Innis & Gunn Canadian Cask Oak Aged Beer

Innis & Gunn
Formerly brewed at Belhaven (Greene King)

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
Made exclusively for Canada, matured in Canadian whisky oak imported to Scotland. Full bodied and rounded in all the right places with toffee notes from the rye balanced by a soft oak character.

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EvErLine (3) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2016 does not count
Min tredje Innis:
Den mjuka ek-smaken känns helt klart och har bra styrka och balans i alla avseenden och man kommer direkt att tänka på whiskey av någon anledning, måhända det är för ek-smaken som framträder tydligt. Dock tycker jag det är en alltför "vanlig" smak på ölen, inte alls nåt speciell.

~ My 3:rd Innis:
The soft oak-taste is obvious and have good strength and balance in all the aspects and I immediatly thinking on whiskey for some reason, purhaps it’s because the oak-taste. But I think this beer hal too usual beer-taste, not at all wery special

gregorymconway (233) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2015 500ml can from LCBO. Low carbonation. Toffee flavours at forefront. Well incorporated alcohol. Oak in the aftertaste, some very minor vanilla in the finish

fhoublon (461) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
Bouteille claire de 330 ml, dans une boîte de carton, achetée à la LCBO de Hawkesbury. Dégustée le 3 octobre 2009 (pint). Bière rousse limpide. Mousse peu, col mince et éphémère. Assez effervescente, bulles moyennes. Odeur de bois bien présente. Goût peu agréable genre gazon/foin. Saveur de whisky, un peu de caramel/toffee. Ce n’est pas mon genre de bière, il faut probablement être amateur de whisky pour bien l’apprécier.

zimbo (974) - SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Slight whisky element to start on the nose this mad a very light and very fluffy head. Amber brown. Unusual morish flavour at first with very forward wood and slightly smokey malty butteriness which lingers. Not unpleasant nut unique. Slightly on the fat side and the whiskjy elelement is always there creating some acidity. Alcohol does eventually poke through as does its heaviness.Interesting but I had to force myself to finish it.

madmitch76 (25801) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
31st October 2009
Post Borefts I Invasion of Fonefan and Charlottes room tasting! Clear amber beer. Butterscotch malt, not too sweet. Really not tasting that much else. Either my taste has changed or Innis & Gunn have gone downhill sharply.

MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Drank at the Newtown Brewfest. A brew with a rye, bread and maple flavor. There was a mild wood and toffee taste. It was ok for me.

rederic (3344) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
330ml clear bottle, dark copper color, with a bubbly beige head, toasted, biscuity, caramel malt, molasses nose, with some fruity dried raisin, date, fig, chocolatey accents, and some whiskyish, oak, toffee, faint rum notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet toasted, caramelized malt, fruity, dried raisin, date, vanilla oakiness, grated coconut character, with a brown chocolate, chocolate wafer, toffeeish backbone, leading towards a warming, fruity, biscuity, caramel maltiness, vanilla oakiness finish.

sulawang (1202) - - DEC 1, 2011
pours ruby red, small head gone in 30 seconds, minimal lacing. A bit of malts on the nose. On the palate, burst of raisiny 6/10 sweetness, some orange in there, mild bitter hops in the background, and a bit of toffee. Minor spices at the start and finishes semi-dry and again with the toffee. Excellent balance, medium complexity, short-medium length, medium depth. A balanced malty beer consisting of sweet raisin/orange fruits, malts, a bit of toffee, and minor spice.

reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
330mL bottle poured a light brown color with a slightly off-white head and some fine lacing. Aromas of whiskey and caramel. Taste is mild whiskey with some caramel sweetness and a dry hoppy finish. This is a fine beer with nice carbonation and a medium body.

HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 15, 2011
330ml bottle. 2009 edition. Red/copper colour. Good crispness and a delicious taste of rye whisky. A very good beer. Shame about it being a limited edition.

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