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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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146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-27-2013 00:12:21 | More by Segelstrom
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-21-2013 21:25:36 | More by MO5290
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3.74/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

10-21-2013 01:17:02 | More by rangerred
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4.16/5  rDev +8.3%

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.

10-18-2013 02:48:53 | More by brureview
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-10-2013 23:09:10 | More by SeriousALEment
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-07-2013 03:29:29 | More by sevenshubby
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-06-2013 17:09:44 | More by Jade
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

09-29-2013 12:42:03 | More by spiatt
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4.48/5  rDev +16.7%

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.

09-28-2013 21:20:15 | More by DarrellK
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-27-2013 22:00:58 | More by DIPAFAN
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3.26/5  rDev -15.1%

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.

09-25-2013 09:12:20 | More by CrazyDavros
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-20-2013 09:48:30 | More by Hopinista
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-19-2013 14:00:19 | More by ncstateplaya
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

09-19-2013 13:36:30 | More by bigred89
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4.01/5  rDev +4.4%

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.

09-18-2013 02:43:16 | More by DrDemento456
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-17-2013 16:18:08 | More by Kiae
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-13-2013 06:27:39 | More by Brewer1980
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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.

09-12-2013 00:52:12 | More by spinrsx
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-10-2013 13:50:46 | More by mendvicdog
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

09-09-2013 21:47:19 | More by basickness
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Ontario (Canada)

3.31/5  rDev -13.8%

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.

09-09-2013 12:53:15 | More by tbeckett
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3.71/5  rDev -3.4%

Bought this because my wife has a soft spot for maple beers. Pleasantly surprised. Can't taste much hops or maple. Sweet cherry predominates. First sip seems a bit too sweet but after that it just becomes delicious. You can certainly taste the alcohol, but it's very drinkable. Although others suggest it as a dessert wine we had it with sweet and savory pizza with good results. I will definitely buy again.

09-08-2013 22:48:56 | More by RemDad
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4.16/5  rDev +8.3%

Beer poured a nice translucent amber color with a finger worth of head.

The smell was sweet and malty subtle hints of cherry in the smell.

The first sip was sweet, almost too sweet. The more the beer breaths and warms you get more flavor. The sweetness is still apparent but you start to get woody and cherry undertones with small hints of maple.

I did not get a sense of over carbonation like a few other reviews. Mouthfeel was more syrup and smooth to me.

Overall, this was a great beer. I wish this was more readily available around me so that I could always have it in reserve when I want to take a break from my standard IPA for something on the sweeter side. This beer would also pair well with a smoked pulled pork, or a thick hunk of pork belly.

09-08-2013 13:22:03 | More by mesatrin
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

09-08-2013 02:10:43 | More by deonreds
Innis & Gunn Canadian Cherrywood Finish from Innis & Gunn
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