Graham77 (205) - Glasgow, - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle purchased in Asda. Pours deep gold with a reasonable head. Aroma is predominantly vanilla and caramel. This light sweetness is noticeable in flavour also but is countered by a medium/high bitterness from the hops. IMO the claimed "layers of zesty flavour" from the hops do not appear, instead being muted by the typical I&G vanilla/oak flavour. A quality beer but again not really my type of quality beer.
harrisoni (12651) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Waitrose and drunk at home. Clear gold colour huge white coloured head. Pasteurised-like toffee aroma. Itís terrible. A woody concoction of awfulness. Too sweet. Too oily. Some hop bitterness. Itís just not my kind of drink at all.
AndrewMichaelZ (29) - - APR 7, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I like I & G's other beets but this one's not for me.
Pours clear gold with champagne-like bubbles and a light foamy head. Aroma is of oaky and perfume-y with hints of vanilla.
Out of balance malty bitterness and woodiness. Tastes like a cheap "ice" beer. Not a fan.
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sic1314 (2553) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured light golden orange with minimal white ring. Aroma of the lightly toasted malt, some wooden notes. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, some dark fruit. Sweet end.
andregoncalves (1089) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl from el corte ingles, lisbon, portugal. Color is dark gold. Head is thin and white. Body is thin and carbonated. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Aroma is hop, fruits, light wood, caramel.
martjoobolut (342) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33L bottle, BB 02.2015. Pours clear golden with white head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is puke, citrus, grass, and vanilla. Taste is light, sweet, citrus, vanilla, and pine bitterness. Finis is fruity and mild pine. Overall: was expecting a lot worse, but itís ok.
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the Old Beefeater Inn, Gotebor, 21/03/14.
Lightly hazed golden with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is popcorn, light bourbon notes, corn, grain, vanilla essence.
Taste comprises mellow fruit tones, more vanilla, butterscotch, light bourbon traces, woody twang, fruit rind.
Medium bodied, fine carbontion, semi drying close.
suurjuust (843) - ESTONIA - APR 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden, white head. Nose is citrus, vanilla sweetness, grass, some wood. Taste is malt, toasty tones, more vanilla, dry and woody finish with somewhat fruity-bitter hops. Not really a great balance, fizzy watery palate can be distracting.
Hermod (2805) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle from Alko. Golden colored, thin white head. Oak, citrus fruits, dishwater-lemony with some vanilla notes in aroma. Flavor has oak, citrus, sweet candy, malt. sweet finish with some vanilla. Yak, sweet and somewhat artifical feel over it. I used to like I&G:s brews, but this was over the line.
Finwe (392) - Grankulla, FINLAND - APR 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle from Alko. Pours clear golden with a fine white head. Somewhat malty aroma with hint of citric hops. Hoppy and oaken bitter flavour. Bitterish finish. Okay but nothing extraordinary.
rosenbergh (6086) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle. L3312. BBE Nov/14. (Alko) Helsinki, Finland.
Clear deep golden colour with a small white head.
Sweet fruits and candies and some maltiness in the aroma.
The flavour is candy, fruit and some dry pine and some vanilla sweetness. Drinkable.