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Innis And Gunn Oak Aged Beer - Innis & Gunn

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85
very good

867 Ratings
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Ratings: 867
Reviews: 421
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.65%
Wants: 30
Gots: 59 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 09-15-2003)
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Dave1999

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pored a dark orange with a thick foamy head. Lots of lacing.

Smell was of heavy malts and vanilla.

The taste was of oak, sweet vanilla, caramel and a little creamy.

Just the right amount of carbonation, very smooth.

Overall a very original and enjoyable beer. Probably the one of the best beers I've had from Edinburgh.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 23:46:46 | More by Dave1999
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caisno

Nevada

4.55/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance - from the bottle into a tulip and left me wanting for nothing, amber thick lacing.

Smell- Wood, oak mainly and a hint of pine with some honey and fig.

Taste- increadibly unique. A bit of malt flavored oak. A dose of wiskey and a hint of bread. A very spicy beer for the level of malt and sweet. A truely new taste. I'm grateful.

Mouthfeel- for the lvl of mild spice there is a greatly appreciated zing! There is a bit of boozyness too. Relatively thin. Pleasant.

Overall- A must. This and their rum cask are two must tries. However their rum cask is superior. Don't pass on either, you'll be cheating yourself.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 08:35:03 | More by caisno
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thegerm87

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

03-09-2012 02:42:47 | More by thegerm87
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beerhawk41

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.4%

03-08-2012 03:46:39 | More by beerhawk41
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mikerems

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

03-07-2012 06:29:09 | More by mikerems
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Corey


3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-06-2012 01:52:24 | More by Corey
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JxExM

New York

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

03-05-2012 00:20:41 | More by JxExM
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FrankK

Alabama

3/5  rDev -20.4%

03-02-2012 00:55:34 | More by FrankK
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LukeONeill


3/5  rDev -20.4%

02-27-2012 04:43:07 | More by LukeONeill
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
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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ltdantheman

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-25-2012 21:42:44 | More by ltdantheman
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SoullessHell

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

02-21-2012 05:19:03 | More by SoullessHell
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chasesitten

Georgia

3/5  rDev -20.4%

02-21-2012 04:16:05 | More by chasesitten
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -20.4%

02-20-2012 18:04:24 | More by chrispoint
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-20-2012 14:52:48 | More by djrn2
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BrewCaveDweller

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-17-2012 02:11:10 | More by BrewCaveDweller
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml clear glass bottle with a BB of Feb 2012. Oak-aged beer; an original idea (sort of) that was discovered by accident.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A rich golden-amber colour with plentiful carbonation. Yields a decent head of creamy white foam that lasts for a minute or two before subsiding. Aroma of sweet toffee, vanilla and oak, underpinned by an alcoholic, whisky-like note. Any malt or hop aromas are smothered, and the effect is rather cloying.

Tastes of light malt with a sweet, slightly woody character. Notes of toffee and vanilla upfront, followed by subtler hints of oak. Pretty sweet - like a dose of candy sugar has been added to it. A faintly spicy/fruity element, with hints of anise, bananas, bubblegum and whisky. A mildly harsh, skunky background character. The finish is slightly hot and boozy. Mouthfeel is light, smooth and pleasantly tingly. A little dry on the palate. Aftertaste of sweet toffee/vanilla.

An interesting effort, but I don't find myself falling in love. It's biggest flaw, in my opinion, is the excess of extraneous flavours rather than an emphesis on the 'beer' character. It has some complexity, but it's too sweet, with too much toffee and vanilla - these flavours dominate everything else. It would be improved by a more robust maltiness that stands up to the oak and creates a better balance. Anyway, try it for interest, once.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 23:20:20 | More by jazzyjeff13
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-11-2012 00:55:53 | More by RoryOMoore
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bpop23

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-10-2012 18:37:01 | More by bpop23
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pint at Highlander. From notes.

A - Poured dark copper, bright, film of head, bright, mild carbonation.

S - Vanilla, oak, sugar, toffee.

T - Vanilla, oak, sugar, toffee, bread, sweet malt.

M - Mild carbonation, medium body, sweet oak/vanilla finish.

O/D - Not bad. Tasty. Lacks complexity and is too sweet but a tasty tipple nonetheless. I couldn't have more than one though.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2012 15:44:22 | More by tbeckett
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ehnesandrew

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-09-2012 15:35:45 | More by ehnesandrew
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Well it's a clear glass so I can tell it's a bright amber brown but it's a beauty in the glass with a 1/2 inch of sticky foam that reduces to a moderate lace.

S - Well I do pick up faint notes of bourbon and oak barrel but mostly just sweet malts like the toffee and mild vanilla.

T - Wow very balanced. I am actually surprised I get very little bourbon in the taste which I enjoy. Sweet toffee and vanilla is good and light barrel makes this an easy sipping brew.

M - Medium bodied and coats the tongue very well for a beer under 7 percent.

Overall I wasn't expecting much since the clear bottle but I will be damned if this isn't the best Scottish ale I ever drank. Medium sticky body, nice sweet malt flavors, and a low ABV if it was found closer to me I would enjoy a couple a sitting. Great beer!

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 23:38:56 | More by DrDemento456
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RepMichigan

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20.4%

02-08-2012 04:23:03 | More by RepMichigan
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nmann08

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

02-07-2012 14:40:25 | More by nmann08
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WankelEngine

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a nonic

A: Pours a clear amber color. There is a three finger head which relatively quickly bubbles away to form a small cap of off-white foam.

S: Starts off faint. I can make out some caramel and some vanilla-oak.

T: Very malty and smooth. First I taste toasted malt and caramel. Quickly a sweet vanilla flavor becomes very powerful, along with a bit of smoky oak. There is also a faint frutiness. The finish is sweet and malty. Overall, vanilla dominates the flavor.

M: Smooth and sticky. Very little carbonation.

O: An interesting beer. The vanilla flavor is a little overwhelming. Purely a sweet beer, nothing bitter here at all.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 01:08:46 | More by WankelEngine
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