Innis & Gunn Canada Day 2012 Scottish Oak - Innis & Gunn

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Innis & Gunn Canada Day 2012 Scottish OakInnis & Gunn Canada Day 2012 Scottish Oak

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BA SCORE
85
very good

39 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 06-29-2012)
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2.25/5  rDev -40.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a clear dark golden color ale with a medium size foamy head with average retention and some light lacing. Aroma of vanilla and oak with sweet malt based and light sweet caramel malt notes. Taste is dominated by quite strong vanilla which borders on gross territory with some toffee and sweet caramel malt notes. Body is smooth with a creamy texture and good carbonation. Interesting but too much vanilla and a bit too sweet for its own good.

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Sammy
3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

LCBO Bottle. Big soapy head. Malt aromas. Ruby highlights. Decent drinkability despite slightly light mouthfeel, with a little astringency from the wood. The wood aroma and taste comes out better at room temp. A little hops in the finish.Alcohol well hidden.

Photo of emerge077
3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Jay for sharing! Served in a mini pint glass.
Bright high clarity orange, thin ring of foam around the edges with minimal spotty lace.

Smells sweet, cane sugar, oak, rum, caramel sauce.

Sweet and a little buttery, lager yeast, it also tastes vaguely like a watered down rum & coke. Thin bodied, sort of weak and flaccid like most I&G beers i've tried. Light carb level. Glad this was shared, not really worth seeking out. The box graphics are better than the beer itself.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of mattsander
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep burnt orange with red highlights. Thin off-white ring clings to the glass. Excellent clarity.

S: Soapy toffee, diacetyl, english yeast fruitiness. A slight metallic twang at the finish.

T: Mirrors the toffee/diacetyl fruitness of the nose with some clean, subtle oak notes. Long finish, not a bad beer.

M: A bit thick and syrupy for the abv, but nice tannins from the oak.

Probably the best beer I've had from I&G (not typically a fan).

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of leaddog
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a hazelnut brown with a finger width of bubbly cream-coloured head.

Smell - Barley malts, oak, touch of earthy/leafy hops, raisins.

Taste - Starts with the barley, followed by sweet caramel, raisins and oak. More sweet than the smell leads on. Touch of leafy hops.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light carbonation. Finishes sticky.

Overall - A unique Canada Day edition by Innis & Gunn. A big surprise in the flavours when comparing with the aromas.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Serge
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle. Pours a dark clear copper color with light head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of malt and caramel with a hint of wood. Definite oakiness but not overbearing. Additional flavors of sweet toffee, roasted malts, and vanilla, just like the description. Very nice.

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - clear bright copper, short head dissipated to a some random islands
S - strong oak and butterscotch, vanilla, light grain with a warm booziness
T - oak and vanilla up front, followed by booze and toffee, finishes with a lingering sweetness with just a mild note of peat
M - medium to light body, silky smooth finishing with a warming sensation
O - they really smoothed out the flavours here with oak and vanilla giving it a soft warmth, not a peat heavy brew like many I&G offering which is a nice change, a great way to celebrate Canada

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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed a bottle on Canada Day, but am pleased to have been given another bottle from my in-laws for a proper review.

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

S - Rich boozy caramel, toasted grains, buttered bread with hints of vanilla and dark fruits.

T - The caramel notes dominate, some raisins and dark fruits, toffee, a touch of vanilla, oak and peat come through on the finish.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet.

O - Overall a tasty strong ale, nice flavours that possess a touch of oak and a booziness that goes largely undetected. Pleased to have had an oppotunity to try this one again.

Photo of mick303
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

LCBO bottle. Poured into a snifter, with a head of tannish foam that disappears fairly quickly, leaving some lacing. Colour is quite dark, a kind of ruby-brown. Maintains a good amount of carbonation.

Powerful nose. Lot of vanilla and toffee notes. Good amount of malt as well. Also an over-lingering fruity lightness, possibly peppermint? Altogether very sweet.

Taste starts with some roast malt and a big sweet kick of vanilla and toffee, a solid amount of oak. It is quite sweet but leaves some balance for the other flavours. Great depth of flavour for sure, mellows together quite nicely as it warms. The finish is dry and oaky, toffee.

The mouthfeel is quite full bodied, it is a bit syrupy I find, and the alcohol is present but not overly assertive.

This beer is along the lines of most of the I&G beers. The sweetness is a bit on the prominent side, but the beer is quite drinkable and gives you something to think about while drinking. It is big on the toffee and vanilla. I like the Rum Cask more I think, but another winner. Happy Canada Day!

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Innis & Gunn Canada Day 2012 Scottish Oak from Innis & Gunn
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