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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1184   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.""""


edgallow's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (1901) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2012 12 oz bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel and wood. Taste much of the same, a very good beer.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
PalCabral (113) - SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2014
On tap at The Thistle Bar, Edinburgh. Pours lovely amber with thin veil of a head. The aroma is sweet and complex from the cask wood, with scents of apricot and peach coming through, appetizing. The taste is candied fruit, round and full in palate. Very smooth. Some subdued bitterness in the aftertaste, accomanied with some of that cask wood. A brilliant beer. A looker, stunning aroma and a smooth lovely taste that is just made for when you need to take a break from the scottish rain.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RhetoricalAns (191) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
Clear yellow copper pour with a thinner white head. Caramel and vanilla aroma, some mild syrup and grassy hops as well. Similar taste with a medium dry bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
meatharemagic (4) - IRELAND - JUL 14, 2014 does not count
Absolutely heaven. Does exactly what ir says on the tin. Very hard to keep from your lips and has a good kick. Pure beer no hangover.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hockeybeerguy (1604) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into the Innis and Gunn tulip as recommended. The appearance was a hazy golden honey color. The head was a nice half finger’s worth of white foaminess that died within about a minute and left some nice lacing in the wake. The smell had a nice woody/oaky vanilla and toffee in the front and a nice light caramel aroma entering in as it warmed. The taste was sweet and woody letting the vanilla, toffee and caramel intermingle nicely. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body. There’s a slight sessionable aspect about it. Overall, I say this was a nice English Strong Ale worthy of having again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Xavalias (48) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle from Føtex, DK. Pours clear, golden orange with virtually no head. Notes of vanilla with a smooth, round palate not unlike an oak aged wine

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1095) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle into a Gouden Carolus glass. Gassy yellow-brown with a transient bubbly white head. Lightly woody vanilla aroma, very pleasant. Vanilla, sweet but with crisp backbone, smooth. Pretty tasty, flavoursome but ultimately it lacks a bit of kick.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
asimeow (45) - Sandsli, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
0,33L bottle. Brown colour, nice and tall head. Caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, banana. Unusual and sweet flavour. A hint of cherry? Confusing beer, but very intriguing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (72) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle (330ml): clear bottle, clear copper color. This is an easy drying King Scottish ale. Fairly light.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Karol (598) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 10, 2014
Can bought at the LCBO in Toronto/Canada. One word: outstanding! The malt, spices, honey liquor, sweetness, even minor sweet white vine and some christmas bread in aroma and taste make this beer a jackpot for me! The mild hoppy bitter finish and refreshing character make ma want a lot more of this beer. Too bad I have only this one can and I am no longer in Canada, but back home in Slovakia/Europe, where this beer is unfortunately unavailable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlainG (1140) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
Le liquide est beau au travers cette bouteille transparente. Il a la couleur d’un scotch. Une mousse se forme lorsqu’on la sert mais se dissipe aussitôt. Ça sent le caramel, c’est boisé et une petite pointe de vanille et tout ça, très faiblement. Une douce amertume en bouche, avec un côté poivré, alors que le bois du fût rajoute un petit quelque chose de plaisant. C’est velouté et une finale qui lance la vanille. Sans grandes qualités, sans défauts, elle est agréable à boire. (1117-210614)


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