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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 1285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brix (633) - DENMARK - MAR 20, 2007
Tasted 2007-03-15. Fresh bottle, 33cl. Clear, red-brown colour. White, creamy head. Looks very nice! All I get from aroma is pickels! Itís quite weird! Taste of hops, strawberries and then those darn pickels again. Itís interesting, and I guess the taste is not bad. The pickels are a little distracting for me though. All in all I kinda like it, and I think Iíll drink again due to curiosity!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2007 Bottle at home. Pours a beautiful dark golden amber. Aroma of butterscotch with a hint of vanilla. Full body with a pleasant bitterness and some alcohol in the finish. I probably wouldnít have more than one or two in a row, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhwarfield (125) - USA - MAR 11, 2007
Bottle. London. pours watery ruby brown with a white pebbly head reminiscent of cappuccino. wonderful caramel and vanilla aroma.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
darrentoronto (1) - USA - MAR 10, 2007 does not count
thought old speckled hen was the best beer in the world, thought the day would never come then innis & gunn came along and knocked hen off the throne, this beer is Godís gift to the mankind. expensive but would pay $20/bottle if i was that. pls try

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mannika (140) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Pours a clear amber with a pure frothy head. Aroma is very unique, is surprisingly oaky, with a sweet caramel smell that is quite unique for a beer. Very sweet flavour, a dry buttery toffee taste with a tinge of mint. The finish is a long sweetness with a dry bitterness right at the end. Overall, extremely unique and interesting beer.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2007
Being a Scottish ale, I was expecting this to be disgusting as most are. I suppose at least it wasnít battered, like most Scotch produce, though it probably would have tasted better if t was! A sickly sweet taste, horrible oaky vanilla flavour - almost undrinkable! I understand this is oak aged. For me, this beer is to real ale what New World wine (i.e. Australian/Californaian) is to fine wine. Namely, it has been spoilt by giving it unnecessary oaky, sweet flavours, thus making it unpalatable for connoisseurs comme moi! Iím not sure if putting it in a small bottle is an insult, as they think it is so good and refined (when it isnít), or a blessing in saving oneís taste buds?!?!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 5, 2007
Bottle. Clear amber. aroma of toasty malt, caramel and some oak. waterish mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet with toasty malt, caramel, some oak wood, slight whiskeyish. Pretty good ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2007 Poured to an orange-red, with medium off-white head that lingered well and left good lacing up and down the glass. Aroma was a malty sweet oak, with hints of vanilla. As the beer warmed, the alcohol made itself known a little more in the aroma, almost like a mild whiskey, muting the other scents. Flavor was also sweet oak, with a touch of honey. Mouthfeel was pleasant enough, and the palate was sweet at first, but the alcohol became a little more dominant toward the end. Not bad, but I could not drink many at once.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (7048) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2007
[187-20070114] 330mL. Very unique aroma, like old socks and ham with some musty wood and honey. Clear, orange brown body with some slow small bubbles and a big medium-lasting foamy white head. Tastes like honeyed oak, strong wood characteristics. Medium body, fairly smooth. Tastes better than it smells.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ekstedt (5808) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2007
Bottle. Amber clear color with a thin off-white head. Strong malt aroma with pineapple and apricot, and a wooden character with coconut and vanilla, but no hops whatsoever. Medium bodied, with a sweet, unbalanced and somewhat stale finish.

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