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    yeah most of them. They also have these things called chu-hai which are hugely popular among the drink until you drop crowd. They're not brewed like a beer, but are more like hop flavor infusions that taste like really watery beer. I haven't found any that iI'd drink.

    great whiskey though, which is a plus for me, because I like it more than beer.
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    I have been drinking the Oak Aged Innis & Gunn for over a year now (I just finished one, actually) but have not tried the Rum Cask yet..
    I really like it.

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    I just had a chance to try the Innis & Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer. Randomly ran into it at a store I would not have expected to see it at. Visually, it's a very appealing brew, light caramel with lots of bubbles. It smells strongly of vanilla. The taste is vanilla, butterscotch, and toffee, with a slightly bitter end. Surprisingly sweet for an EPA, but not in a bad way. The mouthfeel is fairly rich, again, for an EPA. Surprisingly carbonated for a beer from the losing side of the pond. Lot of alcohol presence toward the end, but not overwhelming. This is more the kind of beer I'd expect from an American brewery, but it's good to see the Scotsmen getting exposure for experimental brewing/aging. Overall, it's a little rough around the edges. The parts don't necessarily work exactly like the brewer probably intended them to, but the beer is still very good. I'd give it a B or B+. Definitely not what I'd consider a session beer, but I'll be buying this again. I think it would go well with dessert.
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    I'm getting more convinced of some link between American and Scottish approaches to ale. That malty/alcohol rich finish seems common to all the scottish and american brews I've tried so far, even though it's a small sample.

    I haven't tried any Northern Irish/Scots Irish ales. A lot of the american population who have 'british' sounding names are descended from scots irish, right ?
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    Some north east of England breweries do "Scotch" ales too, so much so that in parts of Geordieland and Yorkshire you ask for a Scotch you are getting a pint, though if you aren't local they will ask you which one you mean usually. Sam Smiths and S&N breweries spring to mind. Youngers used to do a Scotch bitter for the north of England market too.
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    Does my theory based on my small sample sound right to you Doug?

    i.e. That Scottish ales tend to have a maltier and more alcoholic aftertaste that American craft-ales seem to emulate ?
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    In general I agree with that, also Duvel is a Belgian take on a Scottish brew and fits that profile as well.
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