Marduk (6004) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Deep copper color. Medium size off-white head appears. Intensive malts, oak in aroma. Notable roasted malts, oak, whiskey in flavor. Tar like mild bitterness. Feels kind of unnatural.
peral2 (579) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
OK. Hade väntta mig en lite mer spännande öl. Inte så mycket "toner" i vare sig arom eller smak. Borde varit mer humlerik.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 17, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
rbesg07, first beer of the day. dull amber coloured with minimal head; simpl vanilla and caramel aroma; some honeyish sweetness but nasty bandaids in the finish
kylechaney (10) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into what looked like an oversized champagne flute. A truly different beer than I’ve.tried. strong strong smells of vanilla and oak. Tastes like vanilla, toffee, caramel and wood. Went down real easy. Would definitely order again.
markwise (5135) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to PaulUnwin for the share. Pours a clear amber-orange with a small off-white head. Nose is big oak, vanilla, wood, slight peat, a hint of smoke and lots of malt throughout. Flavor is similar with oak, wood, vanilla, big malt, slight peat, and small smoke throughout. Light to medium in body and enjoyable overall.
RocksBrewer (5) - Alabama, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2011 does not count
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The waffs of vanilla and wood are great on opening the bottle. So to the oaked flavour through the beer. This served to remind me well since I had not had it in 3 years.
What I did not remember was the high residual sweetness and low bitterness. Pulling apart the beer this one was not seasonalble or satiating, seeming more like a tricked-up high gravity brewed lager with a high mash stand temp to give excess dextrins. With all the flavours going on from the oak, it needed less sweetness and more balance to make me have another ... which is still sitting there ... looking at me!
alobar (3457) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper color. Not much aroma-some caramel and oak. Sweet beer-lots of malt, caramel mostly with light hints of oak. Nice beer. Easy drinker.
imdownthepub (12910) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 330ml from Sainsburys in Banbury, aged 4 yrs. Dark copper with white head, floaters. I’m finding that many of the I&G beers are on the sugary sweet side for me, this has a heavy caramel note with hints of burnt mollasses. There is an overriding alcohol note, not sure if this is from the barrels, but I’m not really noticing an oaky flavour. Overall quite reasonable though.
Hammy78 (959) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the last Toronto Food and Wine Festival. Tasted bitter and of oak, if my memory serves correctly. I didn’t mind it at all.
JRHBrew (367) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 30, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I adore all things Innis & Gunn. This one is particularly excellent. I enjoyed the nice sweetness paired with the crisp finish