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Innis & Gunn Cask Strength Oak Aged Beer

 
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Innis & Gunn
Formerly brewed at Belhaven (Greene King)

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Brewed by Belhaven for Innis & Gunn
Ingredients: Golden Promise and crystal malt; Phoenix hops.
""Innis & Gunn are delighted to present this stunning Cask Strength edition Oak Aged Beer.""

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (5090) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2007
Golden and poured with a large head.No lacing and lots of slightly smoked vanilla swirling around. Sharp clean taste with none of the overpowering sweeetness beers of this strength sometimes have. Not that distinctive but still quite pleasant.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2007
Very disapointd here. Aroma was ovrly malty toffee apples with a touch of ethenol. Tastw was similar with alcohol quite present though carbonation does try to hide it.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2007
Sweet caramel and toffee nose with a subtle underlying alcohol. Pours pure amber. Flavour carries on where the nose left off, with sweet malt and raisins interplaying with whisky and some astringent ethanol. Its ok, but the finish is sharp and the alcohol not as disguised as it claims on the box. Not a bad beer but not amazing.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
boltonmark (9) - Uppingham, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2007 does not count
The initial gentle flavour of toffee is replaced with hint of whisky - a bit too strong - lovelly beer though

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rauchbier (3815) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2007
Bottle. Copper bronze, good lasting white head and moderate condition. Vaguely fruity and woody in the nose with hints of whisky, peppery herbal hops and slight vinegar citric notes, quite full and sweet in the mouth with hints of vanilla woodiness and whisky oxidation note, sligtly dry and woody finish with some sweet caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
veringer (7) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2006 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2012 Enjoyed this in Edinburgh. Amber honey color, with thin head. Its exactly what youd expect a good unpeated single malt to taste like if you perfectly married it with beer. Sweet carmel, a little smoke, and slightly acidic finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cphbeerking (154) - Kbenhavn K, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2006
Lots of toffee and sweet malts in there with the whiskey touch coming through quite clearly. Good to look at, good to drink and certainly a departure from other oak aged beers, rare as they are.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (4135) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUL 23, 2006
It says Blonde but anyway, it was good, a little more creamy than the one in the bottle, it was too alcoholic.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2006
Bottled. Some vanilla and slight bubblegum. Over oaked. Like a poor mans malt - over accentuated. Drinkable but touristy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5840) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2006
A rich copper colour with a pronounced oak flavour and mild hoppy aroma. Poured a fine head that was not lasting.


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