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Innis And Gunn Oak Aged Beer - Innis & Gunn

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85
very good

850 Ratings
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Ratings: 850
Reviews: 420
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.65%
Wants: 29
Gots: 49 | FT: 2
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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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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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WoodersonMB

Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-04-2012 23:33:54 | More by WoodersonMB
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TobinMitnick

New York

3/5  rDev -20.4%

02-02-2012 17:00:24 | More by TobinMitnick
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Finally getting around to this brand.

A- Poured out of a, oh it feels so wrong, clear bottle into a pint glass with an amber-brown body. A fizzy white head forms to a decent size but dies down fairly quickly. Ends up with no head or cloud and no lace in sight.

S- Like other reviews mention, starts off badly and somewhat skunked but improves with time. After some sipping, the aroma becomes mostly of sweet oak, butterscotch and toffee.

T- Sweet caramel, toffee and butterscotch sugar notes are the primary thing I get from this beer. Oak makes a nice appearance as well as some fruit, vanilla and some buttery hints.

MF- Foamy and highly carbonated body with a somewhat slick feel.

The oak flavor intensifies with time as well as a spicy sort of raisin note, maybe a bit too much for me. Always wondered about this beer, decent I suppose, on to the Whiskey version next.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 03:40:42 | More by cbutova
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KevinSP

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-01-2012 02:00:03 | More by KevinSP
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

330ml bottle poured into a nonic.

Appearance is a clear medium gold with a quick head that flares up and then goes away. No lacing.

Smells overwhelmingly of butterscotch. There is some vanilla along with this odd funky sour cheese smell.

Flavor is quite buttery along with caramel, wood, and vanilla. There is a good bit of sweetness tying all of this together but hardly any bitterness at all. Alcohol is also detectable which is odd for a beer of this strength.

Overall this isn't that great of a beer. It is too sweet without anything to balance it out. Glad I got to try it, though.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 00:46:35 | More by rangerred
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a nonic)

A- This beer pours a crystal clear copper, just as it looks in the clear glass bottles. There is a thin film of off-white head that fades to a thin ring.

S- The green oak and bourbon hints blend with a raisin note and some wet wood lingers in the finish.

T- The wet fresh-cut oak flavor takes on a wooden Popsicle stick flavor and some vanilla notes grow as the beer warms. There is some clean soft slightly sweet malt flavors but they remain underneath the wood. The finish has light bourbon and green wood characteristics.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a slight tight fizz in the finish.

O- The wood is the dominant player but it is not overpowering and gets some very nice subtle support from the malt flavor underneath. I was nervous about the clear bottles but it was tasty and didn't suffer any noticeable change.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 15:07:32 | More by rhoadsrage
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Morningside

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-29-2012 22:24:28 | More by Morningside
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SellaBro1

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-29-2012 13:01:06 | More by SellaBro1
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JimmyW

Illinois

5/5  rDev +32.6%

01-27-2012 10:00:28 | More by JimmyW
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Brianito

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-26-2012 09:41:17 | More by Brianito
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tubacharlie

Michigan

3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The short head quickly dissipates, while light floral scents mix with hints of vanilla and oak. A nutty-brown color, the crystal clear beer is quite still, leaving no lacing or residual head.

Although it lacks any bubbly effervescence in the glass, this Scottish beer has a frothy mouth, with a nice balance of malt and hops. A smooth caramel sweetness in the first sip graduates to a creamy toasted flavor with good malt presence and just enough hops to give a light citric tang at the back end.

A satisfying beer overall that complements meat and potatoes type meals.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 07:04:53 | More by tubacharlie
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barnzy78

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-26-2012 04:11:02 | More by barnzy78
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canucksBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-26-2012 00:43:03 | More by canucksBC
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zaphodchak

Virginia

2.8/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Foamy white head, reddish amber body with a ton of bubbles. These dissipate and leave no lacing.

Smells BAD. Like skunky Heineken. I'm going to assume this is what skunked beer smells like, and move on. It's not nearly so bad once the head is gone. Then it smells more like oak and nice things.

To taste, I had to deliberately not inhale through my nose. There's a trace of the skunkiness in the taste, but it's sort of subdued. It's like bad spinach maybe, but it's not as bad as initially in the nose. Moving on past that, it's got a lovely oak character that delivers on the toffee and vanilla promised on the bottle with that hint of coconut I search for in oaked beers. Quite nice. Mellow and rather British (though I wouldn't say specifically Scottish) in character, but that cheap skunk is really cramping the malt profile. This is sort of like what Newcie Brown would be like if it were oak aged pretty well.

A bit fizzy, but not bad.

I want to bet this is skunked in spite of the low IBUs, but I'm going to fault it for that anyway because I didn't leave it out in the sun, and even though I can't speak for how long it may have been out on the shelf in the store, it's irresponsible to put beer in clear bottles, no matter low the hop content is or how nice it looks. (For the record, it does look nice, and I don't like hops anyway). Jury's still out for me-- part skunky macro lager, part Scottish ale, part lovely oak character. The pros and cons balance.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 04:21:03 | More by zaphodchak
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dprophet

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-22-2012 09:48:16 | More by dprophet
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claytong

Vermont

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-21-2012 18:31:30 | More by claytong
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WeissBoy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-20-2012 07:42:48 | More by WeissBoy
Innis And Gunn Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
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