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Innis & Gunn Malt Whisky Trail

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

Style: Scotch Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in Thistle


on tap

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (5652) - 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 (16654) - 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 (513) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of butterscotch, malt , caramel and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some oak, vanilla and butter. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (870) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
Clear dark copper pour with small cream colored head. Aroma of malts, caramel, vanilla, butter and faint whiskey. Taste of vanilla, butterscotch, malts, faint whiskey. Medium bodied, perfect carbonation, nice long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
19.2.2015. Orange clear. Aroma has caramel, whisky, vanilla. Taste is sweetish, vanilla, caramel. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (818) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours a clear, ruby/caramel with a half finger head. Aroma has big, malty notes of caramel, oak, vanilla, bread, dark fruits, brown sugar, and toffee. Very nice. Taste is balanced. Caramel, whisky barrel, vanilla, dark fruits, brown sugar, and toffee. Smells lightly better than it tastes. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation. Pretty clean with a slightly syrupy texture but not sweet. Overall pretty nice. Lots of barrel flavours mixed with dark fruits, caramel, toffee, and bread.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JimmyBoy74 (353) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2015
33 cl systembolaget. En av de bättre ölen från innis & gunn. Köpte denna i somras men nu blev det dags att dricka upp den.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9280) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2015
LCBO recent. Reddish body with some lace dots. Malty and boozy aroma. Malted and their signature yeast and taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lagerboy (1490) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
330 ml clear bottle. Clear deep copper, fine tan foam settles and completely fades. Aroma of scotch whisky, vanilla, fruity. Taste is quite rich and fruity, mostly vanilla, some caramel and toffee, whisky barrel, buttery and creamy, verging on cloying. Softer carbonation, medium bodied, low hopped. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

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