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.
gorkogrlo (151) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Gold color. White medium head, which actually lasts. Aromas of honey, malt, vanilla. In flavor there is the same. Very sweet. Overall OK, but missing oak character.
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Julie thinks its okay. V. V.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AKORN (147) - Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, crisp, golden color with a good white head. Slightly sour, malt and honey aroma. Malt, oak, creamy vanilla taste. Very good beer
sharkydodson (243) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 5, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
the aroma is malty and oaky with shades of fruits and coconut... the taste is well-balanced, with notes of oak barrel, toffee, coconut, banana and melon... slight but noticeable hopping... spicy sweet and dry aftertaste...
slowrunner77 (5910) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"interesting brew...didn’t even know what style it would fit in til just now. aroma a little hot for <7%, but pleasant notes of vanilla and oak, with mild hopping. Flavor is much the same with some toffee as well, and without the alcohol."
angelkostvo (636) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby colour, tiny head. Aroma of grass, slightly oaky. Taste is light sweet. LIght body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Nicely balanced.
DrnkMcDermott (2807) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle received as a promo, Oct. 2013. Well, I’m interviewing the brewmaster tomorrow, so I had better taste one of these. Worried about the clear bottles, but I’m guessing these Scottish brews are not hop-dependent. While they claim no more than oak aging, I have a clear whiskey note when I open the bottle, no doubt a reflection of the malt. Light Crystal amber color in glass, pours a big puffy head that last for a minute or so. And so there is a bit of whiskey in the taste, but a lighter, sweeter taste, like a whiskey and water. That would be the "toffee and vanilla" the label speaks of. Result is actually light in taste for a barrel-aged beer, but the better result of oak aging is what I get.
peponi (394) - POLAND - SEP 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: honey, barrel and vanilla. Appearance: clear golden color, poor white head. Taste: low bitterness, honey, vanilla, barrel, quite sweet. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation. Overall: strange stuff.
christhoel (113) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
floral, golden, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, very bitter, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter,
this looks the part but tastes like poo
JefVerstraete (1454) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Bothy Bar, Mac Donald Hotel, Kinlochleven. Amber colour, white foam. Soft carbonation. Aroma of caramel and tropical fruits. Light hints of oak and honey. Little bit tart with sweet hints. Watery. Nothing special.