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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29164) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of caramel, butterscotch, malt, and dusty hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of butterscotch, malt, caramel, and dusty hops, leading to a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MmmcKay (1051) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Tasted next to the original and rum cask last night. This easily has the most hop influence and last amount of barrel influence of the three beers. In fact, Iím not sure if this was barrel aged like the other two. Mellow spice and molasses flavor. Decent winter beer thatís still tasting alright here at the end of summer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath (1524) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2012
[330ml bottle from Beers of Europe] Deep amber with a moderate cream head & moderate fizz. Up front are the trademark rich Innis & Gunn flavours that I love of oak, vanilla and (in this particular one) cream soda. However, the carbonation is stronger than usual, and the hops used here give a lemon flavour, neither of which go with the style of beer. In addition there was an unfortunate slight sourness in the finish. I still liked the barrel-aged flavours, but this was not one of the better I&G specials.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2119) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5050) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4180) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2012
The aroma is rather unimpressive with some sweet caramel malt, fruit, wood, and chemicals. The appearance is deep amber with a foamy head. The taste is better than the aroma with a yeasty quality to add to the wood, caramel and a light hop bitterness. The palate is smooth. Overall pretty decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4351) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BenH (2198) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012

Name: Winter Beer
Date: January 11, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Vintage: 2011
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet spiced aroma, caramel and vanilla sweetness, spicy, touch of oak
Flavor: sweet oaky flavor, sweet vanilla, lots of oak, caramel sweetness, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4


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