Ratman197 (14830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2013
750 ml clear bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of rum, vanilla, oak, light carmel and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of rum, vanilla, oak and light toffee with a smooth lingering vanilla finish. This is my idea of an ideal session beer. DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks troubles. Clear dark amber-brown. Aroma of malt, honey, caramel, coconut, vanilla, some fruitiness, rum and alcohol. Sweet alcoholic flavor, honey-ish and candy-ish, with coconut and some fruitiness. Medium-bodied. Not my thing. Scopey (14723) - 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. imdownthepub (14553) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2011
Bottled 330ml in presentation box from Sainsburys, Banbury. Poured Tawny brown but hard to muster up a head. Innis & Gunn aged beers are difficult to rate for me as the titles on the boxes are so intriguing so that the final results are largely disappointing. This is perhaps a little fuller than most but the depth appears to be butterscotch, caramel notes. The beer is fairly sweet, I get some astringency, woodiness, but the discovery is never a eureka moment. Just slightly on the dull side. Borup (14485) - 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.
Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Draft. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sweet toasted malt and vanilla wood rum aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met. HenrikSoegaard (14166) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle. Scottish beer #100. Frothy of-white good mostly lasting head. Amber-brown colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Light swet and bitter nice flavor. Some nice caramel and rim notes. Average light bitter finish. OIly palate. Pleasent but "quiet". argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2011
33cl bottle, thanks BeerandBlues2. Small beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, rum/vanilla, some coconut. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, vanilla/rum. Medium body. Lubiere (13905) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 A dark amber ale with a thick lacing moka head. Sweet aroma of rum barrel, woody, a bit of caramel malt. In mouth, a good sweet malt with tobacco notes, rum, a bit of acidic points, medium bodied. Bottle from LCBO, BB Dec 2009. 7-3-7-3-13Drake (13737) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Rum Finish version: A clear brown ale with a thick big bubbled brown head. In aroma, sweet caramel with light rum, butterscotch, vanilla, a tad cloying. In mouth, nice sweet caramel malt with smooth rum notes, dark raisins, a bit light bodied, nice warming alcohol. Not sure if it was made in Nov 2012, or its the BB, but its not bad. 7-3-8-3-14
330 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Thanks to the clear bottle a good wave of skunk has spread across the room. Other aroma notes include butter, wood, spice and rum. The taste is rum, wood, toasted malts, butter, floral hops. Medium bodied. Decent.