Innis & Gunn Winter Beer 2011



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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Bottled; Special.
Every ingredient we have used to brew this beer has been selected for its intensity of flavour. Amber and Cara malt have been added to give a rich, almost chewy, malt backbone and body and we have used a classic blend of aroma hops, Fuggles, Goldings and Styrian Goldings to add their signature vibrant characters.
Matured for 48 days

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (2116) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Sweet robust malt and fruit aroma. Clear red orange color with a small white head. Mild sweet beginning with a light bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (6204) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
330ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger of white head which leaves only small amounts of lacing. Aroma is caramel and oak with a trace of alcohol and vanilla. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with hints of oak and alcohol with an earthy hoppy bitterness. Light to medium body and light carbonation. This is not one of my favorites of the Innis And Gunn oak aged series.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
In bottle; nice golden copper color. Aroma somewhat sweet with a citrusy finish. Taste; strong orange peel at the start finishing with the oak. Kind of a medicinal taste. Nice body, but just an OK beer ... Innis and Gun has better beers to choose from

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 8, 2011
330ml bottle from the 2011 run, ABV listed at 7.4% this year rather than 8.5%. Pours a plum ruby colour with a moderate tan head. Aroma is dark, sweet fruits and whiskey. Taste is very complex. I got oak, bourbon, dark fruit, vanilla, not necessarily in that order. A hint of spice. Very little bitterness. Palate was nice and thick. Overall, maybe a touch too sweet for some tastes, but this was a very nice sipping or desert beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2011
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized off-white foamy head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, some sweet wooden notes as well as mild vanilla. Flavour is vanilla, toffee, wood, some mild spices as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2011
330 ml bottle in gift pack from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 16NO11.

App.: Clear deep copper with a decent light tan head. Aroma: Fairly intense fruity caramel/toffee/brown sugar, savoury wood notes, a little warm spicing. Palate: Medium body, firm yet elegant effervescence. Flav.: Strong caramel, brown sugar and a little molasses, oak notes, fairly fruity with some hints of burnt sugar; dry with minimal bitterness and a dry caramel, earthy/nutty finish.

I dont always like winter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2011
Bottle at Appellation Wines. Pours a Coke brown colour with a decent light tan head. Nutty aroma of treacle, alcohol ,chestnut and caramel. Flavours of caramel and a little Shitake mushroom. Nutty again with chestnuts and a bit cloying to finish. Moderate carbonation and CO2 prickle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JRHBrew (367) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
Very solid beer, slightly different from last year. There is a more pronounced oak character and the citrus has been dialed up as well

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (12439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2011
2011. Tastes like other innis and gunn beers, pear, buttery, oak, and shite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (4465) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle part of the innis and gunn gift pack at the lcbo. Great looking beer, nice dark mahogany hue, with an ample head. Oaky aroma with some dark fruit, touches of vanilla, and the tradition innis butter signature. Light bitterness, low carb, medium mouthfeel. The finish has a tiny bit of pithy citrus hops, lots of dark fruit, but the typical innis buttery, oakiness is there.

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