Beer Man: Subtlety is a hit in Cherrywood Aged Ale

A couple of months ago I recommended an oak-aged Scottish ale from Innis & Gunn and mentioned some of the other beers in its portfolio. I had the good fortune since then to run into two of them — its Canadian Cherrywood Aged and Rum Aged.

The Cherrywood ale (in a 25.4-ounce bottle) has all of the positive Scottish ale characteristics of the I&G Original — the toffeeish aroma and flavor, and herbal, grassy hops. The beer is then aged over Canadian black cherrywood chips. Those who have grilled with cherrywood will have a good sense of the flavor that results, although without the smoke aspect.

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