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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1332   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.""""


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Camrakipah (17) - Birmingham, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2008
Trois cent et trente milliletre bottle (just under 3/5th of a Pint) from Sainsburys. Excellent aroma - as a single malt whisky fan it promises the best of both worlds. The appearance is interesting, a bit like a dark lager. The flavour is very interesting with a positive malty and toffee flavour and definite high alcohol content taste. Various subtle flavours as it progresses on its way. Overall, I am very impressed. I get the impression that this resembles the ales brewed by the ’Maltster’ in Hardy’s "Far from the Madding Crowd". Highly recommended... enjoy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2008
beautiful amber gold colored pour wonderfull notes of vanilla caramel oak and light fruits extremely smooth and creamy flavors followed by slight yeast very good and easy to drink but a little pricey

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Vanilla aromas, spicy caramel notes, fruity yeasty aromas, definite english yeast aromas. Pours amber blonde with a thick white head that disipates quickly. Vanilla, very creamy flavors, oaky, with some fruity yeast notes, with caramel malts, with a hint of spicy hops. Very creamy though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2473) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Pours a three finger cream head that fades slowly and leaves some lace. Crystal clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Malty/vanilla nose. Flavor is sweet vanilla and oak. Pricey but worth trying at $4.49 for a 330ml bottle from Yankee Spirits South Attleboro, Ma.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theres (48) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2008
Innis and Gunn? Almost an anagram for Guinness, very interesting. Golden, clear body. Frothy pale head. When poured, it is actually a smell whisky! After a couple of minutes, there is almost no aroma at all. Ohh, it is a very special taste, but I would like it a bit more citrus-fresh. I recognize the taste of hoho-bottles-of-rum! That might be the woody feeling. Quite ok when I get used to it. It says ’serve chilled’- I say 10C. (Tromsø, 120608)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dredd (733) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2008
Interesting aroma of honey, light toffee, slight vanilla and almost a slight resemblance to sweet Sake! Pour is a bit average with a bit of a thin mixed head on it, quite sudsy. But the flavour is very enjoyable, the vanilla is a bit more prominent along with the honey some herbal notes and butteriness. This would go well with Vanilla Ice cream or a sticky date pudding.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5187) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Deep amber body with a lightly off white head. The aroma has strong notes of vanilla and butterscotch. There is also some fresh cut wood, but that rich buttery character overwhelms it. The taste has some rich toffee and wood notes. There is also some light vanilla, but it is subtle. Overall, it is an interesting beer and it seems to benefit from the oak aging. However, I can only see it being a pleasure to those that love a light and buttery tasting brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rw4244 (132) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2008
Poured golden amber, quite dark, with a strong white head. Malty caramel aroma with vanilla ice cream notes. Prominent. The flavour was complex - malty and hoppy, also quite sour and spicy. Alcohol evident in the finish. Very good. Very drinkable palate. Yes, a very good strong ale overall.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (3076) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Its clear and the mouth feel feels a bit thin, but it packs a super punch. the whiskey malts adds a touch of smoke.its a potent beer that is quite tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2008
The aroma is malty and buttery with quite a definite oak-rum quality. The appearance is light amber with an average head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. A nice beer.


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