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.
pushkinwow (2514) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Amber with owh. Grainy, sweet, caramel, dry, not a fan of the finish, high carbonation, mild body, uninspired. Would write more but don’t want more beer and not terrible enough to inspire prose.
sawyerpc15 (54) - Bowser, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really like this beer for it’s extra 80 and the tastes of Carmel and whiskey oak aged. Barrel.
batneil (602) - - JUL 5, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Unusual and distinctive taste and smell, but pleasant. Amber coloured pour. A touch smoky.
Druss (16) - Goulburn, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Palate: Medium body, slick. Average carbonation. Nice malts.
Toffee. Figs. Honey. Vanilla and sweet caramel malts. A great beer.
Grisza77 (504) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ciemnozłote, klarowne piwo o dość obfitej pianie, która redukuje się do pierścionka przy brzegu szkła. Aromat głównie waniliowy. W smaku wanilia i nuty drewna. Goryczka średnia. Ogólnie całkiem ciekawe piwo, jednak posiada trochę za mało cech kojarzących się stricte z piwem, dobrze że z tych cech jest chociaż goryczka.
Zgpt (19) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great rich smooth palate with strong oaky base flavor and brief tang as it enters your mouth.
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OnTheTrail (314) - Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden orange, moderate head. Aroma of honey, toffee, figs, vanilla cocoa. Taste is more vanilla, dark fruits, hints of light coffee or cocoa. Mouthfeel is medium heavy, somewhat carbonated.
koleminer20 (2218) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 mL bottle shared by ebone1988 for the god damned book again. The pour is a honey colored golden yellow with a thin bubbly collar of light gray head and a little lace. The aroma is sweet and light. There is a lot of caramel malt and a metallic dominance before it carries off to a little burnt toffee. It has a nice finish on the aroma, but the metallic and other factors through the middle aren’t good. The flavor is awful. There is a sweet vanilla and toffee that really is the only good factors. The metallic and light malt just suck. It’s incredibly basic and not good. The mouth feel is thin and watery with hardly any carbonation and a lingeringly overly sweet fake caramel. It’s not good in any aspect. This is a horrible beer. Good lord
ebone1988 (1257) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2016 Bottle shared with koleminer20. Damn book. Aroma is caramel, toffee, metallic, slight booze, eh. Appearance is golden amber, off white head, clear. Taste is caramel, toffee, metallic, watery, bland. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, dry caramel aftertaste. Overall, this is one I never would?ve bought without this book. So yeah. Bad.
rostetti (126) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Alko. Amber color with small white head. Aroma is very sweet, toffee and banana. Taste is like ’’symphony of flavors’’, I can taste toffee, banana, vanilla, oak, smoke... It is very sweet, but very enjoyable as well.