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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1201   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.""""


otakuden's rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Appearance: Beautiful mandarin, garnet, and copper hues – deep and timeless – melt together in seamless harmony. The head is a tight white blanket which fades into an orderly collar. Swirls average while the colors seem to glow from within my beer glass.
Nose: Toffee, caramel, and maple. Candied apples. Plump juicy raisins amidst moist raisin bread topped with a sweet cinnamon and brown sugar glaze. Orange oils and oak. Figs. Caramelized sugars and oaken delights abound.
Palate: Creamy mouthfeel and medium-bodied weight. Caramel, nutella, and maple in the beginning with fudge lingering in the breath. Candied apples and brown sugar with spice and oak in the back. Fig and raisin bread chewiness in the middle. Could be too sweet and chewy and sticky but never is and I keep coming back for more. Fudge, caramel, maple, toffee, brown sugar, raisins, and figs melt and meld into a beautiful tapestry that is Innis & Gunn Original’s heart and soul. Mild dry finish of red apple peel and oak with tendrils of leather and cigar leaf.
Final Thoughts: Wonderful. World class and classy. I can see why the workers refused to dump such a delicious brew and drank it for themselves. Thankfully now more than just the workers can drink of this wonderful nectar – you and I can too. Seek out the Original and all Innis & Gunn beers. You will enjoy.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
panzerwolf (31) - - 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 can’t 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 (149) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (1994) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2014
From a bottle in Airth, Scotland. I had the rum finish in Vegas but never rated it. I loved it so I started seeking these out when I got to the UK. I have more to try. This one was not as good but just as interesting. The oak and vanilla were there but in a much more mild form. I really like this brand.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstsip (435) - Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Tap. Interesting beer--a unique yeast quality brings out the good bready, sweet malts. Almost refreshing.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
suedehead288 (370) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2014
2014.08 - gedeeld flesje van 33cl (met dank aan Cis/Inge), mooie aantrekkelijke lay-out - helder koperkleurig bier, onaantrekkelijk wit schuimpje - neus : vanille en mout - mond : vanille, licht zoet, tikje bitter

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Xebbe (30) - - AUG 30, 2014
Ok öl. Är en bra ingångs öl för att få folk intresserade av annat än lager. Men inte så kul. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ruigo (1091) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bork (168) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 7, 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 (288) - 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 (270) - - AUG 13, 2014
Pours copper color with small head. Strong aroma of toffy and oak. Reminds me good rum. MAlty taste with distinguished toffee.


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