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Innis & Gunn
Brewed at Wellpark (C&C Group)

Style: Stout
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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This special bottling of Innis&Gunn


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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fatehunter (1216) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2013 Poured into a tulip glass. Dark brown in the pour, almost black in the glass. Finger of tan head that held well and great lacing. Some good roasted malt smell, caramel and toffee. Tastes like milk cream, harsh malt with a tease of sweet, bitter follows, ends with a good burnt malt grip. The oak cask is the backbone of it all, bringing structure and balance. It has a warming effect but not in the usual whiskey cask aged beer style. Soft and creamy texture. Low carbonation, medium body, not as heavy as other cask aged beers. One of my favorite whiskey cask aged beers. It’s between a sipper and an easy drinker, which for a cask aged beer is impressive. Not hardly sweet at all, which is great.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mighty_meadow (203) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Pours very dark with a nice beige head which unfortunately doesn’t last long. Carbonation seemed slightly too high at first but the smoothness quickly takes over. Taste of caramel and whiskey. Also getting some rum and raisin. One of the best I&G I have tried and after waiting a long time to try this one it definitely was worth the weight. A little thicker and this would have been perfect.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (86) - New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Awesome chocolate and dried dark fruits.Aroma of slight chocolate and sage. Nice thick rich head. Great body and barrel aging put this over top.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1221) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Brune aux reflets rougeâtres. Une belle mousse beige flotte à la surface. Elle e résorbe lentement en s’agrippant au verre, en y laissant sa trace. Des arômes de grains grillés et de whiskey au tout début. Caramel et bois sec ensuite. Une texture soyeuse laisse passer des saveurs, légères, de torréfaction ou encore carrément de café par moment, mais aussi d’herbes quelconques, par dessus une espèce de mélasse ou peut-être de vanille. Un alcool qui prend de l’ampleur au fil des gorgées, mais atteint rapidement un plateau. Intéressant. (M.A. Janvier 2015 L4007) (1204-270814)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghendrix (108) - Cardiff, WALES - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours brown, frothy head. Aromas of dark fruits, caramel, whiskey, oak. Medium sweet and warm alcohol above gentle roasted malt bitterness. Medium body and warm whiskey finish. Nice stuff.u

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
magpieken (54) - - AUG 27, 2014
330ml bottle. Deep brown colour; tall, frothy, beige head which lasted well and left some nice lacing. Gentle aroma of whiskey, dark fruits, caramel and sweet malt. Gentle sweetness and a little bit of spice develops into a hint of bitterness. Light to medium palate and a suggestion of alcoholic warmth. Not aggressively assertive but pleasant and drinkable, nonetheless. Very similar to their rum offerings.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jrwhitney6 (311) - - AUG 18, 2014
Pours a brown with almost no head. Nose of oak, malt, and something sweet that I cannot put my finger on. Taste of malt, caramel, oak. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5761) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Bouteille claire de 330 ml achetée chez LCBO (Hawkesbury, ONT) au coût de 3,15$. Arôme: Odeur de céréales torréfiées avec une pointe de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café et de chocolat avec une pointe de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de chocolat en arrière goût. (Rating #5677)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
btg95 (19) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
Pours a very dark brown, nearly opaque with a thick head that rapidly dissipates. Notes of the Irish whiskey barrel are evident but does not overpower the caramel malt notes

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybion (68) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours deep ruby with a tiny amount of tan head, which doesn’t stick around long. Aroma of roasted malts along with a big presence of oak, and some earth, caramel and a tiny bit of resin. As expected it smells a little of Irish whiskey or bourbon. Big hit of dark fruits, caramel and roasted malts in the taste, topped off with a little bit of bourbon, a citrus-y sour note, marzipan and brown sugar. Nicely bitter and extremely smooth and oily on the mouth, a delight for the palate. Essentially a more complex I&G original with a little more body and kick to it; great stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strangebrewer (859) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
bottle. Poured deep brown with a red hue, settling creamy beige head. Aroma of heavily roasted malt, chocolate and alcohol. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Rich flavour, burnt malt, oak and treacle notes. Ending a bit sour and very dry.


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