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Innis And Gunn Oak Aged Beer - Innis & Gunn

Innis And Gunn Oak Aged BeerInnis And Gunn Oak Aged Beer

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807 Ratings
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Ratings: 807
Reviews: 418
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.69%

Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 09-15-2003)
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Reviews by Flounder57:
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3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass. Got this earlier this month after volunteering at the EBF. Here we go folks.

Appearance: The poured a slight head that has reduced to a thin layer. A golden orange yellow with some clarity and bubbles coming up through the center of the glass.

Smell: vanilla, honey, oak, grainy and bready notes. Very interesting aroma, but it smells good.

Taste: Vanilla, toffee sweetness, scotch whisky, and oakey notes are fantastic. Alchohol, bready, and creamy notes too.

Mouthfeel: smooth, creamy, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, boozy, and easy to drink.

Overall: I was impressed with this beer. At first, the aroma turned me off a little bit, but the taste and drinkability turned things around. Solid beer oveerall and can't wait to try some of their other brews.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 18:45:10 | More by Flounder57
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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The me of 293 reviews ago wouldn't have tried Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer due to the cost, at $8 for one 330ml bottle that is a hefty fee for an ale. But then the me of 293 reviews ago ironically had a bit more choice on what I could review and now I'm reaching for over-priced brews in a feverish attempt to reach that allusive number 300. And you can't wait to see what I have in store for review #300, it is a special brew indeed.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Clear rust-tinged amber body with a nice cappuccino white head.

S: Subtle tones of toffee malt, vanilla and some fruity hop flowers. Hints of bread yeast and booze linger on in the background. The ale has the reminiscent aroma of a classic English bitter.

T: The taste is bolder and sweeter than expected, with toffee malt, vanilla, fruity hops and a brandy-like note towards the end. There is also an overarching pastiche of floral flavour, a bit of a potpourri type deal going on due to the mix of hops and oak. Finishes a bit dry with a touch of bitterness.

M: Mid to light bodied with a light English ale carbonation.

D: Overall it's pretty average, certainly nowhere near the best English/Scottish ale I've had. I would pick a Pride of Oxford or Adnams Bitter over this any day of the week. Maybe if the pricing on this brew were more competitive it would make it a better choice. That being said the oak really comes out well and gives it a different flavour to most other ales, so kudos for that.

Food match: A classic English Sunday roast would sort this ale out quick-time! Don't forget the Yorkshire pudding ;-)

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 12:34:31 | More by doktorhops
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