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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 1179   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paleryder (5) - ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2005 does not count
Little to no head. Lightly carbonated, a few bubbles rising. Definitely getting a bit of oak aroma, vanilla and buttery flavours coming through on a long and quite powerful finish. The strength is hinted at, but doesn’t overwhelm all the other flavours.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
scottfocker (1) - SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2005 does not count
This is a delicious ale, enjoyed cold, and is far too easy to drink for something that is quite strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2005
Pours a light amber with a thin head. Big oak and vanilla aromas as well as some malt. The flavour was dominated by the oak with vanilla pulling up a close second. medium bitter finish. O.k I guess but the oak flavour just didn’t seem to fit in.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2445) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2005 Nice off-white, medium sized head. Amber colour. Aroma of oak, caramel and fruits. Malty/ hoppy flavour and honey sweetness with notes of vanilla. The palate is a little transparent. Light to medium bodied. Medium lasting dry/bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2005
Bottle from the NSLC. Medium amber body, a semi-vigorous pour yields a good sized fluffy off-white head (3+) but it quickly diminishes. Sweet malt, charred caramel and alcohol make up the aroma. Flavour has a rudely abrupt entrance with rough alcohol woody notes, and a mildly astringent bitterness barging past the caramel and malt echoes of the aroma. Slight strange boozey undercurrent, shakes of the inertia as it warms. Bit of a bite too it, coming back to it after a few minutes revealed much more oak. Average palate. Not as bad as I expected, but not something I want to have again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2005
Poured amber with a vanishing white head. Apple aroma with a modicum of charcoal. Flavour is woody with buttery notes. Smooth too, with a slight hop angle. Alcohol not noticeable. The oak grows on me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9747) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2005
Red amber ale with a thin lacing white head. Some skunk escapes, then some whiskey barrel wood comes out with light hops. In mouth, again malty scotch with light restrained hops, but rather thin in finish. A good beer for the oak age crowd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davegore (222) - liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2005
bottle from asda, this is the cask strength, 7.7%abv, more of the same but better, honeyed malt whisky and sweetness which dissolves to a fantastic honeyed finish, very long in the mouth, sweetness again but ends with an almost bitterness, strange, cant place it, could be molasses, good stuff though, but not a session beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2006 Smells of hops, malt, whisky, rum raisin, cloudberries, honey (good one), vanilla, diacetyl & butter. It is clear orange with a white head. Whisky coloured. The taste is sweet-sourish, rich, alco-hoppy bitter (in a little too sweet way), a bit too pilsner-like. Mouthfeel: tasty, mildly spirituous, mineral, malty and unusual.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Engelsmann (651) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2005
Clear bottle. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Aroma is grainy, sweet, and rather oaky. Taste is sweet malty, and lots of oak

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