Innis And Gunn Original - Innis & Gunn
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Reviews by Brenden:
3.9/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The box containing information on the three beers in it, including rum cask and winter 2012, simply lists the color as "sunset." Regardless, it's too dark to be called yellow and too light to be called amber, lying somewhere in between. The nearly pure white head is as creamy as I've ever seen and starts off large. Tight bubbles make it seem like dish soap that's settled after you've used a lot and riled it up.. Very nice, really, and retention is also excellent. Lacing is left thickly, particularly toward the top of the glass but in good quantity otherwise.
The smell is interesting and unusual, and my first impression is a mix of candied and honey-roasted nuts of some kind. The vanilla's there, and the wood makes for an interesting change in what a purely vanilla note would be.
The taste is more to par with the claim, lots of woody vanilla with a strongly honey-like note to it as well, particularly in the finish. Alcohol adds more bite than heat but certainly does nip. Paler malts make a solid base, and for its sweetness, the wood does add some dryness and there's a lingering earthy hops bitterness as well. This serves to keep it all in check. There's a nice complexity to this beer.
Creamy and smooth as well as having just enough nip to balance the feel, this medium-bodied brew is held together nicely.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2012 13:47:13 | More by Brenden
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3.81/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottle BBE Mar 15 at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of sweet malt and caramel
Head large (5.5 cm), white, creamy, slowly diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing good – reticulum of small bubbles
Body orange, clear
Flavor is sweet with hints of diacetyl and vanillin; no alcohol, no hops. No peatyness. Ends quickly with a flavorless sweetness.
Palate medium, creamy, soft carbonation.
This is a pleasant Scottish ale – not too sweet, not too malty. The vanillin and diacetyl are both subdued and add a nice subtext to the typical maltiness of a Scottish ale.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2014 01:20:08 | More by Ozzylizard
Innis And Gunn Original from Innis & Gunn
84 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.