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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: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5564) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rwgould (329) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shaynsawchuk (360) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (2465) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Cinnamon, spice, sweet malts and some woody aromas. Sweet vanilla, light spice, malt and woody flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (1494) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark clear copper color with light head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of malt and caramel with a hint of wood. Definite oakiness but not overbearing. Additional flavors of sweet toffee, roasted malts, and vanilla, just like the description. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear orange amber with a nice, resilient white head. Smell is oak and cherry. Taste is caramel, toffee, brown sugar, a touch of wood. Very sweet. Some subtle earthy bitterness, along with quite a bit of cherry and fruits. Wood is felt post-gulp. Light bodied. Excellent, very good beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1467) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
(From Beers of Europe) Deep amber, small off-white head. Vanilla, oak and toffee. Definitely Innis & Gunn then! As with all their beers it may be too sweet for some but I think it’s full of flavour and a great laid back mellow late night beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2814) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (921) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (234) - Strasbourg, 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


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