Rune (8346) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle in a box, bought at Vinmonopolet Langnes. Dense, fawn-coloured lacing-head resting on top of a clear amber coloured body. Vanilla oak on the nose, hints of cherry and bread. Taste profile of cherry, vanilla, and wood joined by dried fruits. Mid-sweet tail. Rounded, integrated alcohol warming down the throat. Likable, however a tad to sweet in the long run (Tromsø 22.11.2014).
fellebag (871) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Small white layer. Hazy oak dark pilsener color. Aroma is oak, cognac, raisins. Taste is sugar, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, wood. Very sweet.
Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at Craig. Sweet cherry on nose, taste is sweet, cherry, vanilla, fizzy, way too sickly sweet.
TheDog (532) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden copper colour with offwhite head. Aroma and taste of sweet malt, raisins, cherry, vanilla and a bit dark sugar. Light bitter and fresh crisp mouthfeel. Woody finish. Great scottish ale.
nuplastikk (4667) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unique shaped clear 750ml bottle. To the dome. Filtered amber-orange body. Big foamy off-white head. Sweet barrel(?) tones in the aroma...think cinnamon-orange liqueur. The flavors and body is mellower, thankfully, which the maple syrup plays a major role in. Should have definitely saved this one for a tasting, a whole bottle is not really that desirable. Comes off too "malt beverage", as opposed to classic Scottish Ale. In line with the rest of the Innis and Gunn releases gimmicky overtones are hard to ignore. Sweet brown sugar rum in the finish. Not the worst alcoholic beverage, but not a great beer.
RafeAU (176) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, 7.4% ABV, best before February 2015. small head fades quick. mid-High carbonation. Sweet ale aroma. moderately sweet, alcohol finish and wood - the Cherrywood I guess. quite light body. not as sweet, rich and full bodied as some scotch ales I’ve had. not bad.
jmgreenuk (4779) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tesco. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin whispy head. The aroma is sweet malt yeast and cherry wood I guess. The flavour is moderate sweet, light bitter with a sweet woody resin hop palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
deanso (5568) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle courtesy of JMGreenUK and shared with 2 brewing buddies.
Thin creamy white head. Clear amber pour. Nice woody aftertaste
Arve_Christian (3225) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway. Copper colored , ok foam. Aromas of caramel , toffee, some malt. Medium body & complexity.,on the sweet side. Not really my favourite
ogivlado (5849) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 330ml. -from random Tesco in Glasgow. Clear amber coloured, small off-white head, toasted malt in the nose. Toasted malt, caramel, dried fruits and notes of aok and discreet touch of cherries in the finish. Hint of alcohol and wood in the finish as well.