yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
02/02/2010. 330ml bottle, courtesy of Highlandlad. Perfumy brown ale, smoky at first but becoming an intoxicating mix of alcohol and spice, with a slender grainy sweet body and a long dry (slightly green) oaky finish. I’ve had a bit of a mixed bag from these guys but this one is quite a decent step up. Cheers Highlandlad!
rauchbier (3590) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, from Waitrose Lincoln. Copper bronze, thin but lasting off white head and low condition. Initialy sweet toffee in the nose then developing a vaguely smokey phenolic note, vanilla sweetness in the mouth with some burnt toffee in the background, more sweetness in the finish with trace woodiness and the alcohol finally making itself apparent.
Lady_Bastet (113) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Soft aroma of rum and raisin with a deep amber colour. Minimal head. Heavy immediate taste of rum and heavy malt. A thin consistency with a mellow aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Quite complex with many nuances of taste. Overall not my favorite Innis and Gunn (I prefer the 77 or 71 day) but a worthy addition to their oeuvre.
Strangebrewer (829) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Poured dark brown with lasting creamy beige head. Heavy nose of rum alcohol, raisons and vanilla. Super sweet flavour, notes of vanilla, smokey whisky, nuts and light orange tones. Finishes light and sweet with low bitterness.
Joakgust (822) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 33cl - Clear brown beer with almost no head. Aroma is sweet with notes of vanilla, anise, butter scotch and milk chocolate. Flavor is malty with notes of oranges, butter scotch and some hops. Good for being an Innis & Gunn.
Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark amber ale with a thick lacing moka head. Sweet aroma of rum barrel, woody, a bit of caramel malt. In mouth, a good sweet malt with tobacco notes, rum, a bit of acidic points, medium bodied. Bottle from LCBO, BB Dec 2009.
scotty (1040) - SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep Coke coloured with no head other than a few thin patches of tiny bubbles clinging to the glass. nose is minimal, some malty caramel and perhaps a touch of rum. An unusual palate dominated by sweet caramel and some spice, the finish is slightly spirity but this may be due to the high ABV. Not one I’d return to I’m afraid.
EastCoaster (122) - USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Probably the most enjoyable beer I have had under this label. I remember it leaned on the sweeter side but was overall quite pleasant.
DerWeg (1482) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Palate is a little thin and scrapy, how do they manage to make these oak aged ales so tart and dry? But it pours a ruddy clear brown, small beige head falls to a ring. Aromas and taste of tart red berries and stoney mineral. Some kola-spicy play of flavors going on. Tartness may also evoke some sweet ripe lemon and tropical fruit. This has some Old Ale qualities I like, it scares me a little to drink very much (hangovers.)
PictouRx (142) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got this in a special holiday pack from LCBO along with the original cask beer and IPA beer and a innis gunn glass. The beer pours a dark brown with a light brownish head, very foamy. There is a caramel and coffee smell to it. You can taste the rum in this, and reminds me of Lambs navy rum, a dark strong rum I have tried. Strong beer, smooth.