zacgillbanks (1493) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s Heaton, Newcastle. 2006 beer drank in 2013: This beer has turned a hazy, murky brown colour. It still has vanilla and sweet fruity notes but it has slight ‘wet paper’ flavours followed by creamy American cream soda and floral notes on the finish.
Lilja (1236) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Årgång 2006. Smak och doft av malt, humle, karamell, blommor och aprikoser. Trevlig beska.
HopfenWeisse (816) - - APR 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2012 330ml bottle 2011. Golden colour with medium head. Aroma and flavour is vanilla, toffee.
reebtogi (3717) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330mL bottle poured a pale amber color with an abundance of white head that settled quickly to some nice lacing. Aromas of caramel and some floral hops. Taste was malty sweet with a moderate hop bitterness in the finish. This was quite a good brew with good mouthfeel provided by some good carbonation and a medium body.
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12th May 2009
Hazy amber beer. Strong vanilla nose. Soft palate. Intense sweet vanilla (like a cream soda! ) completely dominates some orange hop. A little woody dryness with even more vanilla. Not a patch on Three Floyds Blackheart but still a decent and unusual beer.
Cuso (3392) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Bierzwerg. Golden color with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, hops. Taste, toffee, lime, coriander. Nice long grapefruit with toffee bittersweet finish. Good.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A lightly murky amber IPA with a thick collapsing off white head. In aroma, strong caramel scotch, honey, vanilla beans, treacle, some maderization which was not off putting. In mouth, a sweet concoction of beer with rum and scotch, warming alcohol, wooden barrels, light hops, a tad cloying. Bottle from LCBO, BB Dec. 08.
ComradeK (861) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours a clear light amber, with a minimal head and limited lacing. The oak is very strong on the nose, with some rum and raisin notes. It smells, in fact, very similar to the Rum Cask Innis and Gunn, which is no bad thing. To begin with, this tastes very much like a typical IPA, with a truckload of strong hops. Lemon and pine are the predominant flavours at this point. The oak then comes in strongly over the top of these, moderating the hops with woody sweetness, and creating a mandarin flavour, with rich toffee oak in the finish. The combination of the IPA style with Innis and Gunn’s oak aging process is very interesting. Whilst it is not as well-balanced as either the standard Innis and Gunn or the Rum Cask edition, it is perhaps the most interesting of their beers that I have tried. A good effort indeed.
manuchampions (1224) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Boxed bottle from LCBO (01/08). Pours a medium gold with a thin white cap. Aroma is earthy spice, vanilla, buttery. Vanilla & butter carries strongly into the flavour. Minimal hop presence in the finish. Why do so many of these I&G beers taste so similar? Not overwhelmed by this one.
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is kind of hard to review since it smells and tastes absolutely nothing but butterscotch. And I mean this literally, nothing but butterscotch... No wait, perhaps there is a hint of grassy hops somewhere in the finish... ah, I was mistaken, it was just more butterscotch.
I guess I have to say something about other characteristics as well: Golden amber, white head. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel.
All in all, this is not a good beer.