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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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Photo of charlzm
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.

charlzm, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of WGO
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

WGO, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of dannyfayy
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

dannyfayy, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of JamieDuncan
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

JamieDuncan, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of windypete
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

windypete, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of lupercmda
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

lupercmda, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of SimonTHGolfer
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

SimonTHGolfer, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

EmperorBevis, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of GJ40
4/5  rDev +4.2%

GJ40, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of NonicPanic
4/5  rDev +4.2%

NonicPanic, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of WMD-1002
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

WMD-1002, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of Moo5152
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Moo5152, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Molson2000, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
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.

Phyl21ca, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of ErinnA
4/5  rDev +4.2%

ErinnA, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of CurtisD
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

CurtisD, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4/5  rDev +4.2%

iL0VEbeer, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%

A - hazy cedar red brown, one finger of tan had receded to a thin cover
S - definite woody and cherry aspects present, brown sugar and light grains
T - cherry flavour is there but maybe a little bit forced, woody and light earthy notes, some sugar and spice rounds it out with a hint of vanilla
M - relatively light, maybe a tad flat on carbonation, sticky sweet and coating through the finish
O - its a tasty brew with both the cherry and the wood making itself known, maybe a little too sweet for some but it suits me just fine

joemcgrath27, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of jerefreakinmiah
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

jerefreakinmiah, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of GABrew
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

GABrew, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of Chugs13
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Chugs13, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of schnarr84
4/5  rDev +4.2%

schnarr84, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

beernads, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of epicd3
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

epicd3, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%

Pours a finger of foamy head on a clear amber colored body.
It has a rich aroma of maple syrup followed by wood, toffee, dry barley and candy corn.
The taste is a nice lemon bitter and maple syrup sweet mixture. It's fairly mellow (in a good way) for an aged beer with maple syrup added.
The texture has a stickiness to it with low to moderate carbonation.
Very enjoyable.

Fatehunter, Nov 09, 2013
Innis & Gunn Canadian Cherrywood Finish from Innis & Gunn
86 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.