otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deeply brilliant woods – like those one finds in a centuries old gentleman’s club in the storied cobbled streets of London – cherry and mahogany. A thick tan head fades into a carefree bubbly collar bordering a thin puddle resting in the middle.
Dark fruits explode from the mahogany and cherry depths below with raisins, dates, prunes, and figs covered in sticky saucy black strap molasses. Black root and black licorice root in the raw. Plump earthen leathery spicy grapes. Cooked and cooled raw demerara sugars.
Sweet, rich, dense, mysterious, and a bit roguish. Burnt demerara sugars and unfettered black strap molasses and the finest dark aged rum one could hope to savor. Burnt brown sugar and molasses hard candies. Intriguing addition of red licorice in the back of each swallow. Swimming amidst it all are meaty raisins, figs, and dates. Eyes closed – a fine rummy dram. Eyes open – a fine Scottish pint.
Wonderful. Sweet suppable perfection in my glass. Innis & Gunn can play around with as many barrel/wood aged varieties as their heart desires. In return, I shall aspire to drink as many as possible because I can and I want to.
gegwilson (951) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Aldi. Plenty of rum in both aroma and flavour. Taste is also quite fruity with caramel and toffee. Better than the whiskey version, but still not great.
Xavalias (48) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at 6.8%. Pours clear brown with thin off-white head. Aroma is vanilla, caramel, fruity. Crisper and not as smooth than the "original" version. Fantastic with an extra mature cheddar.
Senka (420) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 12, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
33cl bottle. Maturing in oak for 60 days - that will have an effect only on first batch. Maturing every other batch will be weaker and weaker and weaker... That is the case by now - artificially flavored beer. Does not belong on the noble English Strong Ale list. For some reason it was rather revolting experience. Not my taste.
Pours clear amber, with decent head. Aroma of mold. Watery, thin and tastes like sugary water. I waited till it gets warm - still the same result. Do not believe that I will dare to try it again.
asimeow (45) - Sandsli, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33l bottle. 6,8%. Nice smell of rum,dark brown colour, tan head. Caramel, vanilla, woody. Nice,but I prefer straighter beer.
jsmerig (1208) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear ruby red with a slight tan head. Aroma of malt and rum. Taste is malty like a mild but with a slight rum note.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rikstar (669) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
0,33l fles meegebracht uit York. Robijnrood, met een zeer snel slinkende schuimkraag. Geur en smaak kunnen mij beide niet bekoren. Komen mij gemaakt over. Als wijn die al een tijdje over het hoogtepunt heen Is. Jammer. Bier heeft wel een goede body. Niet mijn ding.
djoeye (1230) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bighead, beige 3 fingers. Crocheted laceworks.
Clear ruby brown body.
Aroma; grass, apple, rum, toffee, malts.
Taste; grass, plums, rum, malts, nuts, chocolate, almond, grapes, oakwood oil.
Nice fully on palate.
Finishes lingering bready, malty, dark-fruity, chocolate saucy.
Now I found pleasure, and not Gunn’s annoying perfume.
[33cl clear spec btl, abv6.8%, B@Systembolaget, T@Middelfart Fyn DK]
hoptimusPrimed (25) - SPAIN - JUL 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really enjoyable beer. It was a little cold at first but after pouring it warmed up a little and released a lot of great flavours.
RhetoricalAns (191) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper brown pour, with a medium off white head. Aroma is toffee, wood, rum. Taste is sweet, warming alcohol, toffee again. Fairly round body, slightly syrupy mouth feel. Much prefer this over the original I&G.
miquelcrush (1272) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bona cervesa, es bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.