bhensonb (11493) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours clear copper with some transient beige bubbles. Aromas of rum spice, mild treacle and arguably oak. Med body. Flavor is a bit of vanilla, rum spice, and a touch of treacle in the finish. Arguably finishes dry. There is a little bit of oak astringency in the very end. I tend to like these funny beers. But then I like Newcastle Brown too.
hopscotch (9498) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft... Pours clear and amber with a small, fizzy, white head. The restrained bouquet furnishes light notes of caramel, oak and toasted almonds. Light to medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor is sweet and reminiscent of Amaretto with a touch of vanilla, but vastly watered-down. Finishes crisp and moderately sweet. Yet another technically flawless, but boring as Hell offering from Innis & Gunn.
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Sits in its clear bottle an amberish color and pours with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of rum, vanilla, some coconut, and some wood. Tastes of vanilla, wood, caramel, rum, and some spices.
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden amber with an off white foam. Aromas are toffee and marzipan with vanilla. Spicy with dark rum and lots of booze. Honey and lemon with burnt rubber. Flavours are sweet caramel and vanilla with bitter lemon and rum syrup. Nutty alcohol with spices. Industrial and a bit rough. Still one of the better Innis & Gunns.
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours translucent copper with 3-finger creamy, uniform off-white head that laces well. Nose is toffee, oak, spicy spirity, and malty. Tastes very malty, woody and spirity, with some mid-palate spices, fruit, and caramel. Finishes oaky, spicy, and malty.
phaleslu (6807) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Yellow Springs Street Fest Craft Beer Garden, served in a plastic cup. Really weird offering; other options were a few Abita, some Crispin ciders. Not sure how they came up with this lineup. Anyway, this one pours a mostly clear, rich amber color with a small off-white head that lasts for a while after an initial fizz. Notes of toffee, brown sugar, toasted nuts, and vanilla, though it all seems a bit restrained in the flavor, which has an unfortunate watered down, slightly earthy quality that saps the energy rather than balances the beer. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation. A bit disappointing.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where and how: Virginia Beach bottle 355 ml
Aroma fairly string Rum cask feel , straight with solid cask play.
Top: creamy off white lighter top, some lace shown.
Base: light brown
Palate : medium bodied.
Taste: frontal oak, hinted cola , classic feel to it. Solid malts behind. This is one of better Innis brews.
drowland (6152) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1/2/13. 12oz bottle. Clear amber orange pour with a nice khaki head that fades to a couple of millimeters and laces lightly. Sweet, malty aroma with caramel, toffee, vanilla, and a hint of booziness. Sweet caramel and toffee in the flavor as well, with oak, vanilla, and more booziness that I can’t particularly nail down as spiced rum. Eh.
PorterPounder (5697) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Bull Run (Thomasville Rd) - 12 oz bottle. Pours a sparkling medium copper with a thin off-white colored head, very light lacing. Faint trace of vanilla and cherries in the aroma, a hint of oak. Flavor has some light butterscotch, a hint of vanilla, some biscotti-like malty notes a hint of toffee sweetness. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Not a bad novelty.
thornecb (4530) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear deep amber into a Sam glass. White head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Vanilla, toffee and spiced oak aromas. Medium bodied with sweet oak, butterscotch and vanilla upfront turning to mild rum in the medium length finish.