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Innis & Gunn Canadian Cherrywood Finish - Innis & Gunn

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Innis & Gunn Canadian Cherrywood FinishInnis & Gunn Canadian Cherrywood Finish

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very good

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 4
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: biboergosum on 05-21-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

rayman2112, Jul 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Serving: 330 ml bottle chilled in the fridge poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: A very rich coppery colored beer. Slight red tint. Slight carbonation. Head is off white and frothy. The head began as one finger and very slowly dissipated to a ring around the glass. Light lacing around the glass.

Smell: Immediately catch a strong hoppy smell. As it is an Innis & Gunn, I also catch faint hints of toffee and vanilla. Cherrywood is slightly coming through. The bottle says maple syrup is added, but I'm not catching in the scent.

Taste: Woody, biscuit, sweet flavour up front easing into a slight malty and bitter hop flavour. Finishes with a pleasant sweet maple.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied ale. Very smooth and goes down easy. Carbonation isn't too overpowering

Overall: I quite enjoyed this beer. I am a Scottish Canadian so I felt it represented both very well. The cherrywood adds a nice twist to the regular oak aged Innis & Gunn. It's a kind of beer where you would like 2 or 3 at the pub watching the game.

marcusR111, Aug 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Waveoff, Feb 18, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Clear reddish brown. Poured into a porter glass. Nice thick 3 finger head at first softening to a lacing across the caramel color. Really nice.

Smell - Cherry wood malt, oak cask, light cherry brandy and beer. Intriguing and not overly sweet.

Taste - Nice biscuit and malt. Very faint hops but just enough for the style. Gladly had to hunt for the maple syrup almost not there - just an essence. .

Mouthfeel - Medium body, medium carbonation . Hides alcohol well.

Overall- Very enjoyable. I bought two 25 oz bottles and only finished half of the other. I recapped it easily and drank the second half on day two. The rating on day two was the same if not better with a softening of the carbonation and smells.

Serving type: Bottle poured into a Porter Glass

Realbeer1542, Feb 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

DannyBaldoni, Jun 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

gstucker, Feb 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

basickness, Sep 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

JamieDuncan, Jan 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

vielma, Sep 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Will12, Apr 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

lupercmda, Jan 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

deonreds, Sep 08, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Probably the only thing lacking with this brew is that the mouth is a bit light for a Scottish Ale.

At the pour there is a moderate head that dissipates in a while but has the large bubble of the style.

Color looks like you poured a Jim Beam in the glass.

The nose is pronounced and has a trace of the cherrywood as well as the malt.

The mouth is more than adequate but not quite as viscous as the style dictates.

Finish is malty with the undertones of the cherrywood and maple balancing the slightly high gravity.

As a beverage is rates higher than how it matches the style but no one will complain.

DarrellK, Sep 28, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours ruby red with a nice white red head. The smell is a cherry oak smell that is very pleasant. Actually I really didn't think this would be all that good but from the look and smell it seems it could be ok. The taste is better than ok by far. It's a very smooth drinkable beer with hints of sweet cherry. Kind of an oak presence that fit very well too. Overall, I went from thinking of this as a gimmic beer to one that I would definitely buy again. Nice work by Innis & Gunn, which I haven't had much of before, but will try more now.

sjones5045, Jul 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

primevil2, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

djcreepshow, Jun 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

jcubz, Jul 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Keith_R, Jul 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

KevinGordon, Aug 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Bierguy5, Aug 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

jerefreakinmiah, Dec 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

bigred89, Sep 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Zach136, Jul 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

sdm9465, Sep 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

epicd3, Nov 12, 2013
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Innis & Gunn Canadian Cherrywood Finish from Innis & Gunn
86 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.