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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3269) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (3239) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
Bouteille de 330ml, bouteille translucide dans une boîte, achetée par Patrick en Ontario, merci. Bière ambrée avec une mousse brune. Le nez est discret avec une touche de vanille. En bouche c’est agréable, sucrée, touche de whiskey, vanille. La finale est très sucrée. Un produit commerciale, facile, un peu trop sucré.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinvboyer (3213) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2012
Dark clear ruby pour, small white head. Really nice caramel, toffee, vanilla malt aroma. The hops are quite present and add a nice zesty hoppiness in the flavour. The finishis a little strong, the alcoholis quite evident. Th mouthfeel is a little thick and the carb is low. Overall,one of their better releases.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3049) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
330ml clear bottle, dark copper color, with a frothy bubbly beige head, with a mild vanilla, light sweet toffee, caremelized, biscuity, toasted malt nose, with some fruity, oak barrel, caramel, faint spicy notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice vanilla, grated coconut, oak woody barrel, toffee, earthy grainy caramelized, toasted, biscuity malty character, with a light butterscotch, fruity, faint floral tobacco leaf hop flavour, leading towards a mild whisky liquorish, vanilla oakiness finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3008) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2012
330 ml bottle from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 14JN12.

App.: Deep copper with a full, reddish-tan head. Aroma: Fruity, earthy caramel/toffee, sweet, berries, a touch tangy, a little vinous, some light vanilla and wood notes, not bad. Palate: Medium body, soft-ish carbonation. Flav.: Much more wood here, slightly peppery, fruity, berry-like toffee/caramel, booze, Scotch-like (almost) or at least whiskey-like, certainly more assertive than the nose; dry with limited bitterness and a boozy, malty, slightly smokey finish.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
mr_h (2991) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2012
330ml bottle from Peckham’s, Glasgow - clear amber brown, large bubbly beige head, sweet malty aroma, vanilla notes, caramel, moderate carbonation, nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle (clear glass, but kept in the gift box since I got it last year). Lovely red-copper-orange colour with a very faint haze and a small off-white head. Aroma of vanilla candy, sweet toffee, rye whisky and a hint of Cherry Coke. Rye is much more prominent in the flavour, along with bit of butterscotch toffee, and finishing notes of tart cherry and oak. Medium bodied with a mellow carbonation and soft finish. Quite nice, even with more than a year of aging on it.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2668) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
330ml clear bottle from box. Deep clear amber colour with a creamy beige head that fades to a ring. Not much lace, the odd soapy bubble. Nose has EKG hops that give off some orange fruit, mild toffee malts. Taste starts with some sweet caramel malt and some orangey fruits again. Ends with light toffee, golden yellow sugar, nice vanilla/oak/wood to finish. A bit of pleasant warming alcohol, but nothing to get in the way. Body is light for the style, light carbonation, overall it drinks very easily. Enjoyed this quite a bit, would drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2456) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2012
I’m a sucker for I&G beers. I adore their aromas. Big butterscotch, whiskey and oak. Pours a ruby copper with a small off white top. Taste is a stinging oak driven toffee with sweet malt and whiskey overtones.


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