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Innis & Gunn Canada Day 2011

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Innis & Gunn
Formerly brewed at Wellpark (C&C Group)

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This special beer has been brewed using Munich malt and golden oats to give it a beautiful biscuit backbone and a creamy smooth finish. Fuggles hops add their signature earthy and rich character before maturation in bourbon oak unlocks delicious flavours of vanilla and toffee from deep inside the oak grain. Available exclusively in all provinces of Canada (except Quebec and PEI).


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2011
A - Fruity with caramel under tones A - Copper coloured with thin white head T - It attempts to start sweet, but is overtaken by a controlled light bitterness P - Medium to full body with light carbonation O - Best of the brewery

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
bortology (35) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2011
Is it good? Yes. Is it worth $5 a bottle? Nope! The high alcohol content gives the beer an off tasting flavor. This is not a beer that I would necessarily recomend, as there are many other beers that are of higher quality and flavor. But I would not refuse it if it were in front of me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2337) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2011
330 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear burnt orange with small off-white head. Aroma is lightly sweet with some toffee, a little vanilla and oak. Taste is vanilla, tobacco, light oak and toffee . Alcohol is quite apparent and gives a light tingling to the mouthfeel. Not worth 5 bucks but nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2194) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2011 Bottle. I and G is known for the whiskey aged stuff, which I’m not a huge fan of. This is a great beer, though. Malty and delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelLawrie (51) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2011
Nice fruity aroma with a distinct young coconut character. Quite sweet on the tongue, slightly unbalanced. There is not much barrel character here. Overall quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerWeg (1492) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
Deep clear coppery color with fine bubbles and creamy cap. Aroma for miles, sweet and smooth complex caramelly malts and sweet meadow. Taste caramel and raisin and fruit and a bit of lemon citrus, a bit of vanilla - very heavy sweet finish but they packed in some serious flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2011
It pours an amber color with a one finger sized head that vanishes to a thin ring right away. On the nose I am getting Carmel, oak, if would be safe to say some earthiness thrown in there. The flavor is quite enjoyable, I am picking up some large Carmel and toffee notes.It does have vanilla notes as well but it is lurking around in the back. I find nothing in this tends to really stand out more so than the other, everything seems to work well together, it tends to be a little creamy. It finishes with a good amount of warmth from the little higher abv and some more oak notes, some real earthy notes. The only bad thing I can find with this offering is the higher abv. The only reason I say it is bad, because I want another now. I mean it is more something you want to sit and relax.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6632) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle. Not sure if this beer will remain a separate listing or get lumpectomy in with the other Canadian Cask entries. Anyway, true to form it remains my favourite from I& G. If anything, this vintage offers even better balance with the oak elements. Creamy buttery toffee malts, burnt sugars, very subtle hop presence. Still my favourite offering from these guys.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (1860) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
330 mL bottle. Copper, with a ring of head. Less sweet coconut & oak than most of their offerings, but this isn’t a bad thing, as it allows some brown sugar and a little fruit to come through. Still on the sweet side, though. The flavour is a little more subtle as well, and there is more going on than in their other, one-dimensional offerings. The oak is there, along with booze, some earthy hops, some caramel, and graham crackers. Body is still a little thin, but it’s actually a nice sipper.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle at ChrisO and Ruth’s - Thanks. Clear golden/amber - no head. Wooden, coconut, berries, roasted, raisins, fruity, nutty, oakey, caramel, light alcoholic, toasted wood. Nice.


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