superspak (3170) - Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22.3 ounce bottle into snifter, best before 2/2016. Pours crystal clear deep amber/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toasted oak, bread, plum, apple, light vanilla, herbal, grass, and oak/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and solid balance of bready malt, oak barrel, and light-moderate fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. A bit on the strong side with oak presence in the aromas. Taste of caramel, toffee, vanilla, toasted oak, bread, plum, apple, herbal, grass, light peat smoke, and oak/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate amount of oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, vanilla,toasted oak, bread, plum, apple, herbal, grass, light peat smoke, and oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of bready malt, oak barrel, and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; with a nice malt/barrel balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly creamy/slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very nice oak aged English strong ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malt, oak barrel, and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
blipp (6671) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet toffee malts, low bitterness, and mild sweet whiskey notes. Decent.
PorterPounder (5972) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Betton - 1 pt 6.3 fl oz bottle in a fancy limited edition box (earns a 5 for appearance) - slightly sparkling, dark copper pour, quickly diminishing thin off-white head. Aroma is pleasant with some light Scotch accents, a touch of anise seed. Smooth flavor, some toffee, warming nuttiness, a touch of Scotch, some anise seed sweetness. Smooth as velvet mouthfeel. Whisky sits just right, a light whisper in the background.
Jannick13 (136) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is my favorite I’ve tried from Innis and Gunn. More subtle in its toffe and caramel undertones. Love the cask taste coming throught.
Stuu666 (5660) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Characteristic toffee, caramel, vanilla, not too sweet, let down by not having much whisky flavour coming through.
slowrunner77 (6637) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a world beater, but a decent beer. I actully enjoyed everything but the nose, which was slightly skunked. The sweet & peaty whiskey flavor was nice. Still light- medium bodied at 7%. Not too complex, but pretty good."
RhetoricalAns (513) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Old Review. Brown pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma is woody, oak, caramel, some scotch. Taste is mostly malts, the scotch is present. A bit dull overall.
rocbyter (1928) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light malt and strong wood aroma. Hazy dark orange color. Very light bitter beginning with a moderate sweet finish.
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild aroma. Clear amber in color small head. Aged barrel flavor with malt and vanilla in there. Great beer!
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bought this from Systembolaget when it was available. I have a hard time with the butterscotch which i think is dominating these beers, there’s also problems with all the ’special-editions’ which in my opinion are all pretty much alike. With that said. Roasted malt and butterscotch caramel with some sweetness.