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Innis & Gunn Cask Strength Oak Aged Beer

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Innis & Gunn
Formerly brewed at Belhaven (Greene King)

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Brewed by Belhaven for Innis & Gunn
Ingredients: Golden Promise and crystal malt; Phoenix hops.
""Innis & Gunn are delighted to present this stunning Cask Strength edition Oak Aged Beer.""


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RocksBrewer (5) - Alabama, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2011 does not count
The waffs of vanilla and wood are great on opening the bottle. So to the oaked flavour through the beer. This served to remind me well since I had not had it in 3 years. What I did not remember was the high residual sweetness and low bitterness. Pulling apart the beer this one was not seasonalble or satiating, seeming more like a tricked-up high gravity brewed lager with a high mash stand temp to give excess dextrins. With all the flavours going on from the oak, it needed less sweetness and more balance to make me have another ... which is still sitting there ... looking at me!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alobar (2877) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2011
Clear copper color. Not much aroma-some caramel and oak. Sweet beer-lots of malt, caramel mostly with light hints of oak. Nice beer. Easy drinker.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10654) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2011
Bottled, 330ml from Sainsburys in Banbury, aged 4 yrs. Dark copper with white head, floaters. I’m finding that many of the I&G beers are on the sugary sweet side for me, this has a heavy caramel note with hints of burnt mollasses. There is an overriding alcohol note, not sure if this is from the barrels, but I’m not really noticing an oaky flavour. Overall quite reasonable though.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hammy78 (779) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2010
Sampled at the last Toronto Food and Wine Festival. Tasted bitter and of oak, if my memory serves correctly. I didn’t mind it at all.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 30, 2010
I adore all things Innis & Gunn. This one is particularly excellent. I enjoyed the nice sweetness paired with the crisp finish

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hank1980 (945) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2009
Clear bottle. Poured clear amber brown with no head. Aroma of heavy oak, vanilla, malt, citrus. Taste is also very oaked. Plenty of malt, citrus, and whiskey come through as well. Body is not too big, with light carbonation. Overall, an interesting bottled brew.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Markys (64) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2009 The colour is dark yellow/brown-like. Almost like a darker Trocadero or scotch. Copper is the word I’m searching for. The aroma is fruity. I can smell pineapple and coconut. The flavor is both fruity and strong. Honey and oranges comes to my mind. It tastes almost like scotch. It really stands out from many other beer types.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
n49921 (108) - USA - FEB 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with very little head. Aroma is malty with a hit of sherry or a little scotch. Taste a caramel malt that ends with a bit of scotch or sherry taste. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Furseth (1985) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2009
Bottle: Clear dark red colour with a nice head. Aroma of tar,whiskybarrels, oak citrus,and sweet maltynes in the end.Coplex allready here. Flavor is tar,smokey,citric and thin to medium body, aroma and flavoris almost the same, thats is nice! Meidum to long tar/smokey finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - SEP 24, 2008
Bottle, Waitrose. Plainish copper. lots of dingey gray head. Odd tinned fruit aroma, old man caramel. Tongue-numbing menthol, oddly artifical mint and mouthwash, vanilla flavored cough drops. Surprisingly little direct alcohol flavor (you know, apart from the tongue numbing/mouthwash thing). This is an absolute trainwreck, and yet kind of a fun experience. In the way it’s probably sort of fun to drink your own moonshine, even as it dissolves the enamel off your teeth.


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