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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

157 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 5
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 joemcgrath27
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

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%
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.

Fatehunter, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of wordemupg
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%

wordemupg, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of DamageCase76
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

DamageCase76, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of ScottStache
3/5  rDev -21.9%

ScottStache, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of Segelstrom
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Segelstrom, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of mjstacker
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

mjstacker, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of MO5290
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

MO5290, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of rangerred
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.

rangerred, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of brureview
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.

brureview, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of SeriousALEment
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

SeriousALEment, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of sevenshubby
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

sevenshubby, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Jade
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Jade, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of spiatt
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

spiatt, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of DarrellK
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Probably the only thing lacking with this brew is that the mouth is a bit light for a Scottish Ale.

At the pour there is a moderate head that dissipates in a while but has the large bubble of the style.

Color looks like you poured a Jim Beam in the glass.

The nose is pronounced and has a trace of the cherrywood as well as the malt.

The mouth is more than adequate but not quite as viscous as the style dictates.

Finish is malty with the undertones of the cherrywood and maple balancing the slightly high gravity.

As a beverage is rates higher than how it matches the style but no one will complain.

DarrellK, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of DIPAFAN
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

DIPAFAN, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of CrazyDavros
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.

CrazyDavros, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of Hopinista
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Hopinista, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of ncstateplaya
4/5  rDev +4.2%

ncstateplaya, Sep 19, 2013
Innis & Gunn Canadian Cherrywood Finish from Innis & Gunn
86 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.