jtclockwork (17631) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours reddish amber with off white head ring. Nose and taste of light rum, oak, brown sugar, caramel toffee and light butterscotch. Medium body. FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2008
330ml bottle, shared by Mirjukka - thanks!yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
Dark orangy red. Smells very fruity. Raspberry and red wine, a bit alcoholic too. Quite fizzy and a little watery in the mouth. Taste is spirity and woody. Sweet woody body but I’m left wondering - "where’s the actual beer?". Boozy. Like brandy butter. Slightly oaky and walnut finish. I hope this inane trend to lace beers with traces of spirits, either in order to hide flaws or to stupidly ruin them, comes to an end soon, it’s getting very boring. Let me have my rum in a shot glass, and give me just an unadulterated beer in my beer glass please.
Bottle. It’s a clear, light brown to amber beer topped by a dense, off-white to light beige head. Butterscotch, candy, caramel and a roasted touch in the aroma. Pleasant, although a bit high levels of carbonation, full body, rather sweetish, and with caramel and some roasted notes. Caramel and toffee in the end, with some warming notes. Dries up a bit in the end, where there’s also some bitterness. A decent one, but as the other Innis & Gunn beers, there’s lot’s of butterscotch. 120915Ferris (17070) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2016
Earlier Rating: 10/2/2010 Total Score: 3.8
Bottle. It pours a clear, chestnut color, with lively carbonation forming a finger-thick beige head that stays. The aroma is quite vinous, with berries, dark dried fruits and some booze. A little oaky vanilla touch and a whiff of spices also shows up. Slightly toffee-ish as it warms. It’s full-bodied, smooth and slightly warming on the palate, finishing with a pleasant bitterness and blue plums and prunes. The initial flavor has quite a lot of dried fruits and prunes, but is very light on oak and spices. Some brown sugar and toffee blends in, but are left in the background. Damn, I’m not normally an Innis & Gunn guy, but this one is both complex and tasteful. Nice! 101002
Bottle - Malts, sweet oaky notes and lots of caramel. Clear amber with a rich beige head. Caramel sweetness, touch of wood and a malty sweetness in the finish. Nose and color are deceptively good, while the taste is a bit boring in contrast. Decent, but not worth the price. Benzai (16918) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2011
Bottle @ Joes Tasting shared with Joes and Dutchdrebus. Clear amber color, large bubbled off-white head. Smell lightly caramel, some wood and some sweetness. Taste sweetness, malt, no rum cask really. Medium carbo, low to medium body.
Dedollewaitor (16543) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 21, 2010
Bottle @ Brugmansia/Fonefan Tasting, April 2010. Pours dark unclear amber with a small creamy white head. Nose is sweet and vinous, Rum, oak, caramel and fruit. Medium bodied. Low carbonation. Vaguely sticky. Flavor is not nearly as complex. Good. Scopey (16227) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2011
Bottle from Asda. It pours deep ruby, with a thin off-white head. The nose is gingerbread, oak, rum and spice. The taste is caramel, oak, wood varnish, rum, sweet dark fruit and spice with dry, woody finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Solid balance. Easily the best beer I have had from the Innis & Gunn lot to date. Decent. MiP (16054) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle, 7.4%. "Carefully matured for 57 days" and so on. Buttery, lagery aroma, butterscotch, caramel. Clear dark chestnut colour. OK tan head, not very stable. The flavour starts off with a distinct vanilla note, turns more malty and sweet with a mild bitterness and some coconut in the finish. Good.bhensonb (15965) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Earlier Rating: 4/17/2010 Total Score: 3.1
Bottle, 7.4%. Mild vanilla aroma, also quite vinous. Clear dark brown colour. Small stable off-white head. The flavour has a lot of vanilla, even a bit like coconut. Finishes drier, also vinous.
Bottle from Half Time. Pours an extremely dark ruddy copper with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is musty oak. With a spiritous note. Flavor is a somewhat smokey rum. Astringent oak. Sweet and spicy? Maybe underneath the smoke and oak. There certainly is a strong character to this beer. Borup (15940) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2011
Bottle at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Clear amber colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, wood, malt, spice and rum.