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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1262   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.""""


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
themightyomega (92) - New York, USA - APR 6, 2008
From a bottle at Whisky Live New York (Really!) Pours golden amber, tan head. Aroma of wood and hops. Flavor of wood and hops. Aftertaste of wood and hops. Not very good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rusty63 (4) - ENGLAND - APR 1, 2008 does not count
Clear, honey amber colour with nice white head. Oak and caramel aroma with a hint of vanilla. Oak and butterscotch flavour with bitter floral hops. Clean dry bitter finish. Unusual, but nonetheless very drinkable. While I can appreciate it may not suit all tastes, well worth trying.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2008
Bottle. Pale amber with a nice, white head. Floral malt, is that an aroma? Nevertheless, it has some floral character to it. Slightly bitter. Thin, Nice aroma and beginning but short aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2008
bottle from matt7215: pours a pale golden colour with a good sized white foamy head. plenty of small bubbles in the body. aroma is some floral hops caramel malt, slight vanilla and flowers. flavour is a touch bitter with the caramel malts and small floarl hop. the finish is dry and a clean bitter. very good palate also. very good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2008
33 cl bottle. Amber color, nice off-white head. Aroma is butterscotch, the same is flavor, with malt and some hops. Very drinkable.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheHumanKeg (6) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 20, 2008 does not count
A very good beer I must say I donít care about anyone elseís opinion. Yes, Iíll agree itís a little different but sometimes different is good, in this case very good they run out all the time at the LC (MOST Canadians will know what an LC is)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerEssential (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Poured into a Trappist style glass this beer came out a rich amber colour with a nice white head. The head disappeared quite quickly, though. This had one of the nicest aromas Iíve experienced in a beer, with a rich vanilla/caramel scent. Creamy taste of oak and vanilla. Not as overly rich or overpowering as I expected. Fairly dry finish. Believe the hype. This is a beer to be savoured.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 11, 2008
Cask at the Bricklayers Arms, 9th March 2008. Very clear amber with a white head. Strong vanilla and citrus aroma. Flavour is similar with a creamy mouthfeel. Nice enough.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
eobie (1) - USA - MAR 10, 2008 does not count
I would have to say that this is one fo the best beers I have had. I recommend this to everyone I know.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2411) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2008
This was a great beer cost me five dollars for one bottle but i feel it was worth it ... it had so many flavors and was very smooth considering the 6.6% The vanilla stands out to me with toffee and the slight oak finish which is different .... its a very drinkable beer it hides the alcohol well i see it was brewed by belhaven another good beer if you havenít tried it


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