Malty_MacHops (648) - 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 (7798) - 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 (2) - 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 (2061) - 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 (7046) - 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.
smith4498 (3467) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear copper color with white head. Fruity aroma with some caramel and oak. Caramel flavor with some nutty and fruity notes with hints of oak. Medium body with soft carbonation.
libertine (374) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours amber with a ton of white head.no lacing.aroma of oak and toast.flavor is caramel.oak and has a malty sweetness.heavy carbonation with a medium body and a buttery mouthfeel.finish is woody and dry.leaves that same dryness in your mouth after you have had a glass of cranberry juice.this is the first innis and gunn product ive tried.solid but with the over the top oak its something i would only have one of at any given time.
thornecb (5359) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber into a tulip. White head with good retention recedes to coat surface. Sweet hay, oak and summer fruit aromas. Sweet oak and toasted caramel upfront turning to tart fruit before the lasting mild earthy peat finish.
beercam (14) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
good solid beer, quite a head roughly 2.5 inches poured. Not a hoppy beer at all. Consistent with I&G’s other beers. Slight sweet finish.
mixmasterob (1044) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden pour with a small quick fading head. Aroma was similar to an original. Good bit of vanilla, almost cream soda like with small notes of wood. Flavors were somewhat sweeter than the original with a slight tang in the finish. Finish lasted long after each sip, slightly bitter with a vanilla staying on the palate for days. Mouthfeel was smooth with standard carbonation. IMHO would appeal to the masses, much like their other offerings.