vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Cinnamon, spice, sweet malts and some woody aromas. Sweet vanilla, light spice, malt and woody flavors. kliggerwar (156) - - AUG 23, 2012
Nice smooth tiny bit sweet. mmm its good. The aroma is very mild but has a sweet smell. I really enjoyed this beer. Its not like there Innis Gunn Original But like it. Its delicious. HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
330 ml bottle. I enjoyed the 2012 edition much more than the 2011. Reminded me more of the old Canada cask. Aroma and taste of oak, vanilla and whiskey are nicely balanced with becoming too sweet.
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Bottle from BC Liquor Storekevinsenn (2263) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2012
Nice amber color with copper hue; medium sized compact head. Light aroma of caramel. Medium body, pleasant but simple toffee flavor, some toasted notes, some sweet wood, oak; the bitterness is quite low.
As many other Innis & Gunn beers, not bad, but inoffensive.
Bottle from LCBO. Beautiful clear deep ruby brown, with pretty much no head. Aroma of fruit punch, oak, and toffee. Taste is some fruit, lots of oak, some alcohol, and a mildly bitter finish.
shaynsawchuk (681) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2012
330 mL bottle. Pours a rich mahogany with a medium tan head, lots of lacing. Great on the nose, aromas of yeast, vanilla, rum, raisin, spice and toffee. Taste is big sweet malt in the forefront. Mellows out to a creamy woody finish, not a lot in the way of hops. Thick on the palate medium carbonation and full body, lots of texture. Another good special edition from I&G, now if only I had a steak and kidney pie to wash this down with. mdnguyen (31) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2012
The pour: a warm honey brown or amber in colour with a white head that dissipates to a ring. The aroma: Quite a bit more malt notes that typical of I&G, with strong notes of toffee and caramel, some faint notes of vanilla and woodiness round out the bouquet. The taste: a medium-heavy sweetness with syrupy mouth feel. Fairly well balanced but could of had a bit more bitterness, the alcohol did help bring everything together. The verdict: overall it would be worth while to stock up on a few bottles as the flavour is distinct and the beer smooth and easy-drinking. Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
Rich aroma of caramel malt and oak. Amber colour with a frothy white head and lace. Syrupy texture with a maple syrup and whiskey flavour. Slight roasted malt with a smooth finish. Crit (4049) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2012
Amber,small beige head. Nose and palate of wood, alcohol and brown sugar. Let it age, then re rate cards04 (2865) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 13, 2012
Really enjoyed this. Pours a dark reddish brown. Creamy head. Smells a bit funky, also some scotch, wood and caramel. Smooth and creamy palate. Boozy, caramel, woody flavours. Yum.