Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice winter ale. Spices, figs , bourbon, malty with light hops. Very very good winter Ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Dacrza (448) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: more malt than hop on the nostril; a bit of caramel or toffee hints; incredible whiskey scents--always a plus!
Appearance: dark mahogany body that olds a thin off-white inconsistent head and embodies thinner effervescence...not very attractive...
Palate: mellow, buttery slide with a bit of soda pop punch--odd as expected, and Scottish highlands for certain...
Taste: as usual, the whiskey/vanilla wedding hits you like a Donkey Kong barrel--sweet goodness, to combine these two wonders together....
a pleasant alternative to the norm, slick and musty with that signature whiskiness; as part of the three-beer sampler (with glass!), I place this slightly above the orignal--but both deliver...
Theis (12530) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Coconut, sweetness, fruity, high malty, corn, minerals, wooden, raisins, dried fruits, vanilla. Simple.
fsquirrel29 (75) - Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2012 My second favorite of the 4 I&G I have tried. A nice dark color and small head are fairly typical or I&G beers. This sounds somewhat odd, but this beer has both a rich, smooth, creamy taste, but then leaves a spicy after taste. Just an excellent beer.
Thewade (261) - USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought in a mix pack with the original and the rum cask. Strong vanilla notes. Enjoyed.
AshtonMcCobb (2045) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber with a nice head. The nose has nutmeg, biscuits and maybe bourbon. The taste has more nutmeg and biscuits. The palate is medium bodied with a medium texture and a cloying finish. Overall, it promised but the palate was a little unbalanced.
Peter’sFather (8) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very mellow, delightful beer. Very smooth in the mouth but still has life. Rich colour.
Lagerboy (1025) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear dark copper with a medium tan head which slowly diminishes. Fruity, boozy, caramel malt aroma and taste. Orange peel, molasses, bourbon and vanilla notes. Silky smooth finish. Very nice! LF (Lagerboy Friendly)
markwise (4175) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to PaulUnwin for the share. Pours a slightly hazy caramel-amber with an off-white head. Nose is malt, vanilla, wood, spices, sherry, and overripe cherries. Flavor is similar- so much that is sweet: caramel, vanilla dominate with hints of overripe sugary fruit, sherry, and oak. Light to medium in body and enjoyable.
tgncc (2614) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet bourbon, fruit, oak, almost sherry like on the nose. The appearance is a deep amber, clear, off-white head. The flavor is like the aroma, bourbon first (a sweet bourbon like Jim Beam, I want to say), fruit, oak, vanilla, light butterscotch. The finish is bourbon, and resiny hops. Medium in body, maybe a bit thicker than medium. Not my first choice of a winter warmer, but decent enough.