WilleLW (166) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2012 Darker redish colour with a white head. Sweet aroma of rum and some malt and a hint of roasted sugar. Sweet taste with a hint of rum, sugar and brown roasted sugar.
AKThunder (166) - New York, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is better than the original if you prefer to have the whiskey taste dulled. The rum makes a nice mix with the already hybrid style.
BiffNilsson (164) - Perstorp, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Ljusbrun vätska med liten snabbt försvinnande krona. Doften är inte tilltalande. En blandning mellan ale på jäsning och avslagen Rom o Cola. Smaken är sötsliskig med fadd karaktär. Inte en öl i min smak.
ALCOHOLNIZM (163) - WARWICK, Alabama, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
STRONG ALES ,ALTHOUGH NOT FOR EVERYONE, HAVE A ROBUST AND WONDERFUL COMPLEX FLAVOR. THIS DARK AMBER ALE HAS A LIGHT HEAD WITH A SWEET CANE SUGAR ALCOHOL AROMA. THE FACT THAT THIS BEER IS AGED IN RUM CASKETS IS APPARENT AND PLEASANT THE FLAVOR IS DISTINCTIVE OF RUM, SWEET CARAMEL AND ROASTED NUTS . NOT QUITE THE BEST STRONG ALE YET STILL GOOD.
slimspady (159) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red/brown with little head. Almost no carbonation. Smell and taste the rum cask, but not overpowering. Some dark fruits also. Birthday beer from Stan #1. 071112
Chiswick (159) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cola-like colour, slightly opaque, pours a thin head that settles to the side of the glass. the aromascape gives of sweet coconut with a honey side, while maintaining a wooden character with a low malty base, hinting towards rum or another stronger drink. not many strong things going on, but an interesting scape to explore. light, well balanced low sweetness supports the bitter sour base well, almost like the taste keeps bouncing back, leaning against the sweetness. light salt.. relies heavily on the sweetness but is not overly tacky or pushy. the alcohol comes out significantly more through the taste. the body is rather light but is backed up by the good balance of tastes and alcohol. the texture is slightly watery, but has a cotton-like, dry feel to it to save the feel. not much here to emphasize anything; just to make it work. The first time i tasted this beer, it was overly sweet with unpleasant coconut aroma all over the place. i do not know i it was simply a matter of the batch, experience, temperature.. but compared to this it was weak and all over the place. a different, "almost there" balanced beer with an idea. more character, depth, punch, strength could be used to make it even more complex but that is just my personal taste.
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like these aged beers that Innis produces. They are unique in flavor and awaken the palette. The base is a nice malty beer with minimal sweetness, but the rum cask really makes it spicy and dries it out a little more than some of the others. Try it!
Cinctus (157) - - OCT 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mildly stronger than the original. Hard to drink continually but overall tasty and very good.
morri (154) - NORWAY - JAN 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Small, short lasting beige head. Reddish brown clear body. Aroma is dominated by barley malt and caramel. Palate is creamy, and the taste of rum is definitely present.
RD400F (153) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2012 Aroma: Similar to I&G Canada Day ’11. Bubblegum, toffee, oak, boozey. A bit floral and spicy, some citrus fruits.
Appearance: Beer to trappist glass. Transparent blood red, very little but chunky head formation that rapidly diminished.
Taste: Hmm, flavour components are similar to I&G regular and Canada Day ’11 but they are slightly different too. There’s definitely a rum/whisky thing going on here, the taste going down and aftertaste being the most noticeable. Definite spices, various woods and toffee, it’s nice, but a little subdued.
Palate: A little bit on the watery side, could be a little more carbonated. Flavours are well balanced however.
Overall: I really enjoy Innis and Gunn’s beers and I haven’t had one that’s mindblowing per se, but they are all very nice to drink. Here I am writing this up and the thing that’s going through my mind is "maybe I should buy a case of this?".