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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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common

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RATINGS: 1137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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.""""


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mr_Pink_152 (274) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle from supermarket. The beer looks the part, but for me the oak takes over too much. Not keen on this one.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1214) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Pour is clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma and flavor both have notes of vanilla, toffee, oak, and spice. Thin body and mouth-feel, but not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tukkis (12) - FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Excellent beer. Sweet at an appropriate level. A reliable acquaintance which you want to meet again and again.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bnoel09 (410) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Poured from bottle into glass from gift set. Blonde to light amber color with cream colored head. Aroma has lots of biscuity malt with vanilla notes. Flavor is an odd combination of biscuity malt with sweet vanilla and dry lager notes. Palate is similarly confusing with dry lager qualities muddled by creamy vanilla. Overall this is a weird concoction that doesn’t really work for me.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gorgosh (239) - - JAN 17, 2014
Det spelar ingen roll hur väl man än vill att liknande innovationer ska slå väl ut och att smaklökarna ska bli glada. Men det går tyvärr inte att älska det här karamelldoftande påhittet hur väl man än vill. Med stor sannolikhet har jag nu William Wallaces ande på dörren vilken dag som helst, men vad gör man inte för att sanningen ska komma fram.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamTheBarrel (317) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
330ml bottle, pours clear dark golden with a small fine bubbled beige head, that reduced quickly and left no lacing. Aroma of toffee, vanilla, dried fruits, oak wood and a hint of scotch whisky. Taste is light-medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, smooth texture and average carbonation. A pleasant well balanced beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rexvillenative (2) - Lewiston, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2014 does not count
A very rich beer. The taste of caramel. It would be a very good breakfast beer for those early morning sporting events

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
libertine (177) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
oak and toffee seem to be how i would described this. in aroma and flavor. slightly malty sweet. finish is oaked and bitter. can drink these pretty fast. everyone of these beers by innis and gunn ive tried have been exceptional for what they are.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TychoJames (74) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2014
Flaska från systembolaget. Klar kopparfärgad vätska med vitt skum som snabbt tynar efter upphällning. Doft av vanilj, smörkola och fat. Smak av knäck och smörkola med hint av tobak. Rund och fin fatkaraktär med ok beska.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (459) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 7, 2014
Aroma: Rich caramel, light oak, roasty, butterscotch, Appearance: Clear copper body. Medium white head. Lacing Flavour: Licorice, bread, roast, malty, butterscotch, medium-sweetness, light bitterness, Palate: Medium-full body, Medium-high carbonation, but creamy later on, light alcohol warming, Overall: Oooohhhh.... very nice! 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 9E. Strong Scotch Ale


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