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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 1197   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.""""


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
darrentoronto (1) - USA - MAR 10, 2007 does not count
thought old speckled hen was the best beer in the world, thought the day would never come then innis & gunn came along and knocked hen off the throne, this beer is Godís gift to the mankind. expensive but would pay $20/bottle if i was that. pls try

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerification (8) - SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2007 does not count
Simply divine. No other beer even comes close to the flavour of Innis & Gunn. The flavour starts off bitter with a slight oakiness, which gives way to subtle caramel and vanilla after-notes. A MUST TRY Scotish beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
roballenby (8) - - MAR 29, 2014 does not count
Pint on draught in Edinburgh. A stunning pint with hints of vanilla, toffee and and whisky. One of my all time favourite made even better by being on tap on not just out of the bottle

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.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
scottfocker (1) - SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2005 does not count
This is a delicious ale, enjoyed cold, and is far too easy to drink for something that is quite strong.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mouse725 (83) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2007 Incredible beer. Can barely call it a beer, as it seems you are drinking a dessert. Vanilla, toffee, and caramel flavours are most certainly present in this maple syrup-coloured concoction. Certainly worth a try if you havenít before!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lady_Bastet (113) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2010
I can find nothing critical to say about this beer. The aroma is like ambrosia right off the bat. Beautiful scents of vanilla and toffee hit you, and you can discern a hint of malt already drifting upwards. A beautiful caramel flavor hits the palate as soon as you take a sip. It is a very complex beer with beautiful vanilla overtones that follow through to the finish. The finish itself is long and almost sweet still...this is my absolute favorite beer right now.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thomasmmc (10) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2010
In bottles (of course) at Perfect Pint, amazing smoothness with a great taste reminding of cream sickle. When drinking it, you can almost taste the richness of barrel and the well balance of the flavors for a delightful experience.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jroc1125 (1) - - JUL 13, 2012 does not count
Innis & Gunn is now one of my favorite beers. Its full rich flavored and rum smell get me excited every time I pop the top!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beelsebob (35) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAR 20, 2010
WOW! The only bad thing I can say about this beer is that it has a rather thin head that disapears quickly. Other than that, itís got a lovely colour, it smells faintly of a lovely scotch, and tastes of it moreso, strong tastes of oak and butterscotch. Itís just awesome to behold!


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