planky84 (2105) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Chestnut brown pour with a beige head. Strong caramel character with toffee, plum and molasses in the aroma. Vanilla, butterscotch and caramel flavours. Sweet. Quite smooth. Sweet finish.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz bottle, best before Feb 2012. Served at cellar temperature.
Pours clear red/copper with a two finger off white head that leaves some bubbly walls of lacing and holds a creamy cap.
Aroma is bread, toast, some caramel, toffee, vanilla, oak, some raisins and dark fruits, a bit of herbal hops. Good strength.
Flavor is sweet rum, vanilla, caramel, toffee, raisins, a touch of earthy hops, and a hint of alcohol on the finish. Rather sweet, overall.
Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with good carbonation.
A tasty and unique brew and I’ll have to check out the regular version sometime in the near future. Boo to the clear bottles, though.
Stefano (1875) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange colour with a medium off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, oak and notes of butterscotsch. Sweet taste of caramel, oak and vanilla. Sweet finish.
Plovmand (6489) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small off white head. The aroma is caramel, light oak and dark fruit. The flavour is oak, dark fruit and caramel.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Fruity, caramel and slight rum
A - Dark copper with thin white head
T - nice full light sweetness with slight sour
P - Medium to full body with soft carbonation
O - Really nice strong ale
daniel0017 (388) - Yukon, CANADA - JUN 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance of a carbonated beer: Short bubbly head, tan body. Flavor is exquisite but falls out of the ’beer’ category IMHO ’notes of rum’ literally means ’this beer is actually a form of weak rum but with velvety, buttery creaminess and addictive potential’. The aroma is wow. The mouthfeel is creamy. A very good pseudo-brew.
Borup (5876) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Clear amber colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, wood, malt, spice and rum.
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
anthony left this at matt’s place at a tasting so we finally decided we had to drink it (being in a clear bottle and all). Are they sure that this is beer? Tannic and sweet... Ice tea like. Creamy body finishes slightly bitter. Tastes like a mixed drink. I guess there’s some tanins from the wood, but it hasn’t helped this beer in the slightest.
gilvanblight (775) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Caramel pour with a light head. Interesting scent. A touch of hops and something minty? Thick caramel and soyish taste. The best Innis and Gunn beer I have had. The taste is very overpowering and distinct. Still seems too strong and too overpowering, not balanced.
Thewade (319) - USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one was pretty good to me. Like the smell. Easy drinking. Faint rum smell/taste. good brew