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.
Gluepot (198) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A soft and sweet malt nose. The taste is honey oak and vanilla. There is almost no hop presence and the malt is also sweet, adding to the one-sidedness of the taste profile. A touch insipid for my taste in beer.
josanguapo (394) - SPAIN - OCT 2, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From Hipercor. In Ikea’s pint glass. Playing Goodbye Deponia.Not a kind of beer I like but at least I could finish this one without as much disgust as the tennents one, so it must be better. No foam and nasty colour
ROSE1962 (113) - POLAND - SEP 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Barwa jasno bursztynowa. Piana biała ale szubko opada.
W aromacie nuty słodowe, lekka vanilia i winogrono. Bardziej nuty herbaciane i ciasteczkowe.
W smaku słodowe. pojawią się nuty dębowe, vanili, whisky.
alteregoo (407) - POLAND - SEP 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Piana niska, sycząca, szybko opada praktycznie do zerai. Barwa jasno bursztynowa, klarowna. Aromat przyjemny - toffi, owoce (brzoskwinia, winogrono, czereśnia, truskawki), delikatne nutki whisky i wanilii. W smaku pierwszy łyk lekko słony, mocno nagazowany, po chwili czuć miodowo-karmelową słodycz, wyraźne posmaki Johny Walkera tudzież Jacka Danielsa, wanilia, niewielka herbaciana goryczka.
Piwo wygląda i smakuje jak Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey!!! Ewidentnie dla sympatyków tego właśnie trunku :)
a_sully (327) - - SEP 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very thin head, colour is an orange yellow. Aroma is sweet. Taste is light and sweet on the tongue with a caramel finish.
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digopossobon (354) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 13, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Lots of whiskie! Delicious!!!
A: Real good pale ale colour. Golden and clear. The head is white and frothy.
T: Dry. The wood is remarkable. Medium sourness.
P: Medium body and creamy. The carbonation is average. And the finish is astringent.
O: Lovelly beer. I’m really mad because I don’t remember where did I bought this bottle!!
cityzen (102) - FRANCE - SEP 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Plutôt douce, au goût d’alcool et de whisky, plutôt pas mal, mais je ne réessayerai pas.
bartlebier (2760) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle bb?, Netto DK at half the ransom at my local tabacconist. - Smells like new furniture and vanilla cantuccini. Taste quite clean and precise, almost artificially so (pasteurisation?), mostly dry vanilla sugar and some fruitier esters. Quite easy drinking, but really missing some yeast-powered character here.
CraftyBeerTour (137) - Barcelon, SPAIN - SEP 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Fizzier start than I expected. Hop aroma is a little earthy. Light waft of toffee and honey aromas. Vanilla is very feint. Dense off-white head, not too persistent. Very handsome deep golden colour. Clear. Nice beading. More caramel in flavour, a clear malt backbone, but nicely balanced with a pleasant bitterness. Lighter in body than I expected.
TorbenJensen (1295) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Foam subsides nice and close to the glass and smell of vanilla is not to be mistaken. The smell also though of fresh oak, some caramel and slightly smoky. The taste is very special. I have never tasted anything like this amazing brew before. It tastes wonderful of vanilla, slightly citrus and fresh newly carved oak. During the fermentation is added a little honey, which gives it a good sweet balance. The finish is long and pleasantly bitter.