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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1206   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.""""


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2005
Bottle. Pours a light honey amber color. A slight skunk smell to the beer. Malty flavor with hints of caramel and whiskey. Not a bad beer at all would probably drink again. But not really my type of beer.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (2926) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2005
Aroma:light caramel and light skunk.... Appearance:cooper light head... Flavor:Caramel,vanilla,nutty,light whisky malt flavor...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2005
Strong vanilla aroma, mustiness, malt. Quite pleasant. Pours a golden brown, carbonated, white head. Smokiness, vanilla flavours, wood. Hop bitterness in the finish. An unusual tasting beer with an interesting character. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2005
Bouteille-Cuivré, mousse dense mais disspante, odeur caramilisé, arrière-goût crèmeux, amer, goût de nouga aux amandes mais un peu trop sucré.--Bottle-Cooper-like color, dense foam but rapidly dissiping, caramilsed odor, creamy after taste, sour, taste a bit like almond nouga but a bit too sweety.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2005
Features a chameleon-like appearance, with a swirling medium-brown tornado in the middle of the glass that fades to gold towards the edges. From a distance, hops seem to dominate the aroma, but stick your nose in the glass and you’re assaulted by heavy toffee, butterscotch, caramel and vanilla – very nice. The palate evolves interestingly, from a sharp effervescent beginning to a gorgeously creamy middle and a seemingly everlasting vanilla finish. While it’s just a little too sweet for its own good, this oak beer is an innovative and interesting beer that gets you smacking your lips in between sips.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 9, 2005
Oak and honey stick out in the aroma. Clear orange body with thin white head. Vanilla, Oak and whisky stand out in falvour. Hints of sweetness aswell. Bit of a bite going down with a nice warm finish. Pretty good beer but too much of this would make me sick.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
haukur (1306) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 31, 2005
destincht oak and whisky in the aroma, this is a very unusual brew, although being heavy on the palate it is almost ruined with the MASSIVE amount of whisky in the aftertaste; malt, hops and whisky sums this up

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2005
Attractive orange/ginger colour with a modest, but persistent off-white head. There may be a hint of smoke and oak in the aroma, but its mainly soft malt. The flavour is heavily influenced by the oak and is imbued with vanilla. Very soft vanilla. And its quite sweet too. I don’t think the underlying beer has enough guts to stand up to the oak treatment. I found it a bit wearing and sickly after a while. Just too flabby. The vanilla seems just too raw and not well integrated. Anyone who has tried Don Darias, or one of the other beers used to season new oak Rioja casks will understand the sensation. There’s also a rather insistent alcohol afterburn. All this adds up to a beer that has some appealing individual elements, but the overall effect is unbalanced. Not my thing at all. However, I recognize that may be more down to my preferences than particular faults with the beer. 330ml bottle from Sainsburys.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3191) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2005
Brilliant amber-orange color. A senous nose of oak, caramel, a touch of smoke and a pale malty nose. It kind of reminded me of a chardonnay. Light-med body with oak, smoke and whisky notes. Very oaky finish with a touch of scotch. if you like oak, you will like this beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2005
UPDATED: APR 30, 2007 We had this in my work for ages and i only had one bottle when i was drunk one time and i didnt like it. However im trying now and very suprised. Bottle although clear makes the beer look fine. Vanilla sweet maybe chocolate 9in there too. Would love to try it again, plesent suprise. RERATE: Apple and toffee in the nose, alcohol in the finish, my palate has inproved or this has got worce, i recon both.


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