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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1286   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.""""


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guil0000 (287) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 24, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2009 333ml bottle amber reddish color small white head. Looks pretty nice. Taste is very sweet of caramel and toffee. First few drinks are very nice but I got a bit annoyed after a while.. But overall I still think it was an above average beer

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
wyzzywyz22 (2082) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2008
Bottle, BB West Kirby. Pretty nasty sweet, woody whisky flavour. Not what I really look for in a beer. Seems somehow artifical. 77 day process? Don’t waste yer time.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapez (1537) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2008
Bottle 0.33 l. Bought SuperBest Naestved. Colour golden amber with small white head. Aroma sweet caramel and honey. Taste caramel and surprisningly much toffee. Very, very sweet.Long lasting flavor (honey). Soft carbonation. I couldn’t find any hints of oak.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esox (1168) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2008
330 ml bottle. Small white head. Clear, deep reddish / amber liquid. Lots of vanilla and sweet caramel malt. Low bitteration and sharp carbonatioin. Flavor is mostly sweet but dries up a bit in the slightly woody finish. Almost too sweet for me. Clear oak notes in the finish. A bit thin moutfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thomat (2292) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2008
Amber with a medium white head. Malty, fruity and wood tones. Malt, sweetness and oak taste. Medium body with a sweet, oaktone finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (1937) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2008
Great beer. Tastes like a hint of Whiskey in it. This is because it is aged in oak barrels. Crisp flavour.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2008
330ml Bottle: Aroma of oak, honey, wood, caramel, butter and vanilla. Poured orange/light amber in color with a large, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Not sparkling. Tastes of bourbon, oak, vanilla, wood, butter, and caramel. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Oak, butter, and caramel finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (2856) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2008
Bottle: Looks like cream soda gold with a large white head. Aroma caught me off guard with a vinegar hint up front, before mellowing out into some softer notes of bourbon. Sweet flavor with lots of bourbon and some malt and toffee. Wow, plenty of woody notes. Still a little sweet comes through.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2008
Bottle: Color as shown on the left, light head. Nose of vanilla and light wood with some honey and coconut notes. The flavor is smooth with a light sweet honey and vanilla note from the oak. Seems like they tried to get too much barrel into this one, it drowns out whatever base beer was there. Quaffable however.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TET (1958) - FINLAND - APR 26, 2008
Beautiful copperbrown beer with thin white head. Aroma is sweet but still there are lot of nuancees. Flavour is balanced: bitter and malts Almost light to drink and lot of quite much of carbonation. Oak Aged Beer medium beer: there is nothing annoying and nothing brilliant and I can’t find oak barrels even I know it.


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