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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2008
Copper, small thin white head. Fresh woody, oaky aroma. Little vanilla, toffee and mushrooms. Flavor is toffeeish, oaky, little alchol and vanilla ice cream. It doesn’t have enough body and character in itself to justify the barrel ageing, now it’s just thin and oaky.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oakbluff (432) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 14, 2008
Pours a highly filtered amber/golden with fluffy white head. Lacing is minimal. Nose- buttery, wood. Taste- sweet caramel malts, some vanilla oak notes. Body is medium thickness. Finish continues to be just as sweet as initial sip. No hops to speak of. too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KM (398) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2008
Bottle. Pale brown body. Small non-lasting head. First of all: A nice malt whisky aroma. Also malty and sweet fruitiness. It seems that the aroma disappears after a while. Flavour is a heavy sweet fruitiness, combined with butter. The flavour is complex, it si different for each sip. A warming beer. Served two months after the expiration date. (At home, 12.06.08)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Clear copper in color with a huge two-inch head. Sweet sugary malt nose and flavor with hints of vanilla, oak and toffee. Light, crisp bittersweet finish. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jason (1732) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Bottle. Poured a Nice clear copper body with thin head. Aroma is strong alcohol, vanilla, wood. Flavor is wood, vanilla, oak and malt. This is one beer that needs to warm up to appreciate. I thought it made a fine cigar beer.

1.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
tlind2 (1298) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2008
330 ml bottle. Copper color, off-white head. Surprising sweet aroma with plenty of oak. So far so good. However, the taste is cloyingly sweet, with plenty of caramel and some more oak. The taste was in fact so sweet that I was unable to finish my glass, which is rare indeed. Definitely not my kind of beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2008
(clear bottle) gold with white head. Aroma is whisky and honey. Flavor is mostly whisky and some toffee. Not very balanced - all you taste is the barrels. A bit sour in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2008
This is one of the most unusual beers I’ve ever had. It’s honey coloured with honey in both the aroma and flavour. The aroma also has some floral qualities. The flavour is malty sweet, with toffee and vanilla very much in evidence. It definitely tastes its strength with a boozy warmth coming in on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (632) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Intirgued by the end cap at the Shop Rite Liquors for some time, I figured this kind of brew was perfect for sampling after the 2008 Brew Fest. So in between card plays of Greg Hughes’ wildly entertaining game Discombobulation, I jotted down some notes... golden, scotch-like copper pint... white, pencil-thin head that sits on a sparkling body... malt and honey abound with an aggressive weight... bouquet is wildly fragrant... smooth, slick and very drinkable (for a 6.6 ABV!)... uniquely pleasant... tastes begin simply with butter, caramel and toffee... however, those flavors also suggest vanilla and some other flavors I’m not good enough at this time of night to detect... overall, the discussion alone with Ryan, Jer, Cheri, Russ and Amy was worth the purchase--although $4 a bottle is a bit hefty on a weekly wallet--and the beer’s finish warmed without rudeness or alcohol...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2008
Sweet smelling aroma of wood , flowers, tofee, and a strong smel of alcohol. Light amber/honey in colour with no head. Can taste wood and oranges. Has a strong taste of alcohol like a spirit. Powerful stuff with an acquired taste couldnt drink too many of these.


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