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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1276   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.""""


stephen louis' rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stephen louis (163) - Victoria, British Columbia, - FEB 19, 2006
Nice looking bottle and label, seems strange to put it in clear glass bottle.I hope it is not sun-struck. Pours Amber, halcyon, and unclouded. Small ,dense ivory coloured head. The nose is both sweet and oakish, a back ground of hops and banana and citrus, sort of a weird combo but it works. Taste is agreeable and mellow, almost cream like in texture on first sip.Caramel, vanilla and yes, oak, come through strongest followed by the carbonation and a earthy bitter grass/lemon taste.the transition back to unctuous is not that smooth, but the finish is thick on the tongue and very candy like. This is a good beer, worth our time to find and try.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (446) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2015
clear amber with moderate carbonation & one finger head with heavy lacing. Aroma of herbal hop with toasted malt. vanilla. The aroma changes to boozy whisky with moderate sweetness. long boozy finish. surprising taste compared to aroma. i would drink again.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rodrigobasso (7) - - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
........................................…&h boa!!!!!!!!

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
demannu (87) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Very weak aroma. Not much to mention. Not an special looking beer one poured. Palate is clean with a slight oily feel. More much carbonation. Very sweet. Every flavor more is sweet which combined together is just too much.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2473) - 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 (58) - 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 (103) - 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 (1167) - 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 (106) - 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.


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