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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1179   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.""""


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Bottle. Golden color with a white head. Musty, basement, straw, smooth buttery floral vanilla flavor with lively carbonation. Rating from notes.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemattie (4117) - Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2006
Picked up this clear 11.2oz bottle at Harry’s Marietta. Color of honey. White fizzy head. Aroma of an ashtray. Cigarette ashes? I got the aroma of the oak but it is more specifically of a Winston. Easy drinking. With lots of flavors of wood. Oh, its in the taste. Balanced malt/hop palate. Don’t know if it is worth the $5 dollar retail, hate to dee what it costs in a bar!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SSSteve (3719) - - NOV 19, 2006
clear orange/amber with a small white head. hoppy malt aroma. flavor is very woody. dry. light bodied. i liked it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2189) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Strong, euro lager aroma with faint caramel malt and hints of butterscotch. Crystal clear amber body with a slightly off-white, frothy, lasting head and some lace. Flavoful with a high alcohol aspect, sweet. Clearly not an American beer in character. Oak aged quality is there but doesn’t add much except perhaps for some strength. Toffee and wood flavors in the finish. Quite tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (6436) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2006
Normally I don’t like this kind of odd hopped aroma, but this time its spiced with coconut-notes, perhaps from the oak. The coconut is in the flavor too, real present. Clear and amber colour. Head is off-white and mainly lasting. Palate is a bit thin.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
swiseman (424) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 10, 2006
amber color - rapidly dissipating head. Hints of fruit and whiskey in the nose. Flavour has a strong whiskey and wine flavour; the whiskey remains on the palate with notes of honey. This beer is definitely unique, as the label suggests. I will definitely be trying this stuff again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2006
Fine amber ale with some head. Taste of malt, smaoke and oak barrels. Maybe the oak is a bit overwhelming, it takes strong flavour in the beer itself to take on the oak! Fine, but you would not want more than one of these at a time.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (2896) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2006
Beer coming in a clear bottle, bright amber color, with a white head, the nose is one of malty, with an oaky whiskyish, a woody accent, faint fruitiness note, a subtle brandyish aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a toasted malt, a brandy and whiskyish character, an oakiness accent, a subtle fruity note, leading towards a sweet malty whiskyish finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2006
The clear glass bottle accentuates this heavily-filtered beer. It pours a honey pale colour, with a quickly dissipating head and some lace. The aroma is musky, complex, and a bit sweet. The flavour is very peaty, with strong whisky highlights lingering into the aftertaste. The carbonation is slight, and it tastes a bit flat. Overall, very drinkable, but to quote another reviewer, "touristy".

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
flemmingwillum (978) - Nysted, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2006
Yellowish beer with a head that quickly dissapears. The aroma is whiskey-like, wooden, a little alcoholic and also a little malty. Very special aroma indeed. The flavor still have wood and whiskey, but also butter and a little acrid hops towards the woody butter-aftertaste. The beer can seem a little too sweet, but at the same time you wouldn’t want it less sweet because some unfortunate alcoholic or non-pleasant wood-notes might be more obvious. I have also recognized some coriander in this beer, but it might just be some weird barrel-taste that are represented. I really don’t know what to think of this beer; do I like it or not? However, it is a unique, good quality brew and might be very pleasant to other people, so I have given it a fair rating.


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