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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1209   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.""""


Maris' rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (990) - Canberra, - NOV 8, 2012
From a 330ml bottle on 8/11/2012. Pours golden with a tiny head which disappears immediately. Has a sweet malty aroma with toffee, caramel and vanilla all present. The flavour is similar with lots of sweet toffee and caramel up front, along with a touch of booziness, The oak is quite noticeable, with the beer exhibiting a light but distinct scotch whiskey like finish. The bitterness is medium and the texture is slightly oily. An interesting and enjoyable beer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (3516) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"interesting brew...didnít even know what style it would fit in til just now. aroma a little hot for <7%, but pleasant notes of vanilla and oak, with mild hopping. Flavor is much the same with some toffee as well, and without the alcohol."

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (618) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 25, 2014
Ruby colour, tiny head. Aroma of grass, slightly oaky. Taste is light sweet. LIght body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Nicely balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2803) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle received as a promo, Oct. 2013. Well, Iím interviewing the brewmaster tomorrow, so I had better taste one of these. Worried about the clear bottles, but Iím guessing these Scottish brews are not hop-dependent. While they claim no more than oak aging, I have a clear whiskey note when I open the bottle, no doubt a reflection of the malt. Light Crystal amber color in glass, pours a big puffy head that last for a minute or so. And so there is a bit of whiskey in the taste, but a lighter, sweeter taste, like a whiskey and water. That would be the "toffee and vanilla" the label speaks of. Result is actually light in taste for a barrel-aged beer, but the better result of oak aging is what I get.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
peponi (369) - POLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Aroma: honey, barrel and vanilla. Appearance: clear golden color, poor white head. Taste: low bitterness, honey, vanilla, barrel, quite sweet. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation. Overall: strange stuff.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
christhoel (82) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2014
floral, golden, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, very bitter, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter, this looks the part but tastes like poo

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (1372) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle @ Bothy Bar, Mac Donald Hotel, Kinlochleven. Amber colour, white foam. Soft carbonation. Aroma of caramel and tropical fruits. Light hints of oak and honey. Little bit tart with sweet hints. Watery. Nothing special.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
nudiebear (102) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle at party. Poured a dark orange with a slight head. Smells slightly of butter and sweet honey. Tastes mildly sweet and engaging. Fair

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ERB92 (314) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2014
Caramel, vanilla, wood and some fruits in the aroma. Amber with a off-white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation. Overall a interesting ale, drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
panzerwolf (41) - - SEP 14, 2014
A rich golden colour with a slight white top. Tastes of malt, toffee and oakwood. A buttery, medium body. Certainly an interesting beer that you canít really go calling bland in any way.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kustie (158) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Alko. Golden color and small head. Vanilla, caramel and oak in aroma. Taste is quite sweet with same elements as in aroma. A bit soapy flavor also.


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