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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1286   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.""""


1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Olly (11) - Bowburn, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2007
Bottle. Amber in colour, with a sweet caramel aroma. Cloying in the mouth and tasted of liquid butter. Not for me.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dewolfpack (59) - Petit De Grat, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2007
Fantastic aroma I couldn’t wait to try it. The flavor was reasonable but the heavy robustness came out and filled me up before the first bottle was consumed. And a bit expensive at 4.75 a bottle in stores. I will drink it again at a later time to perhaps re-rate. Perhaps before a nice meal to excite my palate.

1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
GeoffT (12) - SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2007
Pale amber colour, sweet aroma with vanilla, caramel and wood. Tastes the same as it smells, overly tannic and astringent presumably from the oak. Not really my kind of beer, I don’t like the cloying sweetness and astringency.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike_77 (3730) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2007
UPDATED: APR 6, 2015 Pale brown colour. The oak and whiskey come through in the aroma. Texture is thin. Flavour has sweeter malty and vanilla notes. A half measure of a whiskey beer. Fairly easy drinking but not hitting in terms of depth and complexity.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dkazuk (248) - winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 19, 2007
330ml bottle.
Pours a clear honey amber with a tall foamy head. Aroma is very nice and sweet. Caramel and sappy oak. Med body. Silky carbonation. Taste is sweet and hoppy with traces of alcohol, wood, and honey. Not a bad beer but not my style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2007
Very different. pours clear amber/orange with slim, lasting white head. Smells delicious, sweet, citrussy and vanilla. Flavours start light and fruity, finishing woody, malty and slightly metallic. Smooth and gently warming.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11364) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2007
Bottle. Very pale orange/yellow colour and a smell reminiscient of a traditional lager. But this is an ale! The taste though, is all ale ;o) Slightly honey-sweet to begin with, it transforms into a malty taste with clear taste and aroma of oak.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hagisu (42) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2007
The aromas of caramel and vanilla are strong and pleasant. It has a simailar flavour in description to its smell. Not very bitter but full flavoured nonethless. Truly different...in a good way.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2007
Rich aroma with caramel and vanilla dominating, but also some woody notes. Medium to full bodied, not too refreshing, but more packed with flavor. Lacking bitterness in the finish to balance the sweetness. Very interesting beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012
Name: Oak Aged Beer
Date: October 28, 2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Green’s, Atlanta
Appearance: clear amber, frothy off white head, good lace
Aroma: sweet buttery caramel malt aroma with light vanilla
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet carmel malt flavor, light bitterness, touch of oaky vanilla character adds depth, oaky bitter finish, shows stronger than expected, respectable, sweet buttery and caramel if you’re into that
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4


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