TheDog (575) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Mahogny colour and white head. Aroma and taste of rum, caramel, oak and walnut syrup. Sweet and balanced mouthfeel with a spiced touch of liqourice. Outstanding and superb.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
There is a caramel malt flavor that is similar to the regular Innis and Gunn Ale, but this is much more subdued in this version. A distinct rum flavor predominates the taste. Short-lived aftertaste.
italianjohn (2489) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber nice reddish clear pour off white head light sticky lacing ... aroma of sweet malts and light oak sweet and spicy rum ... taste is sweet malt and smooth light oaky and a sweet spicy rum ... although its not huge on flavors all of them are evident and mellow a tasty and easy drinking strong ale abv hidden well great brew
ChunkyD (4) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice looking, fairly strong, rich tasting and smooth. No bitter aftertaste.
Ibrew2or3 (7467) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of James pouring clear copper with off white head. The aroma is smooth and sweet with spicy oak tamed by smooth sweet rum and a touch of both roasted malts and nutty malts. The taste is very similar with only faint beery malt and nutty notes peaking through the vial of sweet rum and oak. So smooth you don’t mind that the beer is nearly washed away by the barrel.
mkel07 (4301) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Dark red to light black in colour with a light fruit aromas of plums and raisins with some rum notes also in there. You can easily taste the rum influence in the flavour which is very nice and light on the palate. The rum flavour lingers.
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a deep amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of potting soil, pile of leaves, rum, and some vanilla. Tastes of rum, wood, vanilla, and lighter coconut.
pushkinwow (2243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby, starts with a large white head that fades completely to minimal lacing around the outside of the glass. Smell is odd - coke, plums, raisins, some oak. Very odd taste - smokey, almost meaty - somewhat candied but a dry finish. Not quite sure what to think about this one - some very odd flavours and tastes, worthwhile to try once but not more than that.
AshtonMcCobb (3930) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
33cl bottle. Chestnut brown in colour with a nice head which hangs around for a good while. The nose has sugar and malt - the beer underneath seems quite thin. The taste is of more sugar, coconut and slightly oxidised beer in the background. The palate is medium all the way through and it doesn’t really refresh on the end. Overall, I’d struggle to have more than one.
Hammy78 (870) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a dark brown/ copper/ red. with a whitish head that recedes to a ring, some nice spotty lacing left behind as well. Aroma initially had this scent of cola like coke, there is also caramelized malts. Taste is very sweet malt and leaves a slight bit of bite on the tongue. Really nice brew.