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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
86
very good

37 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.8%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn visit their website
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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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Jeffry-Mazerolle, Feb 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

DamageCase76, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Hoptoudrop, Aug 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

NightINgale, Jul 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Jordan_B, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of emerge077
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

emerge077, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

hiphopj5, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of Thundermug
4.58/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Such a delicious, satisfying beer. So thirst quenching. So refreshing. Wow. Really enjoy this beer. Yum!
It is reminiscent of fine mead, though far lighter and far more complex. The aftertaste is sweet and pleasant. Wish I could make this beer at home...at nearly 4$ a beer, it's a rather pricey treat.

Thundermug, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

nikbullet, Jan 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

thefullpython, Nov 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

cfalovo97, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of decimator
4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into a pint glass. ABV 7.7%.
Good thing the clear bottle comes in a fancy box.

A - Poured a clear mahogany with a 1cm white head. Head reduced to a thin cap. No lacing.

S - Strong vanilla, oak, caramel, hint of fruit.

T - Toffee & caramel, red wine, stabs of cola & cream soda, mild bitter finish. The taste is quite complex but also delicious. No hint of booze.

M - Medium-low carbonation, medium body, smooth, syrupy, a bit of heat, clean finish.

O - It's good. Damn good ale.

decimator, Nov 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.9%
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.

Phyl21ca, Nov 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

DrShakalu, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

RedAleMan, Oct 19, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serge, Oct 09, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

nicsman, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass, and a slight bit into a snifter.

What a great deep red brown and crystal clear color on this. Little carbonation, but in the nonic makes easily four fingers of a fluffy light tan off white head. Always leaves a good puck while drinking, but no lacing. Very good looking brew.

Nose is quite interesting. Not much sense of oak, but a big thick character and lots of fruit red berry cherry senses. Light toffee and a sense of richness feels coming. Not particularly varied, but pretty impressive and solid.

Palate is incredibly complex. Lots of oak flavors, and barrel charing, complete with a good mix of toffee and sense of caramel. Fruity as well matching the nose, with a creamy body character very soft feel, with a hint of tight carbonation on the tip of the palate. Vanilla senses somewhat in the aftertaste, but a very big roof top tannic drying in the mouth also, with a hint of bittering hops. No sense of boozy quality whatsoever.

Overall there is a lot going on here flavor wise, and I really am impressed with how fruity this is also. It has that great English estery quality and a mix of toffee and oak, it all seems so nicely balanced too. Fun and tasty brew!

smakawhat, Oct 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

screw991le, Oct 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

DannyBaldoni, Sep 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

KrisDLSmith, Sep 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Molson2000, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of leaddog
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

leaddog, Aug 31, 2012
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Innis & Gunn Canada Day 2012 Scottish Oak from Innis & Gunn
86 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.