Thursday, August 25, 2016

Innis & Gunn Original (2016 re-review)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20ChadPolenz (1676) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2016

2015 BJCP Category: 33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (base style: 14C Scottish Export)

AROMA: Sweet butterscotch candy; some light apple character. Wood is faint. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Rusty brownish/orange; mostly clear. Small, tan foam mostly dissipates. 1/3

FLAVOR: Red apple flavor, but not cider-tasting per se. Mild toffee and butterscotch notes, with a strong sensation at the finish. Wood character is faint and imparts minor earthy flavor. Some butter in the aftertaste. Almost not hop presence. Not bad, but not much of a palette to latch onto. 12/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-low body and CO2. Feels flat and a little slick. No alcohol presence. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Has the basic elements of the style, but is in no way superior because it’s oak aged. 6/10


DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.