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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1195   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.""""


jdobbs' rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdobbs (375) - New Brunswick, - DEC 6, 2012
Aroma is one of beerís most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam. Click on a term below to add it to your tasting notes


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ruigo (1072) - PORTUGAL - AUG 26, 2014
33cl bottle. Clear golden colour with almost no head. Oak, malts and caramel in the aroma. Average carbonation and light body. Taste is more sweet than bitter with some liquor notes. Overall, not bad but boring beer.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bork (133) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Very fruity with lots of vanilla and toffee. Fruits take over a bit too much and the aftertaste has an unpleasant soapy flavor to it. Different.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_alkis (248) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2014
A special beer that is very easy to drink but kinda complex. But it atleast tastes quite well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickel (261) - - AUG 13, 2014
Pours copper color with small head. Strong aroma of toffy and oak. Reminds me good rum. MAlty taste with distinguished toffee.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
valleybeer (1) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2014 does not count
Unique flavor from the 30 days of being seasoned in Oak Barrels. Highly recommend for smooth taste.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
exeter (286) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle...Pours the colour of dark honey. Very little head or lacing. First things first, the wood flavour is deep and well rounded. It was like I was right inside the wood, maybe thatís crazy ;) Once your passed the wood you get dark fruits and caramelized malts.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lobs_ols (75) - LATVIA - AUG 7, 2014
Dark transparent gold, weak white head. Very interesting arome - is that toffee? Unlike any beer Iíve ever tasted - but lovely nonetheless. Malty yet light taste - and thereís no way in hell I would have guessed how strong it is. Just lovely.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ixwhyzed (13) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 4, 2014
Absolutely the best beer Iíve ever tasted. Itís like a slice of heaven poured into a bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RafeAU (69) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2014
Tasting at Plonk. Tastes like Chardonnay! Oak and vanilla flavours surprisingly strong. Iíve never had a beer like this and was astonished. Not sure the balance is there though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (942) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle Sweet malt, grains, rum, and oak. Amber with a frothy off white head. Oak, whiskey, malt.


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