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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: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strangebrewer (981) - 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 (5052) - 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 (116) - 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 (6476) - 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 (17269) - 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 (581) - 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 (6582) - 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 (891) - 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 (1721) - 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 (908) - 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.

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