What better beer to drink with shepherd’s pie than Innis and Gunn? Just happened, that I had a Scottish Ale in the fridge.
Let me tell you something, the mix of potatoes, corn and spicy beef work perfectly with this oak barrel aged beer. Off the top, you get this real woody smell to the beer. You can really tell that it was aged in barrels when you smell it. When I first tasted it, it had a strong maple syrup flavour for some reason. But once I started eating, the taste changed all together. It was more like a traditional ale with a little sweetness and a lot of wood flavour.
Don’t get me wrong, the wood taste was good. It really set this apart from other Scottish Ales that I’ve had.