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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: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4902) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2007
330ml bottle from Sainsburys. Deep copper with a ruby tint and a trace of white head. Aroma of vanilla and oak; buttery toffee flavour with more vanilla; alcohol builds to give a warm finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogcliffeLenny (162) - Christchurch, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2007 A good Summer ale but does not quite live up to its premium price. It runs second position to its sister (cheaper) ale, the Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer (6.6%). Burnt amber in appearance, with little head. The aroma didn’t hit me and, strangely, the flavours were subdued compared with the 6.6%. You can still taste an infusion of vanilla, malt and whiskey, with a hint of sweetness. Serve chilled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6635) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2007
Bottled. Deep copper with a moderate head. Buttery, almost kellerbier-like aroma, with a whiff of vanilla oak. Flavour was of toffee, with lots of alcohol in the finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2007
Bottled. A mid brown coloured beer with a tan coloured head. The aroma has some sweet toffee and some clear smoky barrel notes. Quite a deep rich nose. A very full mouthfeel with lots of sweetness and vanilla. Becomes a bit cloying towards the end but there’s a certain quality feel to it. Nice bready malts also.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (14462) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2007
Bottle from Sainsbury. Deep chestnut colour with thin off white head. More toffeeish that the regular version, buttery. Not a huge whisky presence or indeed wood flavour. A lot of greasy melted butter. No huge aroma. Again not impressed. OK, but what is it?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4148) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2007
Golden and poured with a large head.No lacing and lots of slightly smoked vanilla swirling around. Sharp clean taste with none of the overpowering sweeetness beers of this strength sometimes have. Not that distinctive but still quite pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2007
Very disapointd here. Aroma was ovrly malty toffee apples with a touch of ethenol. Tastw was similar with alcohol quite present though carbonation does try to hide it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2007
Sweet caramel and toffee nose with a subtle underlying alcohol. Pours pure amber. Flavour carries on where the nose left off, with sweet malt and raisins interplaying with whisky and some astringent ethanol. It’s ok, but the finish is sharp and the alcohol not as disguised as it claims on the box. Not a bad beer but not amazing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
boltonmark (9) - Uppingham, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2007 does not count
The initial gentle flavour of toffee is replaced with hint of whisky - a bit too strong - lovelly beer though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rauchbier (3640) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2007
Bottle. Copper bronze, good lasting white head and moderate condition. Vaguely fruity and woody in the nose with hints of whisky, peppery herbal hops and slight vinegar citric notes, quite full and sweet in the mouth with hints of vanilla woodiness and whisky oxidation note, sligtly dry and woody finish with some sweet caramel.

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