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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 1138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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.""""

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2005
Clear amber colour with thin white head and lots of small bead carbonation. Slightly acidic carmel malt nose with underlying alcohol notes. Sweet carmel malt taste with bitting dry malt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (3914) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2005 Overblown and overpriced. Aroma put me in the mind of boiled peanuts, grain, dough and moss. Good bottle - needs to be brown. Color of cream sherry, white head. Light smoke, sweetish, whiskey, clear flavor. Finish is quick and coldwater. Decent, drinkable, but left me looking for more. Finishes medium-light sweet and vanilla. Bottle at David Copperfield’s, NYC, 3rd HHR trip

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (11874) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2005
Bright copper colour. Vanilla, wood and caramel aromas shoot forth. The flavour is sweet. Grainy notes are infused with prominent wood and vanilla. A refined, drinkable beer, if a little lacking in complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (2392) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2005
330ml clear bottle. Honeyish-amber colour, small tight white head. Whisky-ish nose. Flavour of sweetish caramel with whisky and artifical vanilla.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
turbothy (1055) - Bonn, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2005
Pours a dark copper colour with off-white head. Aroma is at first very corn-ish, but turns into caramel as the beer warms. Not very pleasant at first, and a little artificial later. The taste is okay, and the mouthfeel wonderful - very viscuous. Sadly, the aftertaste is lacking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2005
Deep gold,small beige head.Woody,sweet nose. Sweet palate, overtones of honey,toffee,vanilla. Interesting

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
If you like scotch, you’ll like this. Brownish/gold and virtually headless with an aroma that smells like scotch with a fresh tang. Tastes like scotch mixed with beer with a nice mild aftertaste. Hey, if you don’t like scotch, stay away. If you like it, buy a 6 pack. I know I will.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (1889) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
Bright copper in colour with a medium amount of carbonation. Interesting aromas of vanilla, fruity British yeast, light malt, and marshmallow. The flavors are very sweet on the front end with elements of caramel, light fruit, licorice, and vanilla cream. The more tannic oak wood flavors show up big time on the finish. I was expecting not to like this beer, and in spite its heavy handed over the top nature , I actually enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (4509) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
Bottle: Poured a light copper color ale with a medium head with average retention. Aroma of malt is pretty discreet with some noticeable English hops. Taste has some recognisable floral malt with a slightly bitter finish. I’m not too sure about the oak aged aspect since I thought it was hard to distinguish and almost seems like a marketing gimmick…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2005
Bottled. Aroma of light smoke and caramel with a hint of nuts. Light brown color, thick off-white head, good lace. Very sweet, smoked, bitter, nutty. Smooth, little sticky and warming. Actually very special flavors and unlike any other beer I ever had. But the sweetness ruins it.

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