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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.""""


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3750) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2009 0.33L bottle in tulip glass- Cambridge, UK. Best by date - Aug 31, 2007. Nice amber color and medium head. Aroma has caramel, vanilla, some butterscotch, and oak definitely present, faint whiskey. Flavor is same, with oak taste not overpowering as in some beers. Some light char and maybe some peat in the finish. Light-medium body has a nice balance with the oak vs. big malt, and a watery mouthfeel. Still a tad malty for a session - two at most.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - JAN 27, 2007
bottle.33cl. nice hint of oak in the aroma, and it comes back in the taste, nice. bit too sweet, need more hop´s.... :O) ther is nothing to counter the sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - JAN 25, 2007
UPDATED: APR 19, 2009 Despite the mediocre score, this is still one of my favorite beers. Mostly because it is the beer that taught me how to appreciate a good beer. It is an amazing beer considering it’s mass production. Beautiful deep amber colour, rich aroma, and rather complex flavours to boot. Everyone should try it atleast once.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2007
(Bottle 33 cl) Pours a clear, warm amber with a creamy, off-white head leaving some lacework. Aroma is pure whisky. Medium body with lightly sweet malt and caramel. Otherwise pleasant notes of wood and whisky with a dry and alcoholic finish. 180107

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2007
Clear golden amber with a fine white head. Vanilla, wood, fruit, spice and herbal. Nice and smooth with a very delikat oak-taste.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5793) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2007
Bouteille claire de 330 ml achetée à la LCBO (Ottawa, ONT). Arôme: Odeur de céréales et de mélasse. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée avec une densité de bulle presque nulle. Absence de col mais présence d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Odeur de caramel et de coconut (?). Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel brûlé en arrière goût. (Rating #833)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4543) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2007
330ml bottle A deep amber colour with a long-lasting head; complex aroma with malt and fruit; equally complex flavours - citrus, sweet, bitter; very dry and warming palate with vanilla and oakiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (3737) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2007
Bottle at home. Dark amber with a white head, almost diminishing. Aroma moderate malty (druity, oak) and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Medium body, normal carbonated. Very special and delicate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3416) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Pretty much it has an amber colour with a thick head that goes away in little time. It smells like smoked beef, no shit, like smoked beef. Taste reflects the smell minus the beef... smoky methinks. Has a pretty sweet deep finish. Little bitterness I spotted in this beer. Yeah, this beer is not easy for me to describe, but hell, it is rather good. God damn I would have it again and again and again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jacobwennbom (352) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2006
Light copper with disappearing head. Aroma reeks of oak and caramell. Taste goes the the way. Don’t know how to better explain it but this beer reminds me of soil and autumish flavours. Like a forest in october or something. Maybe I’ll be able to put it better if I have this once more.


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