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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).


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7390) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
330ml bottle. Generous white head. Good condition. Slight vanilla aroma. . A whiff of woodsmoke. Very sweet flavour. A bit toffeeish. Not really my thing.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3007) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber, small to average and and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, wooden oak - vanilla, caramel and toffee, light fruitiness with dark fruits. Body is medium, malty and sweet flavor, caramel with some toffee, vanilla with some wooden notes, fruitiness with dark fruits. Finish is average, malty and sweetish with caramel - some toffee, lots of vanilla with some dark fruits and wooden notes, some fruitiness. Interesting brew, but too sweet and too much caramel for me.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12567) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2011
Bottled 330ml (BZ, BB 07/2012)
Deep amber color, small steady off-white head. Strong bourbon-vanilla aroma. Medium-bodied. Very sweet flavor. Toffee, vanilla, bourbon, low bitterness. Soft palate. Typical Innis&Gunn flavor - lots of bourbon here but base beer is too lame.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 19, 2011
The pour is a bright golden copper with a thin ring of beige head. Some carbonation in the body. The nose is sweet and woody with a light fruit and mild biscuity malts. The taste is sweet mostly with a light earthy tone and subtle oaky note. The malt is of light caramel and biscuits with minimal hops. Overall, note a bad brew at all and one that truly enjoyed.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davros (1960) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2012
Pours coppery brown with a large, creamy head. Nose shows toffee, caramel, butterscotch, oak and vanilla. Very sweet-smelling. Similarly sweet flavours, almost syrupy sweet. Butterscotch, golden syrup, brown sugar, oak and soft booze. Pretty cloying to be honest. Could use a thicker body and more carbonation.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4448) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
pours clear dark golden-copper with a relatively small off-white head, little retention. classic innis aroma of toffee, butter, vanilla, oak. lightly toasted and biscuity malts, fruitiness - apricots, bananas. some sweetness and booze. average carbonation, light body - oily, decent grassy-earthy finish. o-k.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bcBelgianbrew (84) - , British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
Just too sweet for my taste, but as is the style - malty sweet. Aroma to me smells like artificial fruit esters. Good balance of alcohol with the sweet though. It’s over 2 years old in the bottle. Too long? This is a winter beer, not really for summer IMO. My question is perhaps I&G might do better to put this out in the Fall season or for Christmas/New Year’s. Canada Day??? I guess it’s not something I want to drink on a hot summer’s day at the lake. I like the idea of oak aged beer better than I like the taste. I bet if I were drinking this at Christmas I’d like it better.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 19, 2011
33cl bottle. Pours a reddish amber. Smells of booze. Not great. Tastes sweet. Somebody said ginger nuts. Good shout. Head fades. This was a disappointing beer.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenH (2343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2011
Impressive appearance, mahogany reddish brown with white head. Aroma of alcohol, slight hops. Taste is spicy, toffee, caramel, some tutti fruity with a ginger finish. Growing on me the more I drink but still no

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2011
bottle at home ... copper ...thin white head ... soft cheesy bourbon ... sweet toffee roast ... light sweet oak ... sot fruits ... light vanilla ... soft


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