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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


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4136) - Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Vintage 2011
Clear, 330mL bottle. Ruby colored. Flavor has loads of vanilla. Notes of orange zest and vanilla and oak really are all present. Tastes of sweet toasted mats sugars and toffee. Oak character goes all through the finish. Scent of toasted oak barrel for sure. Wooded hops and sweet caramel malt. Really good!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
Very solid beer, slightly different from last year. There is a more pronounced oak character and the citrus has been dialed up as well

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (558) - - MAY 17, 2014
BA transfer- Poured from bottle into Innis and Gunn glass Appearance - A nice deep/dark red color. A billowing head lasting for ~ 1 min prior to fading to a white laces coating on top of the beer. Smell - A Nice aroma of fruits and rum meets the noise at first. Quite strong, but give away to a bit of vanilla later on. Taste - A rum flavor initially gives away to a more citrusy flavor. This then fades again to a more alcohol/rum aftertaste. Mouthfeel - A fair amount of carbonation and a relatively expected body for the strength. Overall- A good brew although it looks and smells a bit better then it drinks. I am looking forward to trying others by them.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeistAlmighty (1111) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 8, 2011
330ml bottle from the 2011 run, ABV listed at 7.4% this year rather than 8.5%. Pours a plum ruby colour with a moderate tan head. Aroma is dark, sweet fruits and whiskey. Taste is very complex. I got oak, bourbon, dark fruit, vanilla, not necessarily in that order. A hint of spice. Very little bitterness. Palate was nice and thick. Overall, maybe a touch too sweet for some tastes, but this was a very nice sipping or desert beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5795) - .....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..

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheDog (518) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle. Amber colour with thin beige head. Aroma and taste of malts, caramel, oak and whisky notes. Soft carbonation and sweet vanilla finish. No apple or soap mouthfeel in this bottle, like some of the tap ratings. I guess the bar needs to clean the tap lines. You cant taste its 7.4 %. Nice beer but other I&Gīs being better.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2012
12oz bottle poured into glass. Murky brown color, with a thin bubbly head. Very creamy and malty. Super smooth and very easy to drink. Slightly oaky with subtle hints of rum.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1429) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10812) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle from Half Time. Pours dark copper with a creamy near beige head. Aroma is sort of floral rum. Probably not a rum barrel, but it smells like it to me. Med body. Almost. The flavor is lightly spicy, definitely roasted malt, and something like a touch of wintergreen. And still, I think floral. Finishes not exactly dry, but not very sweet either. After a while I can get the oak. A fairly flavorful and somewhat astringent finish. I like it.


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