Agaguk (122) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark browm ruby appearance, almost clear and a thick light brown head that quickly disapears. Aroma: Cherries, green banana peal, cream, brown sugar, gummy bears, grape juice and vanilla. Flavor: alcohol (Rhum), salty, cheries, grapes, oak and raisins. Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, creamy oily alcohol cherry finish.
wilderthanyou (713) - Guelph, CANADA - OCT 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark mahogany with a thin off white head. Aroma is light, vanilla, dark fruit, cherry, vanilla, and super faint anise. The flavour is good, mainly dark fruit, cherry being the most prominent, which I love, a bit of the oak shows up momentarily, ends on a light anise, cherry, and oak note. I thought this was pretty flippin delicious, I really love the notes of cherry in there.
matt7215 (2069) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from the LCBO. poured into my new innus and gunn glass. burgundy with a small tan head the receeds to a ring. aroma of dark fruity malt, oak, and booze. the flavour starts with dates and figs, the wood is there mis palate and the finish is semi-dry with an oaky element. not bad by I&G standards.
pootzboy (1568) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Puts a clear burnished copper ale in the glass. Smallish cap disappears, modest lacing. Caramel malts and some wood tones in the aroma. This brewer constantly amazes me as to how such rich smekking beers fail to match in body. Weak body for the style, caramelized malts predominate, soft kent hopping fast finish for a strong ale.
Over rated, over priced.
Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty mildly chocolate and mildly old ale aroma, darkish colour, initial foaming head that disapears. Tad above average mouthfeel, taste of some chocolate malts, with a tad of sourness in the finish. Satisfying overall. Modest woodiness.LCBO another special to Canada, and an above average beer and above average Innis & Gunn.
TheJester (1644) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 mL bottle. Copper-brown with a very small ring of head. Typical acidic, woody, vanilla, and caramel nose to this one. Flavour is restrained, kinda like a rye-and-water with a some raisins and vanilla thrown in. There is something a little different at the end, maybe a little brown sugar and chocolate. Bitter finish. Iíd like this brewer to come up with something that lives up to its packaging.
bulldogops (765) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
$5.99 Bottle, 330 mL. 7.2%. Pours a dark mahogany, coppery colour with a tan foam that bubbles away slowly. Aroma is roasted malts, oak, cherry, and toffee. Taste is quite smooth, lightly hopped and rich in roast malt flavour. Finish is quite sweet, honey, toffee, and that oaky tinge as you swallow. Delicious.
SilkTork (5012) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle. Toffee, some chocolate, some raisin, watery rum, vanilla aroma. I like this a little more than the regular Innis & Gun, but I donít like it that much. There are flavours here - and in places itís a bit like a watery version of Old Jamaica (one of my favourite indulgences - not that I think Old Jamaica is decent chocolate - itís just something I enjoy) - but the flavours donít amount to something i find particularly attractive or admirable. Iím not sure what the beer is intended to do - at 7.2% itís a sipping beer rather than a refreshing beer, and Iím not that excited or challenged by the flavours I am picking up. I donít think I am one for oak aged beers - and Iím certainly not one for the gimmicky paraphernalia that surrounds the marketing of this beer.
robinvboyer (2755) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Loads of peat and scotch smokiness in the aroma with some fruit and touches of oak snd vanilla. Flavor is more peat, ripefruit, smoke, and vanilla oak. Suet smooth and complex and very easy drinking. Easily the best innis and gunn beer Iíve had.
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep mahogany with a small gray head. The aroma is quite malty with sherry casked scotch in the background. The taste is dried dark fruit, brown sugar, black cherry, vanilla, oak, and sherry on the palate. Mouth feel is soft and pleasant. Nice, but a little too subtle for my palate.