey with some caramel sweetness and a dry hoppy finish. This is a fine beer with nice carbonation and a medium body.
HeistAlmighty (1000) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. 2009 edition. Red/copper colour. Good crispness and a delicious taste of rye whisky. A very good beer. Shame about it being a limited edition.
mcberko (4810) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330mL bottle, pours golden orange with a white head. Aroma of oak, stale malts, and maple syrup. Flavour is very oaky, vanilla and some syrup. Decent, and better than the main Innis & Gunn concoction.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours orange/brown. Aroma of cherry, raspberry, syrup and malt. Flavour the same. Quite thin, fruity and slightly dry. Not a lot else to say.
Metalchopz (2015) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally rated November 2009. A very nice salute to Canadians for Canada Day 2009, limited to a 150 Canadian whisky barrels. Comes in a single red box and is matured for 71 days prior to its release (best before December 2010). Sampled in the I&G glass. Pours a clear copper colour with a beautiful slight off-white creamy head that stays a while leaving some nice thick lacing. Carbonation is pretty active with tiny bubbles. Pleasant aromas of toffee, burnt malt, plums and raisins. Kind of unpleasant at first sip, but you get use to it. Buttery taste with the rye oak (and that wax that I have a hard time with in other beers). Not as bad here though. Maybe a bit more hoppy than their Traditional one which takes away some of the toffee flavours. Quite interesting overall and glad they have recognize that Canada loves Innis & Gunn products.