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Innis & Gunn Canada Day 2012

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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We are pleased to present this special Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer bottled to celebrate Canada Day 2012.
Alongside ale malt we added Aromatic Barley Malt with imparts the beer’s rich toffee colour and satisfying maltiness. We used Goldings hops from 3 farms in East Kent to impart a delicate balancing bitterness and a fruity twist. We then slowly oak matured the beer to unlock the delicious flavours of vanilla and toffee locked inside the oak grain, only bottling it when we deemed it to have matured to perfection.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
341 mL bottle at Jess’ cottage, served in a stem glass. Pours clear reddish-amber with virtually no head. The nose has lots of brown sugar and English malts, along with oak, Goldings and a slight amount of earth. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout with brown sugar, molasses, oak and subtle hops. The finish is long, smooth and woody. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice malty Scottish ale with smooth oaky notes. 2012-08-25

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2013
Bouteille 330ml. De couleur ambrée foncée et claire. Nez de caramel, moyen de vanille, léger de butterscotch, légèrement boisé (whisky) avec de faibles traces de toffee terreux, de fumée de cigarette et de fruits sûrs. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-doux ainsi qu’une texture aux notes liquoreuses. Léger goût boisé (fût de whisky), léger de vanille et aux faibles traces fruitées lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de grains de malt moyennement sucrés et aux notes terreuses, moyen de caramel toffee sucré avec des petites notes de butterscotch puis en finale l’on retrouve des notes d’alcool boisé avec des traces de fumée de cigarette. Post-goût moyen-long et aux petites notes sèches, composé d’un léger goût d’alcool assez boisé avec des traces de fumée de cigarette.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
Works good with the east kent goldings. This beer is fantastic. I’ve enjoyed just about everything I’ve had with the innis and gunn name and this is just about the best

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6333) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2012
12 ounce bottle. A boxing day brew! Pours a ruddy color with a small beige head. A sweet nose of berries. Toffee, caramel, light oak, more massive berries, strawberry and some light tartness. Finises with tobacco, sweet molasses. Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (4687) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
pours almost clear medium dark golden with a small off-white cap, little retention, no lacing. fruity caramel malts, butter, few spicy notes along with bananas, blueberries (i know, odd), woody notes and too much vanilla. some sweetness. average carbonation, lightly boozy, decent earthy-grassy finish. linear and too much caramel and wood. still... o-k.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a slightly cloudy medium brown with a bit of thin white head. Smell is quite sweet, caramel, banana, and raw sugar, kind of one note. Palate is on the lighter side of medium bodied and has decent carbonation. Taste is quite sweet with no hint of the barrel or any hops. Disappointing really.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zimbo (611) - SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle nose hints of cheeryade and when poured into an Innis & Gunn glass (which was given to me fee of charge...) it was brown oragne in colour with a decent magnolia head. Lots of clingng big bubbles aorunf the ijside of the glass. Fizzy. Slick undercurrent of confected fruit to the taste and slight burr at the end but followed by more sweetness. Not hideous but not good either.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4489) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Smells like vanilla and some oak in it. Caramelized malt. Pours clear orange with creamy head, decent lacing. Not bad for an Innis and Gunn, really. Actually pretty decent. A little sweet and a touch bitter. Bottle.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StueyD (1239) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
Mid to dark orange brown coloured beer with a weak white head. A bold woody nose, similar to that of a oak aged wine, alongside a distinctly sweet, buttery malt aroma, with the expected hints of vanilla and toffee. Dry but smooth mouthfeel. Dry, woody flavours with hazlenut, vanilla and the burnt, buttery toffee like elements from the aroma, this is accompanied by a bitter, dark fruit flavour. There is also a sweet, vegetal flavour in the finish, certainly not unpleasant, but it reminds me of a really well buttered sweet potato mash!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3369) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
Une bouteille achetée quelque part sur la rue Yonge. Une robe ambrée et une mousse qui frétille. Un nez de caramel et de petit fût vanillé. Des saveurs qui rappellent les bons et les moins bons coups de cette série qui reste toujours, à différents degrés, ordinairement intéressante. Un liquide qui offre un corps moyen avec un pétillement doux et une texture crémeuse. Une finale essentiellement touchée par le malt et le fût.


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