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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1231   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.""""


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11216) - 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 (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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 I’m forced to admit....it’s 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 you’ve 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Reddish-golden color with a small head. Aroma is sweet with honey and a hint of scotch. Flavor is a bit grainy with a hint of whiskey. Way too watery and dumbed down. Just needs some more oomph.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Olly (11) - Bowburn, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2007
Bottle. Amber in colour, with a sweet caramel aroma. Cloying in the mouth and tasted of liquid butter. Not for me.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dewolfpack (59) - Petit De Grat, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2007
Fantastic aroma I couldn’t wait to try it. The flavor was reasonable but the heavy robustness came out and filled me up before the first bottle was consumed. And a bit expensive at 4.75 a bottle in stores. I will drink it again at a later time to perhaps re-rate. Perhaps before a nice meal to excite my palate.

1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
GeoffT (12) - SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2007
Pale amber colour, sweet aroma with vanilla, caramel and wood. Tastes the same as it smells, overly tannic and astringent presumably from the oak. Not really my kind of beer, I don’t like the cloying sweetness and astringency.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mike_77 (3385) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2007
Pale brown colour. The oak and whiskey come through in the aroma. Texture is thin. Flavour is a little bit sour and quite bland. There’s not much depth to this for all it’s fancy brewing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dkazuk (248) - winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 19, 2007
330ml bottle.
Pours a clear honey amber with a tall foamy head. Aroma is very nice and sweet. Caramel and sappy oak. Med body. Silky carbonation. Taste is sweet and hoppy with traces of alcohol, wood, and honey. Not a bad beer but not my style.


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