ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Part of the Innus & Gunn 3-Pack - $9.99 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia.
robinvboyer (4674) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2011
Appearance: Pours out a clear, mahogany-hued body with a half-finger of manilla-hued foam.
Smell: Modestly malty, almost as if it’s ashamed of itself. Some dry, raspy caramel with a bit of citrus peel, a spoonful of alcohol, and crestfallen oak wood.
Taste: Very low caramel flavor, with just a hint of sweetness. Heavy pour of unsweetened iced tea. A wooden backdrop throwing off very, very little vanilla touches. Sliver of citrus peel. Minimally bitter. Dry, earthy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m Innis to win-is, though this brew was very ineffusive, very ineffectual, like it had a tragic run-in with a flavor vampire. The remainder of the mix-pack and even water served in the Innis & Gunn branded glass were more enjoyable.
Bottle part of the innis and gunn gift pack at the lcbo.
Great looking beer, nice dark mahogany hue, with an ample head. Oaky aroma with some dark fruit, touches of vanilla, and the tradition innis butter signature. Light bitterness, low carb, medium mouthfeel. The finish has a tiny bit of pithy citrus hops, lots of dark fruit, but the typical innis buttery, oakiness is there. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
19th October 2011probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2011
Clear amber - red beer with a decent off white head. Light dry palate. Minerals. Vanilla cream. Tangy fruit flavours flash by before a somewhat listless dry minerally finish. I&G are a guilty pleasure of mine but this one just passes muster.
330 ml bottle in gift pack from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 16NO11.darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
App.: Clear deep copper with a decent light tan head.
Aroma: Fairly intense fruity caramel/toffee/brown sugar, savoury wood notes, a little warm spicing.
Palate: Medium body, firm yet elegant effervescence.
Flav.: Strong caramel, brown sugar and a little molasses, oak notes, fairly fruity with some hints of burnt sugar; dry with minimal bitterness and a dry caramel, earthy/nutty finish.
I don’t always like winter.
In bottle; nice golden copper color. Aroma somewhat sweet with a citrusy finish. Taste; strong orange peel at the start finishing with the oak. Kind of a medicinal taste. Nice body, but just an OK beer ... Innis and Gun has better beers to choose from
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2012
This s a review of the winter 2012
Deep copper pour. Claims to be a porter brewed with molasses. If it was a porter it was light. Molasses is prevalent Slight yeast and roasted malts. Drinkable but just ok
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone sulawang (1161) - - MAR 11, 2013
pours a med-dark copper brown with a smallish head, micro CO2, some active streams, sticky lacing. Sweet caramel malts and a hint of brandy on the nose.
Attack: Yeasty carbonation, partially watery
Mid-palate: 4/10-sweetness, malts, light aniseedy caramel
Finish: cuts off-dry, mild whisky notes, light bitter-light malted cleanish finish.
Overall pretty underwhelming. Not bold or flavourful enough for my tastes. Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2011
Bottle at Appellation Wines. Pours a Coke brown colour with a decent light tan head. Nutty aroma of treacle, alcohol ,chestnut and caramel. Flavours of caramel and a little Shitake mushroom. Nutty again with chestnuts and a bit cloying to finish. Moderate carbonation and CO2 prickle. DuffMan (10435) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber, medium off white head that shows poor retention. Aroma is oaky vanilla, and soft banana and cherry fruit, hints of spice. Flavours of caramel and oak, banana and marzipan. Once again this is an I&G beer that seems totally out of balance, over-oaked and under-malted. Light in the body for the ABV. Not terrible, but not worth premium prices. JohnRMurdoch (4878) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Dark reddish amber brown colour, not much head. Mild sweet whiskey malt aroma. Sweet caramel whiskey flavour. Quite smooth but a bit sickly. Not really my sort of beer.