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Innis & Gunn Island Cask (2008)

Innis & Gunn Island Cask (2008)
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Innis & Gunn
Formerly brewed at Belhaven (Greene King)

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Editor’s note: In spite of the name being the same this is a very different version from the 2007 Island Cask. Also the label has changed.

thomat's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (3237) - Göteborg, - JAN 29, 2013
Dark red with a small tan head. Fruity and sweet notes. Malt, fruit, smoke and sweetness. Medium to full body with a vinous and sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty oaky caramel aroma. Sweetish malty oaky smoky Islay flavor with hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty oaky smoky caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (3208) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2011
2007 Var inget bra försök. Whiskey tjäran tog överhanden. 2008 däremot smakar mycket bättre. Här står ölet i centrum men man anar de karaktäristiska islaywhiskey tonerna i både doft och smak. Väl avvägt och mycket drickbart

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (12915) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2011
Bottled, 330ml from Sainsburys in Banbury. Brownish amber with white head. this is my favourite of the I&G series so far, yes it still has the caramel, toffee notes, but this appears to be richer and smoother to me. Fuller malt note, sweetish, a smokey note emerges with a touch of damp grain. Pretty reasonable and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43244) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2009
Bottle 330ml. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TSODRBSG09.
Clear medium amber color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, smoke - peat - whisky notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090822]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16423) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2009
Bottle. A clear, copper-colored beer topped by a minimal-sized off-white head. Vanilla, oak, some booze and peat on the nose. Peat and some caramel in the mouth, quite boozy alcohol too. Medium to full-bodied, and too warming to be really pleasant. Alcohol-burning peaty caramel flavor in the finish. I guess I would struggle if I were to drink a bottle on my own, it’s way to alcohol-focused. 090822

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 21, 2009
Botella. "Oak aged like no other beer". Rating no. 300 for this month of September. Caramel alco smoky malty aroma. Clear mahogny colour. Flavour of dark malts, caramel, smoke, wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
It is red-brown with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of wood, peat smoke and malt. The flavor has a light sweetness and it is rather dry. The notes are wood, peat smoke, whisky, malt, caramel and the finish is dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (7756) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2009
Bottle. Clear reddish brown body with a medium off white head. Lots of caramel in aroma with strong notes of whisky malt. Flavour is peat, smoke, fruit, malt and light sweet caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (15433) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, 2009. Pours clear dark brown with a small white head. Roast, rye-bread and smoke in the nose. Medium to watery body. Peat smoke and very dry. Not as chewy malty as ex. schlenkerla. OK

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