rocbyter (1894) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet dark robust malt aroma with a light amount of wood. Black color with a large brown head. Sweet with a light bitterness throughout with the perfect balance.
shaynsawchuk (435) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 mL bottle. Dark brown, almost black with red at the fringe, a nice brown head with lots of lacing. Weak on the nose but when drinking you experience deep roasted oak and caramelized malt aromas. Espresso and vanilla flavors with a hint of cherry and cola, nice bitter malt aftertaste. No whiskey flavors. Full bodied and thick on the palate. An interesting stout.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Single bottle purchased from Kensington Wine Market in Calgary, AB on 03/30/2012. Colour: black and dark brown mix with light brown medium head that continued to rise for a bit after pour. Nose: some interesting fruit...grape, cherry and plum...definitely dominant. Secondary notes of cocoa powder, cough syrup and wax. Odd. Taste: medium-light sweet, medium bitter, medium-light sour. Deceptive cola-caramel sweetness that is dominant through start to middle but is not overly sweet. Dusty and smokey bitterness builds up steam late and packs a punch in the finish. Aftertaste of teriyaki fried mushrooms?? Lots originality here....missed the oak influence but a pleasure treat.
burg326 (3576) - Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle poured a dark red color, with aromas of toffee, chocolate, vanilla, and some whiskey. Flavors are a mellowed version of the aromas with some wood added to it. A lot better than the other beers I had from Innis & Gunn.
oh6gdx (20252) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (thanks omhper!) Quite much rubyish black colour, small head. Aroma is sweet caramel, toffee, liquorice and some slight alcohol. Flavour is quite similar in a quite dry wooden way. Not much of whiskey, but still quite pleasant, though it’s quite sweet.
TBone (12474) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 330ml (Petalax, BBE 2013)
Deep ruby color, steady brown head. Aroma is caramelly, toffee/fudge, sweet berries. Medium-bodied. There is some whiskey in the background and vanilla. Dominating is caramel and toffee. Light hoppyness in the finish. Interesting, maybe a bit different I&G.
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty sweetish woody aroma. Roasted malty sweetish chocolate woody flavor. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate finish.
RoNo (58) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systenbolaget in Sweden. Dark brown color with a small top. Aroma of chocolate wood and coffe. Sweet taste of raisin cacao and wood.
matt7215 (2161) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from the LCBO. deep brown with a tan head that laces. nice roasty nose with some barrel. light bodied with the stout not holding up to the barrel treatment. pretty well rounded but not overly drinkable. fine.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into glass. Brownish color with very minimal head. Whiskey in the aroma, but not a ton. Very easy to drink and light in body.