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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled; Special.
Every ingredient we have used to brew this beer has been selected for its intensity of flavour. Amber and Cara malt have been added to give a rich, almost chewy, malt backbone and body and we have used a classic blend of aroma hops, Fuggles, Goldings and Styrian Goldings to add their signature vibrant characters.
Matured for 48 days


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenH (2387) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2012
From a bottle. Looks nice, mahogany reddish brown with tan head. Aroma is strong, toffee and vanilla with a fruity berry edge. More of the samenon the taste, fairly standard innis and gunn flavor profile, quite unbalanced but with a pleasant fruitiness. Quite sweet and alcohol prominent. Not their worste

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (3774) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2012
33 cl. poured in the I&G stem glass. Clear dark red-brown with a lasting ring of foam. Nose is nearly-scorched toffee, light orange and oak. Taste is watered-down earthy molasses, spiced orange tea, and vanilla with a hint of oak. Medium body is a little to the sweet side and has a low carbonation. Some dashes of good flavor and character in this one, but they just seem to clash and blend in to a watery, so-so beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4391) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Part of the Innus & Gunn 3-Pack - $9.99 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a clear, mahogany-hued body with a half-finger of manilla-hued foam.

Smell: Modestly malty, almost as if itís ashamed of itself. Some dry, raspy caramel with a bit of citrus peel, a spoonful of alcohol, and crestfallen oak wood.

Taste: Very low caramel flavor, with just a hint of sweetness. Heavy pour of unsweetened iced tea. A wooden backdrop throwing off very, very little vanilla touches. Sliver of citrus peel. Minimally bitter. Dry, earthy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: I donít know about the rest of you, but Iím Innis to win-is, though this brew was very ineffusive, very ineffectual, like it had a tragic run-in with a flavor vampire. The remainder of the mix-pack and even water served in the Innis & Gunn branded glass were more enjoyable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - JAN 15, 2012
#1196 draught; Nose is dry lemon, cedar, little alcohol whiff, feel is watery, carb is medium, taste is medium lemon, little red apple, then soap

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2012

Bottle 330ml. clear glass.

[ Vintage 2011 ]. Clear medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, toasted, sweet malt, light wood - oak. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, wood, whisky notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111208]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MalcolmTucker (748) - SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours copper with a white head. Aroma of malt, vanilla and mild oak. Flavour starts with sweet malt, caramel and orange before a slight bitter finish. Light carbonation. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2172) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2012
Amber colour with a frothy lasting head and lace. Toffee malt aroma. Malt vanilla flavour. Strong vanilla finish. Whisky barrel background.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1462) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Purchased at Binnyís in Chicago, IL; enjoyed after the last work day of 2011. Appearance is a dark ruby red with a thin white head that rims around the glass. Aroma of vanilla and oak, a touch of English hops, slight malt, smells nice. Taste goes down nice and smooth, can definitely tell itís oak aged with the vanilla notes and a touch of bourbon. Iím not really getting any spice which is typically attributed to winter brews. Itís still not bad, good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
C2H5OH (64) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2011
Pours red and transparent with a medium, off-white head. Nose is cherry, burnt toffee, oak, orange, raisins, cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla. Mouth feel is chewy with low carbonation. Taste is raspberry syrup and cherry which quickly bitters to grapefruit, burnt toast and cough drops. Finish is dry and bitter. The nose is much better than the taste. Itís all over rather quickly. Not really to my liking.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsmith470 (4) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2011 does not count
I loved the smell of nuts, citrus, that come out of the bottle and more so when put in the glass. The color is a brown with a reddish hue Very minimal head as well. This beer is light which is not what i expected for a winter seasonal. Has a light body, but a lively taste in the mouth. Overall would recommend this to a hop head looking for something lighter.


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