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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Palidor19 (2989) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2910) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2829) - 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.

3.3
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (2643) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spab (2526) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
330 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear golden orange colour with small slightly off-white head. Aroma is toffee, butter and light oakiness. Flavour is rather buttery with caramel, vanilla and a bit of oak though no real spice to speak of. Slightly lifeless mouthfeel. Not my favourite Innis & Gunn effort.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
BenH (2474) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2012
From a bottle. Pours golden orange with short lasting white head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla and light spice, some vegetal hops. Tastes rank, lots of vanilla, oak, toffee, very unbalanced. Sweet and cloying, doesn’t finish well. Pretty shocking stuff, not into this at all

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (2468) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2014 Bottle from Tesco, Durham. Bright amber coloured with sweet vanilla, caramel and rum flavours followed by creamy, warming oak, and a spicy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2012
From a bottle at home in Skövde. Amber clear beer with a offwhite head. Oak, banana, tar, malt and some vanilla aroma. Mild flavour with rum, vanilla, oak, malt.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (2372) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
Single bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clean deep amber colour with a foamy head. No lacing is found. The nose is quite sweet with loads of toffee, and balanced by nuts, wood, rum alcohol, flowers and mild vanilla. Thankfully, the taste is not as sweet. Soft caramel malt at first, grainy in the middle and a little hop comes out in the finish. The vanilla-oak slightly comes out in the aftertaste. Always nice to see a new experiment from Innis & Gunn, but this one just misses the boat a bit (pun intended).


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