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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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mdnguyen (31) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2012
The pour: a warm honey brown or amber in colour with a white head that dissipates to a ring. The aroma: Quite a bit more malt notes that typical of I&G, with strong notes of toffee and caramel, some faint notes of vanilla and woodiness round out the bouquet. The taste: a medium-heavy sweetness with syrupy mouth feel. Fairly well balanced but could of had a bit more bitterness, the alcohol did help bring everything together. The verdict: overall it would be worth while to stock up on a few bottles as the flavour is distinct and the beer smooth and easy-drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sergelutaba (67) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjgalvani (48) - West Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
Pours a dark red colour, with a thick white head. Very Canadian looking! Smells highly of oak and dried cherries, almost in a funky, Belgian way. The taste is an oaky maltness, with a hint of sweet vanilla on the otherwise tart finish. Picked up a bottle on sale and I’m happy I did.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1016) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1066) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
Pours a clear dark amber with a small white ring and no lacing. Aroma of vanilla, toffee, bourbon, allspice and dark dried fruits. Taste is caramel, bourbon, wood, camelized sugar and a nice spicy finish with some dried fruits. Finish is nice and dry and gives a well balanced flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (1949) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
Dark amber colour with frothy white head. Aroma of sweet malts, fruit, vanilla. Taste is malty and sweet, canada, some dry bitterness to finish. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2158) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1459) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 13, 2012
Really enjoyed this. Pours a dark reddish brown. Creamy head. Smells a bit funky, also some scotch, wood and caramel. Smooth and creamy palate. Boozy, caramel, woody flavours. Yum.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13369) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
22nd July 2012
Clear dark amber beer, good cream coloured head. Light palate, crispy and a little dry. A little creamy malt with a toffee streak. A light touch of spice and some bubblegum ester buried underneath. Dried fruits and a trace of vanilla oak. Finishes smooth and semi dry. Well joined up and tasty. The only minus point is a little paper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13458) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 5, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, wood, vanilla, candy sugar, malt and hops. Quite sweet.


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