markas101 (1826) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Cola appearance, mild rum, malt an aroma. Rum and coke flavour, although less sweet, with a spicy finish.
norefundpolicy (7) - - FEB 2, 2011 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served cold from 33cl bottle into a 50cl pilsner glass.
Good foamy head, gradually fades to thin lasting head. Amber, nicely colored.
Smells of caramel, cinnamon, wood, and wintery spices.
Taste is complex. Up front bursts of citrus and cola, malty spicy middle, and finish of dark spiced rum. Well balanced, between malt and hops.
Too much going on with the taste to be highly drinkable. A solid base hit, but no home run.
jkwood04 (3801) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours dark brown with a lingering, beige head. Aroma of strong roasted and caramel malts, oak, spice, and the rum. Flavor is really complex with the roasted malts, then the spice, and then the oakiness. Thick texture. A really interesting beer.
Grima (2080) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown beer with a little foam. Smells like caramel malt aroma, slightly chocolatey. Delicate Rum nuances come through as well. The beginning part shows already much more of the rum flavoring. It also tastes very caramelly, a little chocolate comes through here. Overall, the beer is very sweet. The aftertaste is also very influenced by rum, this note resonates long. The further course is somewhat woody, the rum notes, however, remains dominant. Rarely have I drunk a beer that takes the cask note like this. The finish looks alcoholic-warming. For a cold, rainy winter day like today, this beer is just perfect!
Suddles (1) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 22, 2011 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
The single most exquisite beer I have ever tried. I joined this site solely to praise this beer.
I should mention I am not a rum drinker, whisky being my drink of choice.
Where has this beer been hiding all my life. I have been given a lavish selection of beers to give feedback on and would happily trade them all for a second bottle of this!
Ingevara (788) - SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kryddig! my wife said when she sipped it, and I agree. An unusually spiced beer, but it doesn’t really feel like rum. Perhaps the combination with maturation process and the restrained hoppyness. A successful experiment, this one, fruity and spicy but still heavy bodied and convincing in the whole spectrum. Like!
tkrjukoff (4022) - SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep ruby mahogany with a rich tanned head leaving very small lacing. Aroma is sourish, malty, rum and a bit smoked with tones of caramel/fudge. Crispy sweet mouthfeel. Fruity acidy, crispy, sweet, rummy flavor. Medium body. Sourish flat palate. Finishes thin with shortlived acidy bitter aftertaste.
rajendra82 (947) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The burn umber colored body was clear, and topped with a one fingered head, leaving lots of sticky lace. The smell was very peaty and smoky, and clearly evocative of Scotland. The taste was very rich, as the notes of chocolate, toffee, and brown sugar derived from both the malts, and the rum, blended well with smoke, peat, and vanilla. The beer was rich and velvety in the mouth, but could have used a bit more heft in the body. A good representative of the style, with a compatible aging method that does not call too much attention to itself.
crazyvin (1910) - New York, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured s clear medium smber hue with a slightly off white head. No retention snf mild lace at best.Aroma had a good caramel malt profile, and a added sweetness to it. Some wood notes to it. Flavor had a good caramel malt profile wood notes were great and a added hint of sweetness from the rum cask i suspect. A nice warming quality in the finish. Hops were mildly present, but enough to balance out the sweetness. Only disappointment was the body was watery.
manuchampions (1236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old rate. 330ml bottle from LCBO. Deep ruby-chestnut colour, smallish puffy off-white head that lasts well and laces. Sweetness predominates the aroma, some dried fruit some musty woody rum-like, brown sugar tones and caramel. Caramel malts with some rum-wood tastes, light hop balance, slick mouth feel, sweet wet finish. It’s decent but like many of these Innis & Gunn beers, it feels a little too one dimensional and forgettable.