bartzluke (533) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
.33l pour from refrigerated bottle into wine glass. Translucent, ruby-brown, light head. Soap, brown bread, cherry on the nose. Thin body, smooth. Taste is slightly fruity, some spice, hint of woodiness. Much lighter than I would have expected for a 7% barrel-aged beer.
Thranemeister (28) - DENMARK - DEC 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First impression is RUM! Amazing aroma of rum and caramel. Reminds me of whiskey aswell. Very red clear colour. Super surreal experience. The smell of rum and charred oak casks masks the taste, which might only be a bit boring malty.
Lloydy (100) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not as good as the "Original" for me. This sweet and spicy beer is a good winter ale, if they put the word Christmas on the label it wouldn’t be out of place.
digopossobon (378) - MACAE, BRAZIL - DEC 20, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Wood, smoked, medium intensity. A little bit salty. The best part of it.
A: The head is dense and tan. Intense red-brown liquid. Clear.
T: Surprisingly sweet. But balanced.
P: Medium body, creamy, average carbonation. Astringent finish.
O: I liked this one. Easy drink!
UXO (1339) - CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: clear medium to deep amber with one finger of fluffy ivory head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: caramel, vanilla, woody, rum. (7/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate-low bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly boozy finish. (3/5)
I’ve been really bored with Innis & Gunn for quite some time, but this was in Calgary Co-Op’s Discovery Beer Packs, so I was kind of stuck with it. I hadn’t had it before, so I figured, what the hell. And, actually, it’s not bad. Like pretty much everything they make, it’s really too sweet, but the rum character is actually quite mild and pleasant. I thought it would be a Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy, but I think the correct stye is actually an English Strong, which is probably why I like it more than I expected to. I also went back and re-reviewed my notes for other I&G’s, and came to the conclusion that I dramatically overrated them all. My only defence was that I was young(er), foolish(er), and enthusiastic(er). This is a more correct rating, and should be counted among their best. And no, I’m not going back and re-doing the others, unless some very silly person insists - and then buys them for me. (13/20)
Scottishchris (645) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle received as joke secret Santa from someone who knows I can't stand i&g. Clear ruby, decent white head. Sickly vanilla and oak. Medium body, sticky. Fizzy. Sweet caramel and vanilla. Some woody notes. Possibly the best of a bad bunch?
DerGantzel (274) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of malt and rum. Red-brown clear liquid, white head. Rum taste is high, medium-high sweetness, light bitterness. Average carbobation.
DoctorHU (349) - UKRAINE - DEC 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The flavor has a light fruit notes and weak wood tones.
The taste is too intrusive berry-ascorbic acidity, slightly caramel, start to play very small notes of rum and perhaps even more light bitterness.
The aftertaste reveals delicious alcoholic and noble tone, just the cream and rum barrels. However, these colors are very soft, pleasant, shaded little fruitiness
MGantzel (193) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Denne Innis & Gunn har et brunt udseende med et svagt hvidt skum. Øllen har en cask rom aroma og smager frugtig og sødt. Desuden afrundes øllen af en cask rom smag, hvilket giver øllen en lidt krydret smag i samspil med det søde. Lav karbonering.
Satyroneto (290) - BRAZIL - NOV 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cor âmbar com tons rubi e cobre; brilhante e cristalina com um perlage razoável e uma espuma bege de baixa formação e persistência de um fino anel com pouco lacing.
Aroma de biscoito, pudim e picardia de especiarias (lembra rum envelhecido). Leve álcool em segundo plano.
Sabor de caramelo, evoluindo para um final amadeirado, alcoólico e levemente picante. Retrogosto amadeirado de boa persistência.
Corpo leve e carbonatação média.