AGAquino (704) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2011
Very amber color with slight white head - from 330ml bottle from the LCBO. Aroma is intense rum, oak wood, fruit and toffee. Flavor is noticeable rum, malt sweetness and very little hop bitter. Lingering slightly sweet with alcohol finish. Nice for a cold evening. BenH (3431) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2011
From bottle. Golden orange with no head. Vanilla oak aroma. Toffee vanilla taste. Quite sickly on the palate. Had better gowdy (1116) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle at parent’s house. dough, hay, smoke, golden, clear, frothy, light sweetness, oily feel, light body, lively. undercurrent25 (2246) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2011
Very rich, bitter sweet with some malt and toffee flavours, oily texture on the palate fsquirrel29 (91) - Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2012 Another excellent offering from I&G. Has a somewhat indistinct original taste. But waiting 5 - 10 seconds the flavors increase and leave me wanting more. It is oh so smooth. The head is small, but lasts. I think the small head causes the subdued original taste. I recommend drinking this like a wine or scotch. leave it in your mouth and "chew" it to enjoy all the flavors. Less spicy than the Rum Cask, but still an excellent offering. After drinking I&G for the last year, I have decided that the original is my favorite.
kevinsenn (2310) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle from LCBO. Taste is malt and toffee, very smooth, with a dry finish. Feels somehow "light" in the mouth. Nice. darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
In bottle; aroma was sweet note notes of caramel and toffee/brown sugar. Taste was medium bodied with the same sweet flavors of the aroma. Caramel, toffee/brown sugar ... very nice and easy drinking beer. One of the best Innis and Gunn beers. Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2011
On draught at Bennet’s Bar. Pours a dark golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma is a little sweet with woody, caramel and pumpkin notes. Sweet flavours of oak, caramel, pumpkin pie and biscuity malt. A little cloying to finish with mild carbonation and a fair CO2 prickle. OK. sfhodense (4788) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2011
Pours amber with a small beuge head. Aroma is caramel, oak, vanilla and fruit. Flavour is caramel, light alcohol, oak, vanilla and dried fruit. Bhowe007 (2) - New York, USA - DEC 16, 2011 does not count
I want a beer not the inside of an oak barrel. Aging beer in oak is an interesting idea and I think a lot of styles lend themselves to this but this is not one of them. Either the beer is too light (I’m guessing this is an English Style Pale Ale?) or the beer is aged too long or a combination of both. I’d like to try an unoaked Innis but oak seems to be their thing.
It is like the bottle says, Appearance - honey, Off white head; Full mouthfeel, malt lingers on the palate; Flavor - Malt, vanilla, honey, toffee....mostly honey though.