S_Side_Smitty (332) - 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 (1055) - 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 (2497) - 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.
BigBeer45 (1173) - Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
this beer had a clear red pour with a little bronze and brown color at the sides of the glass, the pour made about a one finger faint off-white head that receded to a thin cover, it left spots and fingers of lacing on the sides of he glass,
this beer had aromas of light malt with rum like liquor and wood, and faint caramel,
the flavors were light malt, caramel, liquor and wood, and it had a light bitterness after the finish,
the mouth feel was a little less than medium, the mouth feel felt light for a 7% alc. drink, a nice beer.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. clear tan with no head. vanilla, oak, and caramel nose. a light body with smooth carbonation. the flavors are nutty with burnt caramel and vanilla. innis and gunn do a great job with barrel aging. nice to see them do some experimenting within their niche.
Malty_MacHops (630) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is ok. The aromas a baked bread, vanilla, and a touch of diacetyl. The beer is amber with a fizzy fading white head and no lacing. The tastes really bring out the oak with notes of vanilla and butterscotch and a baked sugar cookie. The beer is medium bodied and very much on the sweet side but finishes dry with a very mild bitterness. Honestly I think the oaking may have been a little overdone for this particular beer.
drowland (5688) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
6/20/12. On tap. Light caramel pour with a small khaki head. Very mild aroma with caramel, diacetyl, and a tad of baked bread. Slightly sweet caramel flavor with butter, molasses, a bit of wood, and lingering bread and crackers. Meh.
glfuller (1) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
wish it had a bit more body. SOur mash flavors come through and ballance well with the malt. really an exception beer.
rocbyter (1831) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty alcohol aroma with hints of grain. Clear red-orange color with a small white head. Sweet and bitter beginning with the bitterness building and the sweetness fading in the finish.
PorterPounder (4942) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Fermentation Lounge - on tap. Dark copper pour, light off-white head, brief lacing. Gamey aroma with some cloying Scotch whiskey notes permeating throughout. Flavor is slightly cloying with some rye mintiness, some earthy peat notes, an overabundance of Scotch. Somewhat of a sticky mouthfeel. Overall, kind of messy - don’t know - the whole barrel aging thing is kind of wearing thin on me....if I want Scotch - I will order it, on the rocks please.