zathrus13 (1660) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to madmitch76. Pours brown/red, with a small, off white head. Aroma is alcohol, rum, vanilla, and brown sugar. Flavor is rum, alcohol, vanilla, and fruit. Body is rather thin. Not great, but Iím not hating this.
Gary (1200) - Rochester, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2009 Its presented in a box . Its limited eddition..its here its now...its hip ,its with it, ok well its trying to be. Nice stench of spirit,raw booze..raisins, oak and peach ester. Tastes more soulful than iíd ave betted .Rich oak and fat malt millionaire richness.
A sipper ,complex .
espenra (793) - Kurland, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle at a sampling at Dr. Jekyllís Pub. It poured a dark red brownish colour with a very heavy rummy aroma. Aroma is bitter with notes of alcohol. flavour is a bit flat and watery. Notes of vinegar in both aroma and flavour. Too sour for my palate.
Cirrhosis (1142) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Body looks dark brown with a glowing red presence a thick off white cap floats on top, reminds me of dark cherry juice. Aroma is rum and coke, vanilla and some slight skunky hops. Aroma isnít the greatest but I can tolerate it. first sip the flavour seemed very watery and empty. Taste like rum with its vanilla and oak flavours, cherry shows up in the finish. Mouth feel is smooth a mildly carbonated. I lied its prunes Iím tasting not cherry. This was way better than expected and my favorite Innis & Gunn so far but I have no intention to ever drink this again.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2009
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle at tasting at work. Alround rating: Massive raw dark rum character, loads of alcohol, noteably bastardised by filteration, pasturisation and force carbonated. Utterly undrinkable terrible terrible stuff(though not as bad as the islay one).
Jonte (1385) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Reddish brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma: Sweet, buttery and oaky, notes of rum and burnt matches. Taste: Sweet, caramel, oak, coka cola, vanilla, rum. Feels almost a bit artificial. Way too sweet and sticky, and with no body too back it up. Bad!
The Etruscan (463) - Tuscany, ITALY - MAY 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beige creamy head. Darl mahogany colour. Aroma is malty, fruity (prunes) with vanilla and toffee notes. Flavor is malty too with light fruity (dates) and caramel tones, ending in a moderately dry wooden finish. Medium bodied.
JoeZasada (274) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber with a very long lasting thin white head. Aroma of toffee, Vanilla, Oak. Tastes sweet, with a slight sourness and bitterness. After taste of oak. Overall, pretty good... but canít really taste any thing like rum.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle shared by Jimmack. Ugh- this really wasnt my thing. Pours a crystal clear filtered look to it- amberish light brown with a thin fizzy cola-like head. Aroma is old honey and syrup with sweet rum with iodine and earthy rotting oak. rum gets a bit harsher and harder to detect in the flavor, more harsh almost scotch-like iodine comes through,. some peat and smoke, harsh malts, and just seemed dirty. Mouth feel was kinda harsh and prickly with the alcohol being detected as well. meh.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Jim Mackís Pre-Beer Wars Gathering. Thanks Mr.Mack for the share. Pours an amber brown body with a white head. Rum roasted malt, a hint of vanilla thin watery apple brandy character. Not so bad.