BrewBoxer (2664) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle. Amber brwn olor. Tastes and smells of vanilla, malt and ream. Very easy drinking. not what i’d expect from a special edition but very good nonetheless Suttree (6505) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 23, 2012
A British beer in a clear bottle...oh dear...With expectations lowered, I’ll give it a shot. Smells Caramel and oak and a little skunky. Flavor is Oatmeal cookie and oak and a dryish finish. Actually not bad, though it possibly benefits from lowered expectations... fluffy (2461) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
for all the hype on this one, i wasnt too impressed with this one. its too sweet, overly bready and butterscotch notes. watery finish. its kinda bleh honestly. jeff789 (1423) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Clear amber with a small white head... aroma of oak vanilla and mild apple, sweetness... moderately sweet with some apple notes oaky vanilla... medium body, a little oily, decent.... ICEatALAMO (1355) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle. The aroma has a lot of the traditional barley and malt that a traditional ale has. Get a slight citrus note, but not much. Without drinking side by side, hard to differentiate between the standard I&G. Decent beer though, as most are.
ChainGangGuy (4930) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
11.2 ounce bottle - $3.19 at Charlie’s Beer and Wine in Marietta, Georgia.
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Appearance: Pours out a clear, dark orange-amber body with a medium-small, just off-white head.
Smell: Malted barley contributing bits of bread and bits of biscuit with some sweet-scented caramel and butterscotch. Prototypical Innis & Gunn oak wood. A little dried herb, spice, and lemony citrus is brought to the table by the hops.
Taste: Sweetish, caramel-coated malted barley replete with fresh oak timbers and a light touch of vanilla. Spicy hops, also some zestful, citrusy character. Amply bitter. Slightly buttery. Drying, smooth finish with some lingering spice and diacetyl.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.
Overall: It’s an Innis & Gunn -- they all sort of run together for me.
Aroma is yeasty. Clear and golden in color. Yeasty flavor and sweet with caramel notes. Sweet finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Aurelius (5572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Candied, cherry-oak-tannic aroma with vanilla overtones. Good bottle, although clear. Clear medium brown beer with a light tan head. Sweet at first. Bitter vanilla dominates the flavor, and the beer seems boozier than it actually is. A slick mouthfeel at first, which gets peppered with CO2 towards the backend. The malting is good. I always have high hopes for the Innis, but end up feeling a bit disappointed. New Leaf Market, just past the new Yanni Solstice Resonance CD display. jnolen (2) - bayville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2012 does not count
Lighter than other innis and gunn beers. Not much hop character, contrary to the statement on the packaging.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone AshtonMcCobb (6916) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2012
My 1000th beer. Annoying since I reckon there were a good 30 to 40 I got too pissed to read, so should’ve arrived here a couple of weeks ago.
Anyway, pours amber with a thin head. The nose has balsalm would and caramel. The taste has lots of wood up front, then a cream note with nuts in the finish. The palate is quite well balanced, a creamy texture build into a big structure in the middle section, then it falls away with relative elegance. Overall, happy to drink this.