Aniela (2690) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle at home in Skövde. Amber clear beer with a offwhite head. Oak, banana, tar, malt and some vanilla aroma. Mild flavour with rum, vanilla, oak, malt.
vipinvelp (2679) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark brown with lasting light brown foam head. Aroma is rum dominated with some sweet fruit notes. Taste is quite sweet, some fruits, some caramel, but mostly rum. Short aftertaste. (Farstanäs 201307)
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Metalchopz (2557) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Single bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clean deep amber colour with a foamy head. No lacing is found. The nose is quite sweet with loads of toffee, and balanced by nuts, wood, rum alcohol, flowers and mild vanilla. Thankfully, the taste is not as sweet. Soft caramel malt at first, grainy in the middle and a little hop comes out in the finish. The vanilla-oak slightly comes out in the aftertaste. Always nice to see a new experiment from Innis & Gunn, but this one just misses the boat a bit (pun intended).
Inbreak (2540) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 03.06.2013, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Mediumlasting fizzy head. Aroma is butterscotch, toffee, dried fruits, vanilla, grass, some oak. Taste is slightly dry, toffee, grass, hay, vanilla, oak, chocolate. Medium bitterness. Fair enough.
northropfrye (2497) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. One of the better beers I’ve tried by Innis and Gunn. Aroma of cinnamon, tropical fruit, cherries, vanilla. Clear reddish brown colour. Taste is sweet rum, bitter finish. Creamy texture.
puboflyons (2406) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the 11.2 fl. oz. bottle. The color is a handsome looking medium amber-red with little to no head. The aroma is clean caramel malts, rum, jerky spice, and sugar in the raw. The body is smooth and creamy and fairly bold. The taste begins sweet but then there is an assertive bitterness which is probably enhanced by the rum-aging. A very nice brew.
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pour is a clear amber, the flavour is very strong in terms of woodiness, it doesnt have much in the way of a rum flavour. But it is nice and enjoyable.
Gethinbeer (2273) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper colour with no head. Lively carbonation. Strong malt character. Carmel flavour with a big influence of spiced rum and vanilla. Tangy finish.
Davros (2220) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber with a large head.
Nose shows lots of toffee and butterscotch along with vanilla and soft spiced apple. Very sweet-smelling.
Equally sweet flavours. Maybe too sweet. More butter, butterscotch and toffee. Incredibly sweet.
Could use a lot more carbonation.
TheJestersBeer (2200) - SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear, somewhat dull, medium gold, with a white head that disappears quite quickly.
The aroma is rather fruity, with quite a lot of spicy rum notes, along with tropical fruits, honey, malt, and of course wood and vanilla, and the usual truckload of diacetyl and butterscotch. I pick up something like burnt candle wax as well.
Off-dry, on the lighter side of medium bodied, low bitterness, quite lively CO2.
I’m pleasantly surpised that this one is not as cloyingly sweet as other I&G releases, the taste packs a lot of spicy notes from the rum and the wood, vanilla, diacetyl, faintly hoppy, actually there’s even something resembling malt going on here. The finish is a bit acidic, almost artificial, and leaves a feeling that I want to scrape something of my tongue. (2011-11-30)