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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1204   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.""""


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerification (8) - SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2007 does not count
Simply divine. No other beer even comes close to the flavour of Innis & Gunn. The flavour starts off bitter with a slight oakiness, which gives way to subtle caramel and vanilla after-notes. A MUST TRY Scotish beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
taunusmies (331) - FINLAND - APR 28, 2007
Pours clear amber colour with a white medium-size thick head. Mouthfeel is light, quite dry, but still round. Aroma has some toffee and vanilla, specially in the aftertaste. Has a bit of whisky aromas too.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - APR 24, 2007
11.2 oz clear bottle, best by date 16 JUN 07. Clear amber with a thin white head. Nose is initially a bit skunky, but gives way to a caramel and lightly woody scent, light vanilla notes. Flavors of toffee and vanilla, very light earthy hop notes. Dry, somewhat alcohol tinged finish. OK beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2007
Bottle. Brandy-orange in color. Nice bottle and packaging. Hints of whiskey, wood, sweet. Similar in taste - awkward - feels like Iím drinking a watered down Jameson straight up (and soon to get ill). Very interesting and a sure favorite for those who like drinking beer that tastes like Jim Beam.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisTurner (206) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2007 Bottle -- Medium creamy head with some retention and a bit of lacing. Quite active carbonation. Gorgeous rich copper colour. Rich woody aroma with malt and butterscoth. Thereís more wood in the flavour, along with butterscoth, malt and a general feeling of friendliness. Creamy palate. Some bitterness discernable (perhaps) in the aftertaste. An excellent and unusual beer. Needed to rerate this one since it tastes much better in winter than summer!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (3113) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2007
tonight was probably the 3rd time i have this beer, and I must say it gets better with age. This bottle was much more mellow than the previous ones. the oak really comes through! lots of english hops, and a very subtle vanilla amongst the massive amounts of oak. but the booziness i got in the young bottles is very much gone, decent beer, but near the end of the glass its hard to put down.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2007
Bottle. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma of marzipan and caramel. Flavour is sweet with notes of vanilla & toffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Magtek32 (76) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2007
33cl bottle.nice copper colour, tan head, aroma of malt and caramel, a bit on the watery side, sweet taste of caramel and malt, a bit like whisky, nice bitter finish. not too bad

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thure (152) - DENMARK - MAR 29, 2007
Nice cobber colour with a light tan-coloured head. Burbon and a slight sweetness to the nose. It has a smoky/burbon taste with notes of plum and vanila and a slightly bitter finish at the back of the tounge. The alcohold of 6.6% ABV is well hitten. It has a medium body with just a hint to much carbonation. The texture is slightly watery but still quit filling. I would not call it typical Scottish ale, but place it in the SMOKE-FLAVORED AND WOOD-AGED BEER, Style 22C

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brix (633) - DENMARK - MAR 20, 2007
Tasted 2007-03-15. Fresh bottle, 33cl. Clear, red-brown colour. White, creamy head. Looks very nice! All I get from aroma is pickels! Itís quite weird! Taste of hops, strawberries and then those darn pickels again. Itís interesting, and I guess the taste is not bad. The pickels are a little distracting for me though. All in all I kinda like it, and I think Iíll drink again due to curiosity!


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