Innis And Gunn Oak Aged Beer - Innis & Gunn
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Reviews by Gattopardo:
3.88/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I noticed this one at Trader Joe's while waiting in line and thought it looked intriguing. According to the label, this beer is aged in oak barrels for 77 days. The label also notes that it should be served chilled. I found this instruction a little disconcerting as I have come to assume that only low-quality beers require cold temperatures and only to mask the overly bitter flavours, or lack of any flavours, as the case may be. However, I worried needlessly as I ended up sipping it over the course of a couple of hours without any appreciable degradation in taste.
The brew poured with a rich, even amber colour and a good head that dissipated quickly. A deep sniff revealed a pleasant malty aroma with whiskey tones. On the first sip, the sweetish flavour of malt is very evident, but even more pronounced is a taste that I liken to that of single malt Scotch whisky from the lowlands. As a lover of good Scotch, I was particularly delighted at the results of aging in oak barrels. Bitterness was only present in trace amounts. One could argue it could use a little more of the latter for balance, but I personally would not complain. The finish was smooth and warm in the mouth. Overall, an unusual and enjoyable brew. I can attest that it goes well with dark chocolate.
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2006 16:04:00 | More by Gattopardo
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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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