Innis & Gunn Canadian Cherrywood Finish | Innis & Gunn

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Innis & Gunn Canadian Cherrywood FinishInnis & Gunn Canadian Cherrywood Finish
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn
Scotland, United Kingdom
innisandgunn.com

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by biboergosum on 05-21-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
172
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.26%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
23
For Trade:
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Photo of olradetbalder
2/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Like butter in a beer....

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Photo of smekermann
2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of charlzm
2.96/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

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Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of ScottStache
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Zuidman
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of hotsudge
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Pav5069
3.22/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mumps
3.22/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pilsner glass.

Had a good golden amber color with a decent 1 inch head.

Smelled pretty good. Good hoppy smell with a hint of cherry.

Taste was disappointing. Too sweet, too carbonated. It did have a hint of cherry in the back, but not pleasant enough to over come the bad qualities.

Mouthfell was also disappointing. As I said, it was far too carbonated, making if feel a little thin.

Overall this beer was somewhat of a let down, and I probably won't buy this again. I still hold hope for the company though.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
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.

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Photo of -chii-
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of ohiobeer29
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of lgmol
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kmat10
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of nullbort
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of jwps214
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Sercoli
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of egrace84
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.26/5  rDev -14.7%
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.

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Photo of kevinlater
3.26/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml into snifter, 7.4% abv

a: clear caramel-ruby hue with just under a finger of light tan head

s: skunked unfortunately, but other than that i'm picking up caramel, oak, alcohol, and shy raisin and vanilla notes. um, not that much different from the original oak-aged ale

t: follows the nose but with a very slight cherrywood presence on the finish. tastes just like the original ale, which is a fine beer, but i was hoping for a bigger cherrywood pop in this one

m: medium-plus mouthfeel with low carbonation

o: expected a lot more from this one. i'm rather disappointed

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Photo of Blackoutvader
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of bylerteck
3.32/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

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Photo of beerhunter13
3.37/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.82 out of 5 based on 172 ratings.
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