ComradeK (859) - Blue Mountains, - 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.
merc7186 (1471) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Amber Hue, Passes Most Light, Thick Off White Head, Decent Lacing
S: Oakey Vanilla Sweetness, Mild Sweet Malts
T: Sweet Malts, Mild Vanilla
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet
Overall, after the vanilla oakiness, its not much.
Ed5388 (1235) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pours a clear deep amber color with two fingers of white head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, and caramel malt. Taste of sweet grains, vanilla, and a backbone of caramel malts and oak.
gam (2908) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blocky head beige in colour clear deep amber pour strong carbonation with aromas fruity vanilla that oak touch caramel the flavours vanilla fruity caramel nice hops a crispness the finish good tasting ale best tastes alround oak influence hop tastes a fair ale
tbopslt (237) - 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 (2516) - 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 (3528) - 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 (12162) - , 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 (335) - 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 (136) - 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 (10299) - 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.