jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAY 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is very dark and ’rum’ like with big foamy head. Nose doesn’t give too much away. In the mouth it is quite full and alcoholic with a rum assertiveness and slightly bitter finish. A bit more complexity could have this one challenging for honours. LIke a top class hooker who is beginning her boozy descent from grace, it’s all there but it’s missing true class.
beelsebob (35) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAY 4, 2010
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An excellent beer, maintains the character of innis & gunn’s oak aged beer, but also picks up a strong rummy flavour. Perfectly carbonised, feel wonderful in the mouth.
gam (3457) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent head light biege colour deep red brown pour with aromas of the rum influence in the ale caramel dark syrup like note flavour smooth vanilla mild bitter rum influence very morishing caramel gives the palate a pleasing finish rum and fruit taste
imike (31) - , ITALY - APR 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ottima schiuma per il tipo di birra in questione, forse un poco scarsa all’olfatto, ma sicuramente interessantissima in bocca dove emergono delle note del tutto particolari e uniche
Dedollewaitor (14259) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Brugmansia/Fonefan Tasting, April 2010. Pours dark unclear amber with a small creamy white head. Nose is sweet and vinous, Rum, oak, caramel and fruit. Medium bodied. Low carbonation. Vaguely sticky. Flavor is not nearly as complex. Good.
Beer4000 (4828) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Deep amber body with a nice, dense off-white head. Aroma has light smoked malt, wood and perfume. Flavor is sweet malt, burnt sugar, some wood and moderate bitter. Interesting aroma but the flavor is surprisingly mild and less distinct than expected. Still a nice beer, but rsther ordinary compared with a bunch of oak aged beer I sampled the same night.
Jade (417) - AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown beer with brownish creamy head. Unusual aroma, is that nutty? Sweet and bitter flavour. Really leaves an aftertaste - not sure if thats the rum. Tell you what, not bad!
evergreen0199 (2222) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Waitrose, Finchley, Nth London. A dark ruby coloured pour with slight white head. Aroma of rum, fruit and vanilla. Tastes quite sweet with hints of whisky, rum, caramel, fruit. Certainly a unique beer from Innis & Gunn, definitely worth trying once.
mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear, brown with small, tan head. Taste is lightly acidic and sour. Palate has light body, average carbonation. Aromas have caramel, spices, wood, hint of vanilla.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - FEB 27, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of malt and rum. The flavour is malty with a hint of berries and rum. Smooth and quite thin-bodied.