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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1197   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.""""


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Funknmilla (677) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2007
12 oz bottle...copper with off-white soapy head....aroma---sweet malts and sweet whiskey...smells that make you go hmmmm....creamy body, yet light...flavor--the essence of a whiskey shot left on the palate then chased by a lager or stronger ale...makes me want whiskey (irish)...a slight peatiness to the finish...price is a tad high for quality

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KawaBomber (218) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2007
12oz. Bottle: Clear copper body w/ a minimal white head. Sweet malts & a light vanilla/strawberry-esque aroma. Roasted malt, slight caramel, smooth. A little bitter & a little something I canít quite figure out...interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
Canuckistani (41) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2008 Quite an intriguing beer. Take a nice scotch, mix in the right amount of beery flavour, and add fizz. Oaky, carmel brown sugar, amber malts; sweet on the tongue but with a pleasantly sour aftertaste. Youíve got to be in the mood, and drink it slowly.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Laegraid (37) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2007
Tasted at Internasjonalen 24. Nov -07. I could not detected any aroma other than the overwhelming caramel / butterscotch. Its quite possible that there some smell of wood there, but to much caramel to be sure. Had a much better flavor than I anticipated, with a great aftertaste. Sweet but with notes of wood.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MPA (793) - Amager (form. NÝrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - NOV 21, 2007
Bottle (cell phone rating). Clear amber. Aroma is sweet and malty, with wood and caramel. Caramel, sweetness, a little wood and some brown sugar in flavour. Seems a little artificial.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2007
Bottle. Pours a coppery golden color with a smallish white head. Aroma is on the sweet side, with some of the oak & whiskey. Flavor is also on the sweet side (honey?), again, with notes of the oak & whiskey, some maltiness, smoke, and maybe a little vanilla. nothing special, but not bad at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2007
12 oz bottle-pours an off white head and copper color. Aroma is citrus-lime, which gives way to whisky, woody. Taste is whiskey/malt, woody, some vanilla. Smooth. Occasional. OK carbonation. Thanks jwc215 for sharing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Englander (21) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2007
Flavours start light and fruity, finishing woody, malty with a hint of scotch. The smaller than average bottle size hints that this is an ale to sit down and take your time with. Interesting and unique.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7160) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2010 Bright red amber, creamy white suds. In pre-RB days I dismissed this as a cloyingly whiskeyish novelty, but now my palate has been broadened Iím forced to admit....itís a cloyingly whiskeyish novelty. But I like it. Nose sodden oak as expected with vanilla, and some musty hops lurking in the background. Creamy vanilla-tinged malt and...yep, more whiskey and wood. Hardly a sniff of booze. One-dimensional and very sweet, but devilish. One is plenty. Whiskey becoming more assertive as it warms. Scoop of vanilla ice cream. Not bad, but a beer youíve really got to be in the mood for.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mullet2007 (209) - St. Johns, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 24, 2007
Pours a beautiful copper color with no real head to speak of. Aroma is oak and some smoke with nice hints of malt perhaps some honey and a bit of toffee. Really nice. Flavor is sweet and malty, with a tiny hint of hops and a nice helping of oak and smokiness. Carbonation is pretty low, but mouthfeel is still full and nice. Overall a pretty great beer.


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