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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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.""""


Porterguy41's rating

4.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Porterguy41 (19) - - MAR 4, 2012
Love the oaky / vanilla flavor, vary smooth almost like a whisky, i will be buying more of this beer.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (61) - 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 (591) - 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 (1127) - 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)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Howlader (593) - - JUL 6, 2014
Had in bottles, large and small format, as well as draught. Pretty decent beer - much better on draught.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
djoeye (1206) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
Bighead, off white vanilla 3 fingers. Spotty lacings. Clouds. Clear deep golden body. Aroma; grass, apple, leaves, catpee, oakwood. Taste; sweet malts, bread, plums, peaches, vanilla, wood oil, perfume. Smooth normal on palate. Finishes lingering bready. I never found that toffee, but Gunn’s perfume I found :( . A bit overboasted stuff. [33cl clear spec btl, abv6.6%, B@Systembolaget, T@Middelfart Fyn DK]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimsal27 (205) - New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Aroma is caramel,oak and toffee with copper color pour with nice white head. Taste is bread, malt and butterscotch, medium-sweetness and light bitterness. Medium body, Medium carbonation, but with a creaminess and a bit of the alcohol at the finish. I really enjoyed this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (758) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
330ml bottle, pours clear golden brown with a small white head. The oak aging is the most striking thing about this beer. The main aroma is woody, toffee and vanilla. For me it doesn’t marry brilliantly with the base beer, which to me needs a bit more hop character and flavour to balance the woody flavours. The finish is dry. Carbonaton lively. Interesting beer.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Burgers (239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Clear golden with white head. Aromas honey, ginger, toffee and trace of oak. Too short, slightly too sweet. Fairly well-balanced but quite flat and dull.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer0clock (77) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Golden, Amber colour, small white head, quite carbonated, tastes different from the first one that I had and remember. That was the distinctive tastes but this one tastes more like Stella to me? Have my taste buds changed that much? Anyway the lacing quickly recedes and there is a nice mouth feel. Bottle from waitrose.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RCx240 (11) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
Pours golden amber with white head, which dissipates quickly . Scent is faint, of caramel and vanilla. Taste offers a blend of sweet caramel, vanilla, and oak. On the palate, only the taste of caramel and toffee remain. Average carbonation, and mouth feel is relatively light without becoming watery. Overall, better than your average beer and highly drinkable, but not anything exceptional.


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