Innis And Gunn Oak Aged Beer - Innis & Gunn
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Reviews by biboergosum:
3.5/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
330ml clear as the window beside me bottle at the Keg - a decent celebratory choice for my girl's having finished yoga teachers' school classes.
This beer pours a medium crystal clear golden amber colour, with one finger of weakly puffy, wanly foamy, and mostly soapy dirty white head, which leaves a small bit of coral reef lace on the glass as it hastily recedes.
It smells of natural vanilla, boozy wood fiber, caramelized malt, a hint of watery toffee, and very tame earthy, weedy hops. The taste is more big caramel malt, vanilla cookies, equally strong oak barrel woodiness, and weirdly sexy (or just plain welcome) earthy hops.
The carbonation is really quite varied, from fizzy to outright flat-seeming, the body rather nice and round and weighty, with an attendant sugary smoothness. It finishes with a pretty sweet lingering, softly boozy whisky flourish.
A few years ago, I presented this to my dad, a UK whisk(e)y fan who doesn't really do much in the way of beer anymore, and he was impressed with the flavour intensity, but didn't think it would be good for more than a small serving. I still agree with that, as this is a tasty enough, original (at one time) brewing concept, but the flavours from the wood would indeed become cloying after a short exposure. And I suppose it helps if you're an ardent fan of oak-aged spirits in the first place.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2009 21:34:45 | More by biboergosum
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3.05/5 rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
330 ml. bottle poured into a Pint glass
Appearance... Golden beer with foamy head colour white of 1 finger aprox
Aroma... malt, grass and wet wood; herbal aroma predominance
Taste... Malt predominance with vanillae notes and then hop , touch of bitterness is very light.
Mouthfeel... medium body and soft carbonation
Overall... a british ale but malty and sweet. Drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
06-17-2014 18:31:05 | More by Jetulio
Innis And Gunn Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
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