yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, 7.4% a/v
Pours a dark, rich cola black. Nice tan head. Aroma is tremendously rich, fruity, and malty, with a bit of subtle spice. The taste is sublimely rich, smooth and malty. More like a rum with beer than beer conditioned in a rum barrel. This beer is vageuly like a spiced rum and coke, but subtly different and better,,, this beer is an absolute beauty! Rich mouthfeel and just a great sipper! Will be back to buy more for certain
Chiswick (159) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cola-like colour, slightly opaque, pours a thin head that settles to the side of the glass. the aromascape gives of sweet coconut with a honey side, while maintaining a wooden character with a low malty base, hinting towards rum or another stronger drink. not many strong things going on, but an interesting scape to explore. light, well balanced low sweetness supports the bitter sour base well, almost like the taste keeps bouncing back, leaning against the sweetness. light salt.. relies heavily on the sweetness but is not overly tacky or pushy. the alcohol comes out significantly more through the taste. the body is rather light but is backed up by the good balance of tastes and alcohol. the texture is slightly watery, but has a cotton-like, dry feel to it to save the feel. not much here to emphasize anything; just to make it work. The first time i tasted this beer, it was overly sweet with unpleasant coconut aroma all over the place. i do not know i it was simply a matter of the batch, experience, temperature.. but compared to this it was weak and all over the place. a different, "almost there" balanced beer with an idea. more character, depth, punch, strength could be used to make it even more complex but that is just my personal taste.
wkalle (263) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep reddish brown with off white head. Aroma dominated by vanilla rum. Flavor is also mostly rummy, yet nicely so.
flyweightnate (11) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clean vanilla flavor, almost candy sweet. Barely a beer. Refreshing, copper colored and inviting, a thin head, but a very light body. Fantastic for what it is. I recommend this as a dessert beverage, would pair nicely with bananas foster.
Tiger_08 (137) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2012 First tasted at home on a fine winter night, February 2012. I was very impressed by the brewing process and was excited by the wonderful scent of rum. Unfortunately, the presentation is best quality and it fell short of my high expectations. Unfair maybe since rum is my favorite liquor. It does have a warming palate and tastes of toffee and the rum barrel. I will drink it again before deciding if it is a favorite.
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle, "57 days matured".
Pours dark ruby with a lively white heat.
Smells of fruit, rum, spice, and malt.
Tastes very rum-like; a heavy sweetness, and not a lot of counter.
Itís very interesting, but not extremely drinkable. Pretty much reminds me of a rum-heavy rum&coke.
sm89walt (1939) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. A lively, deep & clear mahogany coloured beer that poured with a fizzy & rapidly dispering loose, bubbly off-white to beige head. Sweet & buttery toffee malt aromas with a slightly skunky, toasted malt dryness. Predominantly sweet again on the tongue: a combination of more buttery, toffee notes with rum & raisin. A gentle spice in the mix too. Like a rum, raisin & vanilla ice cream of sorts with a delicate woody, toasted malt character evident. Medium body & medium carbonation. Doesnít quite have that mid-palate emptiness that many pasteurised bottled beers do. Gentle in the finish with a light rum bitterness & a lingering fruity sweet aftertaste.
UDBeernut (2615) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Dutch, pours a dark amber color small head with ok retention. Oak, raisin and plum in the nose. Sweet in the mouth, slightly cloying but with so much depth. Yes, this is tasty.
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michaeldangelo (6) - Bayside, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very unique aroma this beer gives off, with a clear distinct rum scent to it. Kind of threw me off a little bit after tasting all of Innis & Gunnís selection but it was my favorite. Love the story behind the aging process.
justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought Innis and Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer from EBI in Saratoga Springs.
Poured into a 16oz pint glass, this beer is a pleasant copper color with a 1-1 1/2 finger white head that dissipates at an average speed. Mild to medium carbonation.
The aroma is sweet, as is the taste. I taste toffee, caramel, and even something resembling maple syrup, but the sweetness isnít overbearing. There is a faint warming from the alcohol and the flavors come together pretty nicely.
While Iím not sure this is something Iíd add to my usual rotation, it was a pleasant treat.