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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.""


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10308) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2005
Bottled: Golden coloured. Clear. Beige dense head. Smokey aroma. Light tarty. Has some sweet and fruity notes. Flavour is dry and smoky. Grapy, dry and light smoked end. Fruitnotes are there. .

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2005
Pours a fine though disappearing off-white head on a clear orange body. Nice and full sweet caramelly and slightly smokey aroma with a woody tone. Malt and caramel flavor, sweet at first with a sourish finish and plenty of fruit. Smokey tones again. Flavorfull and soft in the mouth. Really nice and a good surprise from Scotland!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (1875) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2005
Bottle from Shipley Asda. Dark copper to chestnut coloured with a slim, just off-white head. Great complex aroma, thats making me salivate; sherry and vanilla hit you first, then whiskey and malts. Taste: I’d have to agree with the commercial description, pretty damned stunning; same elements as in the aroma but the whiskey is accentuated. Medium to full bodied, lightly carbonated, with a warming finish. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2005 Pours a deep copper colour, not much of a head, but it does have a huge aroma thats sweet and full of sherry,marshmallow and oak. Flavour is similar with a lively mouthfeel. Deff worth picking up.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2005
Bottle from Asda. (Clear bottle but in a cardboard box) Reddish brown with rapidly dissipating head. This is a fabulous beer, much better than the standard I&G. Glorious aroma of sherry, oak, vanilla, tobacco leaf, raisin, whisky and alcohol. Medium mouthfeel. Tannic finish. World class.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scotty (1056) - SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2005
Beautiful dark gold-tawny colour...no head though. FANTASTIC rich malty/vanilla nose. Palate is big and absolutely packed with flavour. Rich, mellow, smooth and hints of fruit too! a very complex mouthful, quite dry for the strength, has a great lingering finish...wonderful! Asda, Edinburgh.


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