Scopey (12245) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Asda. It pours deep ruby, with a thin off-white head. The nose is gingerbread, oak, rum and spice. The taste is caramel, oak, wood varnish, rum, sweet dark fruit and spice with dry, woody finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Solid balance. Easily the best beer I have had from the Innis & Gunn lot to date. Decent.
fsquirrel29 (84) - Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 This is almost the perfect beer. It is smooth and has a slight boozy spicyness. The original taste is somewhat unusual, but the after taste is actually better than the original swallow. That can be a bit dangerous as it is a high alcohol beer and that after taste leaves you wanting another swallow. The head is somewhat lacking (hence my average appearance rating), but with flavor like this, I’m very forgiving on the overall score.
stefannilssons (1580) - SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Det här var lite av en besvikelse, smaken är för syrlig och romtunnan känner jag alldeles för lite av. Men efterbeskan var i alla fall trevlig.
mikem409 (1976) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours dark ed/ brown with minimal head. aroma of berries and slight rum. taste kinda weird no rum flavor very malt
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, fruit, vanilla and light rum. Flavour is caramel, rum, fruit, light raisin and light alcohol.
jimhilt (2551) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a one-finger cream head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Opaque brown color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light rum and oak nose and flavor is toffee and vanilla with a sweet rum finish. $10.99 for a 750ml bottle from Pamplemousse Salem, Ma.
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours mahogany with medium khaki head. Aroma is thick of rum, oak, and simple syrup. Very sugary and slightly buttery nose. Flavor is immediately sweet of butterscotch, rum, and simple syrup. This tastes somewhat artificial, slightly plastic and really sweet, but there’s something about that rum flavor that I dig. It’s just not much like a beer.
ICEatALAMO (1300) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall a decent beer that I would have again. The smell is rich in oak and sweet. Don’t really get too much rum in either the smell of the taste imo. Taste is good and smooth with little aftertaste.
goozen (3774) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Dark brown coloured brew with at starts the beer have an overwhelming vanilla smell thats will fainted. Sweet taste and have an slightly warming mouthfeel, and ofcourse there are some hints of rum.
BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This made me want to drink a rum and coke. The rum character is not overpowering but is definitely noticeable. Colour is slightly darker than the Canada Day or regular oak aged beer. Again, finishes slightly sweet with a very malt forward mouthfeel that is quite full bodied. Very nice beer indeed.