Spab (4226) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
330 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear golden orange colour with small slightly off-white head. Aroma is toffee, butter and light oakiness. Flavour is rather buttery with caramel, vanilla and a bit of oak though no real spice to speak of. Slightly lifeless mouthfeel. Not my favourite Innis & Gunn effort. Aniela (4215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2012
From a bottle at home in Skövde. Amber clear beer with a offwhite head. Oak, banana, tar, malt and some vanilla aroma. Mild flavour with rum, vanilla, oak, malt. gam (4139) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2013
Medium head nice clear amber pour mild carbonation aromas oak influence vanilla spicy cardamom cinnamon clove sweet notes the flavours rum is good sweet oaky vanilla touch cinnamon cardamom paprika sugar cane clove rich maltiness the finish a sweet ale no doubt nice balance spicy goodness oak influence a good ale to drink probstblueribbon (4088) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2011
330 ml bottle in gift pack from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. mile (4067) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2013
App.: Clear deep amber with a so-so light tan head.
Aroma: Berry-like fruitiness, oddly sweet...like a malt liquor, unfortunately, some wood notes, a little spice, brown sugar, a bit of a savoury note, a little alcohol.
Palate: Medium body, moderate effervescence, fairly smooth.
Flav.: Lots of fruitiness, mainly berries, a touch of pepperiness, some wood and vanilla, coconut, brown sugar, hints of warm spices; dry with limited bitterness and a sweet fruity, brown sugar and wood finish.
Nothing to write home about. Thankfully, ratebeer isn’t really “home”.
Bottle. Amber, average and fully diminishing head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light dark fruitiness - vinous notes, light spiciness - rum, light vanilla/oak, light alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish, some caramel, some dark fruitiness, light vanilla, some alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, faint caramel, and faint fruitiness and light vanilla, alcohol. OK aroma, but finish almost totally lacks fruitiness - too much alcohol in the finish. Aroma/flavor not in balance.
nihtila (4006) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
27.2.2015. Clear copper orange. Aroma of toffee, vanilla, wood, maybe some spiced rum. Taste has toffee, caramel and vanilla as well, similar to aroma. northropfrye (3732) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle. One of the better beers I’ve tried by Innis and Gunn. Aroma of cinnamon, tropical fruit, cherries, vanilla. Clear reddish brown colour. Taste is sweet rum, bitter finish. Creamy texture. Metalchopz (3680) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
Single bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clean deep amber colour with a foamy head. No lacing is found. The nose is quite sweet with loads of toffee, and balanced by nuts, wood, rum alcohol, flowers and mild vanilla. Thankfully, the taste is not as sweet. Soft caramel malt at first, grainy in the middle and a little hop comes out in the finish. The vanilla-oak slightly comes out in the aftertaste. Always nice to see a new experiment from Innis & Gunn, but this one just misses the boat a bit (pun intended). puboflyons (3531) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 13, 2012
From the 11.2 fl. oz. bottle. The color is a handsome looking medium amber-red with little to no head. The aroma is clean caramel malts, rum, jerky spice, and sugar in the raw. The body is smooth and creamy and fairly bold. The taste begins sweet but then there is an assertive bitterness which is probably enhanced by the rum-aging. A very nice brew. BenH (3431) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2012
From a bottle. Pours golden orange with short lasting white head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla and light spice, some vegetal hops. Tastes rank, lots of vanilla, oak, toffee, very unbalanced. Sweet and cloying, doesn’t finish well. Pretty shocking stuff, not into this at all