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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This limited bottling of Innis & Gunn has been finished over oak infused with Caribbean Spiced Rum. The result is absolutely delicious, bursting with the flavours of Caribbean spices along with our signature notes of vanilla, toffee and oak.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3183) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2013
Medium head nice clear amber pour mild carbonation aromas oak influence vanilla spicy cardamom cinnamon clove sweet notes the flavours rum is good sweet oaky vanilla touch cinnamon cardamom paprika sugar cane clove rich maltiness the finish a sweet ale no doubt nice balance spicy goodness oak influence a good ale to drink

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
robinvboyer (3000) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
330ml bottle as part of the innis and gunn xmas giftpack at the lcbo. Amber pour, small white head. Typical innis aroma, butter, and caramel malts. I cant say im finding any rum or spice. The butter seems to die off and doesnt linger very much like past innis offerings. There is a quite sweet, and fruity finish, with a very light bitterness. But overall its pretty meh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Palidor19 (2931) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2012
I love the aroma, it reminds me of vanilla frosting. the beer is smooth yet has a strong flavor. its not all malts and no hop bitterness. its perfect for an English style ale.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (2887) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle. Amber, average and fully diminishing head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light dark fruitiness - vinous notes, light spiciness - rum, light vanilla/oak, light alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish, some caramel, some dark fruitiness, light vanilla, some alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, faint caramel, and faint fruitiness and light vanilla, alcohol. OK aroma, but finish almost totally lacks fruitiness - too much alcohol in the finish. Aroma/flavor not in balance.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
probstblueribbon (2871) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2011
330 ml bottle in gift pack from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear deep amber with a so-so light tan head. Aroma: Berry-like fruitiness, oddly sweet...like a malt liquor, unfortunately, some wood notes, a little spice, brown sugar, a bit of a savoury note, a little alcohol. Palate: Medium body, moderate effervescence, fairly smooth. Flav.: Lots of fruitiness, mainly berries, a touch of pepperiness, some wood and vanilla, coconut, brown sugar, hints of warm spices; dry with limited bitterness and a sweet fruity, brown sugar and wood finish.

Nothing to write home about. Thankfully, ratebeer isn’t really “home”.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle. Clear red-amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of rum, coconut, vanilla, demerara sugar, a hint of oak. Medium bodied, clean on the palate. Flavour follows the aroma pretty closely, with all of the same elements, along with a slight tingle of cinnamon & nutmeg. Finish is quite long, with a nice dry woodiness, and a rum & coke booziness that wraps things up nicely.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
Bouteille 330ml. De couleur cuivrée et claire. Nez de malt sucré, de fruits (mélange de fruits secs), moyen-léger d’alcool boisé (fût de rhum) et de caramel toffee avec des notes épicées (poivre) et de vanille. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-doux ainsi qu’une texture aux notes sirupeuses. Goût d’alcool boisé légèrement sec (fût de rhum) aux notes épicées (poivre piquant, faibles traces de cannelle) et accompagné de notes fruitées (fruits secs) et de vanille lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de malt sucré aux notes terreuses avec un léger goût de caramel toffee sucré ainsi que des traces de butterscotch et de biscuits puis en finale le goût boisé reprend un peu de vigueur. Post-goût moyen-long et un peu sec, composé d’un goût d’alcool boisé doux légèrement piquant ainsi que des traces de houblon floral.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichTheVillan (2509) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle from Aldi; clear burnished amber pour with thin thin head, toffee aroma, taste has a hint of spice and vanilla, mostly caramel and malts with some fruit action.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2378) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2012
33cl bottle. Pours a nice clear honey colour with a nicely proportioned. The nose has spiced balsalm would with a hint of stewed apple. The taste has more spiced apple, some butterscotch, some sweet wood spices and then it slightly falls away. The palate is medium bodied textured with a slightly cloying finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (2314) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2011
33cl bottle from Sainsburys. Deep mahogany with a fast settling beige head, aromas of sweet rum, a little wood, a little raisin. Full and malty on the tongue, then sweetening but not aggressively so, with notes of demerara, xmas cake and spice, and a warming gently bitter finish.


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