caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours fairly light amber with a quick white head. The nose is almost offensive (to me, anyway), with a mixture of scotch, malt, and skunk dominating. The taste, however, is pleasantly much better. Virtually no hops noticable. Malt is moderately strong and quite sweet, with a bit of an oak and whiskey-like hue in the finish. Different from what I’m used to but I’d have it again.
ogivlado (7033) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 330ml. -Nice clear amber coloured, medium sized off-white head, sweet nose. Biscuity malty, oaky and caramel with notes of vanilla and tiramisu cake. Sweet finish. Interesting and pleasant beer.
AndrewC (353) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A present. Nice whiskey, cinnamon, vanilla flavours. Whiskey on the finish was a bit off putting though; felt like I was drinking Famous Grouse. Not really my kind of beer but okay I guess
Spab (3182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml clear bottle from LCBO. Pours a deep orange gold with virtually non-existent head but lots of big bubbles clinging to the side of the glass. Aroma of sweet malt and oak. Flavour is bready, caramel and a definite oakiness that lingers through the mildly bitter finish. Decent.
scotinottawa (6) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2010 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Innis & Gunn Original (Scotland) 6.6%
330ml - $3.45
Oak aged beer with hints of toffee and vanilla. Very smooth finish. One of my favourites.
tgncc (3080) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is bread and butter, some oak. The appearance is a clear dark yellow/amber, white head. The flavor is butterscotch, toffee. the finish is a mild hop bitering, mainly noble hops. Decent.
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, honey-golden appearance with little head. No lacing on the sides of the glass. Aroma is sweet with hints of honey, vanilla, and maltiness, also mixed in with some doughyness reminiscent of a pale lager. Spicyness also present. Taste is sweet and honeylike along with sharp bitterness, but not as complex as the aroma would suggest. Palate is smooth and sits well on the tongue. Not a bad beer.
beelsebob (35) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The only bad thing I can say about this beer is that it has a rather thin head that disapears quickly. Other than that, it’s got a lovely colour, it smells faintly of a lovely scotch, and tastes of it moreso, strong tastes of oak and butterscotch. It’s just awesome to behold!
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle purchased in Atlanta, Ga. Carbonated, copper pour with a nice lasting head. Buttery aroma but also somehow sharp at the same time. Who still bottles in a clear bottle? 77 days in the Oak has made this far less horrible than I imagined. Now it is a bit sharp followed by some odd malt flavors, but it is the overwhelming butter level that makes this nasty. There is a touch of dark fruit in there that might be described as bad dates or prunes. Has a bit of alcohol to it as well. Creamy mouth feel and medium body. I could not finish the bottle but I finished my glass. That should be enough to remind me not to get this again.
muffel (150) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml. Pours a clear amber/golden color with a very thin white head. Medium carbonation. Smells a bit hoppy at first and somewhat reminds me of a Pils. Aroma is malty with notes of vanilla, citrus, toffee and oak. Strong frutiness in there as well. A lot less bitter than I thought. Long creamy and sweet finish. Very interesting and refreshing beer.