Innis & Gunn Canada Day 2012



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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
We are pleased to present this special Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer bottled to celebrate Canada Day 2012.
Alongside ale malt we added Aromatic Barley Malt with imparts the beers rich toffee colour and satisfying maltiness. We used Goldings hops from 3 farms in East Kent to impart a delicate balancing bitterness and a fruity twist. We then slowly oak matured the beer to unlock the delicious flavours of vanilla and toffee locked inside the oak grain, only bottling it when we deemed it to have matured to perfection.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8940) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2012
12 ounce bottle. A boxing day brew! Pours a ruddy color with a small beige head. A sweet nose of berries. Toffee, caramel, light oak, more massive berries, strawberry and some light tartness. Finises with tobacco, sweet molasses. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (8823) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
pours almost clear medium dark golden with a small off-white cap, little retention, no lacing. fruity caramel malts, butter, few spicy notes along with bananas, blueberries (i know, odd), woody notes and too much vanilla. some sweetness. average carbonation, lightly boozy, decent earthy-grassy finish. linear and too much caramel and wood. still... o-k.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (8585) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Smells like vanilla and some oak in it. Caramelized malt. Pours clear orange with creamy head, decent lacing. Not bad for an Innis and Gunn, really. Actually pretty decent. A little sweet and a touch bitter. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (7431) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Cinnamon, spice, sweet malts and some woody aromas. Sweet vanilla, light spice, malt and woody flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7290) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle: 330ml
Aroma: oak ageing noted up front, clean malty backing, touch of vanilla, lsight mineral and meadow like hop notes.
Appearance: poured clear amber with auburn hue. Medium lighter tanned top.
Taste etc.: medium bodied with oily mid, thinner sides with oak-alcohol blend on top. Slight spice note, peppery caramel. Shorter finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boutip (6214) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle: Poured a clear dark golden color ale with a medium size foamy head with average retention and some light lacing. Aroma of vanilla and oak with sweet malt based and light sweet caramel malt notes. Taste is dominated by quite strong vanilla which borders on gross territory with some toffee and sweet caramel malt notes. Body is smooth with a creamy texture and good carbonation. Interesting but too much vanilla and a bit too sweet for its own good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (5881) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle 33cl from FoneFan thanks and shared with Calisky. A clear copper-amber beer with medium head. Nose is on blond caramel with intense oak notes. A quite sweet caramel beer, notes of blond and buttery caramel at the beginning then caramel notes goes on a burnt caramel touch with dry grassy bitterness, the whole encapsulated with round oak and light maple syrup. Properly hopy, nice beer, a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (5686) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2013
330ml bottle from Warners at the Bay Bottle Shop. Strong spiced fruit aroma fills the nose. Dark brown in colour with a head that settles quickly to eave a few scattered bubbles. Full in the mouth with a rum like finish. Smooth and there is a big alcohol hit in the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (5467) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
Une bouteille achete quelque part sur la rue Yonge. Une robe ambre et une mousse qui frtille. Un nez de caramel et de petit ft vanill. Des saveurs qui rappellent les bons et les moins bons coups de cette srie qui reste toujours, diffrents degrs, ordinairement intressante. Un liquide qui offre un corps moyen avec un ptillement doux et une texture crmeuse. Une finale essentiellement touche par le malt et le ft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
mr_h (5352) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 8, 2012
330ml bottle from Peckhams, Glasgow - clear amber brown, large bubbly beige head, sweet malty aroma, vanilla notes, caramel, moderate carbonation, nice

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