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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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StueyD (1233) - 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!

3.7
   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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeistAlmighty (1146) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
330 ml bottle. I enjoyed the 2012 edition much more than the 2011. Reminded me more of the old Canada cask. Aroma and taste of oak, vanilla and whiskey are nicely balanced with becoming too sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1135) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle from LCBO. Beautiful clear deep ruby brown, with pretty much no head. Aroma of fruit punch, oak, and toffee. Taste is some fruit, lots of oak, some alcohol, and a mildly bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1108) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
330mL Bottle from Liquor Depot. 7.7% in 2012. I have been waiting on this all week. Dark crimson pour with a bubbly tan foam that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is bold, capturing a fruity note of dried grapes, mild citrus, and a whiff of Crown Royal (Canadian Rye whiskey). Lightly carbonated. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium-full bodied, this packs a punch. Strong alcohol character balanced by the gentle bitterness of the citrusy hops. Hint of toffee and oakiness in the finish similar to other I&G brews. Absolutely superb.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (1094) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JAN 6, 2014
Belle couleur caramel, petite mousse blanche. Super nez bois de chene et de sous bois. Gout de sirop d’erable et de bois de futs, un peu sucrée. Peu de carbonation. Fin de bouche caramel brulé

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1070) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
Pours a fairly clear brown colour with a small spotty white head. Aroma is oak, toffee, vanilla, toffee, moderately spicy, some mild dark fruity esters and lightly grassy. Flavour is toffee, vanilla, oak, spice(clove and allspice I think), caramel, mild alcohol, grass mild dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Very enjoyable!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
Single bottle purchased from Zyn Liqour in Calgary, AB on 07/09/2012. Colour: Like the Canada flag, a distinct red but mixed with some brown. Medium-low slightly off-white creamy head. Nose: Malt shows notes of bubble gum, marzipan and flower pot. The oak and barley offer background noise reminiscent of candied barley. Taste: Medium sweet, medium-light bitter, medium sour. Passionfruit, some coconut. The oak produces melted toffee and a grainy sourness. Could be considered a touch sweet but still quite complex and well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2013
330ml Bottle-caramel, toast, grass, alcohol, brown, cloudy, white foam, medium sweetness, full body, soft carbonation, A very nice beer

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zimbo (604) - 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.


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