jnolen (2) - bayville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lighter than other innis and gunn beers. Not much hop character, contrary to the statement on the packaging.
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AshtonMcCobb (1456) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My 1000th beer. Annoying since I reckon there were a good 30 to 40 I got too pissed to read, so should’ve arrived here a couple of weeks ago.
Anyway, pours amber with a thin head. The nose has balsalm would and caramel. The taste has lots of wood up front, then a cream note with nuts in the finish. The palate is quite well balanced, a creamy texture build into a big structure in the middle section, then it falls away with relative elegance. Overall, happy to drink this.
unclemattie (3709) - Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz bottle. Clear glass, great label. Medium brown color, white foam. A touch of smoke, oak chips, loads of malt, nutty smell, hints of butter. Tastes sweet, nice caramel. HUGE OAK. A touch of smoke. A bit of burn in the finish. Happy 236th Birthday USA.
Even the Scottish know how great it is to be American! (3385)
pumpmaster (991) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $2.99 Very good.
j12601 (5652) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours the same clear amber that in was in the bottle, only once it’s in the glass it picks up a small off white head around the edges. Malty and sweet, toast and a light hint of wood. Nice and malty, light plum and prune notes on the nose. Malty and sweet, toast and a whole lot of carbonation. Malt, toast, long light bitterness on the finish with some nice wood tones and more lingering sweet malt.
Drank this on the Fourth of July, because freedom! ’Mur’ka, fuck yeah!
rangerred (663) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle into an Innis and Gunn tulip.
Pours a crystal clear reddish brown with a one finger off white head. Not great head retention and lacing.
Aroma is full of caramel and coffee. A lot of citrus aromas too. Peaches and oranges come to mind. Oak is really in the background and not very detectable.
The flavor has lots of caramel up front with nice oak undertones that are more noticeable as the beer warms. Once again there is a lot of fresh fruit and even some earthy hops in the background. Bitterness is moderate but is a little heavier than other Innis and Gunn beers I have had. Slightly sticky, full mouthfeel.
Overall, a decent beer but not that much different than other I&G brews. Nonetheless it is a pleasant drinking experience and I could put back a couple on a hot day.
bluejacket74 (995) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear orange/amber color with about a half inch off-white head that didn’t stick around for too long. Not much lacing at all. The brew smells like caramel malt, apples, vanilla and a bit of nuts. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like caramel malt, apples, oak, vanilla, and a little bit of butterscotch. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick and smooth with moderate carbonation. I think it’s a decent enough overall brew.
S_Side_Smitty (207) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful crystal clear amber with a minimal head. Aroma is caramel and thistle - a little spice as well. Flavor reminds me of a Twisted Thistle with some extra caramel flavors. The beer has that slightly astringent ’tea’ thing going on. Not bad and very easy to drink.
DrinkEmUpJones (1002) - Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear and light red orange color with virtually no lacing. Creamy caramel and vanilla nose with hints of candied apple. The palate has a candied apple feel with almost a cider aspect. Definitely not too heavy which is true to the Innis and Gunn fashion. Probably could drink one or two of these on a hot 4th of July afternoon but might lean on other less sweet options.
tgncc (2290) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is oak, butterscotch, vanilla, caramel. The appearance is clear red/amber, white head. The flavor is butterscotch, diacetyl, vanilla, not much whiskey. The finish is sweet, butterscotch, light pine hops. Medium i body. Not bad, not great. Really like most Innis and Gunn.