ksosh (6) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma has hints of cereal malt with a strong sweet woody backbone. Appearance is an awesome clear amber with light carbonation bubbles. No real head, though small carbonation bubbles come up to the surface frequently. Iím actually not a fan of the taste compared to the non-spiced rum cask I&G. Taste is a medium sweetness balanced with medium/heavy bitterness. Can definitely tell the spiced rum character, and itís nice, but not amazing. Palate has a medium body, texture feels thin and oily. Carbonation is fizzy, and there is an long bitter/astringent finish.
Overall, I LOVE the idea of this beer, and Iím a big fan of their normal rum cask version, but the taste just wasnít what I was hoping for. I think personally it need much more sweetness to it.
stouby (4426) - Holbśk, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Clear copper with a beige head. Aroma medium malty (caramel, fruity) notes of wood, vanilla and rum. Flavor medium sweet and spicy, rum. Medium body, some warming alcohol.
DraftDodger (1035) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copenhagen //5 2016. 33 cl bottle from Rema1000. Classic Innis & Gunn look but in dark bottle. Declares that this beer is full-bodied and bursting with fruit and spicy notes. I canít hardly wait. Pours deep amber with white head. Evaporates almost completely upon pouring. Aroma is sweet of vanilla, caramel, rum and a little alcohol. Soft carbonation and slightly thick palate. Flavor is quite sweet as well. Reminds me a little of sherry. You can actually taste the rum the beer is named after. Very typical I&G - and if you like their brand of beer, this is a fine specimen.
Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a ruby red with a big frothy off white head. Aroma is of toffee, caramel, wood, and spice. Tastes of toffee, caramel, spice, and vanilla. Has a smooth light body with average carbonation. Surprisingly this beer is quite refreshing.
slowrunner77 (9928) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 5, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
from the same Total Wine the old arse blonde was from. This was much better, though also seemingly past itís prime. Muddled malts, with a light spice and boozey oak finish. Just ok.
TomTron (452) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber with a thin head. Aromas of vanilla and some fruity notes. Flavor is a bit of the same with some caramel roasted malts. Not bad, pretty sweet and not really any hint of rum from what I can tell, but still a decent offering.
mikeyo1 (652) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. aged 4 years. Dark amber color and a small head. Sweet aroma with toffee, rum, caramel, wood, spices, vanilla. Low carbonation, medium body, dry finish. Similar taste.
Sigmund (6641) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml clear bottle in cardboard box, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. BB date Sept. 2013. ABV is 7.4%. Cognac colour, slightly hazy. Small off-white head. Fairly nice sweetish aroma of spiced rum and oak, some vanilla. Nice medium sweet flavour, spiced rum, spiced stewed fruits, moderate oak and vanilla. Minimal hops, as in all Innis & Gunn beers, but here the spiciness to some degree compensates for the lack of hops. Probably the best I & G variety Iíve had so far
dchad56 (335) - - MAY 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent though sweet aroma. Dark golden amber with only medium carbonation - very thin off White head . Again sweet taste of toffee. Good palate. Overall reasonable tasting but probably too sweet for me.
nihtila (2833) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
27.2.2015. Clear copper orange. Aroma of toffee, vanilla, wood, maybe some spiced rum. Taste has toffee, caramel and vanilla as well, similar to aroma.
Nevalainen (576) - FINLAND - MAR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bottle 6,8%. "Innis & Gunn Rum finish". Clear amber color with off-white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Taste is sweet and a bit spicy with tiny alcohol finish. Very good beer.