VertBaconStrips (2014) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whooopie! Iím special! I got one of the 84000 bottles. Iím holding the press conference later on this week..
Poured out a small white foamy head that sticks around as a wide rim and brown / dark amber brew. This pretty much smells like their other products which for me is a bit of a turn off. Rum-raisin ice cream, oak, molasses, lemon-fresh pledge and the faintest hint of a dank long abandoned stable. The taste also comes across similar to other versions but oh well. Sweet cinnamon?, oak, pop, paint thinner (somehow not in a bad way, just a way to clarify the alcohol taste), nice amount of fruit, vanilla, old hard christmas candy and rum. Light medium bodied and leaves a light coating. The malts taper off into a fading but unique sweetness. I think I enjoyed this? This may be the case. However, I still do not get too excited by the base beer that I & G use - probably the oak cubes. Best of the bunch so far and possibly worthy of another purchase.
harrisoni (12492) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from Sainsbury. well this should be interesting. I donít like Innis and Gunn beers and I donít like rum too much either. Mind you, it is a good looking beer, a kind of a mead, reddish gold clear hue. Aroma isnít bad either with some rum, some whisky and an unexpected smooth toastiness. Good toffeee and caramel too. So a pretty good start. And then I drank it and everything went just so wrong. It doesnít help that the underlying beer has been filtered and pasteurised to death. In fact the rum over the top is the only thing that is keeping this thing going. Makes it sweeter than itís other woody brothers. Its not so bad once you downgrade your tastebuds and the sweetish rum does save it some. Itís kind of alright. And it I wanted something bizarre to tempt a spirit drinker to beer I might give them this.
zathrus13 (1684) - 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 (1265) - big city livin ,London, Greater London, 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 (823) - 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 (1163) - 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 (1399) - 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 (480) - 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 (281) - 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.