RhetoricalAns (973) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
An improvement over the previous year which was also great. Clear copper pour with a medium tall off white head. Sweet aroma, caramel, oak, some vanilla. nice balanced body with caramel, oak, maple syrup, balanced by decent bitterness. shaynsawchuk (713) - 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. jdpeebs (698) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2013
330ml Bottle-caramel, toast, grass, alcohol, brown, cloudy, white foam, medium sweetness, full body, soft carbonation, A very nice beer lukin (672) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
bottle. Dark ruby pour, decent head. Aroma is toffee, vanilla, wood, some fruits. Taste is very sweet, unmistakable innis and gunn, more toffee, some pear, oak. Enjoyable, if a little too sweet. UM02 (381) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2012
Nice caramel tasting malt with a smoky oak aftertaste. Very well balanced but a bit on the mild side for this style of beer.
JRHBrew (367) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
Works good with the east kent goldings. This beer is fantastic. I’ve enjoyed just about everything I’ve had with the innis and gunn name and this is just about the best lupulist (354) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
Pours a dark red colour, with a thick white head. Very Canadian looking! Smells highly of oak and dried cherries, almost in a funky, Belgian way. The taste is an oaky maltness, with a hint of sweet vanilla on the otherwise tart finish. Picked up a bottle on sale and I’m happy I did. GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a slightly cloudy medium brown with a bit of thin white head. Smell is quite sweet, caramel, banana, and raw sugar, kind of one note. Palate is on the lighter side of medium bodied and has decent carbonation. Taste is quite sweet with no hint of the barrel or any hops. Disappointing really. rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2012
0.33l bottle from LCBO; comes in a box. Pours a transparent golden brown, with a small beige head that dissipates very quickly. Aroma: Malt, maple, toffee, hints of banana, caramel, very very sweet. Palate: Medium bodied, creamy, slightly syrupy. Smooth finish. Taste: Strong maple/toffee combination. Very very sweet. Less vanilla when compared to last year, I find. Still good, but not as good as I remembered it.