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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: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1167) - 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 (787) - 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 (332) - 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 (9204) - 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 (1446) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 31, 2014
B.330 ml
Aroma: creamy cask feel , smooth whisky notes, sweet scotch ale backing. Mild muted dryness of alcohol.7-
Look: poured with smaller white top. Base was clear of dark amber shade.
Taste/Body/Palate: mild with sweet scotch ale vibe. Decent body with secondary cask treatment. Grape skins with cola. Good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (11139) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle . Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Sone caramellic notes. Average light bitter finish . Oily palate .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leini (1100) - SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear bright mahogany head with a medium-low crown. Loads of butterscotch and popcorn, followed by some malt, caramel, a hint of whisky and vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
In bottle .. aroma of whiskey and caramel. This one was OK .. the taste is a little unbalanced yet has alot going on which whiskey, caramel, and vanilla notes along with some citrus/nuts Ok beer, but they have better ones in the lineup

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1134) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
Pours a very clear brown with a large initial beige head that quickly shrinks to a light spotty covering but does demonstrate good legs. Aroma is sweet maltiness, toffee, biscuits, vanilla, and lightly nutty. The description says light peat and maybe it’s faintly there but wouldn’t have said so if I didn’t read that. Flavour is pretty smooth whisky, vanilla, oak, toffee, nutty, dark fruit esters(plums and raisins) pretty mild bitterness and a moderately dry finish.

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