Beer5000 (6492) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2014
330 ml bottle. A clear, deep golden body with an off-white head. Aroma has vanilla and some butterscotch, but the level of butterscotch feels pretty OK in this one. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, wood, vanilla, hint of spices and not much bitterness. Medium body and decent aftertaste. Not bad, a bit too sweet, almost a bit dessert like and would probably work as an after meal drink. Boutip (6380) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2012
Bottle: Poured a deep clear light amber color ale with a medium size white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of cereal with some light notes of rum. Taste is also a mix between some cereal with light sweet notes and some light rum notes. Body is about average with some good carbonation. This one works out better then the previous barrel-aged beer they have done. luttonm (6282) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2013
.33l bottle in Belgrade, thanks to Andy (who will soon be rating here himself, he promises me). .33l clear bottle with sticky off brown-gray pour. alc-fermented ale, sweet off alc notes that are all around these beers. Nutty caramel, sweet brown body, root beer flavors.. Body is smooth and satisfying but does not sing. Caramel rich and hot finish, some sweet rum caramel. Easy to drink, could dangerously pound this all day, but it is a treat that is not so well put together with balance. Good medium of the road special ale. But off-flavors abound. reebtogi (6277) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
330ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger of white head which settles quickly leaving only traces of lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel with some oak and a trace of rum and mild spice. Taste is a caramel sweetness with traces of oak, rum and spice with a light earthy hop bitterness. Light to medium body and light carbonation. This is an interesting ale which was enjoyable enough, but nothing special. Inbreak (6117) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 03.06.2013, 0,33l bottle @ home:
mkel07 (5993) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
Mediumlasting fizzy head. Aroma is butterscotch, toffee, dried fruits, vanilla, grass, some oak. Taste is slightly dry, toffee, grass, hay, vanilla, oak, chocolate. Medium bitterness. Fair enough.
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique August 2014. Lots of spiced rum in the aroma makes you want yo get straight to drinking this beer. Full in the mouth with the rum blending in well with a mix of fruits and spices. ClubGonzo (5670) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear deep amber body with a thick, creamy off-white head, looking very nice indeed. Nose is strong vanilla and oak tones with caramel malts and caramel pudding (loads of it here), booze, rum and hints of pepper, butterscotch and sugar. Sweet as hell, but still kind of tantalizing. Taste is sweet vanilla and butterscotch, with caramel pudding, rum and sugary grains in the back. Hints of booze and wood in the finish. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. A bit of a vanilla-and-rum overdose, but since I do have a sweet tooth I’m willing to let some of the madness slide. Nevertheless, it’s a bit too much in the end but definitely a taste-packing brew. zacgillbanks (5185) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2014 Bottle from Tesco, Durham. Bright amber coloured with sweet vanilla, caramel and rum flavours followed by creamy, warming oak, and a spicy finish. Palme (4811) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2013
0.33l clear bottle wrapped in a paper box. Have to admit that it’s some time since I’ve had a Innis & Gunn beer now, but it looks like it should. Whisky colored and crystal clear in the glass with a small quickly islandy off-white top. I like the sweet caramelly nose with peppery and spicy tones. A little bit of butter and butterscotch also wrapped in between here. Surprisingly smooth in the mouth with a light oily almost creamy mouthfeel wrapped in a average small bubbly carbonation level. It has that well known sweetness that all their beer has, in addition to this a peppery spicy and woody flavor. I’m actually liking what I’m tasting. Not cloying at all and there is a well balanced little hint of alcohol all the way that makes it a bit more interesting. I’m no big rum drinker, but I think I’m tasting the rum as well and it has a vanilla theme all the way through. Not bad at all. 11.07.2013 BeerViking (4798) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2011
33cl bottle from Sainsburys. Deep mahogany with a fast settling beige head, aromas of sweet rum, a little wood, a little raisin. Full and malty on the tongue, then sweetening but not aggressively so, with notes of demerara, xmas cake and spice, and a warming gently bitter finish.