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Innis & Gunn Limited Edition Highland Cask - Innis & Gunn

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

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BA SCORE
82
good

127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 16.49%
Wants: 8
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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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Photo of nelsonbeer2001
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.

nelsonbeer2001, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of philcoroner
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

philcoroner, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of speak72
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

speak72, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of SudSavant
4/5  rDev +8.1%

SudSavant, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of nicsman
2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

nicsman, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of dspencer714
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

dspencer714, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of emceecue
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

emceecue, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of artemh
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

artemh, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of Wassail
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Wassail, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of PatGreer
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

PatGreer, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of JumpingSpider
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

JumpingSpider, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of karait95
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.

karait95, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of wookievath
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

wookievath, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of zekeman17
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

zekeman17, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of sean623
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

sean623, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of shagal
4/5  rDev +8.1%

shagal, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of marty21
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

marty21, May 31, 2012
Photo of ChrisCage
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!

ChrisCage, May 22, 2012
Photo of Wizzman
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Wizzman, May 19, 2012
Photo of Cyberkedi
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.

Cyberkedi, May 05, 2012
Photo of Chugs13
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Chugs13, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of IrishBeerLover
4/5  rDev +8.1%

IrishBeerLover, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of SebD
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.

SebD, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of raythealeman
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

raythealeman, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of jmbraxton
4/5  rDev +8.1%

jmbraxton, Apr 03, 2012
Innis & Gunn Limited Edition Highland Cask from Innis & Gunn
82 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.