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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4051) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3724) - - SEP 27, 2011
2011 bottle. clear amber with a small, creamy, cream colored head. nose of oak and toffee. lots of oaky flavors in this one with tones of vanilla. a medium body. sometimes get plastic flavor in the finish. maltier than the regular i&g oak aged with more bourbon and more caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (3700) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUN 1, 2012
Bottle 33cl bought at Edinburgh, a clear amber beer with medium head. Nose is wood like and vanilla, a bit much to be totally natural ? Aroma is very nice on vanilla and wood notes, caramel and sweet toffee with floral notes, light smoked notes, easy drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (3590) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnRMurdoch (3172) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Dark reddish amber brown colour, not much head. Mild sweet whiskey malt aroma. Sweet caramel whiskey flavour. Quite smooth but a bit sickly. Not really my sort of beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2011
Bottle at Appellation Wines. Pours a Coke brown colour with a decent light tan head. Nutty aroma of treacle, alcohol ,chestnut and caramel. Flavours of caramel and a little Shitake mushroom. Nutty again with chestnuts and a bit cloying to finish. Moderate carbonation and CO2 prickle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (2985) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle part of the innis and gunn gift pack at the lcbo. Great looking beer, nice dark mahogany hue, with an ample head. Oaky aroma with some dark fruit, touches of vanilla, and the tradition innis butter signature. Light bitterness, low carb, medium mouthfeel. The finish has a tiny bit of pithy citrus hops, lots of dark fruit, but the typical innis buttery, oakiness is there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (2985) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
Bottle at Papsø tasting. Dark orange with a small white head. Intense woody, smokey, tobacco-like aroma of aged malts. Flavor is spiky, overripe malt sweetness with oaky notes and a dry, bitter, lingering finish. Quite full bodied, oily texture. To relax.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
probstblueribbon (2858) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2011
330 ml bottle in gift pack from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 16NO11.

App.: Clear deep copper with a decent light tan head. Aroma: Fairly intense fruity caramel/toffee/brown sugar, savoury wood notes, a little warm spicing. Palate: Medium body, firm yet elegant effervescence. Flav.: Strong caramel, brown sugar and a little molasses, oak notes, fairly fruity with some hints of burnt sugar; dry with minimal bitterness and a dry caramel, earthy/nutty finish.

I don’t always like winter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (2714) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2012
330ml bottle courtesy of JohnRMurdoch - clear deep amber brown, thin beige head, no lacing, aroma of vanilla, caramel and alcohol, flavour is vanilla and caramel, sweet, oily feel, finish is sweet with vanilla and a hint of rum


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