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Innis & Gunn Triple Matured Oak Aged Beer

Innis & Gunn
Formerly brewed at Belhaven (Greene King)

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Pasteurised bottle.
Ingredients: Optic malt; chocolate malt; Goldings hops.
The pasteurised beer is sent to the Glenfiddich distillery and used to seal American white oak barrels; and then transferred to a marrying tun where the barrels are blended. The bottled beer is stored for a month before being distributed to shops. The period spent in the barrel, then the marrying tun and then the bottle gives the beer the name "Triple Matured".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2014
Bought this from Systembolaget when it was available and tried it with some of the other special releases. I have a hard time with the butterscotch which i think is dominating these beers, there’s also problems with all the ’special-editions’ which in my opinion are all pretty much alike. This particular one i thought didn’t stand up to the wood all that well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1163) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
Pours a clear brown with a fair white ring around the glass. Aroma is roasted malts, subtle chocolate, oak, vanilla and some notes of scotch. Flavour is chocolate, oak, vanilla, scotch qualities, mildly bitter and some alcohol. Lovin it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1463) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
Pours a clear dark amber with a small off white ring. Aroma of vanilla, oak, sweet floral notes and toffee candy. Taste is vanilla, oak, chocolate and finishes with a nice smooth scotch alcohol warmth. Slick and velvety on the mouth, excellent oak barrel aged beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (7308) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100820.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Aroma of caramel, whisky notes, grass and grain. Flavor of hay, toffee, wooden notes and some fruits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tbopslt (354) - New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Sampled at the International Great Beer Expo, Rock Hill, NY. Definitely my favorite of the afternoon. Pours a dark, tea like color. Very small head but good lacing. Very strong but pleasant aroma of malt and a hint of vanilla. Very smooth tasting. A hint of bourbon and possibly vanilla. I can’t stress how much I liked this beer. This cannot be compared to traditional brews of any sort. It has a full mouthfeel and definitely not a session beer. A great beer for one or two on a cold night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (12876) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Clear reddish brown with an off-white head and floaties. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 300912

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (12130) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle, 7.2%. Dark amber/brown with small tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, oak and wood. Flavour is malt, caramel, medium sweet, wood, and a little toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, wood, malt and hops. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (6788) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2012
33 cl bottle @ Turtola. Rated on 03.09.2010
Vertical with Rum Cask & Original. This one placed last.
Aroma is sweet with toffee, oaky notes, rum and hints of vanilla. Flavour has rather intensive rum and oaky notes. Also some toffee and vanilla. Too strong on oak and rum, not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flip_soeperman (737) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2012
Very nice mellow deep beer. Not too thick or concentrated but some nice vanilla a toffee notes. Tiny head and low carbonation. Beautiful clear amber drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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