ChainGangGuy (4530) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Part of the Innus & Gunn 3-Pack - $9.99 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a clear, mahogany-hued body with a half-finger of manilla-hued foam.
Smell: Modestly malty, almost as if it’s ashamed of itself. Some dry, raspy caramel with a bit of citrus peel, a spoonful of alcohol, and crestfallen oak wood.
Taste: Very low caramel flavor, with just a hint of sweetness. Heavy pour of unsweetened iced tea. A wooden backdrop throwing off very, very little vanilla touches. Sliver of citrus peel. Minimally bitter. Dry, earthy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m Innis to win-is, though this brew was very ineffusive, very ineffectual, like it had a tragic run-in with a flavor vampire. The remainder of the mix-pack and even water served in the Innis & Gunn branded glass were more enjoyable.
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, 330mL bottle. Ruby colored. Flavor has loads of vanilla. Notes of orange zest and vanilla and oak really are all present. Tastes of sweet toasted mats sugars and toffee. Oak character goes all through the finish. Scent of toasted oak barrel for sure. Wooded hops and sweet caramel malt. Really good!
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is rather unimpressive with some sweet caramel malt, fruit, wood, and chemicals. The appearance is deep amber with a foamy head. The taste is better than the aroma with a yeasty quality to add to the wood, caramel and a light hop bitterness. The palate is smooth. Overall pretty decent.
nearbeer (4152) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl. poured in the I&G stem glass. Clear dark red-brown with a lasting ring of foam. Nose is nearly-scorched toffee, light orange and oak. Taste is watered-down earthy molasses, spiced orange tea, and vanilla with a hint of oak. Medium body is a little to the sweet side and has a low carbonation. Some dashes of good flavor and character in this one, but they just seem to clash and blend in to a watery, so-so beer.
SSSteve (3950) - - SEP 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 bottle. clear amber with a small, creamy, cream colored head. nose of oak and toffee. lots of oaky flavors in this one with tones of vanilla. a medium body. sometimes get plastic flavor in the finish. maltier than the regular i&g oak aged with more bourbon and more caramel.
JohnRMurdoch (3779) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Dark reddish amber brown colour, not much head. Mild sweet whiskey malt aroma. Sweet caramel whiskey flavour. Quite smooth but a bit sickly. Not really my sort of beer.
mr_h (3634) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle courtesy of JohnRMurdoch - clear deep amber brown, thin beige head, no lacing, aroma of vanilla, caramel and alcohol, flavour is vanilla and caramel, sweet, oily feel, finish is sweet with vanilla and a hint of rum
robinvboyer (3529) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle part of the innis and gunn gift pack at the lcbo.
Great looking beer, nice dark mahogany hue, with an ample head. Oaky aroma with some dark fruit, touches of vanilla, and the tradition innis butter signature. Light bitterness, low carb, medium mouthfeel. The finish has a tiny bit of pithy citrus hops, lots of dark fruit, but the typical innis buttery, oakiness is there.
probstblueribbon (3297) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle in gift pack from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 16NO11.
App.: Clear deep copper with a decent light tan head.
Aroma: Fairly intense fruity caramel/toffee/brown sugar, savoury wood notes, a little warm spicing.
Palate: Medium body, firm yet elegant effervescence.
Flav.: Strong caramel, brown sugar and a little molasses, oak notes, fairly fruity with some hints of burnt sugar; dry with minimal bitterness and a dry caramel, earthy/nutty finish.
I don’t always like winter.
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø tasting. Dark orange with a small white head. Intense woody, smokey, tobacco-like aroma of aged malts. Flavor is spiky, overripe malt sweetness with oaky notes and a dry, bitter, lingering finish. Quite full bodied, oily texture. To relax.