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Innis & Gunn Barrel Aged beer

JMF Mar 18, 2010 10:33 AM

I haven't tried them or heard much about them. What do folks think of Innis & Gunn's barrel aged beers?

  1. The Professor Mar 19, 2010 08:57 PM

    Haven't tried them although I plan to...but Isuppose that the clear bottles do throw up a bit of a red flag.

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      partisan Mar 20, 2010 06:18 PM

      Love it. Just wish it was a bit cheaper so I could drink it more!

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        kwjd Mar 22, 2010 01:45 PM

        I've had 6 different I&G beers, none are spectacular, but all have been pretty good. The ones I've had are the blonde, Canadian cask, IPA, rum cask, triple matured oak, and the regular oak aged. They all are fairly similar to each other, just with minor flavour differences.

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          Mike000 Mar 22, 2010 10:53 PM

          I consider Innis & Gunn the best beer out there. Too bad it cost so much lol...

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          donovt Dec 11, 2010 06:54 PM

          Just had my first one tonight. Definitely not my cup of tea. Flavor reminded me too strongly of whiskey.

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            JessKidden Dec 12, 2010 01:39 AM

            "Flavor reminded me too strongly of whiskey."

            Isn't that sort of the point? The beer is aged in used bourbon (as well as other liquor) oak barrels.

            It's sort of like saying you don't like Bud Chelada because it tastes like someone mixed Budweiser with Clamato juice.

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              donovt Dec 12, 2010 10:28 AM

              That's why I said "too strongly". I expected a little hint of a whiskey flavor, it was too strong of a flavor for my liking.

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                JMF Dec 12, 2010 11:34 AM

                How long ago did you try it? I'm wondering if it was a bottle from before or during the time I consulted. Or the ones that came out afterwards.

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                  donovt Dec 12, 2010 01:07 PM

                  Just tried it last night. Didn't think it was a bad beer, just not my style.

          2. JMF Dec 12, 2010 08:20 AM

            Since this first post, I ended up consulting to them for awhile since they had some inconsistency problems. They now have a rum barrel aged beer available in the US. I like this one better than the first. It's a bit bolder and deeper flavored. No noticeable rum flavor, but nice.

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