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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
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RATINGS: 1275   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.""""


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Potts (9) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
Lots of vanilla up front and a boozy finish. Not something I would drink all night but still enjoyable. King can from LCBO ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
csaso (1554) - Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle - small foamy head, dark gold color, definite oaky and boozy aroma and flavor, fair malt, mild hops, mild vanilla, not bad overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beleggor (121) - Wrocław, POLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle 0,66l Clear amber-gold color with small white head, almost no lacing. Aroma is weak, some malty notes, little bit of vanilla and wooden notes. Taste is better, with some vanilla sweetness, hints of toffee and low bitterness. Itís nothing special, but I enjoyed it, becouse I have not drink this type british beer for a long time.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewGoblin (527) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
I know itís the Scottish way but I always find I&G to be fairly sweet for my tastes. Overall this is actually pretty tasty and a little more hopping would have me rather loving it. Sheís a slightly slick mouther, clean and copper with a fine lace-leaving white head. Hefty notes of herbal hops, wood, earth, vanilla, toffee. A welcome but tiny bitterness keeps this from being a cloy-fest. Still, a yummy beer from a lovely land.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
uckelman (344) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Pours amber, clear, not much head. Big toffee and oak aroma with hints of vanilla. Quite nice. Iím rather gobsmacked that Aldi, of all places, sells a beer this good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanEric (1068) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle at the G&V hotel-Edinburgh. Small off-white head, with an anber colour. Nice beer with hints of tofee, and some vanilla or oak. Some toffee and more oak or vanilla flavours. Nice one

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jukkar (43) - FINLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Hint of spruce, citrus, leaves, alcohol. Very tiny head, golden color. Tastes like normal lager, but still nice after taste. Nothing special here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1424) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Innis & Gunn Original has a thin, off-white head, a clear, amber, bubbly appearance, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of toffee, vanilla, oak, and sweet, medium-roasted barley malt. Taste is the same with very low hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Innis & Gunn Original finishes semi-wet and easy drinking. RJT

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Studentofbrrs (98) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Balanced oak aroma with a nice vanilla finish, easy on the palate, clear golden appearance minimal head ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hanoi (533) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Nose is strongly vanilla, to the exclusion of other things, a little oak, slight caramel, toffee. Taste is some dry oakiness, leading to a very sweet middle and a toffee and vanilla finish with whiskey hints. The moutfheel is thin. The oak flavours in the beer are too subdued, and I suspect the use of vanilla flavourings; there is nothing of the base beer to be found. Itís a great shame, as oak aged should lead to a great beer rather than a glorified alco-pop.


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