Innis & Gunn Canadian Cherrywood Finish - Innis & Gunn
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2.94/5 rDev -23.4%
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.
01-29-2014 04:31:07 | More by charlzm
3.19/5 rDev -16.9%
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.
08-11-2013 21:45:23 | More by Mumps
3.23/5 rDev -15.9%
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.
12-09-2013 00:36:58 | More by Phyl21ca
3.26/5 rDev -15.1%
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.
09-25-2013 09:12:20 | More by CrazyDavros
3.31/5 rDev -13.8%
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.
09-09-2013 12:53:15 | More by tbeckett
3.46/5 rDev -9.9%
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.
07-28-2014 22:03:07 | More by mick303
3.48/5 rDev -9.4%
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
07-10-2013 18:52:44 | More by schwemjw
3.49/5 rDev -9.1%
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.
08-16-2013 00:37:59 | More by gerite
3.5/5 rDev -8.9%
12oz Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $5
Appearance - Clear copper/amber colour with an average size frothy off white coloured head. There is an low amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Malts, caramel/butterscotch, dark fruits
Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, vanilla, and grassy hops. There is also a bit of sweet dark fruit/cherry flavour. It ends with a bit of a cherry cola like aftertaste.
Overall - Okay I guess.. perhaps a little cloying in a way. Something about reminds me of an icewine flavour wise. Anyways, worth a shot - but wouldn't pick up again.
09-12-2013 00:52:12 | More by spinrsx
Innis & Gunn Canadian Cherrywood Finish from Innis & Gunn
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