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.
onceblind (7302) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very slightly hazy deep honey golden under a thin off white top. Semisweet biscuity aroma with a wee touch of beechwood smoke, a little sausage, and bright oak. Smooth and bread malty flavor with a kiss of smoky malt giving a light German sausage nuance, oak, and a light bready finish. Light gentle honey throughout.
Arcanor (203) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle with no date. Pour light copper and clear. Fast disappearing white foam that left nothing, nothing at all. I’m not even sure it was white, it was to fast to notice. Aroma of cheap scotch and wet wood. Taste like a scotch with too much water, notes of caramel and wood. Once in my mouth, it’s actually not too bad I should say. Full body for the style, medium carbonation. Warmth of Scottish ethylene and caramel finish.
vyvvy (5852) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours clear copper with an off white head. The aroma has toffee, alcohol, oak, caramel and some medicinal notes. It has a medium body with light carbonation. The taste has toffee, crackers, toasty malt, oak, dates and some earthy/spicy hops. Pretty good.
AntonyWilson (128) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 17, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml Bottle: Pours a clear golden with a reddish tinge, fizzy head that disappears quickly. Aroma of wood chips and a slight maltiness. Definite wood characteristics come through with a medium bitterness. Nice and malty, however, not much in the way of hop flavour. Finishes sweet with a medium body and fizzy carbonation.
MrThirsty_za (1) - SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 14, 2016 does not count
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Found it to be very heavy on the whiskey/bourbon flavour which i don’t like. Did really like the aroma and appearance. While it was not for my taste, can see why it made their barrel range so popular.
Found the mouth-feel to be very smooth but also full in body, and initially, it was too bitter. I think I started out with it too cold, cause it really mellowed nicely as it warmed up.
Jultsu (745) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
BBE Jul 17. Kirkkaan tummankellertävä peruslager, olematon vaahto. Tuoksussa jotain epäaitoa esanssia, suutuntuma samaa teollista esanssia, kuivahko, parfyyminen vetisen tahmea lager.. Ei todellakaan mun juttu.
kaserov (166) - Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 6, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Similar a la Innis & Gunn Rum Finish, pero sin el ron y más maltosa. Estaba bebiéndola y pensando: entra con textura de agua pero... ¿a qué coño sabe? Hasta que me percaté de que era miel (o eso creo). Me encanta la miel, pero desde luego no para beber con cerveza. Le falta carbonatación para que no sea tan fácil de tragar.
cagou007 (1037) - FRANCE - SEP 5, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear golden with thin white head. Nose is whisky and malt. Aromas are sweet malts, whisky, woody notes. Average carbonation, medium body. Meis sweet, bitter and whisky finish.
mgclark_co (1) - Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2016 does not count
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good English ale but has a bit of hops making it a bit more bitter than most ales.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Cerbier (686) - - AUG 31, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33l Flasche. Hellbraunes Bier, Schaum ist so gut wie nicht vorhanden. Leicht malziger Geruch mit Aromen nach Holz und Vanille. Dies wird im Geschmack erst auch bestätigt, bevor es von einem intensiven angenehmen Whiskey Geschmack abgelöst wird.