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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1282   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.""""


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1359) - DENMARK - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle@guren with jan. No head. Crystal clear. Biscuit. Some alcohol wiskey notes. Dry. More carbonation than a typical. No hops. Very well.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RumRunner101 (854) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
Brilliant golden pour with white head. Aroma is sweet oak, vanilla. Flavour is pronounced sweet oak, caramel, biscuity malts. Sweet and one dimensional.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Troll (28) - DENMARK - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle @ home. Aroma: Turpentine, toffee. Apperance: Pours clear light amber, quick gone light head. Taste: Round woody, toffee, finish with some sour fruityness. Overall: I just instantly liked the ?oakyness? of this beer and its cusins. It?s just like Coca Cola I can?t say why I like the taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2159) - Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Rich amber/gold color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of malt, some oak, & caramel; Flavor of sweet malt, buttery caramel, toffee, and vanilla; Nicely balanced; Solid ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jannick13 (132) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
All thought a bit too sweet, I still feel like this beer is a nice combination a flavors I do enjoy. It’s just slightly over the top. My only gripes with this is the clear bottle. I agree that it is visually nice, but it does skunk up faster.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oldschool_Mike (140) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
Can into pint glass. Pours a clear copper colour. Aroma is oak with slight vanilla notes. Taste is about the same. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2015
330 ml bottle into snifter, best before 4/2015. Pours slightly hazy bright orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toasted bread, vanilla, oak, apple, plum, herbal, light pepper, and herbal/oaky earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and oak barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, toasted bread, vanilla, oak, apple, plum, herbal, light pepper, and herbal/oaky earthiness. Light herbal/oaky bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toasted bread, vanilla, apple, plum, oak, light pepper, and herbal/oaky earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, balance, and solid robustness of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and oak barrel flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good oak aged Scottish ale style. All around good complexity, balance, and solid robustness of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. This is a bit lighter in body and flavor than the Rum barrel version, but is still nicely enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Potts (9) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
Lots of vanilla up front and a boozy finish. Not something I would drink all night but still enjoyable. King can from LCBO ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
csaso (1573) - Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle - small foamy head, dark gold color, definite oaky and boozy aroma and flavor, fair malt, mild hops, mild vanilla, not bad overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beleggor (123) - Wrocław, POLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle 0,66l Clear amber-gold color with small white head, almost no lacing. Aroma is weak, some malty notes, little bit of vanilla and wooden notes. Taste is better, with some vanilla sweetness, hints of toffee and low bitterness. It’s nothing special, but I enjoyed it, becouse I have not drink this type british beer for a long time.


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