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 (1302) - 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 (3810) - 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.
oh6gdx (25392) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Ambery red colour, with a small beige head. Aroma is fruits, some maltyness and mild floral notes. Flavour is fruity, rum, quite nicely balanced. Pleasant, and one of the most surprising ones in this series.
Earlier Rating: 3/23/2008 Total Score: 3.5
Bottled (thanks omhper!). Dark amber colour with small beige head. Aroma is rum, oak and some sweet malts. Flavour is wooden, rummy and has some hints of vanilla and mild spicing. big time wooden barrel aftertaste.
Finn (6291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2012 Flaske 0,33l fra Systembolaget i Kiruna. Dyp brun med mye kullsyre på glasset. Pent kremaktig skum som varer en stund. Beskjeden rom-aroma. Litt søtlig. Søt frukt/nøttesmak med en undertone av rom. Uvariert. Antydning til bitterhet i ettersmaken. KI=6
onkelgobber (160) - Edinburgh, - DEC 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice deep aroma. Some caramel, roasty, wood and vanilla. Deep red/brown clear appearance with a light brown quickly disapearing head. Very small fizzy bubbles. Not much carbonation in the beer itself. Some sweetness with a bit of sour, saltyness and a slight bitter. The sour and sweet lingers for a while. Not bad at all and the rum cask comes through nicely.
andyhwcinc (1846) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased at Binny’s in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on the first Saturday of December at home. Appearance is a nice dark brown, gold at the bottom of the glass with a rich off white head. Aroma of oak, rum, bit of vanilla, a bit of malt, mostly booze over beer smell. Taste is more balanced, nice alcoholic flavor from rum/oak that to me makes it taste a bit like bourbon, maybe a touch of spice in the flavor, vanilla. It’s pretty good.
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel dark fruits and maybe something slightly resembling rum. Not as good as the original. The vanilla is not very well pronounced.
crusianbeer (116) - Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Searched for this one, saw the Spiced rum finish, aged 47 days. saw the rum cask, aged 102 days... this is the Rum Finish, Aged for 57 Days.
Clear bottle, yay, but that is their norm. Pours an amber color with about a finger of head. it is nice...
Nose is odd. I get the crappy Innis and Gunn beer nose, but then the soft and actually quite nice oaky rum nose. it is not an over powering rum nose, and it is not an over powering oak nose, but it is a nice blend of the two... now, if they could get rid of the crappy underlying beer nose.
Taste is much the same as the nose. i get the crappy underlying beer... then i get the nice smooth oaky rum. It finishes quite nice. VERY nice actually. But the regular innis and gunn is there, and I can taste it. This is the best Innis and Gunn I have ever had though. I have had the Canada whiskey version as well, and this one is quite better. The rum is subtle and the oak is smooth, and they blend quite well.
Mouthfeel is the same as all the other versions.