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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1319   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.""""


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (2885) - 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 (2117) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikkopen (934) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 25, 2008
330 ml bottle. Nice coppery orange colour and a thin white head. Aroma is very sweet and fruity, with vanilla and lemon. Flavour is sweet, fruity and buttery, stongly oaky, and has some flowery hops in the finish. The aftertaste is nice and warm but a bit short. A very tasty and interesting beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
speedywinger (28) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 Bottle from LCBO. Beautiful clear amber/copper color (same as pic) with an off-white head. This beer has an insane amount of oak aroma and flavor. If you like oaky wines or whiskey this beer is heaven in a bottle. The flavor is sweet vanilla, oak, malt and caramel...mmmmmm. A little boozy aftertaste and wood. Unique beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3605) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2008
Good frothy head on a wel carbonated dark gold pour,well amber.Aroma,rich hops,good strong malt,nut like notes,sweetness of butterscotch.Flavorsbutterscotch,nutty,malt sweetness citrus comes through,this is good stuff mellow to drink yet strong in flavour.Finish sweet full flavoured.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2008
Bottle - clear honey colour with creamy white head. Medium carbonation, smooth and medium to fulll bodied. Rich malty flavour, fruity, woody (oak?) with maybe a hint of citrus and spice. Sweetish, lightly bitter finish with ab alcohol warmth.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
themightyomega (92) - New York, USA - APR 6, 2008
From a bottle at Whisky Live New York (Really!) Pours golden amber, tan head. Aroma of wood and hops. Flavor of wood and hops. Aftertaste of wood and hops. Not very good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rusty63 (4) - ENGLAND - APR 1, 2008 does not count
Clear, honey amber colour with nice white head. Oak and caramel aroma with a hint of vanilla. Oak and butterscotch flavour with bitter floral hops. Clean dry bitter finish. Unusual, but nonetheless very drinkable. While I can appreciate it may not suit all tastes, well worth trying.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2008
Bottle. Pale amber with a nice, white head. Floral malt, is that an aroma? Nevertheless, it has some floral character to it. Slightly bitter. Thin, Nice aroma and beginning but short aftertaste.


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