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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1233   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.""""


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mouse725 (83) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2007 Incredible beer. Can barely call it a beer, as it seems you are drinking a dessert. Vanilla, toffee, and caramel flavours are most certainly present in this maple syrup-coloured concoction. Certainly worth a try if you havenít before!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2010 Re-rate: Been a while since I saw this. Still an interesting beer, but a bit thin. Seems to vary greatly from bottle to bottle; we had 4 bottles and they were all different in carbonation, texture and flavor. Sampled at LCBO Summerhill Beer Festival, Toronto ON. Read the description and wanted immediately to try it, wasnít let down. I donít know how much it tastes like actual whiskey - and I am a scotch drinker - but it was very good. Lots of vanilla and toffee, sweet but quick finish. Would be easy to drink a couple of these after a big meal - Christmas maybe?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2007
Bottle. Light unclear amber orange color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy toffee and butter, vanilla, honey, oak, wood, light citrus Flavor is moderate sweet with a long duration. Very nice and smoth. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat to soft. Very nice ;o))

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeZasada (292) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2007
A great oak aged beer. Tastes like vanilla and toffee. If you like oak aged whiskey youíll l like this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
32clowns (19) - USA - JUL 19, 2007
Honey and oak flavored ale, very smooth and tasty. Vanilla and toffee flavor. recomended!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1270) - TAIWAN - JUL 12, 2007
copper hue with beige head, it has a nice bready aroma with hint of caramel and chocolate. it is fruity and tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2007
I tried this on July 5, 2007 after purchasing it at my local LCBO store. It was a nice pretty clear bottle. The beer poured a coppery red colour into the glass with a 1 finger creamy white head that dissipated quickly to leave a little trace on top. The smell was rather foul to say the least....almost sour. The mouthfeel is crisp and slightly thick with an idea level of carbonation. The taste is good with some hints of malt and fruit (although I canít place the sweetness off-hand).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
matt7215 (2231) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2008 330ml bottle. pours amber with little white head that quickly dissapears. aromas of vanilla, oak barrel, malt, scotch whisky and sweetness. flavours are the same as these things combine into a perfect balance of smooth complexity. this beer is fantastic and never lets you down.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9616) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 4, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2010 Rating is the average of three very different ratings.
(6-4-6-3-13=3.2)
Massively buttery aroma. Taste similar. Really buttery. Tiny hint of mustard, but the finish is mostly whisky. Fairly well balanced. Not a wow any more, but at least thenot as nasty as the last one.
(5-3-6-3-10=2.7)
What the heck have they done to this? Butter, mustard, cabbage. Quite acidic. This is rank.
Original rating: (7-3-8-5-14=3.7)
330ml bottle (Mallaskukko, Turku) Rich amber, small head. Vanilla, oak, malt, butter, whisky, ... Oh screw it, words cannot describe this beer, itís just so mellow and smooth and warm and inviting. Beautiful.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2007
Warm amber and a nice, golden head. The aroma has notes of vanilla and freshly chipped oak. The flavour has the same notes and a sweetness and a note of tannic acid and citrus. The sweetness and vanilla is a biit too dominant for me.


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