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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
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RATINGS: 1247   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.""""


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dredd (702) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2008
Interesting aroma of honey, light toffee, slight vanilla and almost a slight resemblance to sweet Sake! Pour is a bit average with a bit of a thin mixed head on it, quite sudsy. But the flavour is very enjoyable, the vanilla is a bit more prominent along with the honey some herbal notes and butteriness. This would go well with Vanilla Ice cream or a sticky date pudding.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5129) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Deep amber body with a lightly off white head. The aroma has strong notes of vanilla and butterscotch. There is also some fresh cut wood, but that rich buttery character overwhelms it. The taste has some rich toffee and wood notes. There is also some light vanilla, but it is subtle. Overall, it is an interesting beer and it seems to benefit from the oak aging. However, I can only see it being a pleasure to those that love a light and buttery tasting brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rw4244 (132) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2008
Poured golden amber, quite dark, with a strong white head. Malty caramel aroma with vanilla ice cream notes. Prominent. The flavour was complex - malty and hoppy, also quite sour and spicy. Alcohol evident in the finish. Very good. Very drinkable palate. Yes, a very good strong ale overall.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (3007) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Its clear and the mouth feel feels a bit thin, but it packs a super punch. the whiskey malts adds a touch of smoke.its a potent beer that is quite tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4280) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2008
The aroma is malty and buttery with quite a definite oak-rum quality. The appearance is light amber with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. A nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 2, 2008
Clear amber, small head, notes of fruti, oak, citrus, malt and toffee. Sweet adn a littel bitter in finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2008
bottle from morrisons- first impressions pours pretty enough, smells pure skunk. bright orange with a creamsicle foamy head and lacing. nose is skunk. heaps of caramel toffee and some wood. cereal. tastes really creamy mouthfeel. lightly sweetened with heather, honey. probably the most respectable beer ive had from a clear bottle. toasty buttery banana flavours with a dry finish, a bit too sweet too much grain.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
liinis (1599) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2008
Damn good, copper clear with white head. sweet caramel or toffee. Really delicious.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2008
Copper brown colour. Sweet caramel and oak taste. Also some butter in the taste.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2710) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2008
330ml bottle poured in a snifter. Pours a brownish amber with a medium white head. Big oak and sour vanilla aroma. The vanilla was so overwhelming I wasn’t sure I could finish it. Taste was much better, though. Smooth crisp and malty with just hint of the vanilla and oak. Finishes dry with a slight oakiness. Interesting beer, but not worth what I paid for it.


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