Tessic (954) - Brantford, Ontario, - JAN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This Ale poured a clear amber colour with a minimal head, even after a vigourous pour. Scents include wine, oak, whiskey and toast. first sip was smooth and had a creamy mouthfeel with light flavours of whiskey and barrel along with a nice caramel aftertaste. Palate is lightly boozey with whiskey flavours lingering.
sudomorph (927) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Pours a clear orange caramel with a thin, near white head. Aroma has bright notes of burnt caramel, vanilla, oak, toffee, and a bit of honeyed floral. Taste is balanced. Bread, caramel, toffee, oaky vanilla, traditional spicy/earthy hops, and that sweet floral. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a set finish. Overall a nice variation on the I&G line. Not sure if it is better than the base beer but it is interesting.
Graham77 (295) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle drank from a Snifter glass. Not sure if its just a change of packaging or a change of beer, but mine was in a brown glass bottle with a brown/cream coloured label unlike the photograph. Also it was labelled Highland Ale rather than the Highland Cask photographed.
I thought this was excellent. Amber colour with a slightly off white head the aroma was typical of an I&G beer (caramel, vanilla) but with more Scotch whisky than normal. The flavour was sweet but with added Whisky and some light hop bitterness. Very smooth on the palate with moderate carbonation and good lacing, a good consistency.
pictoman (803) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 330mL bottle. Clear copper brown with off white head. Usual I&G characteristics - vanilla, oak, toffee. Taste is almost indistinguishable from I&G Original.
GTAEgeek (1498) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared by Ian at Timmy’s birthday party. Pours a slightly hazy, straw color, with a big, off-white, foamy head. The nose is immediate bready malts, with a big slug of butterscotch. Subtler notes of oak, syrup, and earthiness. Very sweet and boozy, with almost no bitterness to balance. Heavy body, syrupy, smooth and creamy, and clean. This is a really nice treatment of a mediocre base beer. I love scotch, and the barrel character is very forward and pleasant to me.
puboflyons (2593) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the limited edition 650 ml. bottle. Mahogany brown-olive colored pour with a fluffy tan head that fades down fast. Aroma of sweet malts, peat moss, honey, and oak. Smooth, slick light to medium body. The taste is incredibly, over the top sweet with a honey chaser. Mild dank bitterness.
AgentAle (1113) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is sweet malts, honey, oak, pale vanilla and sweet fruits. Taste is sweet malts, oak, clove, lemon grass. Quite refreshing but not too complex. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.
jimhilt (2473) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a one finger cream head that vanishes leaving no lace. Crystal clear golden amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. nose and taste is orange candy sweetness, sweet malt finish. Best before Jan 2016. $7.35 for a 22.3oz bottle from Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett, NH
Bkcaldwell (22) - - JUL 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great box. Nice bottle. Disappointing beer. Looked good but overall taste was lacking. No aftertaste, which was a plus but no real zing to the beer itself. No immediate plans to revisit.
Rae723 (13) - Calgary, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: light hay, light roasty, roasty,
Apprearance: clear, golden, minimal head,
Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate: light body, fizzy, long finish,
Overall: This beer is very pleasing and though it has a smidge of innis and gunn’s usual sweetness, this one seems to have more of the maltiness and the features of the wood, which was good nonetheless.
DCLawyer (1866) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle->English pint. Dark gold with small frothy white head. A: corn, hay, mud. T: peat, caramel, hint of booze. Ugly chemical taste. Yuck.