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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
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RATINGS: 1291   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.""""


Melker's rating

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Melker (235) - Varberg, - NOV 9, 2012
Long time since i tried this but i remember exactly what i thought about it. The beer had some toffee in the taste and something that reminds me of butter, maybe it’s diacetyl, i really didnt like it. Light bitterness in the aftertaste and something.. chemical. Not my kind of beer.


2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
adamnowek (557) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2015
Orange in colour. Aroma is super woody. Taste is dark rum with a hint of earthiness. Very smooth texture. A bit too sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sjohnh (408) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Clear, rusty orange colour, with no lasting head. Medium body and carbonation - nice on the palate. Some malt in the aroma but not much given away - the taste yields soft caramel, darker toffee, vanilla and rum-like notes from the oak. Decent example of the style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (7070) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle - Pale malts and nice caramel. Clear dark gold with a nice white head. Sweet pale malts, light caramel and almost some whisky notes. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
huineman (365) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
Pours golden, ivory head. Aroma is bread dough, iron, caramel, syrup and toffee. Soft, well-balanced. Easy-going.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2777) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2015
330 ml brown bottle with a BB date of Feb. 2016. Clear deep amber body with a decent head. The aroma and flavor both clearly say "aging in rum barrels". I don’t think rum barrls were actually used. Instead, the wood and vanilla tones simply suggest rum. In any case, this has some complexity, good balance, and a very smooth body. The high ABV is fairly well hidden although there is warming in the finish and afterwards. Carbonation seemed a tad low. O: a fine ale that’s readily recommended.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Piw (310) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2015
330ml Flasche. Klar und dunkelbraun. Mittelgrosse Schaumkrone, ohne Spuren schnell verschwindend. Aroma von Vanille und Eichenfass. Sehr interessantes Bier.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ntlwhlr (26) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2015
I have to say I like it!!! I found it goes down smooth and tastes good. What else can I say. I give it a thumbs up!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Flanfl (182) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Amber colour color. Aroma of vanilla, lightly burned caramel and toasted wood. Flavour of caramel, toasted wood. Woody finish. Sessionable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1215) - New York City, TURKEY - APR 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear golden yellow with small off-white head that dissipated fast, honey and malt aroma, high carbonation, toffee vanilla taste, longish finish. Very nice and satisfying.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lithilorn (250) - Covilhã, PORTUGAL - APR 18, 2015
Golden body and white head. Malty, woody and some hops aroma. Oak taste, Crisp, sweet flavor with a dry finish. A good beer to drink.


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