otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful mandarin, garnet, and copper hues – deep and timeless – melt together in seamless harmony. The head is a tight white blanket which fades into an orderly collar. Swirls average while the colors seem to glow from within my beer glass.
Toffee, caramel, and maple. Candied apples. Plump juicy raisins amidst moist raisin bread topped with a sweet cinnamon and brown sugar glaze. Orange oils and oak. Figs. Caramelized sugars and oaken delights abound.
Creamy mouthfeel and medium-bodied weight. Caramel, nutella, and maple in the beginning with fudge lingering in the breath. Candied apples and brown sugar with spice and oak in the back. Fig and raisin bread chewiness in the middle. Could be too sweet and chewy and sticky but never is and I keep coming back for more. Fudge, caramel, maple, toffee, brown sugar, raisins, and figs melt and meld into a beautiful tapestry that is Innis & Gunn Original’s heart and soul. Mild dry finish of red apple peel and oak with tendrils of leather and cigar leaf.
Wonderful. World class and classy. I can see why the workers refused to dump such a delicious brew and drank it for themselves. Thankfully now more than just the workers can drink of this wonderful nectar – you and I can too. Seek out the Original and all Innis & Gunn beers. You will enjoy.
Sjohnh (395) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, rusty orange colour, with no lasting head. Medium body and carbonation - nice on the palate. Some malt in the aroma but not much given away - the taste yields soft caramel, darker toffee, vanilla and rum-like notes from the oak. Decent example of the style.
Ferris (7014) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Pale malts and nice caramel. Clear dark gold with a nice white head. Sweet pale malts, light caramel and almost some whisky notes. OK.
huineman (276) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours golden, ivory head.
Aroma is bread dough, iron, caramel, syrup and toffee.
Soft, well-balanced. Easy-going.
chinchill (2765) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml brown bottle with a BB date of Feb. 2016.
Clear deep amber body with a decent head.
The aroma and flavor both clearly say "aging in rum barrels". I don’t think rum barrls were actually used. Instead, the wood and vanilla tones simply suggest rum. In any case, this has some complexity, good balance, and a very smooth body. The high ABV is fairly well hidden although there is warming in the finish and afterwards. Carbonation seemed a tad low.
O: a fine ale that’s readily recommended.
Piw (309) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml Flasche. Klar und dunkelbraun. Mittelgrosse Schaumkrone, ohne Spuren schnell verschwindend. Aroma von Vanille und Eichenfass. Sehr interessantes Bier.
ntlwhlr (26) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have to say I like it!!! I found it goes down smooth and tastes good. What else can I say. I give it a thumbs up!!
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Flanfl (177) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - APR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber colour color. Aroma of vanilla, lightly burned caramel and toasted wood. Flavour of caramel, toasted wood. Woody finish. Sessionable.
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trapped (1195) - New York City, TURKEY - APR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden yellow with small off-white head that dissipated fast, honey and malt aroma, high carbonation, toffee vanilla taste, longish finish. Very nice and satisfying.
lithilorn (250) - Covilhã, PORTUGAL - APR 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden body and white head. Malty, woody and some hops aroma. Oak taste, Crisp, sweet flavor with a dry finish. A good beer to drink.
RafsMadeira (4) - - APR 18, 2015 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mais uma cervejinha do mundo. Retrogosto de baunilha que enjoa. Aroma legalzinho e só.