sloshgator (708) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not much nose to speak of but nice drinking overall. Slight rum flavor with a clean finish. A bit of alcohol taste as it goes down.
jrizko (42) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2012 (First Taste, Home, 330mL Bottle, Vintage Sept. 2011, Lager Glass, 7.4% ABV, Chilled, 01/04/12. #31.)
Appearance (3/5): Pours a clear, deep, mahogany brown, with a small. frothy, light brown head that fully diminishes and leaves little lacing.
Aroma (7/10): Distinct Innis and Gunn aroma of smoky oak, vanilla, and dark toffee dominates, with a little raisin and rummy spiciness.
Taste (7/10): A little sweeter then the Original Innis and Gunn, which goes to say it is quite sweet. Begins with vanilla, toffee, and raisin, imparting a muted sweetness that is intense but not cloying. Finishes with slightly bitter campfire flavors that present a long finish.
Palate (4/5): Medium body, soft carbonation, and a thick oily texture. Slightly thicker than the Original, with a stickier and even warmer finish
Overall (14/20): Not a subtle beer, with its big, bold, rich flavors and intense sweetness, but it’s drinkable and has a pleasant "comfort food" profile. This beer has substance and character.
Drinkability: 3/5. Character: 5/5. Buy Again: Yes.
TrefwoordPunk (958) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a medium-dark brown with a small white head and an aroma of sweet malts, caramel and rum. The taste is really sweet, with hints of honey, toffee and a weird coconut-like taste I really dislike. I won’t drink this again.
vtafro (6666) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Brown pour with no head. Very dry flavor not sweet at all. Rum and wood like tones.
Fatehunter (2243) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a goblet. A thin head formed, a clear copper color body.
It smells like tobacco, vanilla and faint molasses. Very nice.
Sweet but not malty sweet. Vanilla dominates the taste. The ale is in the background with a little, very little, bitterness coming through.
Smooth and creamy with a nice bubbly texture. Medium body.
Wonderful drink. The rum cask did an awesome job with the beer.
HighlanderOne (1233) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma does seem like how a rum barrel would smell - alcohol, rum, vanilla. Looks much better in a glass than a bottle with mahogany color and tan head. Flavors of vanilla, bourbon, caramel, banana, oak, a bit of pepper. A trace of alcohol noticed. Well done.
AGoodBrew (17) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong rum, vanilla, and caramel tastes. This brew tastes very similar to the Innis and Gunn Original. Not a lot of difference here. The main difference is that the rum taste stands out more in this brew vs the original. Also, the sweetness in this brew has been backed off compared to the original. This brew goes down nice and smooth. Easy drinking, and while not my beer of choice...a decent brew! Disappointed that this tasted so much like the original. I was looking forward to something brand new.
markposters (1) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet taste, very light and smooth. The color is a dark amber, a little darker than their original beer. I really enjoy this one, definitely becoming one of my favorites.
Digital_Aura (228) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2012 330ml bottle poured into my Innis & Gunn beer glass! Small off-white head quickly disappears. Zero lace! Aroma is definitely mix of coffee and rum. Beautiful brown-red ochre colour in the glass (Lovibond 23/24). Low to medium carbonation gives good mouth feel. Taste is certainly very sweet initially of rum, butterscotch and coffee flavours. Medium to full body. Not sure about the finish - its slightly bitter in a medicinal kind of way (not a hops way).
solidfunk (7618) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells like sugar cane adn the texture is similar to a thick dark rum. There’s some of the honey sweetness of good cane here as well but the body lacks substance. Some oakiness here as well. Bottle.