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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 1222   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2006
A dark amber color with a sweet caramel taste. The oak flavor is not that notiable, it is a very pleasant drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmcnally (21) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2006
Some have complained that this tastes oaky but I didn’t find that at all. Quite a pleasant beer with a bit of a distinctive flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20869) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 15, 2006
Bottled. Honeyish yellow/amber colour with big offwhite head. Aroma of oak, hops and vanilla. Flavour is malty, oaky and also hints of vanilla and caramel. Finish becomes fruity and vanillaish. A bit too sweet, but otherwise very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12966) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 15, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2006 Bottled (BB 04/2006)
Amber color, good creamy off-white head. Aroma has oak wood and vanilla. Medium bodied. Very sweet toffeish. Lots of oak barrel, whiskey and vanilla flavors. Barrel maturing comes quite clearly to flavor and aroma but overly too sweet to be really good one. (6/4/6/3/12 3.1)
. [Bottled] (BB 04/2007).
Amber color, small white head. Flowery hoppy, oaky nose. Alcoholic, flowery hoppy with whiskey and vanilla presence. As someone said, a bit similar to Duckstein. (6/4/6/3/12 3.1)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2006
Darkish amber w/ frothy off-white foam. Vanilla, caramel, oak & berries on the nose. Light, slightly grainy feel. Flavour is sweet w/ caramel & toffee notes & a whiskey-ish character in the finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stew41 (1742) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2006
Big head, creamy in texture and colour, well formed. Nice dark amber hues. Bouquet doesn’t do a heap for me, basic ale notes, a touch stale. Palate kicks in nicely, flavour weight in the mouth is immediately noticeable, almost liquor like. Nice malt treat, appropriate sweetness, really really good mild carbonation suits the beer perfectly. Oaked aged treatment not noticeable, at least for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (2539) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2006
Ça l’air d’une petite bouteille de scotch! Couleur ambré pale avec un petit collet. L’arome n’est pas impressionant, un peu boisé. Goût sucré, un peu alcoolisé mais plaisant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2006
33 cl bottle. This one 6,6% vol. Amber clear colour with a lance head. Aroma of wood, malt and little whisky too. Great tasty flavour of sweetness, oak, bourbon and little alcoholic, with hints of smoke. Ends up great

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (7954) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2013 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 3/29/2006
33 cl bottle from Swedish "Systembolaget" on March 24.
Clear brown color, almost to red. Creamy head. Very odd o rat least unusual scent, reminds of grains and whisky. Mot likely from the aging in oak barrels. Taste is a bit musky and heavy, feels like it’s been too short period of time in the oak to have "matured" that flavor.

May 2009
33 cl bottle left at home by a friend a while back
Clear deep golden to pale copper color, fluffy white head. Wood, oak, dry, acidic, lactic scent. Lactic, acidic, grainy, malty, dry taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium to medium low bitterness.
This must’ve gone bad somehow, feels infected and sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewfriesen (23) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2006
I really like this beer. Possibly because I’m something of a scotch guy and this is the beer equivelent of Glennfidich 15 year old. All vanilla and honey and oak. For most thiis would seem very novelty-esque, but I really like it.

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