bulldogops (2726) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2013 330mL Bottle from Liquor Depot. 8.3% in 2011. I have been waiting on this all week. Dark crimson pour with a bubbly tan foam that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is bold, capturing a fruity note of dried grapes, mild citrus, and a whiff of Crown Royal (Canadian Rye whiskey). Lightly carbonated. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium-full bodied, this packs a punch. Strong alcohol character balanced by the gentle bitterness of the citrusy hops. Hint of toffee and oakiness in the finish similar to other I&G brews. Absolutely superb. DeliriumT (543) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2012
This is a review of the 2011 edition of Canada day. The beer pours cloudy dark coppery colour with no head (as is the innis & gunn tradition). It smells vanilla with a hint of berries. The flavour is so complex I don’t know where to begin. The first detectable flavour is vanilla. Other obvious flavours are berries, plums and rum. Impressive stuff Lagerboy (2221) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2011
My favorite I&G offering also, at first I was alarmed to hear of the switch from Canadian whisky barrels to bourbon, but the result is just as delicious. The toffee, vanilla and oak flavors are still there, as well as the creamy mouthfeel and smooth finish. Also enjoyed the biscuit and bourbon taste. Well done! JoeZasada (317) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber with a thin peal head. Very aromatic, smells sweet like caramel. Tastes moderately sweet, notes of caramel. Very oaky taste too - mediumed bodied, average carbonation. Finishes with a earthy bitterness, with the sweet malt notes and oak still there. A touch of canadian wiskey throughout. Finally, a I&G special that manages to beat out the regular one! rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2011
Appearance: Translucent orange-brown, foamy white-beige head that dissipates quickly. Aroma: Oak, wood, scotch, hints of something like maple syrup, nuts, and ginger. Palate: Thick-bodied, slightly syrupy, but very smooth. Taste: very very sweet, not bitter or sour at all. Strong notes of maple syrup, butterscotch, vanilla. Very very good.
Stoutgirl86 (6) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2012 does not count
A trully delicious beer. Innis and Gunn really deliver on greating a deeper yet still balanced flavour which is even better then their original and winter seasonal ales. Possibly my imagination or high expectations, but my feeling is 2011s was a little richer then 2012. Feel free to comment if you have an opion on this. Docavey (88) - Lehigh Acres, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Creamy but just bubbly enough. Well balanced and hoppy. Caramel and vanilla from barrel aging. Head does not last long. A gift from my sister enjoyed on New Years Day. Wish I could buy this in Florida.
F Avey---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone robinvboyer (4738) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2011
Light fruity aroma, a touch of uk hops, and some subtle vanilla and oak. Flavor is quite malty, sweet and bready. A super short finish with a light sweetness. This is really quite good! Wow a good innis and gunn beer? Its one of the rare innis beers that doesnt taste like abd oaky buttery mess. HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
330ml bottle. Red amber colour with a small white head. Aroma is toffee and oak. Taste is much the same with accents of vanilla. Not much hops, but that was ok as there was plenty going on already. Medium body. Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
Colour: Ruby red, with decent size but quickly evaporating head. Nose: Swirls of butterscotch, light hop, touch of fennel. Oak is distant but noticable and so soft on the nose. Taste: Medium-high sweet, medium-light bitter, light sour. A sweet-bomber...but with gentle ease and lots of other players. More herb, this time rosemary. The butterscoth returns and infuses itself with the oak to produce the softest wood-laced magic and it ripens even more through the finish. Stunning stuff.