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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


1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (7909) - Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2011
2011. Tastes like other innis and gunn beers, pear, buttery, oak, and shite.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (7030) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber, medium off white head that shows poor retention. Aroma is oaky vanilla, and soft banana and cherry fruit, hints of spice. Flavours of caramel and oak, banana and marzipan. Once again this is an I&G beer that seems totally out of balance, over-oaked and under-malted. Light in the body for the ABV. Not terrible, but not worth premium prices.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6863) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle of the 2011. Pours the same dark crimson brown that it is while in the clear bottle, under a rather large tanned beige head. Papery wood, a soft bit of vanilla and caramel, some smoke and burnt citrus. Medium bodied, quite sweet, but then it fades into relative emptiness. Has the same sweetness that most of the Innis and Gunn stuff has, but itís not really offensive in any way. Smooth and easy drinking, a touch of sweetness, but not something Iíd really ever crave.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
another cool beer...a light scottish/ESA ale with strong aftertaste of vanilla after some initial orange peel, toffee/caramel and dark fruit maltiness. VERY nice winter ale, even in the clear glass bottle."

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5935) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Quite surprised by this one, a crowd pleaser for the most part also .. . pours a ruby molasses .. low head, strong lacing .. . toffee and sweet light barrel, some sugar too with a light oak .. . pleasing quick mouth, enjoyable .. . . We cannot trade girl for trousers..

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2012
33cl, at 7.4%Vol, as Innis & Gunn Winter Beer 2011, new Scottish brew, from Beers of Europe Setchey, complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly woody/fruity, not too heavy, balanced, clear, good head, nice Winter brew

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2012
AS part of the Innis & Gunn Boxed set. After the Old Crafty Hen, I was very leery of another English beer in a clear bottle, but I ended up kind of impressed with this. Smells like molasses, strawberry, and toffee. Flavor is brown sugar and oak, with a little bit of berries. Not bad, actually.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle: Poured a clear burgundy color ale with a large foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of oak and vanilla are quite powerful with light sweet malt notes also noticeable. Taste is a mix between some vanilla notes with some notes of oak and a sweet malt backbone with some light caramel notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not something I would necessarily search for on a regular basis but a lot more pleasant then some of their first barrle-aged offerings.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4422) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
330ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger of white head which leaves only small amounts of lacing. Aroma is caramel and oak with a trace of alcohol and vanilla. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with hints of oak and alcohol with an earthy hoppy bitterness. Light to medium body and light carbonation. This is not one of my favorites of the Innis And Gunn oak aged series.


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