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Innis & Gunn Canadian Cherrywood Finish

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

Style: Scottish Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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This limited bottling of Innis and Gunn has been matured over Canadian Black Cherrywood and then finished with the addition of maple syrup. To our knowledge, this is the first time that Cherrywood has been used to mature a beer. The result is a really full bodied Scottish ale, with a rich tasting finish.
Brewed using three malt varieties, roasted barley, wheat and Super Styrian and Goldings hops, Canadian Cherrywood Aged is matured for 49 days over lightly-toasted black cherrywood chips. Maple syrup is added post maturation when the beer is in cold conditioning to add a subtly sweet, toasty twist.
In another nod to its Canadian fanbase, Innis & Gunn has featured artwork by Canadian artist Tatiana O’Donnell on the carton. Her painting ‘Forest Spectrum’ won Innis & Gunn’s annual art competition: a collaboration with the Society of Canadian Artists.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zimbo (483) - SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2014
Consumed in Beirut Edinburgh with some beautiful Lebanese food. Russett coloured with an easy big dark magnolia head.Firm fullish sappy-ish body. Some blunt bitterlike flavour which marries very well with the cherry element in the cherry wood. Maybe a bit on the confected side but still not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (111) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Bottle. light brown pour with red tinges. Sweet woody aroma. Taste is sweet, warming alcohol, some berry taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
Medium pale beige head. Clear deep red body. Perfumy fruity butterscotch aroma with spicy bubblegum notes. Not bad, but a bit artificial. Dry-sweet earthy spicy vanilla taste with fruity notes. Mid-to-full body. Mild, soft, slick mouthfeel. Dryish roasty spicy vanilla aftertaste with perfumy butterscotch and lavender notes. Whoa. This is seriously artificial. (0.33l bottle, from wine monopoly web order.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarryKonrad (95) - NORWAY - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, wrapped in a nice carton box. Pours deep red, with a white fluffy head. Rather heavily carbonated.. Aroma of wood and cherry, very little alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium. Flavour is malty sweet with some cherry, the alcohol is not noticeable. Doesn’t hit the high notes, but easy to drink and quite pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GRM (2828) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
Transparent bottle in a cardboard box, 330 ml, best before July 2014, purchased at the LCBO, savoured March 17 2014; eye: auburn with a caramel hue, hazy, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: toffee, slight woody, light fruity, light alcohol, malt; mouth: toffee, slight woody, light fruity, light alcohol, malt, finale in malt with presence of alcohol, medium body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, a bit thin; overall: ordinary FRANÇAIS Bouteille transparente dans une boîte de carton, 330 ml, meilleure avant juillet 2014, achetée à la LCBO, savourée le 17 mars 2014; œil : châtain avec une teinte caramel, voilée, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : toffee, très léger boisé, léger fruité, léger alcool, malt; bouche : toffee, très léger boisé, léger fruité, léger alcool, malt, finale en malt avec présence d’alcool, corps moyen carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, un peu mince; en résumé : ordinaire

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (2003) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2014
Flaske fra polet, på Holmens aktivitetsdag mars-14: nydelig gylden farge men kort skum. Søtlig dessertaktig aroma og smak med sirup/honning, vanilje, røde bær og delikat humlebalanse.De 8,3 er godt kamuflert i bildet. Velegnet til å avrunde et måltid, men vi må ubønnhørlig videre. Nå trenger vi noe som skjerper oss.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (409) - NORWAY - MAR 16, 2014
Clear amber. Short white head. Red berries and hops in aroma. Bittersweet taste of fruit and red berries. Caramel, plums and bitterness in aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
duckdown (81) - GTA, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
Beautiful aroma of malt and maple, appearance was top notch, a beautiful amber color with a yellow cream head. Unfortunately, not the greatest palatability for me, a bizarre bitter note that isn’t working with the other predominant flavors of maple and malt. A decent beer no doubt but this is probably a one time buy for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (2443) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014
330ml bottle from Vino Wines, Stockbridge, Edinburgh - clear amber brown, lively beige head, fruity, cherry aroma, irregular lacing, sweet, fruity, syrupy, cherry aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (434) - SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle shared with Mr_H deep amber beer carmel and vanilla slight taste of fruit and cherry generally pretty sweet with slightly creamy finish

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