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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1275   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.""""


2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
brewgirlca (57) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2006
333 ml bottle. As a long time lover of fine single malt I was really looking forward to this beer. Despite some reviewers saying this tastes of whisky it does not; it is bland and sweet completely lacking in oak, smoke, or malt complexity that one would expect in a barrel aged beer. While one would not want much hop character in a whisky barrel beer there needs to be hop bitterness to carry the malt - this beer lacks that. It is unbalanced. It is easy to drink but boring and if I was not told it was an oak aged beer I would not know it to be other than a sweet Newcastlle Brown.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4531) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2006
Bottle 0,33l. Golden brown. A creamy lasting head leaving patterns on the glass. Some burntness in the aroma. A soft sweet flavour. You have a whisky feeling in the aftertaste. No bitterness. More peculiar than good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spporras (259) - FINLAND - AUG 22, 2006
(Bottle BB 30/05/07) Whisky-like, toffee-like and roasted malty aroma. Bronze colour, bright, only very slightly sparkling and average size, white, slightly lasting head with fair lacing. Malty, whisky-like sweet flavour. Softly carbonated and light to medium-bodied palate with a hint of alcohol. Rather thin beer even though a slight whisky-like taste is some what interesting. 11/07/06

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
LordBeamish (144) - Boozetown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2006
bottle: Oh my god! What the hell are people talking about? This beer is disgusting!! Has everyone gone mad? Pours an amber/whiskey colour with decent head and carbonation. Smells of oak (surprise) and whiskey. A very strong whiskey aftertaste. Trust me. Anyone who says no aftertaste or weak finnish is clearly mad. It tastes more like a scotch and water than a beer. If you like the taste of this, maybe you prefer scotch to beer (many do). If you like this vile excuse for a beer, save yourself some money and buy a big whopping bottle of Colt 45. It’s about the same quality without the pretentious packaging. Among the worst I have ever tasted.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanadaCam (109) - CANADA - AUG 17, 2006
Bottle. Chocolate/fruit/woody aroma. Pours dark amber with a decent head. Goes down smooth and absolutely no aftertaste. An excellent brew.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2006
bottle. golden color. woddy aroma. honey malty taste. soft and weak finnish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2006
Pours a copperish colour with a white head. Taste is smokey with hints of spice, and also a little bit sweet. A good brew!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3791) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Red/brown amber beer with a froathy white head. Deep rich smoked aroma with a hint of spice. Sweet honey malt taste with smooth tangy enjoying finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2006
The second ESB of the evening...This one also looks appetizing, with a clear, copper body and a lush, white head. Intensely smokey and bready aroma, very sweet - even of maple, and definetly woody. The flavor is also quite sweet, with a large dose of maple and smokiness. Smooth and easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Clear straw color, with minimal but lasting head - very oaky, vanilla aroma, with touches of whiskey, buttered toast - very distinctive oak and whiskey character in the flavor, but not an overwhelming one like in a lot of beers aged in barrels - somewhat bready but overly sweet - honey and spice in the finish - it’s a shame they filter and pasturize this; it would probably be a hell of a lot better if they didn’t.


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