BillWyce (660) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes: Poured clear red-amber with a thick, creamy bone-colored head. Aroma was of sweet orange mixed with wood notes. Medium-bodied, with a long, but mild finish. Flavor of wood mixed with vanilla, with a bright orange note in the finish.
thb (655) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown clear with mountainous bubbly head. Aromas: vanilla, oak. Butterscotch as per usual. Taste: sweet - a bit syrupy but the higher alcohol and dry oak cuts through it. Something about the carbonation is distracting.
MalcolmTucker (643) - SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours copper with a white head. Aroma of malt, vanilla and mild oak. Flavour starts with sweet malt, caramel and orange before a slight bitter finish. Light carbonation. Good.
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This s a review of the winter 2012
Deep copper pour. Claims to be a porter brewed with molasses. If it was a porter it was light. Molasses is prevalent Slight yeast and roasted malts. Drinkable but just ok
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
sulawang (528) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a med-dark copper brown with a smallish head, micro CO2, some active streams, sticky lacing. Sweet caramel malts and a hint of brandy on the nose.
Attack: Yeasty carbonation, partially watery
Mid-palate: 4/10-sweetness, malts, light aniseedy caramel
Finish: cuts off-dry, mild whisky notes, light bitter-light malted cleanish finish.
Overall pretty underwhelming. Not bold or flavourful enough for my tastes.
TheDog (517) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber colour with thin beige head. Aroma and taste of malts, caramel, oak and whisky notes. Soft carbonation and sweet vanilla finish. No apple or soap mouthfeel in this bottle, like some of the tap ratings. I guess the bar needs to clean the tap lines. You cant taste its 7.4 %. Nice beer but other I&G´s being better.
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very solid beer, slightly different from last year. There is a more pronounced oak character and the citrus has been dialed up as well
darrennelson12 (348) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In bottle; nice golden copper color. Aroma somewhat sweet with a citrusy finish. Taste; strong orange peel at the start finishing with the oak. Kind of a medicinal taste. Nice body, but just an OK beer ... Innis and Gun has better beers to choose from
C2H5OH (64) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours red and transparent with a medium, off-white head. Nose is cherry, burnt toffee, oak, orange, raisins, cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla. Mouth feel is chewy with low carbonation. Taste is raspberry syrup and cherry which quickly bitters to grapefruit, burnt toast and cough drops. Finish is dry and bitter. The nose is much better than the taste. It’s all over rather quickly. Not really to my liking.
tsmith470 (4) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2011 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I loved the smell of nuts, citrus, that come out of the bottle and more so when put in the glass. The color is a brown with a reddish hue Very minimal head as well. This beer is light which is not what i expected for a winter seasonal. Has a light body, but a lively taste in the mouth. Overall would recommend this to a hop head looking for something lighter.