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Innis & Gunn Oloroso Cask | Innis & Gunn

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Innis & Gunn Oloroso CaskInnis & Gunn Oloroso Cask

Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by ChrisCage:
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4.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a dark coppery color, and is very clear. The head is less than impressive, starting out less than one finger in thickness, and giving me a quick disappearing act, settling itself into a very thin patchwork of foam. There also appears to be a bold carbonation in this beer, with several column of bristly looking bubbles rising rapidly to the top. The lacing is also not very well defined, as there are only a few small spheres of oily looking head sticking to the side of my glass.

S- There is a very sticky, sweet smell that beholds the overall aroma profile. There is a medley of smells happening here...plenty of toffee and brown sugar, and a distinct nuttiness that reminds me very closely of peanut brittle. Dried dark fruit aromas are present as well, such as chocolate covered raisins, prunes and/or plums. The aroma profile lingers and leaves a heavy note in the immediate air. The longer I smell this, the more spice that shows up...cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of clove...almost like a pumpkin pie! What a complex aroma this beer provides....something that I find is somewhat rare, at least with the beers I review.

T- Wow, this is a surprisingly clean and mild tasting beer overall! The flavors mentioned in the smells, however, follow closely. I definitely taste the wine-y sweetness of the Oloroso Sherry, (something I do drink), along with brown sugar/caramel and sweet nuttiness. There doesn't seem to me to be any real hop presence on the palate, which is something I&G say is there....perhaps this is the 'balance', and why I'm finding this beer so clean on the finish!

M- This has a medium body to it, yet is so clean that it really tastes like a thin bodied brew. The carbonation leans towards the hard side in my opinion, helping to provide that refreshing taste I keep bringing up. It's very desert like and reminds me of a light rum/fruitcake but it doesn't have that heaviness I would have expected....that and the 7.4% alc/vol is virtually invisible in the taste and feel....great!

O- This is a highly deceiving beer, and I mean that in a good way. I don't know that this is my absolute favorite I&G brew, but it's so unique within their lineup. It has an incredible aroma profile, crisp and clean full flavors and does well on it's own, and I dare say this would be a great sweetening agent into a chili! Big thumbs up again...I recommend this one!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single 330 ml clear bottle purchased from LCBO for $4.95 CDN. Came in a flimsy cardboard box perhaps in an effort to make it look fancier and more exclusive.Really hope this is worth the money.

Served fairly cool into a pint glass.

Appearance - Dark golden / copper color. 1.5 fingers of white head was poured with moderate retention. Lots of bubbles and crystal clear but disappointing amount of lacing left.

Smell - Similar to other Innis & Gunn products with the vanilla / oak blend. However additional toffee and caramel aromas are present. Also a certain sherry sweetness to the brew. A few other faint aromas that i can't quite put my finger on, but the smell is complex and enticing. Pretty good overall.

Taste - Oak, Toffee and definite sweet sherry flavors. Vanilla is more subdued here and limited to the back half of the palate. Strange grape flavor and light wood tastes as well.

Mouthfeel - Thin feeling, but well enough carbonated to give it a palate coating feel albeit a touch syrupy.

Overall - Agood beer, but a bit oversweet for my tastes and definitely not worth the money. Probably worth trying again but will stick to a couple other preferred I&G products.

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A) Basic golden pour, very light head, creamy-ish

S) Caramel malts, spiciness, earthy from the hops

T) Sweet caramel fruity malt taste, with spices, earthy, very light bitterness. Something stands out on the first drink, maybe the combo with the grapes and figs.

M) Smooth and thin, like most light beers, but a little creamy

O) Good sweet spicy earthy light beer, would buy again.

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Innis & Gunn Oloroso Cask from Innis & Gunn
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 93 ratings