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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Avaialable in 330ml & 750ml bottles and on draught: Pasteurised.
Brewed by Belhaven for Innis & Gunn
Originally marketed simply as Innis & Gun Oak Aged Beer. "Original" was added later.

Ingredients: Golden Promise and crystal malt; Phoenix hops.
""""For 30 days this honey-hued beer sleeps in hand selected oak barrels, locked inside a bonded warehouse, gradually assimilating the subtle flavours that reside in the wood. Barrels are then emptied and maturation continues for a further 47 days in a marrying tun where these natural flavours infuse and fall into perfect balance. This 77-day process is unique and produces a delicious, refreshing beer: Aromas of vanilla and toffee, hints of citrus, with a malty, lightly oaked,palate. Deftly balanced and light in texture, soothing and warming in the finish.""""


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2401) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Tap, gold pour, small white head, vanilla aroma, taste is caramel, oak, low carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
martjoobolut (644) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 5, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 02.15. Pours clear amber with off-white head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is malt, English hops and slight vanilla. Taste is sweet vanilla, malt and light bitterness. Overall: drinkable, but not really good.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopbag (83) - - JUN 4, 2014
As clear as the bottles it comes in. Caramelized malt, toffee. Spicy hops with a touch of citrus. Cloying sweet finish. Not super skunky, but the skunk is lurking. I donít know why brewers let the marketing guys take control of packaging in ways that hurt the product.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aleksander9 (397) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2014
Pours a golden copper with white foamy head. Aroma is whiskey, spicy alcohol, caramel, rum and some floral notes. Slick and fruity palate. Aftertaste is spicy rum, dry alcohol and wood. Overall: Very nice. Enjoyable, to bad with the clear bottles. some skunk in the aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marstonlad (408) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle in a bar at Edinburgh. Pours dark copper with a little head. Aroma is definitely affected by aging; it has both vanilla and toffee in abundance. The taste is sweet and full of notes of oak and vanilla, also some pale malts in the background. Medium bodied, averagely carbonated palate. This is indeed original, interesting take on the English Strong style.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mad_Ferret (645) - SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2014
Draught @ Boule & BersŚ, 1/6-14.
App: Clear golden, short off white head.
Aroma: Sweet and slightly odd aroma of buttery oaky whisky, apricot, orange, herbs and crisp bread.
Taste: Sweet buttery toffee, orange and apricot, wood, vanilla and raisins.
Palate: Medium bodied, soft carbonation, slight oily.
Overall: Itís definitely drinkable, though not very gracious. I fail to see why itís so popular.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
angelosmich (13) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - MAY 31, 2014
A very interesting beer with a golden amber colour. Hints of oak, vanilla as well as hints of toffee that add some sweet notes.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergaard (66) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2014
Beautiful honey golden geer with a small white head. Aroma of corn, vanilla and herbs - mild but nice and sweet. Very interesting taste with lotís of hints of sweet licorice, vanilla, green tea, herbs, hops and some sweet caramelized maltiness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
artmcd8 (1562) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2014
CMU Scottish beer tasting. Pours a clear golden color. Slight white foam. Aromas of vanilla and coconut. Taste is sweet with a mild burn. Interesting combo.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brewman63 (5) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2014 does not count
First taste very nice. Carmel color and finish with nice hop balance. Spice balance.


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