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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 1184   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.""""


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DroolYeast (211) - Odder, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2014
33 cl bottle @ home. Aroma of oak, cookies and vanilla. Clear amber with off-white head. Small head is lasting. Taste of oak, sweet malt, moderate sweetness. Good body. Finish is tiny bitterness. Soapy texture. Light carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JToth (23) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours an amber colour with a thin white head. Nice aroma of oak and vanilla as well as toffee. Smooth flavour of caramel and vanilla along with roasted malts. Soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (326) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle - pours light amber with a fizzy off white head which fairly quickly fades to a ring. Aroma is light vanilla, caramel, alcohol, orange, honey. Taste is sweet malts, honey, butterscotch, vanilla, oak and a light whisky flavour. Lightly bitter, medium sweet, slightly warming and slightly spicy. Light body, medium carbonation, very dry, slightly sticky.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkmagus82 (541) - - MAY 17, 2014
BA transfer Poured from bottle into tulip Innis and Gunn glass. Part of the holiday 2011 Holiday Sampler. Appearance – orangy-copper color with large head upon pouring. Large bubbles composed the head which faded rather fast leaving very little of its original presence. Smell – Get massive amount of sweet toffee with a good serving of oak in there as well, which lingers in the nose. Taste – Sweet toffee/caramel meet the tongue initially with a nice vanilla and oak flavor developing at the end of the tasting, leaving a very pleasant taste in the mouth. Mouthfeel – A little low on the carbonation, but having a nice overall turbidity for the Abv and style. Overall – This is a very nice beer. A very tasty beer. Better then the Christmas ale they make and on par with the Rum Cask Oak aged beer. A must try.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (6892) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Holzfass, Vanille, so ist auch der Geschmack.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
samzim (156) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
Scent of caramel, orange, and toast. Clear amber colour. Flavour of oak, butterscotch, apricot, and cinnamon. Primarily sweet with mild bitterness. Enjoyable, and definitely one of the most different tasting beers I’ve tasted.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Padchenko (74) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 11, 2014
330ml bottle. Amber smooth beer with limited head. A strong flavoursome beer. Great aroma - hints of toffee, vanilla and oak. Pleasant taste at first but becomes slightly sickening and difficult to drink by the end so you’d never follow it up with a 2nd one.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackafholmes (145) - - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle from tesco. Amber beer, with a frothy white short lived head. Sweet smells of toffee and honey. Taste is sweet with honey and slightly bitter. Ruined slightly by the over carbonation, also very thin bodied considering its strength.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmacklin (226) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours an amber colour with small off-white head that diminishes quickly. Aromas of oak, vanilla, toffee and honey. Light smooth flavor with notes of roasted malt, caramel, vanilla and oak. Creamy texture. Carbonation is soft to flat. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martin00sr (506) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2014
Clear golden, small white head. Malty aroma, flavour is smooth, malty, vanilla and oak. Soft, creamy feel.


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