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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

143 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 33
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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djtomain

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-12-2013 21:21:17 | More by djtomain
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sjones5045

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 20:54:26 | More by sjones5045
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apasternak

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-12-2013 20:11:11 | More by apasternak
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shand

Florida

4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very much an Innis and Gunn beer - all of their limited editions are really just twists off of their malty, complex, sweet wood style of brewing. This is no different. I'm really not sure what the cherrywood is giving to the equation - there's maybe a light amount of cherry flavor but that might be me imagining it due to the cherry on the label - but the maple syrup contributes a nice amount of complexity to the finish. Very tasty, as expected from I&G, but doesn't bring too much new to the table.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 00:57:17 | More by shand
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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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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: mostly clear bronze. Substantial tan head. Lots of bubbles.
Smell: a sweet, yeasty nose that surprisingly reminds of a tripel. Pleasant enough though no idea of this cherrywood thing. Maple is not prominent.
Taste: much like the nose though the maple appears in the finish.
Overall: nice enough. Not sure what the cherrywood treatment has done for it. Tasty.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 23:44:32 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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billnet

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-08-2013 17:15:23 | More by billnet
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KrisDLSmith

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-06-2013 11:37:04 | More by KrisDLSmith
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-05-2013 04:24:23 | More by RedAleMan
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zillo043068

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-04-2013 19:17:31 | More by zillo043068
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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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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-28-2013 02:13:04 | More by andrenaline
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DannyBaldoni

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

06-25-2013 02:06:29 | More by DannyBaldoni
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mmurphy525

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-25-2013 00:54:48 | More by mmurphy525
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djcreepshow

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

06-21-2013 02:06:43 | More by djcreepshow
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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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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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

Alberta (Canada)

3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle, with nice cardboard packaging. Their base beer aged over bourbon-infused Canadian Black Cherrywood (is that really a thing?), and then finished with a dose of maple syrup (that I know is a thing!). I get the feeling that this is the 2013 version of the Canada Day series, without any explicit declaration thereof.

This beer pours a clear, dark copper amber hue, with two fingers of bubbly, moderately foamy off-white head, which leaves a few examples of coral reef island lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of somewhat edgy generic black fruit (no in your face cherry here), and semi-sweet biscuity caramel/toffee malt, with a hint of yeasty cookie dough. The taste is rather sweet, the maple syrup, sickly treacle-esque character coming out to play - a softly grainy woodiness the recommended takeaway from that, with a touch of more inwardly balanced dark fruitiness, a still sturdy caramelized, toffee-adjacent malt, and some pleasantly understated alcohol twinges rounding this one out.

The carbonation is quite low and unobtrusive/absent, the body an adequate medium weight, if a bit bolstered by the multifaceted sugary components, and equally smooth. It finishes on the sweet side, a typical side effect of this brewer, with the fruity wood, syrup, and malt all mashed and muddled on the palate.

For what it's worth, if you're ok with the sweetness, this is one almost slavish ode to Canadian sensibilities, which I'm sure was the intent all along. Maple, wood, and strong beer - what's a hoser not to like, other than that this happens to be made outside our borders? Imitation is the sincerest form, and all that, I suppose.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 02:10:02 | More by biboergosum
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Innis & Gunn Canadian Cherrywood Finish from Innis & Gunn
86 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.