HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
330ml bottle. Poured a deep red amber with very little head. Lively carbonation with sticky sides. Aroma is light, sweet fruit with some wood and vanilla. Taste is very light spice with a medium rum sweetness and the usual I&G woodsy malt, but lighter. Palate was, once again, lighter than I expected. Overall, I liked the Winter Beer better from this year’s gift pack. yespr (45870) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild spiced and raisins. Bitter, toasted malty, caramelish and light fruity note. Bitter and toasted malty flavoured. Metalchopz (3419) - 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). pictoman (1148) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
Poured from a 330mL bottle. Clear copper colour with dissipating white head. Toffee, oak, vanilla aroma. Similar tastes with an overlay of rum. Quite light with little finish. I don’t think the rum works as well as other finishes - seems gimmicky. mnurda (1285) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottled sample pilfered from neighbour. Pours clearing with minimal head. Toffee flavour with spicy notes. Would have this again.
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cervmagpt (840) - PORTUGAL - NOV 7, 2014
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 9E adapted). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L4169 10:01. AROMA: semi-sweet caramelized aromas, with some roasted notes and aged rum. no hop aromas and very faint esters. some spiciness. APPEARANCE: dark amber / Brown and translucid. thin slight ivory head with low retention. TASTE: hints of aged rum as some roasted notes and sweet caramelized malt. medium-low bitterness with a semi-dry finish. PALATE: medium-low body with low carbonation. OVERALL: an interesting barrel aged scotch ale but nothing more. stouby (4669) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear copper with a beige head. Aroma medium malty (caramel, fruity) notes of wood, vanilla and rum. Flavor medium sweet and spicy, rum. Medium body, some warming alcohol. robinvboyer (4698) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
330ml bottle as part of the innis and gunn xmas giftpack at the lcbo.
Amber pour, small white head. Typical innis aroma, butter, and caramel malts. I cant say im finding any rum or spice. The butter seems to die off and doesnt linger very much like past innis offerings. There is a quite sweet, and fruity finish, with a very light bitterness. But overall its pretty meh. darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
In bottle; very interesting beer ... aroma of rum and spice for sure with hints of vanilla and oak. Taste was medium bodied with the sweetness at the beginning and the rum/oak notes at the end. Overall an OK beer, but Innis and Gunn make better options. MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark copper with a thin white head. Sweet caramel and mild spice aroma. More of the same in the flavour with the trademark I&G vanilla and oak. Thin body and medium carbonation. Average - just a slight variation on an already well used theme.