otakuden (1704) - 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.
closey22 (320) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber with lasting rimming white head; aroma of sweet malt honey and notes of whiskey; Flava is sweet and soft but rich with notes of honey and whiskey rounding out with some fruity notes(grape?); feels rich medium silky smooth with nice fizziness mixing in; finishes semi dry and semi malty
RxForHealth (90) - - JUN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a really exceptional beer. 500 ML can from the LCBO. Aroma of coffee on the nose as you pour it, a nice dark caramel color with orange at the edges. The head is about 1 inch and then dissipates quickly. On the tongue is caramel, toffee and some sweetness. Nice, long, pleasant finish. I would buy this again, but the alcohol is fairly high. Recommended.
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DSG (3978) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 13, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Tom L. Clear copper color. Alcoholic aroma with vanilla, cake, cookies, honey, fruits and a bit of candies. Very sweet alcoholic flavor with malt, caramel, vanilla, liqueur and cookies. Way too sweet.
Toadvine (60) - Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Gordon Ramsay pub in Caesar's Palace, LV. Nice vanilla notes from the oak in both the taste and aroma. Good.
Imaena (1066) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. I found this beer to be too "woody" and too thin to support the heavy flavors.
beerandbeyond (463) - ISRAEL - JUN 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle poured into a pint glass.
Clear amber color with a minimal white head.
Soft aromas of caramel, malt, some vanilla and faint wood.
Sweet malty flavors, with some smokey notes, earthy hops, toffee and lo-med bitterness.
Medium bodied, not very dry, somewhat creamy and overall OK, not great.
Pyobon (742) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Clear golden / copper with thin white head. Pleasant aroma of toffee and wood, reminding me of whiskey. Medium bodied, with a lightly syrupy feel and nice bright carbonation. Lovely taste with notes of rich sweet toffee, oak and hints of vanilla. There’s a little bitterness in the finish along with hints of candy. Overall an excellent and slightly unusual beer.
stebo148 (3) - - MAY 26, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rich, woody flavour almost like a good single malt in places. Bit heavy though, not a session beer
StevieT (21) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite smooth and pleasant taste, good beer...........................................
tiong (2297) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample from a bottle
Pours clear copper colored with a small head. Aroma of malts, butter, hints of metallic notes and oak. Taste is sweet, stingy and syrupy with hints of honey and toffee. Finish is sweet and malty with hints of solvent. Not very balanced.