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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
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RATINGS: 1194   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.""""


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - FEB 1, 2006
(on bottle) Dark, clear orange, small beige head. Defently some whiskyaromas in this, in fact I´m sure a whisktgeek could tell the sort or brand. tad of plum too, with a even tader hint of metal. The whiskey dominates the taste 100%; peat, wood, some smoke, kandis. Gets a bit too much for me, only a hint of hops and the carbonation made me finish it. Impressively funny blend. How come no other barrel aged has been this dominated by the actual barrel origin? The light beer maybe.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2235) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2006
Bottle from the <a href=http://www.lcbo.com target=blank>LCBO in Peterborough. Clear bronze in colour, thin dissipating white head, small bubbles. The aroma was of caramel, wood, butterscotch, boozy. The flavour was smoky, butterscotch and light toffee, some minor alcohol, slightly sweet. Creamy mouthfeel, medium/light body, medium carbonation. Finishes slightly sweet with toffee, lingering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tsp (113) - DENMARK - JAN 21, 2006
(Bottle) Pours golden orange with a creamy white head. The nose reveals traces of fresh grinded coffee and sweet malts. The taste is somewhat smoky and peaty with sweet caramel notes. Really good beer overall!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tessic (840) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2006
This ale pours a beautiful dark orange colour with a nice frothy white head. First sniff I found scents of vinegar and wine at the start. Sweet wine like a port. After that the whiskey kicks in. First sip was almost peaty with a trace of smoke. Sweet with caramel amd syrup. The finish is very much full of the malt whiskey it boasts on the label. Pretty sweet too. Still a hint of malt vinegar at the end. Palate nice and a slight bitter on the tongue. Good but only for a couple.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2006
Bottle 330ml: Appearence: clear orange color with fine white head. Aroma: caramel, butterscotch. Flavor: smokey, vanilla. Thank MrManning.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisG (31) - Secunda, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 13, 2006
A copper-coloured beer with a distinct smokey flavour, almost like a cheap whisky. Despite the cheap whisky aftertaste, this is an enjoyable beer, but one or two will do it for me, before I need a real beer.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
CapFlu (4493) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2006
(Bottle) Purchased at the LCBO Rideau back in October - sampled in January 2006. Pours a large frothy white head. Nose is mildly corn, gluey and skunky. The flavour is watery and canned corn. Very disagreable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13573) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2006
Bottle. Creamy, smokey whiskey aroma. Dark copper colour. Flavour is also smokey in a sort of creamy way, perhaps vanilla. Interesting, and I like it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2006
I enjoyed this beer. Decent. Dark Golden colour with medium beige head. Light malty sweet aroma, Whiskey like subtle notes to it from the oak cask. Smooth palate.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2006
Nice bottle. Pity it contains the most diacetyl laden beer I’ve ever tried!! The oak added an interesting diversion but it couldn’t keep me interested enough for me to actually drink the whole thing.


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