RexTalionis (3825) - FINLAND - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Pours clear dark brown in color with a tan head. Vanilla, sweetness like dark sugar and some very lightly smoked woody toffee in aroma. Malty sweet, rum and wood in taste. Loads of rum in aftertaste and sadly the alcohol seems to be pushing through a bit.
Jonb5 (576) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
330ml bottle poured into Leffe chalice. Dark bronze colour, hint of red, clear, no head, minimal lacing. Aroma was strong bourbon, no room for anything else. Tasted oak, rum, bourbon and a hint of vannila. Finish was long and boozy but generally the booze was well hidden. Texture was very smooth, minimal carbonation. Thickish body, slightly sticky. Nice beer for a cold day, but I don’t understand oak ageing a beer and selling it in a clear glass bottle. StueyD (1586) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
A dark copper brown coloured beer with a thickish white head. A rich, heady aroma, of smoky oak wood, treacley malt and vanilla and cinnamon spice. A smooth and medium-bodied mouthfeel. The taste follows on from the aroma. Rich woody spice, the oaky vanilla is present again, with just a hint of cinnamon. Then the sweetness of malt, treacle and molasses, definitely rum casks here! Ron (4258) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2012
On tap at MacGregor’s Hen. Pours deep amber, fast settling head, rum and oak and a little malt on the nose, rich, slightly sweet palate with vanilla, caramel toffee and a faint hint of pear, then more oak and rum. Nicely balanced. otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Deeply brilliant woods – like those one finds in a centuries old gentleman’s club in the storied cobbled streets of London – cherry and mahogany. A thick tan head fades into a carefree bubbly collar bordering a thin puddle resting in the middle.
tmrmwel (2314) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
Dark fruits explode from the mahogany and cherry depths below with raisins, dates, prunes, and figs covered in sticky saucy black strap molasses. Black root and black licorice root in the raw. Plump earthen leathery spicy grapes. Cooked and cooled raw demerara sugars.
Sweet, rich, dense, mysterious, and a bit roguish. Burnt demerara sugars and unfettered black strap molasses and the finest dark aged rum one could hope to savor. Burnt brown sugar and molasses hard candies. Intriguing addition of red licorice in the back of each swallow. Swimming amidst it all are meaty raisins, figs, and dates. Eyes closed – a fine rummy dram. Eyes open – a fine Scottish pint.
Wonderful. Sweet suppable perfection in my glass. Innis & Gunn can play around with as many barrel/wood aged varieties as their heart desires. In return, I shall aspire to drink as many as possible because I can and I want to.
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a finger thick creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts, raisins, prunes and dark fruits as well as dark syrup. Flavour is lightly burned malts, nuts and molasses. matthewjk (1138) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Okay here we go...Innis & Gunn, first try. First off, what is up with clear glass these days! Should never happen, but we must proceed. Aroma & appearance fair very well! Love that deep russet and mahogany hue! But, like many barrel-aged products, nothings happens. Thin as hell and not much flavor imparted for all the time and effort moving this stuff around before bottling. Look, it’s nice: buttery, creamy, some banana in there--I think, but nothing to get hung about. Better than avg. beer at a above avg. price. Bamsen78 (5616) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with almost no head. Clear aroma of malt and herbs. Sweetish, malty taste with a note of herbs and, well, yes, rum finish. Richly carbonated. A little dryish aftertaste. Interesting. jamestulloch (4417) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Aroma: Dark fruits, rum and sugar.
Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
Appearance: Dark ruby body with a fragile beige head that soon fades. No visible carbonation or lacing.
Taste: Sweet (but thankfully not to the extent of their ’Original’) with plummy fruit flavours. Brown sugar. Not very hoppy. Noticeable alcohol burn on the finish.
Palate: Thin body with a watery texture. Soft carbonation.
Overall: Too sweet and sickly for me - I couldn’t finish the bottle. And on a side note, why does this come in a clear bottle? Do the brewers not care about protecting their product from getting lightstruck?
It’s red-brown with a creamy, lasting head. The aroma has notes of vanilla (oak), rum, caramel and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of oak/vanilla, rum, caramel, malt and the finish has notes of alcohol and oak.