greenmanalishi (493) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Oaky, caramel malts, rum stickiness, creamy smooth moutfeel. Just didn’t feel a lot of depth behind the warm sweetness.
MrBeerFanatic (901) - Friona, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour of a dark copper with a tint of dark red producing a creamy soft head. Rounded nose of whiskey, vanilla, fig, raisin, and sweet Caramel hiding in the back, almost as if she knew my nose was coming to the party. When the flavors hit it reveals a quick dry note leading into raisin, fig, and ole whiskey to stir things up. Sweet caramel quickly comes to the rescue and sweetens things up. This one isn’t quite as it would appear as it is lighter on the palate. A very pleasing brew of sorts to my preferred liking. Sweet and robust yet somewhat mild.
bierkoning (11041) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber color. Cokkie caramel aroma with butter. malty sweet flavor with butter cookies, toffee and some rhum notes. Sticky mouthfeel. Slightly alcoholic finish.
stravale (2478) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Tesco
Appearance - Dark ruby brown, thin white head with moderate lacing.
Aroma - Molasses, rum, wood, hint of vanilla, smoke, dark berries, no hops. Fairly complex.
Taste - Unusual flavour of dark sugars, rum, oak, smoke, bit medicinal, hint of cake spices, bubblegum. Complex flavour.
Palate - Medium body, no bitterness, no hops, low carb. Finish is warming and a continous of the main taste. COnsiderably sweet.
Overall - This is very unusual. The base beer is very sweet with no hop presence. Interesting at first, but gets cloying by the end of the bottle, and I was getting a bit sick of it. It is slightly better, though, than the standard I&G.
Martin243 (877) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The thing that has disappoints me most about Innis&Gunn beers is their failure to keep a head. That said, this pours a beautiful dark red colour, and has more of the vanilla/oak taste that we are led to expect. I don’t get much rum flavour, which would seem to be the point of this one, but it’s less bland than their "original". Damned with faint praise, I know, but I would drink this again.
DutchDrebus (4663) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber/Copper colour with a small, decent head. Smells caramel, toffee, wood. Tasts sweet, caramel, whisky. Okay carbo, medium body.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella. Nice brown colour. Caramel toasty malty spiced aroma with rum notes, sweet like. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is a bit sweet with toasty amlt and caramel along with some spice and a good rum touch. Sweet malty spiced like nrum finis. Nice.
Benzai (9898) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Joes Tasting shared with Joes and Dutchdrebus. Clear amber color, large bubbled off-white head. Smell lightly caramel, some wood and some sweetness. Taste sweetness, malt, no rum cask really. Medium carbo, low to medium body.
reebtogi (4742) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330mL bottle poured a nice brownish color with big off-white head and plenty of fine lacing. Aromas of rum and caramel with a touch of vanilla. Taste is a moderate malty sweetness with a hint of rum and a mild hoppy bitterness in the finish. This is a nicely balanced beer with nice carbonation and a medium body.
superflyguy (429) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
disappointing. I was really excited about this - aged in an oak rum cask, what could go wrong?
for me it was too thin in the mouth and far too sweet. on the up side the aroma was as fruity and spicy as i’d hoped. even with a hint of the banana flavour i love in a rum. but unfortunately for me it was like drinking cough syrup. all sweetness, nothing bitter to balance it. and most of the fruitiness lost.