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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1222   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.""""


MullMan's rating

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2009
bottle. Pale golden amber color, short thick foamy off-white head. Aroma is whiskey and butter, oak chips, some toffee and crystal malt, butterscotch too. Flavor is different, starts dry,woody, and skunky then toffee/crystal malt. Some whiskey & water, lots of carbonation, and a skunkwatery finish. Oaky bitter aftertaste.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vestergaard (431) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours clear golden with a white, short lasting head. Aroma has lots of toffee malts, caramel, oak, vanilla, slightly watery malts as well. Hints of sweeter whiskey. Taste has more of that sweet vanilla barrel character. A little corn, overall sweet notes. Again the watery malts, but with a decent, lingering, sweet finish. Not bad at all. Of course slightly boring body and appearance, but for the price, it’s a treat!

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
weordie (90) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
Pours amber with a thin white head. Aroma of alcohol and a hint of caramel. Smooth palate with a taste of whisky and vanilla.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beezzting (21) - SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 15, 2014
Small head with minimal lacing. Slight vanilla notes with strong whiskey taste that dominates the overall profile. Not enough hops to balance overpowering alcohol taste.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty weak vanilla and caramel aroma. Sweetish malty caramel woody vanilla flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel woody finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fantomasus (218) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Damn. Pours a lovely copper with a nice white head that dissipates but sticks around. Wonderful and simple aromas: caramel, floral hops, and dough. Taste is nearly perfectly balanced, seriously. I should rate it a ten but... perfect taste? Palate is very pleasant with a nod to the bitter. A new favorite.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (3197) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours amber, nose and taste are toffee, vanilla, quite sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
remice2 (123) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2014
Ç’est bien fait.je dois avouer.Nez de vanille de bois bien placé. Petit caramel, un peut malté quelque traces de bananes.En bouche c’est bien malté encore c’est bien imposant .De la douce vanille,du bois, des fruits discrets s’accrochent au léger pétillement qui complète la complexité de la final en bouche.c’est correct. J’aime bien

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2035) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 4, 2014
On tap at the Wharf Rat in Fell's Point, Baltimore, MD. Clear amber with a thin near white head and sparse lacing. Aroma of honey, malt, oak, vanilla and coconut. Taste of caramel, coconut, banana, vanilla and oak. Medium body medium/low carbonization. I can see where this beer might have appeal, but this is just not my thing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsandBolts (93) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
Appearance: Pours a clear deep copper colour with a couple fingers of white head that is gone in a flash. Aroma: Hardcore vanilla, malt, bread Flavours: Tons of vanilla, biscuit, hints of malt. Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation. Overall: A pleasant beer but a bit on the sweet side and somewhat one dimensional. I like the idea of barrel aging but this beer needs a bit more malt and some other components. The vanilla flavours are a bit overpowering.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (13029) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle. Dep clear golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma of toffee and butterscotch. Taste has toasted toffee, vanilla. Not bad.


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