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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
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125 Ratings
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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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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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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A 330ml clear glass bottle with a BB of Dec 2012, so it's somewhat out of date.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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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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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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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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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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karait95

Mexico

4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very good beer, balanced and with all the main characteristics of the style.

A: Full amber reddish color, a big white head formed by small bubbles is on top, carbonation is medium

S: Esters are present, dark fruits and some vanilla, very low hops.

T: Excellent flavor, high alcohol and again dark fruits, again some vanilla and low hops, malt body is present.

M: Sensation is complex but balanced, it has the sweetness related to high alcohol beers and at times some high bitterness with a very long lasting ending.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 03:09:57 | More by karait95
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ChrisCage

Alberta (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 Issue....

A- Well, just like the brewer describes, this pours an auburn color, with tinges of copper in the narrow portion of my glass, and the beer is clear throughout. There appears to be aggressive looking carbonation rising to the top of the liquid, and there really isn't much of a head on this one, but more of a thick ring around the glass that retains quite well. The lacing aspect is rather good too, leaving behind good sticky foam on the glass. A decent looking brew...just better if there was more of a head.

S- This is actually quite heavy in malt sweetness, and I do smell sweet fortified wine, such as a nice tawny port, which is giving this some dark skinned fruit aromas. In the background, there is hints of wood and vanilla from the scotch barrel....rather pleasant smelling overall I have to say!

T- This is really deep in flavor, and now the smooth scotch notes are more noticeable. There is lots of dried prune/raisin flavor on the palate, and it really is on the mellow side....it reminds me of a freshly made dark rum fruit cake! There is hints of vanilla bean, and toffee thrown in there as well. The alcohol shows a bit of kick on the palate at first, but then really smooths out once you've had a couple tastes! I didn't find really much in terms of a hopped finish either. Very nice!

M- This is surprisingly light and fresh on the palate during the taste, and then leaves an oily, flavorful aftertaste making this feel much heavier than it really is. I get lots of dessert like fruitiness on the palate in the end, especially if you let this warm up a couple of degrees....it gets sticky actually. The carbonation really isn't that aggressive, and only enhances what was intended here.

O- This is most definitely one of I&Gs' best outings that I've tried, and I believe I've tried most of them! I would enjoy this on a regular basis if it wasn't so expensive per bottle, but it makes a great sipping brew for any occasion. As always, I highly recommend this offering and will definitely pick this one up again in the future....hopefully they make this a regular seasonal!

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 23:48:50 | More by ChrisCage
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Strong aroma has a firm overtone of whisky-soaked wood, plus hints of malt and caramel. It pours a clear coppery with an average white head. Malty, slightly fruity flavor has a woody overtone and a firm whisky note. Texture has average body but a good amount of persistent fizz. Definitely worth at least a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 14:46:24 | More by Cyberkedi
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice deep golden/copper color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of caramel, toffee, oak and a slight spiciness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a sweet caramel and toffee character, with notes of oak, vanilla and a slight spiciness.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a sweet overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 18:50:05 | More by SebD
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into an Innis & Gunn tulip. 2011 edition.

Appearance is a clear dark copper with a one finger tan head that fades rather quickly to a thin cap with light lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smells quite skunky at first due to the clear bottle. Once that is allowed to fade there is raisins and plums along with a bit of toffee and oak.

The taste has tons of oak evident throughout. Some of that dark fruit is there but there is also a little bit of smoke and lots of wood. It is evident this was aged in scotch barrels but it is more subtle than what I was anticipating. The beer is pretty sweet but not cloyingly so. A light bitterness finishes everything off.

Overall this is a good beer but not too different from other Innis and Gunn offers I have had. Could have used more scotch character and not really worth the price.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 03:19:38 | More by rangerred
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes... Props to my father-in-law for procuring this particular bottle.

A - Pours a nice dark amber colour, finger of tan head with some retention and no real lacing.

S - Rich toffee and caramel notes, hints of peat, smoke and earthy wooden oak.

T - Loaded with caramel and toffee, the earthy wooden notes of oak and hints of peat come through with vanilla on the finish. Surprisingly sweet, yet very drinkable.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet.

O - These guys consistently produce flavourful, yet uniquely different, ales. A solid offering from I&G and a great addition to their line.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 02:31:26 | More by andrenaline
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microbrewlover

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a dark brown color with black mixed in. There is about 1 finger of head which does not last long and very little lacing which dissapates quickly.

The smell is of oak, whiskey and a smokey quality.

The mouthfeel is thin and creamy.

The brew is aged in oak whiskey casks and you will definitely taste the oak and the whiskey. The malts also hit the palate on the front end with no discernable malt or hop taste on the back end. The ABV. is listed as 7% but it feels like more.

