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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

142 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | 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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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

06-16-2013 22:23:44 | More by smekermann
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charlzm

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 04:31:07 | More by charlzm
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.9%

07-29-2013 01:20:42 | More by cfalovo97
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ScottStache

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.9%

11-02-2013 23:37:55 | More by ScottStache
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Zuidman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.9%

07-21-2013 15:06:41 | More by Zuidman
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hotsudge

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.9%

07-21-2013 00:34:44 | More by hotsudge
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Mumps

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 21:45:23 | More by Mumps
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 00:36:58 | More by Phyl21ca
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

08-22-2013 22:38:08 | More by acurtis
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

08-25-2013 00:50:17 | More by ohiobeer29
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

05-22-2013 04:57:11 | More by Kmat10
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nullbort

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

07-04-2013 11:19:01 | More by nullbort
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

07-13-2013 02:53:15 | More by jwps214
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egrace84

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

07-21-2013 16:14:51 | More by egrace84
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CrazyDavros

Australia

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 09:12:20 | More by CrazyDavros
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 12:53:15 | More by tbeckett
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schwemjw

Ohio

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

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 18:52:44 | More by schwemjw
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gerite

Alabama

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-2013 00:37:59 | More by gerite
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-26-2013 23:08:17 | More by mjstacker
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-27-2013 00:12:21 | More by Segelstrom
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SeriousALEment

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-10-2013 23:09:10 | More by SeriousALEment
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dannyfayy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-20-2014 16:04:57 | More by dannyfayy
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 00:52:12 | More by spinrsx
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WMD-1002

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-15-2013 18:32:59 | More by WMD-1002
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-31-2013 02:09:04 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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Innis & Gunn Canadian Cherrywood Finish from Innis & Gunn
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