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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: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8346) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2014
330ml bottle in a box, bought at Vinmonopolet Langnes. Dense, fawn-coloured lacing-head resting on top of a clear amber coloured body. Vanilla oak on the nose, hints of cherry and bread. Taste profile of cherry, vanilla, and wood joined by dried fruits. Mid-sweet tail. Rounded, integrated alcohol warming down the throat. Likable, however a tad to sweet in the long run (Tromsø 22.11.2014).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fellebag (871) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2014
33cl bottle. Small white layer. Hazy oak dark pilsener color. Aroma is oak, cognac, raisins. Taste is sugar, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, wood. Very sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle at Craig. Sweet cherry on nose, taste is sweet, cherry, vanilla, fizzy, way too sickly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheDog (532) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle. Golden copper colour with offwhite head. Aroma and taste of sweet malt, raisins, cherry, vanilla and a bit dark sugar. Light bitter and fresh crisp mouthfeel. Woody finish. Great scottish ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (4667) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Unique shaped clear 750ml bottle. To the dome. Filtered amber-orange body. Big foamy off-white head. Sweet barrel(?) tones in the aroma...think cinnamon-orange liqueur. The flavors and body is mellower, thankfully, which the maple syrup plays a major role in. Should have definitely saved this one for a tasting, a whole bottle is not really that desirable. Comes off too "malt beverage", as opposed to classic Scottish Ale. In line with the rest of the Innis and Gunn releases gimmicky overtones are hard to ignore. Sweet brown sugar rum in the finish. Not the worst alcoholic beverage, but not a great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RafeAU (176) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2014
bottle, 7.4% ABV, best before February 2015. small head fades quick. mid-High carbonation. Sweet ale aroma. moderately sweet, alcohol finish and wood - the Cherrywood I guess. quite light body. not as sweet, rich and full bodied as some scotch ales I’ve had. not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4779) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin whispy head. The aroma is sweet malt yeast and cherry wood I guess. The flavour is moderate sweet, light bitter with a sweet woody resin hop palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5568) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2014
33cl bottle courtesy of JMGreenUK and shared with 2 brewing buddies. Thin creamy white head. Clear amber pour. Nice woody aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Arve_Christian (3225) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway. Copper colored , ok foam. Aromas of caramel , toffee, some malt. Medium body & complexity.,on the sweet side. Not really my favourite

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (5849) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottled 330ml. -from random Tesco in Glasgow. Clear amber coloured, small off-white head, toasted malt in the nose. Toasted malt, caramel, dried fruits and notes of aok and discreet touch of cherries in the finish. Hint of alcohol and wood in the finish as well.

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