Overall, I can't say much about this brew. The oak and whiskey tatse are there; so are the malts, not much else.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 21:00:27 | More by microbrewlover
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Single bottle in a lovely Scotch-like box that hints of the whiskyness within. Received as part of my Beerthday celebrations.

Poured into an oversized wine glass. Tan-amber brew, nice sized foamy head, some lacing. Looks like their standard ale.

Nose is sweet and malty, a bit of cracker, vanilla and a mild peat or oak or something barrely in there. It's an essence, but it's not very strong.

Sweet, malty, a bit of bread, fresh vanilla, a bit of oak. Mild floral hops to the finish. Very similar to their standard ale - I'm not really understanding the difference between this and the usual fare.

I mean, it's a tasty brew, so I won't knock it down. But I can't help feeling somewhat robbed of the potential for greatness here. The barrel didn't seem to do much to this brew that I can detect - I was hoping for lovely peat, iodine, grain or smoke and what I'm getting is quite sweet. Tasty, but not really worth the extra couple of bucks.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 04:15:40 | More by JohnnyBarman
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear bottle in fancy box.

A- Crystal clear dark copper pour with amber and red highlights. Half finger off white head that is short lived. Lacing is okay.

S- Toffee, caramel with a touch of vanilla. Not getting any barrel or scotch. Slight biscuit.

T- Vanilla, toffee, caramel with a bready note. Again whisky is very light.

M- Light to medium bodied, smooth.

O- Decent beer, whisky is almost non-existent. Definitely overpriced.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 00:33:04 | More by korguy123
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured in to Founder's tulip.

A -Medium amber colour with a slight ruby glow around the edges. One finger of cream coloured head formed on the pour and quickly receded to a few bubbles.

S - Biscuit, toffee, caramel and a hint of scotch in the background.

T - Good balance of base beer flavours with scotch and oak definitely there but playing more of a secondary role in the palate. The base beer contributes biscuit, caramel and toffee flavours. The ABV is slightly warming in the finish.

M - Medium body with a slight chew. Light to moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 15:25:21 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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ThomasMetal75

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Reddish, kind of brown. About 2 finger head that recedes to a rim around top of liquid. I like the little carbonated look through the red/brown color that rises to the tan head. Very classy!

S- Vanilla/whiskey is the primary scent. Oak gives the nose a delightful aroma in the foreground.

T- Sweet, but balanced is the broad term I'd use to describe the taste. Vanilla, whiskey, with an oaky finish. The 7.1% ABV is masked real well, as it only comes in towards the finish. The

M- Not overpowering, but this isn't a light watery beer. I think it's overall a balanced texture for a beer that has so much flavor going on.

This is a real treat of a beer. The look poured shows a beer with class, the smell is so aromatic, and the taste is so well defined and balanced. Innis and Gunn has to be one of my favorite breweries, and I've only had this and their original. A+ brew!

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 01:17:33 | More by ThomasMetal75
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

2.58/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Poured with a half finger of head that dissolved almost immediately so lacing never even came into play. The body is a clear and deep copper colour with slow rising carbonation.

Smell: A lot of oak and untamed vanilla coming out of this one. It has an almost buttery note to it as well. Warming of course helps it case tremendously.

Taste: Way too sweet, and it becomes sweeter and sweeter as you get closer to the bottom. The overwhelming taste of butterscotch permeates every aspect of this beer. At the start some grain was present and the end has a slight alcohol kick.

Mouthfeel: The lack of head doesn't do it any favours and the carbonation just isn't there. The aftertaste is unsurprisingly butterscotch and it is subdued. The problem is that it's clingy, it builds and builds more and more the closer you get to the end of the glass.

Drinkability: Way too sweet for a beer as it tastes like a chasing a butter shot with a rye and coke. Thankfully it sits down nicely and isn't painful going down, just cloying.

Final Thoughts: I dunno, but I was kinda expecting a bit more smokiness and peat then butterscotch from this one. I would have thought Scotch barrels wouldn't be so sweet and buttery. This is one of Innis and Gunn's few disappointments for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 18:47:01 | More by TheHammer
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cragus

Ontario (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330mL bottle into chalice
A - Pours a clear gold amber with a finger of rapidly dissipating white head
S - Grain and malt with a bit of cherry
T - Strong notes of oak with cherry and caramel. A slight astringency is noticeable on the finish
M - Smooth and moderate bodied. Carbonation was not particularly strong.
O - Pretty good, but its not a beer I'd want to drink a lot of.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 21:27:27 | More by cragus
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a tumbler.

L - clear copper color with a thin white head that got even thinner.

S - scotch, vanilla bean and oak.

