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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1185   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.""""


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reid (1860) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2005
Nice fancy,important looking bottle. Dark golden/amber coulored ale, nice sized frothy white head. A quite strong and distinctive aroma,hoppy and backed by strong malt, with very woody tones. This is a rather strange beer to taste, it is sweer,honeyish mostly with very woody,whisky and sherry like undertones, slight hop bite and aftertaste. Wonderfully smooth on the palte,impressive. An unusual beer but very nice I would recommend it.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Lunkie (1399) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2005
Clear amber red colour with reasonable head. Sweet malt floral aroma. Bitter flavour with an aftertaste like being hit in the head with an iron bar. Fizzy palate. NEVER AGAIN!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hendo (110) - Sint Anthonis, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2005
Fantastic beer, you get the aroma and flavour of the oak casks first thing. I love it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2005
Bottled. The colour is medium dark copper red; the large compact foam is beige, firm and stable with a small crater.

The smell is generous and complex, I found notes of honey, bitter hops, fruit candy drops, wheat flour, raisins, dried dates and even a touch of tulips. The carbonation is mild and refreshing with lots of small bubbles.

The taste is full-bodied with a complex cask-matured whiskey feel. There are flavours of wood (cedar, oak and sandal wood), honey and some bitter hops. The taste is very balanced. The quite long aftertaste is somewhat dry and bitter with some smoky whisky-notes.

This is a very nice and a bit different ale of an excellent quality!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2005
Bottle. Amber colour with minimal head. OAK, vanilla, whisky, red wine, medium bodied, low carbonation, smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrat (1255) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2010 From A Bottle.Deep orange in colour,small head,malt whisky,vanilla and fruit aroma,sweet woody flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Choos (593) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2005
Aroma: vanilla, malt, spiritous with some oaky sherry smells. Appearance: amber orange, clear. A small head made of big bubbles. Flavour: seet, strong lightly tanin, coconut, vanilla and spiritous. Palate: lightly carbonated with some lingering hop bitterness. Overall: not so much enjoyable for me but very complex.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2005
Amber-red in colour with a white head. Aroma from burnt malt. Some wiskey and oak in taste. Sweet taste. Comes of a little dry.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2005
Bottled: Poured a nice amber/toffee colour with a big tightly packed head. Odd aroma - grassy, sappy wood, medicinal & malty. Flavours are big on malt, some toffee and an odd sweetness probably imparted by the oak aging. Has a very smooth medium body. An interesting beer, a premium bitter with a twist.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
AAO (102) - Næstved, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2005
Cobber color, white head. Heavy sweet sour aroma. Eat a wood and you will taste this beer... Oak .. shit.. not good, it’s just to sharp.


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