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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

157 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 5
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: biboergosum on 05-21-2013)
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Photo of smekermann
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

smekermann, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of charlzm
2.94/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Consumed January 28th, 2014 from an unrefrigerated bottle purchased at Total Wine about five days prior. Poured into a Klokke Roeland goblet.

Beer pours crystal clear medium amber. A two-finger off-white head forms then settles down to a tenuous crown providing some sheeting.

Aromas are virtually non-existent. There's a vague maltiness, sort of like scorched caramel, but that's all I can pick up. Well, there's a suggestion of wood. Oh, and there's the maple syrup.

Flavor is kind of a mess. Somewhat sweet (maple syrup again) and a little oxidized with a backbone of mild diacetyl, I searched nearly in vain for a trace of cherrywood, but I finally picked it up. Or was it the power of suggestion? Malt flavor is so slight I can't even characterize it properly.

Beer is medium-bodied with low carbonation but quite warming. It drinks bigger than its 8.3% would suggest.

Overall, it's a lovely idea that wasn't executed well.

charlzm, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -21.9%

cfalovo97, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of ScottStache
3/5  rDev -21.9%

ScottStache, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Pmicdee, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of Zuidman
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Zuidman, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of hotsudge
3/5  rDev -21.9%

hotsudge, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of Mumps
3.19/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pilsner glass.

Had a good golden amber color with a decent 1 inch head.

Smelled pretty good. Good hoppy smell with a hint of cherry.

Taste was disappointing. Too sweet, too carbonated. It did have a hint of cherry in the back, but not pleasant enough to over come the bad qualities.

Mouthfell was also disappointing. As I said, it was far too carbonated, making if feel a little thin.

Overall this beer was somewhat of a let down, and I probably won't buy this again. I still hold hope for the company though.

Mumps, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: Poured a clear but dark amber color ale with a small foamy head with average retention and some lacing. Aroma of sweet malt notes with light woody notes. Taste is also quiet sweet which probably originated from the maple syrup. Body is light with medium carbonation. Too sweet for the style but nice used of cherry wood.

Phyl21ca, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

acurtis, Aug 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

ohiobeer29, Aug 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Kmat10, May 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

nullbort, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of kevinlater
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml into snifter, 7.4% abv

a: clear caramel-ruby hue with just under a finger of light tan head

s: skunked unfortunately, but other than that i'm picking up caramel, oak, alcohol, and shy raisin and vanilla notes. um, not that much different from the original oak-aged ale

t: follows the nose but with a very slight cherrywood presence on the finish. tastes just like the original ale, which is a fine beer, but i was hoping for a bigger cherrywood pop in this one

m: medium-plus mouthfeel with low carbonation

o: expected a lot more from this one. i'm rather disappointed

kevinlater, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of jwps214
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

jwps214, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of Sercoli
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Sercoli, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of egrace84
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

egrace84, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.26/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber/copper with a small fading head.
Nose shows sweet caramel and toffee, dry cut wood. Very sweet-smelling.
Sweet flavours too, big maple syrup notes, soft booze and sugary maple syrup. Too sweet, somewhat limited.
Carbonation could be higher.

CrazyDavros, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of Blackoutvader
3.3/5  rDev -14.1%

Blackoutvader, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of tbeckett
3.31/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From notes.

A - Poured ruby red with bright one finger light beige head. Very little spotty lace and an island film of retention.

S - Sweet cherry, sweet fruits, dark fruits. Mild, but you can pick up some good notes. A bit medicinal.

T - Sweet cherry again, dark fruit, cough medicine.

M - Good carbonation, medium to full body and a sweet fruity finish.

O/D - That medicinal note was a bit off putting and the cherry note came out as blueberry later too. Althought it wasn't too bad, it didn't impress me all that much.

tbeckett, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of mick303
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from the bottle at the Toronto Festival of Beer, this like several I&G offerings hit me as immediately really overwhelmingly sweet, with a woody vanilla tone, a lot of candied woody character, you definitely pick up a lot of the cherry wood aspects, which is interesting but also frustratingly overpowering, I found it too sweet and woody in comparison to some of the other things they have done.

mick303, Jul 28, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark reddish copper.White fluffy head that really comes alive with a swirl.

S: Herbal and very dank. Cherry, biscuits and a slight splash of vanilla. Butterscotch rounds out this big buttery smelling beer.

T: Cherry! toffee and biscuits with a sweet vanilla and caramel on the edges of your mouth. Quite a bit of citrus with a playful hint of maple. Quite sweet.

M: Smooth with zero carbonation. Light to medium bodied with a sweet finish.

O: Very enjoyable. a desert beer for sure. lots of bright fruit and can be quite complex /82

schwemjw, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of gerite
3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer on tap at a local pub with fish & chips. Not much of a head with a little lacing. This was a very light tasting beer with a distinct cherrywood flavor. Somewhat woody but too sweet for my liking. Overall the beer went down pretty smooth and would make a good sipping ale for the summertime.

gerite, Aug 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

mjstacker, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of Segelstrom
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Segelstrom, Oct 27, 2013
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Innis & Gunn Canadian Cherrywood Finish from Innis & Gunn
86 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.