sudomorph (494) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Pours a clear, ruby/amber with a white, half finger head. Aroma is big and malty. Dark fruits, caramel, slight sweetness, and a hint of cherry. Taste is malty but not overly sweet. Caramel, dark fruits, very slight tart cherry, a touch of maple, and some smooth barrel flavour. Short finish. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Slightly syrupy texture bust smooth as all hell with a dry finish. Overall a really nice beer. Smooth flavours of caramel and dark fruits with a hint of cherry and maple. A treat to have and probably my favorite Innis & Gunn.
Howlader (639) - - JUL 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle served in an Innis and Gunn chalice. One of their better beers.
JohnRMurdoch (3170) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle from Oddbins, Shawlands. Orange brown ,reasonable head. Sweet whiskey malt aroma. Cloying syrupy malt flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Usual Innis & Gunn type beer. Not for me.
spacecube (758) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 330 ml bottle, limited box edition, pours amber with a small head. Aroma has a more subtle oak flavour, and the cherrywood balances well with the Styrian fruity hop flavours, which are more prominent in this I&G than others I’ve tried. Again the palate is thinner than I would like, but then these beers are cold conditioned which would explain the light, crisp palate. The beer is quite sweet, there are caramel notes, candy floss, cherries, mince pies. A bit thin, but nice.
undercurrent25 (1372) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown colour, taste is sweet and caramel like, possibly due to the addition of maple syrup
DruncanVeasey (7098) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Boxed bottle from Aldi. Steady fizzing bronze with a slim white foam. Sweet Bakewell and Amaretto aroma with candy floss and caramel boiled sweet. Thinnish red strong lager flavour with a cherry drop, cherry medicine, Allsorts, aniseed and marzipan character reminiscent of 5%+ Bateman’s or GK effort. Hints of blossom and rubber band. Pleasant to drink but a simplistic and overrated beer
cmacklin (211) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear, dark red amber colour with a small, short lived, off-white head. Sweet aroma of toasted malt, caramel and cherrywood. Sweet flavour of malt, caramel, cherrywood, maple syrup and mild vanilla with a semi dry, alcohol finish. Medium body with a sticky, oily texture and soft carbonation.
JaiDoubleU (8) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another great brew from Innis & Gunn. A little spicier than their Rum Finish, but just as pleasurable
Burgers (242) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale clear red body with thin white head that soon fades. Nose cherry, bubblegum, oak and caramel. Taste sweet over bitter. Soft carbonation. Pretty short finish. One of I&G’s better beers but as ever slightly too sweet and not particularly complex.
AgentAle (580) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is sweet cherry, malts and slight smokiness. Taste is rich sweet malts that has slight caramel, apple and dark cherry character. The maltiness is met by a very well balanced bitterness that finishes smoothly. Pretty solid overall. Body is a clear copper with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.