Brix (647) - DENMARK - JAN 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted 2011-01-03. Pours clear, brown with a small, beige head. Aroma is butter, rum, raisins, rye bread. Taste is initially a little blant, but the aftertaste is rich with all of the aromas. A funny beer, but I think I quite like it.
BBHansen (646) - Køge, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ friends. Appearance: pours dark amber (some sedimentation) with low short lived off-white head with limited lacing. Aroma/taste: caramel, cream, toffee, wood, rum and some fruity notes. Palate: low to average carbonation, full body, distinct caramel sweetness, low bitterness, long duration and an oily texture. Overall: very nice strong ale
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Presentation: It was poured from a clear 11.2oz bottle into a pint glass. The bottle has the abv listed at 7.4% and the back label has a short deScription.
Appearance: The body has a beautiful deep reddish amber color with good clarity. On top of this beer there is a small creamy off white head. This small covering soon fades to a thin ring of slick lacing.
Smell: There is a delicate sweet grain and bready base with mellow vanilla, woody oak, and caramel.
Taste: On a light thin palate in get nice light bready and sweet grain character. Inside of it are delicate hints of the caramel and oak with notes of vanilla and spicy sweet rum. On the back end there is a light kiss of herbal hop bitterness. It is smooth lightly carbonated and watery on the tongue.
Notes: I love the flavor and balance of all its very subtle complexity but it just lacks depth.
agent_persik (641) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clean dark amber color, small beige head. Aroma of caramel, wood and rum. Taste has caramel, roast, ripe fruits, spice - dry sweet with subtle bitterness in finish and rum in aftertaste. Medium body and soft carbonation. Decent beer.
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer smells of vanilla and sweet rum. The beer is a beautiful red brown with a small cream head. The taste is sweet rum and vanilla. Thick and very smooth.
Sjohnh (639) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6.8% version. Dark wood colour with a small white head leaving tendrils of lacing. Medium body, slightly oily and a nice bit of carbonation - I think the suggestions of it being watery are a bit harsh. Aroma of spice and brown bread. Tastes of malt, rum and banana. Nice.
BrewGoblin (633) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Certainly the one of the most solid I&G offerings at our local LC, a beautiful garnet-highlighted umber that sadly lacks any lasting head. More than making up for that is the wonderfully intoxicating aroma; vanilla, oak, burnt toffee, rum, raisins, cinnamon and dark fruitcake scents lead you towards a matching taste. A very smooth texture aids this well balanced beer towards extremely drinkable territory for its drowsiness inducing 6.8%. The flavour that lingers on my tongue is a fine one and reminds me that a well crafted I&G brew can really stand up tall.
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet scotch ale with a hint of oak and possibly rum. The oak is subtle but detectable. quite decent.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can’t help but question a beer in a clear glass bottle. Very fancy-looking for sure, but, on the whole, Innis and Gunn Rum Cask tastes pedestrian; the oak is there but light, the rum makes an appearance but doesn’t stick around, and the base ale makes for a rather no-frills playing field. Sticky sweetness begins to pop up as the beer warms; couple the English gooey malts with sugary navy rum and things start to border on cloy. Eh. Nice packaging, though.
Scottishchris (624) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle received as joke secret Santa from someone who knows I can't stand i&g. Clear ruby, decent white head. Sickly vanilla and oak. Medium body, sticky. Fizzy. Sweet caramel and vanilla. Some woody notes. Possibly the best of a bad bunch?