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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 beerís 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shaynsawchuk (553) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2012
330 mL bottle. Pours a rich mahogany with a medium tan head, lots of lacing. Great on the nose, aromas of yeast, vanilla, rum, raisin, spice and toffee. Taste is big sweet malt in the forefront. Mellows out to a creamy woody finish, not a lot in the way of hops. Thick on the palate medium carbonation and full body, lots of texture. Another good special edition from I&G, now if only I had a steak and kidney pie to wash this down with.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lukin (496) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
bottle. Dark ruby pour, decent head. Aroma is toffee, vanilla, wood, some fruits. Taste is very sweet, unmistakable innis and gunn, more toffee, some pear, oak. Enjoyable, if a little too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (368) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
An improvement over the previous year which was also great. Clear copper pour with a medium tall off white head. Sweet aroma, caramel, oak, some vanilla. nice balanced body with caramel, oak, maple syrup, balanced by decent bitterness.

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. Iíve enjoyed just about everything Iíve had with the innis and gunn name and this is just about the best

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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2012
0.33l bottle from LCBO; comes in a box. Pours a transparent golden brown, with a small beige head that dissipates very quickly. Aroma: Malt, maple, toffee, hints of banana, caramel, very very sweet. Palate: Medium bodied, creamy, slightly syrupy. Smooth finish. Taste: Strong maple/toffee combination. Very very sweet. Less vanilla when compared to last year, I find. Still good, but not as good as I remembered it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UM02 (313) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2012
Nice caramel tasting malt with a smoky oak aftertaste. Very well balanced but a bit on the mild side for this style of beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
330ml bottle. Enjoyed on July 1st (Canada Day). One of the nicest colours for a beer that I've seen. Gorgeous ruby-hued brown orange beer (Lovibond 27/28). 1/2" head settles to adequate lace. Aroma is mild but can't hide the high alcohol here. Taste is quite complex, not bad but not wholly pleasant. Seems confused and unbalanced. Maple sweetness, ascorbic alcoholic flavours, malty, some bitterness, with a predominantly syrupy sweet finish. Something not quite playing nice here. Worst part is the flat carbonation. Limp palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kliggerwar (137) - - AUG 23, 2012
Nice smooth tiny bit sweet. mmm its good. The aroma is very mild but has a sweet smell. I really enjoyed this beer. Its not like there Innis Gunn Original But like it. Its delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tiger_08 (137) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
June 27 2012. 330ml bottle pours ruby in my innis & gunn tulip glass. Tan head is present only if poured aggressively fades to ring. Aroma is lighter than I&G regular offerings. Woody, earthy, slight caramel/toffee, light vanilla and fruit notes. Aroma is lighter but flavour is stronger, richer. Can taste alcohol right off the start with sweet cherry. Combination similar to a cherry whiskey. Strong woody notes add richness and toffee rum comes into play. The longer it sits the more depth it has. Seems to drink more like a glass of scotch or rum or licquor than beer. Not as much vanilla as others. Palate is heavier to medium body with only slight soft carbonation. Leaves dry slightly bitter mouthfeel. Fantastic! Best one yet!


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