Innis & Gunn Malt Whisky Trail

Innis & Gunn
Formerly brewed at Wellpark (Tennent Caledonian - C&C Group)

Style: Scotch Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland
Serve in Thistle


on tap


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
At the base of Malt Whisky Trail is a 90/- ale – or ‘wee heavy’ – a traditional style of medium-bodied Scottish amber ale that Innis & Gunn found robust enough to handle the more assertive malts, without overwhelming the subtler flavour notes. Innis & Gunn matured the beer in casks sourced from five distilleries in the Lowlands, Highlands, Speyside, Islay and Campbeltown for 30 days before blending it to produce a rich, balanced Scottish ale with layers of complex and delicate flavour.
Rich biscuit malt with almonds and spice and oranges, and just a hint of peat smoke
Taste: Signature vanilla and toffee with a creamy nuttiness and a little whisky kick
Finish: Very long and smooth
Hops: super styrian, Goldings

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sulawang (1217) - - OCT 28, 2017
Visual: (cellared for 3 years). Comes in a box with "limited edition" printed at least 5 times total on the box and bottle. Pours a Dr. Pepper reddish brown with a small 1cm head, very fine 1mm layer of retention, several scattered singular streams.

Nose: biscuity liquid barley malt. (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: crisp, dense sugary malts

Mid-palate: persistent (lvl-7-sweetness), nutmeg, vanilla toffee malt

Finish: hint peat smoke, residual toffee malts, hints banana

Summary: That signature toffee sweetness this time, which is cloying at first, but after a few more sips the flavours start compound and the vanilla notes start to take over. The peat is subtle to the point of being indiscernible. Solid, but not that memorable.

Svesse (9135) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2016
(Bottle) Dark amber colour with creamy, beige head. Malty, slightly fruity nose with notes of caramel, raisins, treacle-toffee, vanilla and hints of oak wood. Malty taste with raisins, caramel, butterscotch, treacle-toffee, vanilla, hints of oak wood and whisky. Gentle spicy bitterness. Medium body, quite sweet. Lots of sweet caramel and toffee, some wood, but fairly modest whisky character. Enjoyable

OminouSC2 (1009) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2016
Dark amber/almost brown. Sweet aromas, caramel and vanilla, malt. Vanilla and toffee taste, some whisky, wood. Sweet finish. Very sweet like most I&G, but the whisky cask add some depth to it that makes me kind of like it.

anders37 (27907) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel spicy toffee aroma. Sweetish malty caramel toffee flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel and toffee finish.

cmacklin (1419) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 4, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours a clear, reddish amber with an average, short lived, beige head that laces. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, vanilla, nuts, spice and whisky. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, vanilla, oak and nuts with a dry, whisky finish. Medium body with a smooth, creamy, oily texture and soft carbonation. Not bad.

ManVsBeer (11500) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle. Copper coloured, with a small head. Strong yes, but there’s a pale malt sweetness in here too emanating from the clear whisky influence. This is heavy in its nose, but in its taste it has an appealing light soapiness about it.

bulldogops (2885) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2015
Rating #1193 - 19.07.2014 - Bottle @revolutionyeg. Dark brown/black pour (colour of an irish stout) with a bubbly tan foam with medium retention. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee. Taste is quite sweet at first, malt and toffee, full bodied. I enjoyed this beer more as it started to warm. Lingering sweetness with a hint of peat smoke on the back end. Very nice.

gunnfryd (15645) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2015
KØLF 170415. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is vanilla, whiskey, malt. Flavour is vanilla, whiskey, malt, butterscotsch, oak. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

Strangebrewer (1391) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2015
bottle. Poured clear deep amber with an off white head. Aroma is sweet with toffee and slightly oaky. Full body, creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Flavour of bready malt, caramel, a bit spicy and nutty and a hint smokey. Light warming finish.

Beer5000 (6893) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2015
330 ml bottle. Clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma is totally dominated by butterscotch. Flavor is sweet butterscotch, low bitterness and just a tiny hint of whisky in the background. Something went terribly wrong with this on, undrinkable.

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