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Innis And Gunn Original - Innis & Gunn

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very good

601 Ratings

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Ratings: 601
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 28
Gots: 99 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: slitherySOB on 12-24-2011)
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Lovely texture and flavour

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Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 9C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L4153 18:18. AROMA: sweet malty aromas with some cask notes and faint vanilla and toffee. low hop aromas. APPEARANCE: dark golden color and translucent. thin head of slight ivory color with poor retention. TASTE: malty flavour with some cask notes. low bitterness with a semi-sweet finish. PALATE: medium-low body with low carbonation. OVERALL: a just slight different tasting bulk beer.

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Appearance is amber with absolutely no head whatsoever. Looks like you're drinking a very large whisky! Edit: tried it a second time and lacing was ok.

Smell is of vanilla, caramel and sweet oak.

The taste is malty, sweet and smooth. There's a lot of vanilla and strong whisky like notes. It's a bit like a 6 per cent abv Polish lager with vanilla essence added. That's not necessarily a bad thing.

Overall, a tasty and rather different beer with a disappointing look but a satisfying peaty whisky vanilla theme that makes me want to try it again even though I wasn't blown away by it. Interesting.

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Innis And Gunn Original from Innis & Gunn
85 out of 100 based on 601 ratings.