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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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.""""


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012
Name: Oak Aged Beer
Date: October 28, 2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Green’s, Atlanta
Appearance: clear amber, frothy off white head, good lace
Aroma: sweet buttery caramel malt aroma with light vanilla
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet carmel malt flavor, light bitterness, touch of oaky vanilla character adds depth, oaky bitter finish, shows stronger than expected, respectable, sweet buttery and caramel if you’re into that
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
estoves2 (98) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
Poured it in my Westmalle glas - because it was the glas that most closely looked like the Innis & Gunn glas. It pours a dark amber/copper body that has a lots of bubbles in it, with a thin creamy layer of foam. Aroma of vanilla toffee and oak, fruity - i really love the aroma cant stop smelling it. Flavor is of vanilla, toffee, oak, plum, little alcoholic tonse(the good kind)- but it isnt that large that you would excpekt from the aroma. Palate is medium thick and pretty smooth but little harsch to, pretty fizzy. Its a very good beer and very priceworthy.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gpnterojd (176) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2007
Pours amber or light brown. Thick, off white head. Strong caramel, brown sugar, and cherry aroma. The scent had me prepped for something really exciting. However, the taste doesnt fully come together quite the way the aroma does. A caramel maltiness gives way to a tiny hop note. The beer carries a slight dryness. There is some whisky noticeable as well. Despite some missed expectations, the beer is still great.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2007
Light caramel colour. Light body. Whisky nose, oak wood, smooth, whisky taste - with fine malt support. Not much hops. A very satisfying drink. Underrated in my opinion.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2007
12oz bottle from Capone’s (Norristown, PA). Really nice bottle, despite the clear glass. Pours clear amber, with a moderate sized white head that fades quickly. Nice aroma of oak, brown sugar, and peat. The flavor is initially sweet caramel malt, then finishes with some mild hops. As the beer warms, some oaky, whisky flavors are present in the finish. Nothing exciting, but fairly refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. Medium copper pour with 1-finger off-white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of oaky, bourbony caramel malt, some tannins, and some British hops. Tastes scotchy, oaky bourbony, with decent caramel malt, some tannins, and hops. Medium palate heft that seems to water out a bit as it warms. Average at best.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arkolm (19) - USA - AUG 26, 2007
8/25/07 Sweet, tangy. Reddish amber out of a Riesling glass. Crisp, with a almost berry or citrus light smell to it. I don’t taste the oak. Not much mouth, but good none the less. Went great with cheap pretzels I had, superbly in fact. Sourish towards the end buy overall I enjoyed this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2007
Sweet entry and finish. Slightly peaty/smoky and a tad on the sour side too. Hadn’t noticed that with this beer before, so this might be skunked. It looks good in the clear bottle though. Thin body, yes and mouthfeel leaves a lot to be desired. I can imagine something like this would really come alive if served directly from the barrel.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2007
Bottle sampled from Capones. pours golden with a decent size white head. Aroma of oak, honey, and liquor. the flavor is sweet, honey, oak, with a thin body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2007
12oz bottle from LCBO in Ontario. Pours a light straw with some decent lacing. Aroma is faint, but does have a hint of whiskey to it. The taste has more than a hint of the whiskey, although it is still a bit light overall. It does go down quite nicely.


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