tombyars (1348) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
300ml bottle, cheers Chris! Pours a clear orange amber with a thin white head. Aroma is very malty with a strong fruit element of syrupy overipe mangoes. Creamy rich mouthfeel and poor lacing. Mixed malts deliver a smooth and moist fruitloaf base with over ripe honeydew melon and mango. There is a short hop prickle present in the brief aftertaste but the malt asserts itself strongly in the finish. Rich and malty with the distinct I&G boozy warmth full in the mouth. This is a decent Scottish Strong Ale and I would love to try this in cask - like the rest of them!
wheresthepath (1524) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Jim- cheers! Pours a copper colour with an audible fizz and a thin off-white head that swiftly vanishes. Smells sweet, almost sweet-shop sweet. Didnít expect cherrywood to actually taste of cherries but it definitely does. Maybe itís auto-suggestion, but Iím getting fresh cherries. And cherry cola. And some cough mixture. And a little light smoke. A light lemony hop flicks briefly across the tongue before an oak and vanilla finish. Itís complex and warming and I like it, but itís a little thin and the fizz is definitely too strong- sort that out and it could be great rather than just very good.
sudomorph (517) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Pours a clear, ruby/amber with a white, half finger head. Aroma is big and malty. Dark fruits, caramel, slight sweetness, and a hint of cherry. Taste is malty but not overly sweet. Caramel, dark fruits, very slight tart cherry, a touch of maple, and some smooth barrel flavour. Short finish. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Slightly syrupy texture bust smooth as all hell with a dry finish. Overall a really nice beer. Smooth flavours of caramel and dark fruits with a hint of cherry and maple. A treat to have and probably my favorite Innis & Gunn.
JohnRMurdoch (3214) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 2, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle from Oddbins, Shawlands. Orange brown ,reasonable head. Sweet whiskey malt aroma. Cloying syrupy malt flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Usual Innis & Gunn type beer. Not for me.
spacecube (767) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 330 ml bottle, limited box edition, pours amber with a small head. Aroma has a more subtle oak flavour, and the cherrywood balances well with the Styrian fruity hop flavours, which are more prominent in this I&G than others Iíve tried. Again the palate is thinner than I would like, but then these beers are cold conditioned which would explain the light, crisp palate. The beer is quite sweet, there are caramel notes, candy floss, cherries, mince pies. A bit thin, but nice.
undercurrent25 (1381) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown colour, taste is sweet and caramel like, possibly due to the addition of maple syrup
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Boxed bottle from Aldi. Steady fizzing bronze with a slim white foam. Sweet Bakewell and Amaretto aroma with candy floss and caramel boiled sweet. Thinnish red strong lager flavour with a cherry drop, cherry medicine, Allsorts, aniseed and marzipan character reminiscent of 5%+ Batemanís or GK effort. Hints of blossom and rubber band. Pleasant to drink but a simplistic and overrated beer
cmacklin (230) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear, dark red amber colour with a small, short lived, off-white head. Sweet aroma of toasted malt, caramel and cherrywood. Sweet flavour of malt, caramel, cherrywood, maple syrup and mild vanilla with a semi dry, alcohol finish. Medium body with a sticky, oily texture and soft carbonation.
JaiDoubleU (8) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another great brew from Innis & Gunn. A little spicier than their Rum Finish, but just as pleasurable
Burgers (286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale clear red body with thin white head that soon fades. Nose cherry, bubblegum, oak and caramel. Taste sweet over bitter. Soft carbonation. Pretty short finish. One of I&Gís better beers but as ever slightly too sweet and not particularly complex.