Innis And Gunn Oak Aged Beer - Innis & Gunn
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Reviews by doktorhops:
3.25/5 rDev -13.8%
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
More User Reviews:
3.89/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle poured into pint glass.
Appearance: Nice amber oak colour; very similar to whiskey. Foam was about a finger high and white, but dissipated after only about 5 minutes.
Smell: Foam was very aromatic, with toffee and vanilla prominent and a hint of oak.
Taste: Medium bodied with wood a little too prominent in the flavour. Vanilla and toffee flavours could only be detected after about 20 seconds. Very slight bitterness and moderate sweetness. Medium carbonation. Definitely drinkable, but perhaps could be improved with a little less oak.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 08:10:05 | More by ThomasT
Innis And Gunn Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
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