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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1276   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.""""


3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mhot55 (99) - USA - AUG 8, 2007
smell is wonderful- vanilla, oak, sherry. taste equals the smell, the subtleness of vanilla and sherry present but not overpowering. beer characteristics donít shine here- the undertones seem to be the flavors that are presented (again, not overpowering though.) Nice sipping beer, very mellow, almost like sipping a cognac. high alcohol is hidden. mouthfeel is pretty light."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrs77 (1) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2007 does not count
I agree with the rest of the reviews...a good beer that doesnít live up to a great promise.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUL 29, 2007
At the Brewhouse in Norwalk ct, Decent brew. Served from a bottle in large chalice glass. A clear copper color, minimal white head. Aroma was mostly malts, sweet caramel malts with some wood notes. Flavor was very rich with caramel and vanillia. Balanced out with an almost too subtle oak note, hops were very mild in the finish. A very smooth drink, but it did seem watery at times. Alcohol seemed lower then 6.6%.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mouse725 (83) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2007 Incredible beer. Can barely call it a beer, as it seems you are drinking a dessert. Vanilla, toffee, and caramel flavours are most certainly present in this maple syrup-coloured concoction. Certainly worth a try if you havenít before!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2010 Re-rate: Been a while since I saw this. Still an interesting beer, but a bit thin. Seems to vary greatly from bottle to bottle; we had 4 bottles and they were all different in carbonation, texture and flavor. Sampled at LCBO Summerhill Beer Festival, Toronto ON. Read the description and wanted immediately to try it, wasnít let down. I donít know how much it tastes like actual whiskey - and I am a scotch drinker - but it was very good. Lots of vanilla and toffee, sweet but quick finish. Would be easy to drink a couple of these after a big meal - Christmas maybe?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2007
Bottle. Light unclear amber orange color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy toffee and butter, vanilla, honey, oak, wood, light citrus Flavor is moderate sweet with a long duration. Very nice and smoth. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat to soft. Very nice ;o))

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeZasada (296) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2007
A great oak aged beer. Tastes like vanilla and toffee. If you like oak aged whiskey youíll l like this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
32clowns (19) - USA - JUL 19, 2007
Honey and oak flavored ale, very smooth and tasty. Vanilla and toffee flavor. recomended!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1272) - TAIWAN - JUL 12, 2007
copper hue with beige head, it has a nice bready aroma with hint of caramel and chocolate. it is fruity and tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2007
I tried this on July 5, 2007 after purchasing it at my local LCBO store. It was a nice pretty clear bottle. The beer poured a coppery red colour into the glass with a 1 finger creamy white head that dissipated quickly to leave a little trace on top. The smell was rather foul to say the least....almost sour. The mouthfeel is crisp and slightly thick with an idea level of carbonation. The taste is good with some hints of malt and fruit (although I canít place the sweetness off-hand).


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