rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transparent dark golden orange, fine white head, lots of carbonation. Aroma: Really strong notes of vanilla and toffee, hints of rum. Smells really sweet; Not spicy at all. Palate: fairly thin bodied but not watery, fizzy, syrupy, slightly dry in the finish. Taste: very sweet, gets spicier closer to the finish.
slowrunner77 (8376) - 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 it’s prime. Muddled malts, with a light spice and boozey oak finish. Just ok.
TomTron (447) - 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 (518) - Linköping, 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 (6116) - 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 I’ve had so far
dchad56 (237) - - 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 (2288) - 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 (393) - 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.
BlackHaddock (5387) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
7.4% ABV: 330ml bottle. BBD Sep 15, poured into a Gordon badged thistle shaped glass at home on 6th Mar 15 during a Scottish tasting evening I had with myself. Looked lovely, clear toffee apple red/amber with a creamy head in colour and texture. Caramel and toffee nose, very malty in all aspects. I wanted to find Rum and spices but failed in the aroma. However both Rum and spices did appear in the taste, the flavour was a bit too sweet though, even for my sweet tooth, vanilla notes arriving mid-sip and adding to the sweetness, just when a hop bitterness might have calmed down the whole brew and helped to balance out the sweetness. I actually liked it a lot more than most beers I have had from these guys.
Benbecula (1) - Dundee, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A beer I’d gladly go back to time and time again. Flawless in flavour and fizz.
It’s not one I’d tire of.
Firefly54 (244) - - DEC 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Typical Innis & Gunn aroma, toffee, oak, vanilla. getting very slight spiced rum notes. Taste is very similar, toffee being the main player, buttery, creme brûlée, not much rum finish for me. Got a sweet tooth though so its fine with me