ChainGangGuy (4122) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 ounce bottle - $3.19 at Charlie’s Beer and Wine in Marietta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a clear, dark orange-amber body with a medium-small, just off-white head.
Smell: Malted barley contributing bits of bread and bits of biscuit with some sweet-scented caramel and butterscotch. Prototypical Innis & Gunn oak wood. A little dried herb, spice, and lemony citrus is brought to the table by the hops.
Taste: Sweetish, caramel-coated malted barley replete with fresh oak timbers and a light touch of vanilla. Spicy hops, also some zestful, citrusy character. Amply bitter. Slightly buttery. Drying, smooth finish with some lingering spice and diacetyl.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.
Overall: It’s an Innis & Gunn -- they all sort of run together for me.
tbopslt (165) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber pour. Strong aroma of whiskey upon first opening. Hint of vanilla taste and slightly hopier tasting than most offerings from Innis and Gunn. Another hit from a great Brewery though:)
mkel07 (2340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Warners at the Bay Bottle Shop. Strong whiskey aroma fills the nose. Dark copper in colour with an even layer of tan foam. Big alcohol hit with a whiskey aftertaste that lingers.
johndoughty (3286) - 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 (9867) - , 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 (227) - 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 (132) - 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 (10300) - 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 (12756) - 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 (2277) - 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 (957) - 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.