Innis And Gunn Oak Aged Beer - Innis & Gunn
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Reviews by Contra:
4.53/5 rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A friend of mine raved about this beer, so I had to try it out. At approx. $4 a bottle, it's not cheap. It is, however, well worth the money.
Nothing really notable about the appearance except that it's a leather-tan color with minimal head. From the first sniff after opening the bottle, it seemed like a typical Scotch/English ale, but after pouring it into a pint glass, the aroma really opened up. The bottle describes the beer as being aged in "oak barrels traditionally used to mature malt whisky", and I think that sums up the aroma quite well. Extremely similar to whisky, and in fact, I would say that this beer is what I taste in whisky, but in a much more subtle and mellow fashion. Strong vanilla notes, but it really comes back to that toffee flavor. Oddly complex, while also subtle. Very well balanced in the flavors.
Overall, I am very impressed. I'd be interested in tasting this before it's aged. It seems like it would not be anywhere near as interesting without the aging. I'd imagine it would still be a good beer, but this beer is all about the subtleties found in the aging process. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2007 01:23:30 | More by Contra
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4/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Picked up a mixed 4 pack of Innis and Gunn because I am Scottish. Good looking and smelling beer with an outstanding flavor. One of better beers for me so far but not a great value overall do to cost versus quality. Probably won't try again but certainly would drink if available.
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2014 23:40:24 | More by JamieDuncan
3.6/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Marshall Street Bar and Grill in Rochester, NY.
Pours a light honey brown. Small, half inch head, not much lacing.
Smells like toffee, vanilla, and wood.
Tastes are very similar. Strong toffee, almost like buttercrunch candy. Some smokiness, slight whiskey flavors with vanilla and brown sugar.
Slightly thin mouthfeel, low carbonation. Pretty drinkable.
This is a pretty low key barrel aged beer, probably good for people who want to try the style without diving in too deeply.
Serving type: on-tap
03-09-2014 06:23:38 | More by GreesyFizeek
Innis And Gunn Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
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