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Innis & Gunn Cask Strength Oak Aged Beer

Innis & Gunn
Formerly brewed at Belhaven (Greene King)

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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.""

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
greenmanalishi (519) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2007
Pours a clear copper-amber; small, thin, yellow head. Distinctive flavour. Vanilla, malty biscuit, soft hint of banana? Rich, creamy feel with a soft, sweet finish. Definitely worth a try, quite different, though there are dangerous suggestions of vanilla milkshake. bit too sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16423) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2007
Bottle. Clear, copper pour, with an off-white head. Rich, malty nose, slightly peaty, with some fruityness as well. The flavor is sweet, with maltyness, some fruit notes, and not much bitterness. Neither in the initial flavor, nor in the finish. Full body. A nice, malty and peaty beer. I normally prefer more hoppy beer, but this one is nice, but maybe a bit on the sweet side. Repeatable indeed. (071005)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
Sugary toffee nose has a strong hint of pencil shavings. Obviously some oxidation in there, whether voluntarily through the oak-aging or not. A bit undefined in the nose, whispering hard liquor tunes on top of its vanilla and almond skin nature. Alcohol does show up more than you’d expect toward the finish. In the end, it gives the feeling of a strong, sweet and chaotic ale which makes me wonder why I actually enjoyed it. Competent chaos I guess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2007
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of yngwie. Clear, warm, amber golden with a dense, handsome, off-white head leaving some lacework. Aroma of wood and vanilla. Medium body, fairly sweet and caramellish with distinct whisky notes. Almost no bitterness. Perhaps a little on the sweet side. 051007

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39960) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2007
33 cL clear bottle. Pours clear deep orange with lacing white head. Toffee malty aroma. Smooth sweet caramel malty flavour. Very mild bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2007
Bottled. RBESG. Amber colour, low head. Aroma from oak, vanllla and cheap re wine. Good whiskey barrel tone in flavour with peaty notes, yet mouthfeel is mellow with vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (20695) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2007
Bottle REESG 07 ... AS i liked the normal at first but grew to loath it over the whole bottle im a bit wary of my rating on a 50ml sample... copper ... woody malt and a little blue cheese ! ... little sweet(not as much as normal) again a little woody with soem malt fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6482) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2007
Bottle, at RBESG 2007 in Glasgow, Grand Tasting. Deep amber colour, moderate head. Woody / oaky aroma, but not very strong. The flavour is fairly sweet and woody.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (22991) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2007
Bottled at RBESG ’07. Amber colour, minimal head, clear. Sherryish woody nose with some vanilla. Sweet with clean mouthfeel. Evident and elegant barrel flavour like a less peaty Highland whisky. The malt however is a bit mellow and not firm enough. Still a good interesting beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 30, 2007
Bottle, RBESG Grand Tasting 07. Coppery, thin white head. Vanilla, oaky sour malts. Blue cheese is very very strong here. Mouth is vanilla oaky whisky. Sweet and smooth with a finish that is sweet, slightly cheesy. Some alcohol. Quite ok really.

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