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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
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RATINGS: 1273   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.""""


Dal9000's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (225) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Sweet malty initial flavor. Vanilla and toffee notes at the first taste with no after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2457) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2015
0,33 l bottle golden, clear, minimal head, white foam, cereal, herbs, spruce, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alexi91 (38) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Tumbler. Locale: House (Bristol). Woody and smoky flavour with sweet aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tinylightsrecs (292) - - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle received as a gift. Very nice beer. Pours dark amber, minimal head. Flavours of wood, whiskey but deeply rich and satisfying

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
alomtnez (94) - SPAIN - MAR 15, 2015
Clear ligth amber colour (whisky) with white diminishing head. Weak aroma, soffly malty with oak tinges. Taste has soft maltiness, sweetness, vanilla notes and oak presence. Very low carbonation, almost unnoticeable. Soft and nice but too weak beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nihtila (838) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2015
1.8.2014. Aroma has oak and toffee, also vanilla. Same in taste, first oak then toffee and oak again in finish, also fruity hops. Bitter, woody, stuffy. Good in small amounts.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ScottyH (4) - Okemos, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2015 does not count
Clear golden appearance, lighthead more sour than I expected, slight taste of toffee but understated, decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (95) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
750ml bottle bargain price from b and m pours nice golden colour with quickly dissapearting head lightly carbonated alcohol hidden a little to well doesn’t taste like a beer caramel honey and vanilla coming through. Quote Sweeney enjoyable but wouldn’t want more than 1 in night.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nevalainen (169) - FINLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Very interesting beer. Color is clear amber with white head. Aroma is toffee, caramel and vanilla. Sweet taste and a clear notes of toffee. A good one.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pumpkin87 (79) - - MAR 8, 2015
Pours a beautiful orange-amber with bone white head that dissipates with little trace. Big aroma of toffee, oak, vanilla and a hint of honey and alcohol. Taste is sweet malt with a bit of citrus hops, and slight whiskey note, but is not as big as the aroma. Body is light and smooth. The selling points here are the color and nose. The palate isn’t that complex, though the manageable alcohol makes it sessionable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beardbeerman (211) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2015
Pours a clears pale copper topped by a finger or so of fizzy white head showing minimal retention and lacing properties. The nose is awesome, and this might be the BBQ fan speaking, but there are tons of oak paired with a nice nutty malt feature. The taste is also dominated by oak and nutty malts with some buttery notes. You get some fine, as in small, carbonation through a low to medium body. As the brew expands, the oak stays but the hops rise up with a grassy element. That beer surprised me, and might deliver the best oak flavour I have had since I review beers. Cheers!


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