T - starts out with a sweet caramel cream taste and then the scotch and oak comes into play turning back towards sweet vanilla on the finish.

F - medium bodied with a smooth feel and easy drinkability.

O - a most enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 22:06:22 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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zoolzoo

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark, rusty copper. Head barely forms, some bubbly lacing.

S: Lots of wood and spice. Some general signs of sugar sweetness, touch of vanilla there in the background. A grainy malt base pops if you start looking for it.

T: A hearty base beer laden with caramel malt, gently accented by dry whiskey barrel. Spice and vanilla, almost fall seasonal like in some way. The finish is pretty clean, with a hint of hop bitterness. Alcohol is subtle.

M: Holds more carbonation than the lack of head would suggest. Maybe my pour was too gentle. Body is on the thicker side of medium, pretty slick. There is, however, enough flavor to warrant a thicker body.

O: Nice use of barrel here, something a little different. Its been a long time since I have had the original beer, or any other Innis and Gunn for that matter. It might be time for a re-visit.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 17:45:40 | More by zoolzoo
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 mL bottle poured into a tumbler.

Pours a bright, clear amber-orange colour, with a bit more than a finger of frothy beige head on top. Retention isn't great, but some sparse lacing is left behind on the sides of the glass before the head dies down to a thin, filmy cap. Enticing aroma that blends many elements together - sweet notes of caramel, vaguely peaty scotch, leafy English hops and some toasted nuts. Not a hint of skunk, likely thanks to the carton.

This is a delicious beer. Leans toward the sweet side, starting with butterscotch and toffee, followed by a light hint of vanilla. Oak and scotch malt notes come through toward the finish, alongside more leafy, earthy English-style (edit: technically Slovenian according to the carton) hops for a slightly bitter, drying finish that balances the malt sweetness perfectly. Medium-bodied, with mild carbonation and a silky smooth mouthfeel. My ideal abv is usually in the 7-8% range, so this stuff provides the perfect level of warmth from the alcohol for me. It could stand to be a bit heavier, and some peatiness would be nice I suppose, but it's fabulous either way.

This is my favourite Innis & Gunn offering of the four I have tried by far, easily beating out the rum cask... an unsurprising assertion when you consider that I greatly prefer whisky or scotch over rum. I wish this were available year-round.

Final Grade: 4.2, a high A-. I will probably get this again at some point - it's a bit pricy, but worth it IMO, and (coming from a fan of them) significantly better than I&G's year-round offerings.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 06:51:31 | More by thehyperduck
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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle poured into a 16oz cervoise.

A - Pours with a big frothy head of light tan foam. A nice, deep maple-amber colored body. Head bubbles around for a little while, but eventually reduces to a thin ring around the glass. Minimal lacing.

S - Butterscotch sweetness, vanilla, and soapy scotch. Something really floral as well. Light grassy hops too. Not bad. Towards the end of the glass I can really smell bananas in here.

T - Lots of sweetness upfront. Butterscotch, toffee and caramel like sweetness upfront, with a floral touch as well. Oak, cherries, and a touch of scotch all work together well. Alcohol is clearly pronounced in the finish. Not much hop presence to speak of. Vanilla and honey pop up here and there as well, but altogether this barrage of flavors feels a little overdone. The Highland Park casks don't add a ton of flavor, but the contribution is there for sure.

M - Subtle carbonation, probably could be a bit more defined to help the flavor-profile. The body feels about medium, but just too slick and oily. This doesn't couple well with the alcohol warmth at all.

D - Alright, this is my second time reviewing this beer. After coming away feeling disappointed last time, I really wanted to give this one another shot before it was gone. While I have a lot of nice things to say about the flavor, somehow when it all comes together it just doesn't add up to the sum of it's parts. It feels over-sweetened, oily and too warm. My last bottle had an odd metallic skunkiness that permeated the whole experience, and this bottle didn't have that. However, this beer still leaves me feeling underwhelmed. Just like I said last time, it's alright, but an 11.2oz serving is just too much.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 05:50:08 | More by Converge
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jbonapar

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I really like Innis & Gunn's, love the Vanilla in their beers and was excited to try this one.

Poured as usually, a wonderfully clear, thick head.

Aroma is astounding. Spice. Oak. Whiskey. Malt....Amazing...subtle vanilla as usual.

Flavor is interesting and complex. Less vanilla than their typical beers. A nice maltiness mixed with a complex spiceyness that i can't really put my finger on. There is a touch of whisky burn, but very subtle. the finish is hoppy, more hoppy than i usually notice but it works perfectly. Very very creamy and smooth.

Fantastic, love it.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 02:03:30 | More by jbonapar
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Innis & Gunn Limited Edition Highland Cask from Innis & Gunn
84 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.