rangerred (924) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle poured into a tulip.
Pours a clear medium ruby with a one finger off-white head.
Smells strongly of toffee, caramel, and banana. Also a slight rum smell along with some vanilla.
Flavor of toffee, caramel, vanilla and banana. Really quite a bit going on here. When this beer was cold I definitely picked up a lot of banana and vanilla. As it warmed some more caramel and toffee started coming out. There is a slight bitterness towards the finish.
Overall this is a decent beer but not my favorite from Innis and Gunn. I would have it again, though.
MalcolmTucker (740) - 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.
BillWyce (723) - 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 (681) - 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.
sulawang (621) - 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.
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
TheDog (523) - 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.
darrennelson12 (405) - 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
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
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.