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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1248   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 (220) - 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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oldschool_Mike (112) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
Can into pint glass. Pours a clear copper colour. Aroma is oak with slight vanilla notes. Taste is about the same. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2922) - Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2015
330 ml bottle into snifter, best before 4/2015. Pours slightly hazy bright orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toasted bread, vanilla, oak, apple, plum, herbal, light pepper, and herbal/oaky earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and oak barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, toasted bread, vanilla, oak, apple, plum, herbal, light pepper, and herbal/oaky earthiness. Light herbal/oaky bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toasted bread, vanilla, apple, plum, oak, light pepper, and herbal/oaky earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, balance, and solid robustness of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and oak barrel flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good oak aged Scottish ale style. All around good complexity, balance, and solid robustness of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. This is a bit lighter in body and flavor than the Rum barrel version, but is still nicely enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Potts (8) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
Lots of vanilla up front and a boozy finish. Not something I would drink all night but still enjoyable. King can from LCBO ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
csaso (1502) - Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle - small foamy head, dark gold color, definite oaky and boozy aroma and flavor, fair malt, mild hops, mild vanilla, not bad overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beleggor (101) - Wrocław, POLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle 0,66l Clear amber-gold color with small white head, almost no lacing. Aroma is weak, some malty notes, little bit of vanilla and wooden notes. Taste is better, with some vanilla sweetness, hints of toffee and low bitterness. Its nothing special, but I enjoyed it, becouse I have not drink this type british beer for a long time.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewGoblin (500) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
I know its the Scottish way but I always find I&G to be fairly sweet for my tastes. Overall this is actually pretty tasty and a little more hopping would have me rather loving it. Shes a slightly slick mouther, clean and copper with a fine lace-leaving white head. Hefty notes of herbal hops, wood, earth, vanilla, toffee. A welcome but tiny bitterness keeps this from being a cloy-fest. Still, a yummy beer from a lovely land.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
uckelman (332) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Pours amber, clear, not much head. Big toffee and oak aroma with hints of vanilla. Quite nice. Im rather gobsmacked that Aldi, of all places, sells a beer this good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanEric (1064) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle at the G&V hotel-Edinburgh. Small off-white head, with an anber colour. Nice beer with hints of tofee, and some vanilla or oak. Some toffee and more oak or vanilla flavours. Nice one

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jukkar (28) - FINLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Hint of spruce, citrus, leaves, alcohol. Very tiny head, golden color. Tastes like normal lager, but still nice after taste. Nothing special here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1376) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Innis & Gunn Original has a thin, off-white head, a clear, amber, bubbly appearance, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of toffee, vanilla, oak, and sweet, medium-roasted barley malt. Taste is the same with very low hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Innis & Gunn Original finishes semi-wet and easy drinking. RJT


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