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Innis & Gunn Highland Cask

Innis & Gunn
Formerly brewed at Belhaven (Greene King)

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
This Innis & Gunn beer has been matured in rare 21 year old single malt Scotch Whisky barrels to create a complex beer with a classic Highland character.

AKSalmon's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
AKSalmon (74) - Norfolk, - JUN 8, 2013
This one is a nice amber in color with a small head. The aroma is slight vanilla. The flavor sweet with vanilla. It flows across the palate smooth with a little bite of carbonation. Overall not a terrible beer but a little too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmrmwel (757) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown caramel, with a big creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts and caramel, as well as bread, oak and whiffs of whisky. Full body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with roasted malts, grain, oak and peat, and a too sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
MattiasA (621) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2014
Bought this from Systembolaget when it was available. I have a hard time with the butterscotch which i think is dominating these beers, there’s also problems with all the ’special-editions’ which in my opinion are all pretty much alike. With that said. Roasted malt and butterscotch caramel with some sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anthony850 (210) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2013
I love any beer on rum casks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (923) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
Pours a clear copper colour and after letting it warm up a bit no head just a few spots on the glass. Aroma is sweet mild toffee, mildly peaty, and sweet maltiness. I’m not getting a ton of aroma on this one. Taste is sweet caramel, vanilla, scotch notes, mild alcohol warming/bite on the finish. Very enjoyable beer, I would describe it as a sweet scotch like beverage though much less harsh/peaty and a much lower abv and makes a good dessert beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Howlader (422) - - FEB 3, 2014
12oz bottle, served in the Innis and Gunn chalice. Very good, the scotch barrels come through.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sseb69 (1409) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2013
Bouteille 330 ml. Merci James. Couleur ambrée foncée, mousse fugace beige pâle. Arôme de bois, whiskey. En bouche, sucrée, bois, aqueuse, alcool, malt. Bonne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reimer96 (1072) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
Pours a clear amber with a minimal head. Aroma of toffee, vanilla and peaty smokiness. Taste is toffee, vanilla, some peat, slight bitterness. Overall it’s a nice oak aged beer in scotch casks bit it’s a touch too sweet. One of the better Innis offerings though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm_Warning (72) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2013
Currently drinking whilst typing. Instant aroma of vanilla, toffee, caramel, subtle whisky notes and sweet fruitiness. A crystal clear amber colour with an off white fluffy/creamy head which stays for a while and disappears sometime through the beer. Flavours of sweet Danish bread, toffee and vanilla with a woody whisky bite and low bitterness, malty throughout the finish with a very mellow hop character. Smooth and easy texture, nothing huge in the mouthfeel and a gentle carbonation. Overall a very nice beer from Innis & Gunn, It’s just a shame to see it discontinued, as for me it was one of their more enjoyable beers. The whisky bite just does it for me and I do prefer it to many of their other beers. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AKORN (95) - Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Mild aroma. Clear amber in color small head. Aged barrel flavor with malt and vanilla in there. Great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1028) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
330 mL. 7.4%. Pours a dark mahogany, coppery colour with a tan foam that bubbles away slowly. Aroma is roasted malts, hint of peaty smokiness and toffee. Taste is quite smooth, lightly hopped and rich in roast malt flavour. Finish develops a little of the whisky character, honey, toffee, and that oaky tinge as you swallow. Delicious.

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