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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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Broad Distribution

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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.""""


0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
TheRoot (38) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
.... .. ........ Best before date of September 20/07... Itís February 24, 2007... It poured a lovely amber colour with a slightly disturbing head reminiscent of urinal foam... It tasted like the urine of a rabid wombat had been filtered through a pair of panty-hose taken from a transvestite hobo that had been used as an emergency fan belt on a mid 60ís VW beetle stretched over a urinal puck holder. And Iím being overly generous....

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
kopher (592) - New York, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Bright orange with white foam. Aroma is sweet hops and citrus. Very watery, but interesting flavor--sweet and sour malt-y-ness. Sweet fruity finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iLikeGoodHead (6) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2007 does not count
I loved this beer. To me it was almost as if someone mixed beer and cream soda together. It is scary how easy this beer is to drink with the alcohol content. This hit the spot yesterday on a cold winterís night watching some basketball on tv.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - FEB 14, 2007
Pours a clear orange-brown, with a white head made of the tiniest suds jam-packed together. The head never went away--at least 4 mm covered the surface of the beer for the whole glass. The aroma is, as the bottle touts, vanilla and butter toffee, but, due to our friend the clear bottle, a slight bit of skunk (ever-so-faint and therefore not considered for the rating, but on my mind). The mouthfeel is highly carbonated, battering my palate with bubbles of joy, and crisp. The taste is very reminiscent of whisky, and (again) vanilla, butterscotch, warming alcohol notes (strong ale, after all), and (surprisingly) a hint of dill. The aftertaste is all vanilla and dill. I enjoyed this beer a whole lot and was sad to finish it as it was a gift originating from far, far away.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diablo9845 (62) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2007 Amber coloured, with a small amount of head that quickly diminishes. Great honey-citrus flavour that leaves no after taste. Honey flavour and aroma. High alcohol is masked nicely.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Bottle. Amber color with a minimal frothy head. Sweet malty aroma--honey-nut cereal, apple, dark toast and oak. Sweet grain and honey malt flavor with an oaky caskwood background and some vanilla notes. Left a bit of a mold-like aftertaste which I can only describe as the flavor of the hard rind from domestic brie. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Interesting change of pace from EPA or ESB.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3966) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2009 0.33L bottle in tulip glass- Cambridge, UK. Best by date - Aug 31, 2007. Nice amber color and medium head. Aroma has caramel, vanilla, some butterscotch, and oak definitely present, faint whiskey. Flavor is same, with oak taste not overpowering as in some beers. Some light char and maybe some peat in the finish. Light-medium body has a nice balance with the oak vs. big malt, and a watery mouthfeel. Still a tad malty for a session - two at most.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - JAN 27, 2007
bottle.33cl. nice hint of oak in the aroma, and it comes back in the taste, nice. bit too sweet, need more hopīs.... :O) ther is nothing to counter the sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - JAN 25, 2007
UPDATED: APR 19, 2009 Despite the mediocre score, this is still one of my favorite beers. Mostly because it is the beer that taught me how to appreciate a good beer. It is an amazing beer considering itís mass production. Beautiful deep amber colour, rich aroma, and rather complex flavours to boot. Everyone should try it atleast once.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2007
(Bottle 33 cl) Pours a clear, warm amber with a creamy, off-white head leaving some lacework. Aroma is pure whisky. Medium body with lightly sweet malt and caramel. Otherwise pleasant notes of wood and whisky with a dry and alcoholic finish. 180107


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