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.
48FanInCali (648) - California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
11.2 oz bottle - Very light pour with some head. Nose mostly of alcohol and artificial wood flavoring. Taste is pretty much the same with a hint of citrus. Super thin on the palate.
ljstephenson (247) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright deep orange pour with a moderate off-white head. Aroma is strong vanilla and hints of pine. Flavor is subtle spices, mainly vanilla, and well-balanced malt to hop (Kent hops perhaps) ratio. Finish has soft mouthfeel and slight dryness. Enjoyable.
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RickFifty (134) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep orange to amber color, offwhite head. Woody, caramel nose, hint of spice. Caramel malt taste, earthy. Light body and carbonation.
Masterkush7 (338) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is of oak and malts. Taste is of malts, oak, vanilla, and toffee. A smooth, easy drinking beer but not a favorite.
StilleStorm (405) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
DAA; Pours clear amber with a fast deminishing off-white head. Aroma is malt, honey, oak and light citrus. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with spicy notes. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Wyrd_Brewery (12) - - FEB 26, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sorry I just did not like this beer. The oak is far too strong, tastes like cold liquid toast!
Dal9000 (131) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malty initial flavor. Vanilla and toffee notes at the first taste with no after taste.
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henkjanwiegers (65) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Scotland. Pours a light orange color, which is no surprise, because the color was visible through the bottle. Nice ale with a real oak finish. Nice for a change.
MattiasA (264) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tried bottles from Systembolaget on a number of occasions. Nowdays i have a hard time with all these beers, there’s a weird butterscotch aroma to them which is really hard to shake. With that said, this is a decent ale, it’s very popular with my non-ale drinking friends.
beechner224 (366) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange with white head. Aroma of malty sweetness and oak. Mild. Taste is sweet, wood, malty, almost pissy.