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Innis & Gunn Malt Whisky Trail

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
At the base of Malt Whisky Trail is a 90/- ale – or ‘wee heavy’ – a traditional style of medium-bodied Scottish amber ale that Innis & Gunn found robust enough to handle the more assertive malts, without overwhelming the subtler flavour notes. Innis & Gunn matured the beer in casks sourced from five distilleries in the Lowlands, Highlands, Speyside, Islay and Campbeltown for 30 days before blending it to produce a rich, balanced Scottish ale with layers of complex and delicate flavour.
Rich biscuit malt with almonds and spice and oranges, and just a hint of peat smoke
Taste: Signature vanilla and toffee with a creamy nuttiness and a little whisky kick
Finish: Very long and smooth
Hops: super styrian, Goldings

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (516) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 4, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours a clear, reddish amber with an average, short lived, beige head that laces. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, vanilla, nuts, spice and whisky. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, vanilla, oak and nuts with a dry, whisky finish. Medium body with a smooth, creamy, oily texture and soft carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (6462) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle. Copper coloured, with a small head. Strong yes, but there’s a pale malt sweetness in here too emanating from the clear whisky influence. This is heavy in its nose, but in its taste it has an appealing light soapiness about it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2015
Rating #1193 - 19.07.2014 - Bottle @revolutionyeg. Dark brown/black pour (colour of an irish stout) with a bubbly tan foam with medium retention. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee. Taste is quite sweet at first, malt and toffee, full bodied. I enjoyed this beer more as it started to warm. Lingering sweetness with a hint of peat smoke on the back end. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2015
KØLF 170415. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is vanilla, whiskey, malt. Flavour is vanilla, whiskey, malt, butterscotsch, oak. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strangebrewer (1038) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2015
bottle. Poured clear deep amber with an off white head. Aroma is sweet with toffee and slightly oaky. Full body, creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Flavour of bready malt, caramel, a bit spicy and nutty and a hint smokey. Light warming finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Beer5000 (5327) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2015
330 ml bottle. Clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma is totally dominated by butterscotch. Flavor is sweet butterscotch, low bitterness and just a tiny hint of whisky in the background. Something went terribly wrong with this on, undrinkable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lillmuffin (118) - Haugesund, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown Almost blank black an a little red color and beige head. Aroma of creamed coffee and caramel. Taste of cream, toffee, coffee and whiskey. Jesus this was a good beer. Reccomended

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (7829) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Typical innis and gunn, Pours clear amber, nose is massive vanilla and sweet toffee, taste is dry, sticky toffee, very sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (18566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2015
Bottle at home... Copper... Thin white lacing... Soft sticky toffee suger nose... Soft fruits.. Soft toffee fruit.. Soft sweet malts

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RhetoricalAns (666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
330 mL bottle. Reddish brown pour, thin off-white head that doesn’t last long. Like other I&G, this one is quite sweet, brown sugar, vanilla, caramel. The whiskey flavor comes through a bit int he form of some spiciness, woodiness. Decent variation.

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