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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

141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | 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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GJ40

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-27-2013 22:49:35 | More by GJ40
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-17-2013 20:01:30 | More by NonicPanic
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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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Moo5152

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-15-2013 17:31:55 | More by Moo5152
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

12-11-2013 20:59:55 | More by Molson2000
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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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ErinnA

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-07-2013 21:08:34 | More by ErinnA
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-05-2013 19:40:55 | More by CurtisD
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-04-2013 23:53:35 | More by iL0VEbeer
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 04:13:13 | More by joemcgrath27
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

12-03-2013 00:53:57 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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GABrew

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-25-2013 22:37:39 | More by GABrew
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-24-2013 22:28:41 | More by Chugs13
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-21-2013 08:19:23 | More by schnarr84
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-18-2013 05:06:38 | More by beernads
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epicd3

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

11-12-2013 14:49:02 | More by epicd3
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 04:07:51 | More by Fatehunter
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into tulip 7/11/13

A clear dark amber with a few slow bubbles feeding a short lived finger of foam that leaves no lace

S mild wood, lots of toffee, ju-jubes are strong, I don't think cherry wood would make this smell like cherries but I do get some cherry, some maple rounds things out

T tastes a little better with slightly more wood, maple and caramels are stronger, ju-jubes are toned down, just a hint of booze but its very well hidden

M lighter side of medium but the bubbles give it some life creaming it up a little, fruity finish

O one of the better Innis & Gunn beers I've had, the flavor was the best part for sure but not lacking anywhere

I could drink this one again no problem, not overly complex but has a nice mix of flavors and very easy to drink for 8.3%

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 04:23:28 | More by wordemupg
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-03-2013 14:01:34 | More by DamageCase76
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ScottStache

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.9%

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

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-26-2013 23:08:17 | More by mjstacker
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MO5290

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-21-2013 21:25:36 | More by MO5290
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter out of a 750ml bottle.

Pours a clear deep ruby with a thick one finger off-white head. Really good head retention and lacing.

The first note I get in the aroma is the very typical Innis and Gunn oakiness. There is some cherry in there that is faint along with a bit of butterscotch.

The flavor has that heavy familiar oak up front but there is more depth to it with this beer. Some cherry is there along with butterscotch and sweet caramel. The maple syrup is detectable in the sweetness that is present but the actual flavor is quite faint. Pretty thick mouthfeel with quite a bit of sweetness and a sticky finish.

Overall, a decent, somewhat complex beer but it still misses the mark for me. The sweetness is a bit much and somewhat limits drinkability. Still, a nice effort by Innis and Gunn.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 01:17:02 | More by rangerred
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark copper color in a stein with a 2 f head.

Very strong oak presence in the aroma- some cherry.

The mouth feel is carbonated.

Wonderful oak / cherrywood taste with some vanilla.
The maple syrup doesn't come in strongly. There is
slight bitterness in the finish.

Quite distinctive. Strong oak,light body, some vanilla, but the vanilla
aroma doesn't come through.

Served at 54F. However, it is suggeted to serve a 5C-too low,.

Quite good.My favorite from the brewery.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 02:48:53 | More by brureview
Innis & Gunn Canadian Cherrywood Finish from Innis & Gunn
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