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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

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 4
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn visit their website
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 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
Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

bigred89, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

What a kick ass size I never had a 25.4 oz bottle before. Almost a steal at just 5.99. Into a pint glass.
A - Minimal head just a 1/4 inch that fizzes out slowly but in the glass a ton of carbonation. Slightly thick looking deep brown in color.
S - Smell is great like a regular Inns and Gunn but a bit stronger on the wood. Smells very sweet with vanilla, toffee and caramel.
T - Not as sweet as I expected notes of vanilla, cherry, oak, and a not so strong maple tone but its in there giving the finish a slight dry edge.
M - Such a smooth beer I would have guessed maxed at 7% but this one is well over 8%.

Overall could have been a bit thicker but I found it very smooth, tasty oak aged old ale. Well worth the 6 dollar price for more than a bombers worth.

DrDemento456, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of Kiae
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Kiae, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of Brewer1980
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Brewer1980, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of spinrsx
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.

spinrsx, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev +4.2%

mendvicdog, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of basickness
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

basickness, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of tbeckett
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.

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