BrewGoblin (517) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I know it’s the Scottish way but I always find I&G to be fairly sweet for my tastes. Overall this is actually pretty tasty and a little more hopping would have me rather loving it. She’s a slightly slick mouther, clean and copper with a fine lace-leaving white head. Hefty notes of herbal hops, wood, earth, vanilla, toffee. A welcome but tiny bitterness keeps this from being a cloy-fest. Still, a yummy beer from a lovely land.
uckelman (338) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber, clear, not much head. Big toffee and oak aroma with hints of vanilla. Quite nice. I’m rather gobsmacked that Aldi, of all places, sells a beer this good.
JanEric (1064) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the G&V hotel-Edinburgh. Small off-white head, with an anber colour. Nice beer with hints of tofee, and some vanilla or oak. Some toffee and more oak or vanilla flavours. Nice one
jukkar (35) - FINLAND - JAN 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hint of spruce, citrus, leaves, alcohol. Very tiny head, golden color. Tastes like normal lager, but still nice after taste. Nothing special here.
ronaldtheriot (1404) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Innis & Gunn Original has a thin, off-white head, a clear, amber, bubbly appearance, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of toffee, vanilla, oak, and sweet, medium-roasted barley malt. Taste is the same with very low hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Innis & Gunn Original finishes semi-wet and easy drinking. RJT
Studentofbrrs (98) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Balanced oak aroma with a nice vanilla finish, easy on the palate, clear golden appearance minimal head
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Hanoi (507) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nose is strongly vanilla, to the exclusion of other things, a little oak, slight caramel, toffee. Taste is some dry oakiness, leading to a very sweet middle and a toffee and vanilla finish with whiskey hints.
The moutfheel is thin.
The oak flavours in the beer are too subdued, and I suspect the use of vanilla flavourings; there is nothing of the base beer to be found. It’s a great shame, as oak aged should lead to a great beer rather than a glorified alco-pop.
anfractuosity (149) - - DEC 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely taste of vanilla from the oak, with notes of toffee too...................
capetownbrew (21) - SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
6.6% ABV, 330ml bottle. Lovely honey golden colour with a light white head. Oak flavours very prominent with toffee on the nose.
Kristall-König (2346) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In der Nase getreidig, leichte Malznoten, fruchtig. Anfang fruchtig, helles Malz. Mitte helles Malz, holzig. Schließlich vanillige Spuren, holzig, Malz. Ok.