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Innis & Gunn Limited Edition Highland Cask - Innis & Gunn

Innis & Gunn Limited Edition Highland CaskInnis & Gunn Limited Edition Highland Cask

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BA SCORE
84
good

125 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 125
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 16.49%


Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ricke on 09-13-2009)
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djcreepshow

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-26-2012 06:34:39 | More by djcreepshow
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-11-2014 05:20:30 | More by DamageCase76
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-17-2013 20:00:55 | More by NonicPanic
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

At best this is a boring looking beer. Rusty orange, with no head, no lace, no fizz - nuthin' of what you'd usually expect. On the down side, for the novice beer drinking it's flat out off putting with lots of chunky bits of yeast in suspension throughout the glass. So be warned, don't be letting the yeasty bits bother you, and trust in your dishwashing skills - it's not you.

Big malty scotch nose, so if you're a scotch drinker this is for you. Sugary, boozy, lots of butterscotch. Very sweet to drink, no carbonation, slight bit of alcohol, somewhat thin bodied. I&G stuff is usually lots of big vanilla, but no so much in this case.

Nothing speacial, a bit to much like liquid candy. Forgettable.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 01:17:44 | More by TerryW
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Olek4374

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-18-2013 07:26:22 | More by Olek4374
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-16-2013 14:10:32 | More by TheBeeraholic
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selkirk1991

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18.9%

05-30-2013 07:25:29 | More by selkirk1991
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-11-2013 18:50:12 | More by Celtics76
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-04-2013 01:50:56 | More by Jason1337
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml clear glass bottle with a BB of Dec 2012, so it's somewhat out of date. Acquired a while back from Trembling Madness in York. Comes in a fancy box, which will hopefully have kept the light away. A limited edition brew aged in 18 year old Scotch whisky casks for 69 days.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A bright coppery-amber hue with good clarity and medium carbonation. Forms a small head of frothy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before disappearing. Aroma of fruity malt with notes of dried fruit, caramel/toffee, oak, brown sugar, mild roastted grain, vanilla and a subtle hint of whisky. A warming whiff of alcohol in the background.

Tastes of caramel malt with a rich, fruity character and a mild finish. Notes of dried fruit, caramel/toffee, brown sugar, oak/wood, mild vanilla, faint roasted grain, delicate hints of whisky and understated stewed hops. A touch of boozy warmth in the background. Attenuated and quite complex, but with little bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and decen body. Could feel a shade more substantial to match its strength. Mildly astringent, with an aftertaste of fruity malt, oak and faint sweetness.

Another barrel-aged oddity from I&G. Could look better; the aroma/flavour are alright but nothing special given the treatment this beer has received. Body could be thicker. A decent beer but not amazing - their brews often seem to have an overdose of oak and a weak beer base that results in an unbalanced concoction. Darker malt might have improved this one. At any rate, drinkable but no need to seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 22:44:02 | More by jazzyjeff13
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NorthernSoul

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-17-2013 22:47:59 | More by NorthernSoul
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IpaSipa

California

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

04-14-2013 14:03:22 | More by IpaSipa
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KrisDLSmith

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-13-2013 04:35:38 | More by KrisDLSmith
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chakadrum

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

02-10-2013 17:35:18 | More by chakadrum
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Brilliant clarity with a caramel/amber hue. Pour resulted in a one finger off-white head that has since dissipated to a thin film.

Aroma: Blast of malt sweetness and a bit of skunk due to the clear bottle. Almost smells like an amber lager at first. Digging a little deeper you get the soft vanilla and caramel aromas of scotch.

Taste: Lots of toffee syrupy sweetness up front and then a lovely vanilla and cream flavor comes through. The finish is effortlessly smooth and leaves a caramel sweetness on the palate. Hardly bitter and no hop presence. Don't taste any of the 7.1% ABV but overtime there is a bit of heat in the throat. The only drawback is the slight skunky flavor.

Mouthfeel: Just above medium in body and a little syrupy. Smooth carbonation and average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Innis & Gunn should seriously consider using dark bottles to reduce the skunking that ruins the beer. This beer is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth. Would I drink it again? Probably not, but I doubt I could even get my hands on another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 03:23:04 | More by JamesMN
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IllNate

British Columbia (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy amber with ample white head, but poor retention. Aroma is of caramel, oak, vanilla and whisky, but not boozy. Also a bit of fruity ester. Appealing nose for sure. Taste follows with caramel, vanilla, oak whisky. Again a bit sweet for my liking. Mouthfeel is smooth and slick, and the alcohol is well hidden. Overall a good beer, but the lack of head and the unbalanced sweetness hold it back.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 05:23:05 | More by IllNate
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Polasiuss

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-08-2013 23:42:57 | More by Polasiuss
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

2.7/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Got another one of these in the Christmas gift pack. Better, though not great.

Nose has light scotch notes with the buttery / butyric still there. No oak o scotch character in the body, rather the flavour is once again buttery with a hint of butyric in there. Wow.

1/6/12: 3.5/3/1.5/1.5/1.5
Carton labelled BB Dec, 2011. Not too far off. I believe this was received in trade via tbeckett, Thanks, I guess.

Poured into a perfect pint glass at around 5C

A: Pours pale straw with minimal head. Minimal lacing.
S: Corn, a hint of scotch.
T: A moment of sweet corn in the malt, and then, bam! Vomit. Feck. Gaddammed butyric infection. Really strong too. Awful. Brutal.
M: The butyric lingers forever.
O: A very, very rare drainpour for me. I couldn't choke this down with my roasted chicken dinner...

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 23:08:51 | More by kjyost
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-17-2012 19:53:01 | More by schopenhauerale
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Two finger thick head with some retention on a clear copper body. Burnt caramel, rum, molasses and breads for aroma with the flavor less sweet than expected forthw aroma with caramel, whiskey, sweet corn, molasses and earthy hops. Smooth, medium body and light to moderate carbonation. Smooth, full flavored and well applied base beer to the aging process as is the case with many of the I and G beers which they are definitely great at doing.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 02:11:45 | More by kylehay2004
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-30-2012 04:02:48 | More by KalanM
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ronanohall


4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-21-2012 23:16:49 | More by ronanohall
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +35.1%

11-13-2012 01:55:53 | More by cfalovo97
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nelsonbeer2001

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is possible the best non-stout oak aged beer i've ever tasted. Apperance is a very nice dark copper color. Aroma is pure oak straight out of the woods with a hint of whiskey. Taste is amazing, again oak is there. Very smooth and enjoyable. ABV at 7% is just right. A bit higher ABV and this may be a truly awesome beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 00:47:27 | More by nelsonbeer2001
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philcoroner

Ireland

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

11-09-2012 22:37:13 | More by philcoroner
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Innis & Gunn Limited Edition Highland Cask from Innis & Gunn
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