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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1209   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (3114) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2007 Bottle at home. Pours a beautiful dark golden amber. Aroma of butterscotch with a hint of vanilla. Full body with a pleasant bitterness and some alcohol in the finish. I probably wouldnít have more than one or two in a row, though.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhwarfield (125) - USA - MAR 11, 2007
Bottle. London. pours watery ruby brown with a white pebbly head reminiscent of cappuccino. wonderful caramel and vanilla aroma.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
darrentoronto (1) - USA - MAR 10, 2007 does not count
thought old speckled hen was the best beer in the world, thought the day would never come then innis & gunn came along and knocked hen off the throne, this beer is Godís gift to the mankind. expensive but would pay $20/bottle if i was that. pls try

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mannika (140) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Pours a clear amber with a pure frothy head. Aroma is very unique, is surprisingly oaky, with a sweet caramel smell that is quite unique for a beer. Very sweet flavour, a dry buttery toffee taste with a tinge of mint. The finish is a long sweetness with a dry bitterness right at the end. Overall, extremely unique and interesting beer.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2007
Being a Scottish ale, I was expecting this to be disgusting as most are. I suppose at least it wasnít battered, like most Scotch produce, though it probably would have tasted better if t was! A sickly sweet taste, horrible oaky vanilla flavour - almost undrinkable! I understand this is oak aged. For me, this beer is to real ale what New World wine (i.e. Australian/Californaian) is to fine wine. Namely, it has been spoilt by giving it unnecessary oaky, sweet flavours, thus making it unpalatable for connoisseurs comme moi! Iím not sure if putting it in a small bottle is an insult, as they think it is so good and refined (when it isnít), or a blessing in saving oneís taste buds?!?!


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