ruramikael (94) - SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
chocolate, nuts, caramel, spruce, resin, dough, barnyard, alcohol, black, clear, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, umami, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish, off-balance (more bitterness needed).
Larry_Duffman (357) - - MAR 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours a dark brown color with barely any head or lacing. The aroma is wood, whiskey, toffee, and vanilla. The taste is toffee, vanilla, and whiskey. The wood comes through a bit. It’s a little too sweet. Especially as it warmed, the sweetness got to be too much. It was okay.
julledrulle (3) - - MAR 6, 2016 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I would liked it better, if that oversweet (like artificial sweetner kind of way) weren't there. I think that was unbalanced. Else I liked it like every other I&G
jksipa (769) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Very dark mahogany pour with a small quickly fading tan head. Nose is quite light due to very soft carbonation (just this bottle maybe?) but has notes of toffee, wood, chocolate, smoke, vanilla and some berries. Quite sweet with toffee and honey contributing and some chocolate and coffee bitterness taking a bit of the edge off and lingering in the finish. Mouth is medium oily but quite flat. Nice flavour but carbonation is lacking.
cgarvieuk (21106) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the beer kitchen... Dark black... Thick tan head... Over cold even in hand... Soft dry dusty chocolate roast malts nose... Dark roast... Soft chocolate malt nose... Sweet chocolate roast.. Dark malts.. Big chocolate roast... Big blackcurrant.. Soft sweet chocolate roast.. Ok but a little too sweet and not worth £8 a pint
Night_Cap (88) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml. Served at room temperature. Pours a very dark brown (almost black). Head is good sized, lightly tanned, dense and lasts very well. Aroma is of roasted barley, blackcurrants, spiced fruit mince, toffee, chocolate and vanilla pods. Flavour is a light earthy bitterness with roasted barley, blackberries, raisins, milk chocolate, toffee, treacle (light) and a buttery vanilla finish. Medium bodied with light carbonation and a decent length finish. ABV is very well hidden.
NikkTwist (2673) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Moriartys. Opaque dark brown pour with a slim refined khaki foamy head. Harsh when cold. Warms to complex flavors of dark fruit - dried blueberries, blackberries and very dark chocolate cherry cordials. Aroma is slim when cold. Builds to solid flavors of peat, celery hearts, molasses, burnt sugar, black currants, charred tangerines. Black stuff. Need to step back from it but not do bad at all. Not complex enough though.
RhetoricalAns (837) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely one of I&G’s better offerings. Deep brown pour, thin tan head. Slightly sweet aroma, toffee, some wood / cask. Taste is more roasted and woody, some whiskey flavours.
Ahashake87 (11) - - FEB 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown almost purple like in the light with a light brown head. Low carbonation. Aroma is quite woody. Taste is malty with Carmel sweetness and the warm of the whisky at the end. Another winner from Innis and Gunn
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altonbrownd (5517) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bethesda Food and Beverage. Dark brown body with thin tan head. Nose is malts, plums, sweet, caramel. Taste is dark brown sugar, caramel, Creamy and smooth. Anis in the finish. Really nice stuff.