mighty_meadow (186) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pleasant this one but probably not something I would have a session with. Very sweet, malty and as other people have stated, a lot of cherry. For all the sweet notes there is a bit of a tart finish which is nice, There is also a slight cough sweet/lozenge taste creeping through. I have another bottle of this which I will drink at a slightly higher temperature as Iíve a feeling this has a bit more to offer.
StilleStorm (703) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
DWF; Pours amber with a moderate lasting, lacing off-white head. Nose is shy malty, caramel, dark fruits and alcohol. Taste is more, moderate to heavy sweet, light bitter and barrel, somewhat lasting, Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation soft.
k92488 (255) - NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
DWF. Copper with tan color head. Not mutch aroma. Tast a lot of oak,malt and caramel. Very good. Medium co2
tombyars (1354) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
300ml bottle, cheers Chris! Pours a clear orange amber with a thin white head. Aroma is very malty with a strong fruit element of syrupy overipe mangoes. Creamy rich mouthfeel and poor lacing. Mixed malts deliver a smooth and moist fruitloaf base with over ripe honeydew melon and mango. There is a short hop prickle present in the brief aftertaste but the malt asserts itself strongly in the finish. Rich and malty with the distinct I&G boozy warmth full in the mouth. This is a decent Scottish Strong Ale and I would love to try this in cask - like the rest of them!
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Jim- cheers! Pours a copper colour with an audible fizz and a thin off-white head that swiftly vanishes. Smells sweet, almost sweet-shop sweet. Didnít expect cherrywood to actually taste of cherries but it definitely does. Maybe itís auto-suggestion, but Iím getting fresh cherries. And cherry cola. And some cough mixture. And a little light smoke. A light lemony hop flicks briefly across the tongue before an oak and vanilla finish. Itís complex and warming and I like it, but itís a little thin and the fizz is definitely too strong- sort that out and it could be great rather than just very good.
sudomorph (582) - 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.
JohnRMurdoch (3253) - 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 (824) - 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 Iíve 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 (1397) - 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 (7160) - NUNEATON, Top 18, 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%+ Batemanís or GK effort. Hints of blossom and rubber band. Pleasant to drink but a simplistic and overrated beer