douglas88 (9187) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2012
12 ounce bottle. A boxing day brew! Pours a ruddy color with a small beige head. A sweet nose of berries. Toffee, caramel, light oak, more massive berries, strawberry and some light tartness. Finises with tobacco, sweet molasses. Pretty good. czar (9075) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
pours almost clear medium dark golden with a small off-white cap, little retention, no lacing. fruity caramel malts, butter, few spicy notes along with bananas, blueberries (i know, odd), woody notes and too much vanilla. some sweetness. average carbonation, lightly boozy, decent earthy-grassy finish. linear and too much caramel and wood. still... o-k. solidfunk (8954) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Smells like vanilla and some oak in it. Caramelized malt. Pours clear orange with creamy head, decent lacing. Not bad for an Innis and Gunn, really. Actually pretty decent. A little sweet and a touch bitter. Bottle. 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. Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 29, 2012
Boutip (6374) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
Aroma: oak ageing noted up front, clean malty backing, touch of vanilla, lsight mineral and meadow like hop notes.
Appearance: poured clear amber with auburn hue. Medium lighter tanned top.
Taste etc.: medium bodied with oily mid, thinner sides with oak-alcohol blend on top. Slight spice note, peppery caramel. Shorter finish. Decent.
Bottle: Poured a clear dark golden color ale with a medium size foamy head with average retention and some light lacing. Aroma of vanilla and oak with sweet malt based and light sweet caramel malt notes. Taste is dominated by quite strong vanilla which borders on gross territory with some toffee and sweet caramel malt notes. Body is smooth with a creamy texture and good carbonation. Interesting but too much vanilla and a bit too sweet for its own good. jaghana (6070) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle 33cl from FoneFan thanks and shared with Calisky. A clear copper-amber beer with medium head. Nose is on blond caramel with intense oak notes. A quite sweet caramel beer, notes of blond and buttery caramel at the beginning then caramel notes goes on a burnt caramel touch with dry grassy bitterness, the whole encapsulated with round oak and light maple syrup. Properly hopy, nice beer, a bit too sweet. mkel07 (5978) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2013
330ml bottle from Warners at the Bay Bottle Shop. Strong spiced fruit aroma fills the nose. Dark brown in colour with a head that settles quickly to eave a few scattered bubbles. Full in the mouth with a rum like finish. Smooth and there is a big alcohol hit in the mouth. SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
Une bouteille achetée quelque part sur la rue Yonge. Une robe ambrée et une mousse qui frétille. Un nez de caramel et de petit fût vanillé. Des saveurs qui rappellent les bons et les moins bons coups de cette série qui reste toujours, à différents degrés, ordinairement intéressante. Un liquide qui offre un corps moyen avec un pétillement doux et une texture crémeuse. Une finale essentiellement touchée par le malt et le fût. mr_h (5535) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2012
330ml bottle from Peckham’s, Glasgow - clear amber brown, large bubbly beige head, sweet malty aroma, vanilla notes, caramel, moderate carbonation, nice