MelvinKalksma (1626) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2017 otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful mandarin, garnet, and copper hues – deep and timeless – melt together in seamless harmony. The head is a tight white blanket which fades into an orderly collar. Swirls average while the colors seem to glow from within my beer glass.
Toffee, caramel, and maple. Candied apples. Plump juicy raisins amidst moist raisin bread topped with a sweet cinnamon and brown sugar glaze. Orange oils and oak. Figs. Caramelized sugars and oaken delights abound.
Creamy mouthfeel and medium-bodied weight. Caramel, nutella, and maple in the beginning with fudge lingering in the breath. Candied apples and brown sugar with spice and oak in the back. Fig and raisin bread chewiness in the middle. Could be too sweet and chewy and sticky but never is and I keep coming back for more. Fudge, caramel, maple, toffee, brown sugar, raisins, and figs melt and meld into a beautiful tapestry that is Innis & Gunn Original’s heart and soul. Mild dry finish of red apple peel and oak with tendrils of leather and cigar leaf.
Wonderful. World class and classy. I can see why the workers refused to dump such a delicious brew and drank it for themselves. Thankfully now more than just the workers can drink of this wonderful nectar – you and I can too. Seek out the Original and all Innis & Gunn beers. You will enjoy.
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2017
rayaron (1919) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - SEP 19, 2017
Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, wood and vanilla.
Clear/hazy golden/amber beer with no/a slight off-white head.
Medium sweet with malts, caramel, wood and vanilla.
This beer is rather intense and balanced, but lacks complexity. Does not taste like its barrel aged at all. Way too filtered as well for me.
Bottle. Clear pale golden with white head. The aroma has notes caramel, honey, minerals and black pepper, earthy, hint of wood. Sweet flavor with notes of caramel, honey, citrusy hops, some wood, alcoholic and earthy. Medium-bodied. BierBobCat (5) - - SEP 18, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2017 Dealer: Sainsburys (Bottle)
Expectations: 'luscious flavours of toffee, vanilla and oak perfectly balance the beers malt backbone & light hop fruitiness'
Were expectations met: No
Not really that vanillery. It was more hoppy and toasty and even malt whiskey-ish. I felt the bubbliness overpowered the flavours and any vanilla-ish-ness. You know its not a bad Scottish Beer - its really good but the description on the bottle is what let my expectations down.
Will I be drinking it again: No wilde_joost59 (217) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2017
Bottle at home, bought at the Lidl. Nice amber color, cream white head. Nice taste, a bit like a Belgian ale like Palm. BojanM (11) - Banja Luka, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - SEP 18, 2017
Svijetla amber boja, više boja vinjaka. Pjene skoro da nema. Arome vanilije, drveta i hljeba, osjeti se i alkohol. Veoma blage gorčine, više je slatkasto. Srednjeg tijela, definitivno dobro pivo!
tricksta_p (4868) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2017
Bottle from a local Lidl. Aroma is malt, lots of vanilla, subtle oak, caramel toffee, butterscotch, and notes of whiskey. Flavour is sweet with hardly any bitterness. Body is medium. I did not expect to like this, but it's not bad. AcctError487384 (52) - - SEP 14, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2017 medium white head bright brown chestnut coloured body, malts smoke like hints smell, medium co2 medium bitter malts smokey caramel some ice like vanilla taste MacBoost (1924) - Victor, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2017
Bottle from my neighbor. Sweet, boring oaked beer. Not particularly strong or oaky. Malt forward, no perceptible hops. Bland and unremarkable. Would drink again for free. rozsoma (1098) - Gyõr, HUNGARY - SEP 5, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2017 Bottle from Coop, Stromness. Originál ide vagy oda nekem ez annyira nem jött be. Grumbo (3454) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating.