Kavu (1821) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown amber with a medium head. Aroma is sweet malts, but flavor is much less sweet than expected, which is frankly a relief. Malts and spices and a hint of rum. Pretty nice.
ComradeK (861) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. Pours a murky dark brown, with a smallish beige head. The aroma is full of rich rum notes, with some raisin and prune overtones. There is a swift initial hops hit, soon overwhelmed by a smooth yet spicy rum flavour, which mingles fantastically with the dark toffee and caramel malts present in the finish. This is mind-blowingly good stuff. A delightful, delicious beer.
patrick767 (3238) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at Bow Bar in Edinburgh - Pours dark amber with a small head. There’s a mild aroma of malt and rum. The taste is of caramel malt with smooth rum notes coming through nicely. There’s a little hop bitterness, but this one is mostly about the smooth blend of rum and malt. It’s quite good though could perhaps be better if it was more robust.
Hermod (2590) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle, Alko. Poured clear light woody/brown color with a nice creamy white head, nice lasting lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel, vanilla and hint of rum. Flavor is quite sweet (too sweet) and bit dark fruity. Moderately bitter finish, oily taste. Nice bite, enjoyable.
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown color, small beige head; woody toffeish aroma with hints of vanill and citrus, rum, even slightly chocolate; flavor starts with kind of hot sweetness reminding me of the original Innis & Gunn and therefore, again, licorice powder (but you may disagree, however, I can’t describe the taste better) smoothening towards the finish and revealing notes of toffee, wood and rum; body is medium with quite high carbonation. I actually liked the original a bit better, but it doesn’t take anything away from this brew.
jonno (2014) - JAPAN - MAY 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is very dark and ’rum’ like with big foamy head. Nose doesn’t give too much away. In the mouth it is quite full and alcoholic with a rum assertiveness and slightly bitter finish. A bit more complexity could have this one challenging for honours. LIke a top class hooker who is beginning her boozy descent from grace, it’s all there but it’s missing true class.
beelsebob (35) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAY 4, 2010
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An excellent beer, maintains the character of innis & gunn’s oak aged beer, but also picks up a strong rummy flavour. Perfectly carbonised, feel wonderful in the mouth.
gam (2915) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent head light biege colour deep red brown pour with aromas of the rum influence in the ale caramel dark syrup like note flavour smooth vanilla mild bitter rum influence very morishing caramel gives the palate a pleasing finish rum and fruit taste
imike (31) - , ITALY - APR 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ottima schiuma per il tipo di birra in questione, forse un poco scarsa all’olfatto, ma sicuramente interessantissima in bocca dove emergono delle note del tutto particolari e uniche
Dedollewaitor (13024) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Brugmansia/Fonefan Tasting, April 2010. Pours dark unclear amber with a small creamy white head. Nose is sweet and vinous, Rum, oak, caramel and fruit. Medium bodied. Low carbonation. Vaguely sticky. Flavor is not nearly as complex. Good.