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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 1233   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 31, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2008 330ml bottle. I personally didnít care for the aroma this beer dishes out. To me it was like the time I spilled Duckstein and some went behind the fridge. However, many people enjoy the aroma. My only complaints are the aroma and a lack of complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FrankJohansen (3604) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2006
Clear amber colour with a medium moslty lasting white head. Aroma of malts and fruits with hints of oak.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2006
Clear golden body with a medium white head. vanilla & butterscotch aroma. Taste has too much vanilla flavours with some pleasant butterscotch as well as some oak hints. As forgettable as a straight-to-video beach movie. Bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2009 Bottled. A golden beer with an off-white head. Lots of wood and smoke in the aroma, and some malt too. The flavor has smoke and bacon in it, along with a malty sweetness. Lightly cloying, sweet finish and a medium to full body. Goes well with dark chocolate. Rating: 6-4-6-4-13-3.3. (060428)

Bottle. It pours a clear, golden body and a diminishing, minimal off-white head. Malty, toffeeish nose with butterscotch and vanilla, some fruityness, and a hint of something in the middle between caraway seeds and anise. A bit more warming in the mouth than suits the beer, giving a hint of whiskey. Full-bodied and almost sticky sweet. The flavor is on the sweet side, with toffee and vanilla, some alcohol and fruityness, a little bitterness, and some spicy stuff. Long, toffeeish and vanilla-flavored finish with a little bitterness. A quite flavorful beer, but itís not flavors that suits my palate too well, it actually feels a bit un-natural, but sure, I can drink a bottle every now and then. (090620)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (7044) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 9, 2006
bottled. whatever shade of amber with a light head. plenty of vanilla in the aroma to show itís woodagedness. tasted of raisins and whisky, pretty nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 9, 2006
Very nic,e but very potent too, apparently it has some Whiskey spots because of its aging on the barrels.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2006
Golden brown body with white head ,some laces; Medium sized nose with a somewhat strange combination of sweet and fresh: Loads of sweet malt and citrus as the most characteristic, but also vanilla sugar, toffee. It has depth but is very simple; Full carbonation in a balanced body with quite sweet and a very little bitter, little fat/creamy in texture; Long finish, but again very simple and sweet. Toffee all over the place, combined with a very little spicy sharpness. Very simple beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnfryd (11219) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2006
Bottled. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is vanilla and whiskey. Flavour is whiskey and malt

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 30, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2007 (Bottled) Clear amber color with a medium, foamy and fading, lacy head. The aroma is toffeeish with lots of vanilla, and some oakiness - still quite dull overall. The flavor is initially very oak-barrely, and the actual beerís sweetish toffee - blended with light vanilla hints - begins to emerge in the finish. The maltiness seems more robust than last time, but the oak is still a bit aggressive. On the other hand, if you like it, you like it. Light to medium-bodied palate with quite high carbonation. In the end, this is not bad, and youíll get used to the oakiness after a while. Still itís not quite my thing. (Bottled, was 5-4-5-3-10=2.7) Clear amber color with a medium, foamy and fading, lacy head. Aroma starts off a bit harshly hoppy, then rubbery, earthy urine with oaky hints. Later on, a more mellow, toffeeish aroma follows, with some whiskey notes, but urine still flowing in the background. The flavor is whiskey without the alcohol, with very strong oak barrel and some vanilla. Pretty low, mellow maltiness. The ABV feels even less than what it is. Light to medium-bodied, dry and quite low-carbonated palate. Like whiskey blended with lots and lots of water. Has next to nothing to offer as a beer, IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (526) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2006
Bottle, 330ml. A clear, dark amber pour with an average lasting head. Strong aromas of oak and hops. Flavour is mostly oak, but with hints of hop and malt. Average duration finish of malt and oak. The taste is certainly unique, although it doesnít really do much for me. I think it would be nicer with less Oak and more noticable hops and malt.

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