johndoughty (4874) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear bottle and bronze in appearance. Small head and slightly smoked flavour. Unusual but not that exciting.
madmitch76 (21560) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
8th July 2012
Clear amber beer. Big fluffy cream coloured head. Smooth start to the palate but it turns crispy. Light and airy as well. Sweet vanilla oak and coconut cream. Whisper of bubblegum. Finishes crispy. Nice enough but really needs something else going on.
MrW (532) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, somewhere in Edinburgh.
Amber, head, quickly fading.
Sweet, waterish, caramel, weak.
onkelgobber (160) - Edinburgh, - JAN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines Edinburgh. Pours dark amber with a smallish off white head with tiny bubbles. Aroma is typical Innis and Gunn with a lot of sweetness from the oak. Toffee, raisins and maybe honey. Not very strong though. Taste has a fairly clean mixture of the toffee sweetness and some hops dryness. It is reasonable well balanced, but not overly exciting. The 7% are fairly well hidden.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella. Deep amber colour. (Dark) fruity like and toasty malty caramel aroma with some wood and whiskey. Ok mouthfeel. Sweet flavour, dark fruity like, toasty malty and caramel with woody whisky bit, mild vanilla.
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty oaky vanilla and caramel aroma. Sweetish malty weak oaky vanilla flavor with hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty oaky vanilla finish with hints of caramel.
DiarmaidBHK (4152) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Great Spirits. Pours light brown with a thin khaki head that leaves no lacing. Big whiskey on the nose but very sweet as well. Very sweet on the tongue as well finishes clean. A bit one note for my tastes.
zacgillbanks (4235) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from b&m Chester-le-Street. A red-brown beer with sweet red fruity and vanilla flavours followed by sweet oak on the finish.
ComradeK (1100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper amber, with a medium off-white head, which lasts reasonably well, but does not leave much lacing. The aroma is very similar to the standard Innis and Gunn beer, with strong candied fruit and mild oak notes. The taste, however, differs a lot more. The stronger hops are immediately evident up front, bringing in peppery spice notes. These are joined by the sweeter candied fruit flavour of the base beer, an odd but strangely harmonious mix. Woody, buttery oak comes in towards the finish, where it is joined by more spicy hops. There is a strong aftertaste of candied ginger. This is one of Innis and Gunn’s stranger, but better efforts. The hops are at just the right level to complement the sweet flavours of the beer.
bhensonb (13854) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours clear copper with a slight beige head. Aroma is a bit bready with notes of light fruit, and maybe vanilla. Med body. Flavor is rather bready in a slight roast caramel way, and there’s certainly vanilla - maybe even a touch of oak astringency. Seems rather fruity. Not exactly dry finish, but close enough. I like it.