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Innis And Gunn Original - Innis & Gunn

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BA SCORE
84
good

619 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 619
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 27
Gots: 111 | FT: 1
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: slitherySOB on 12-24-2011

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Photo of modidia
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jaisell
4.11/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of interzen
4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a tulip glass

Look: Lovely, clear dark amber body with a bubbly off-white head which quickly diminishes to pretty much nothing but a few floating bubbles.

Smell: The bottle proclaims "hits of toffee, vanilla and oak" - I certainly get the last two, the first not so much. Quite a pleasant woody vanilla smell with just a hint of whisky and smoke.

Taste: Earthy, woody with hints of vanilla and more than a hint of whisky. Some malt notes coming through towards the end but little or no hop action. The whisky taste is interesting, since there's no explicit mention of aging in whisky barrels, just oak. Either way, it's not at all bad.

Feel: Quite watery, all things considered and there's not much in the way of carbonation to help things along. For 6.6% ABV I'd have expected a bit more in the way of body.

Overall: This is ... interesting. I wasn't at all impressed with the Innis and Gunn rum-aged beer so was approaching this with a bit of trepidation. Fortunately, the spiritous flavours are far more subdued and the drink is a heck of a lot more enhoyable as a result. Easy drinking, but nothing earth-shatteringly amazing.

It's probably worth mentioning that this is now bottled in brown, rather than clear, bottles.

Photo of ziggig
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not bad for a first time taste

Photo of Tdenham
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pierrebeer
3.37/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hansavijaticar
3.47/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear red colour, poor retention. Caramel, whisky, vanilla, wood. Why so watery with so much ABV?! And why those white bottles that can only damage beer inside? Not bad, but dissapointing. There are many more finer Scottish Ales.

Photo of JarradMusgrove
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of marcfromphilly
2.67/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Smells and tastes like a Dewars Lager blend. Not bad if these are the tastes you're looking for. Good oak smell amongst the scotch smell.

Photo of GregJ
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sweet earthy weed nose similar to an English ipa. Sweet bourbon/oak flavor followed by a cheap booziness. Sweet bourbon aftertaste.

Photo of scratch69
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jimbuck
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Innis & Gunn Original has a thin, off-white head, a clear, amber, bubbly appearance, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of toffee, vanilla, oak, and sweet, medium-roasted barley malt. Taste is the same with very low hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Innis & Gunn Original finishes semi-wet and easy drinking.

RJT

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.27/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KStark
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rhys
4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth and very tasty. Easy to drink and a nice big bottle

Photo of Svingjo
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Some nice vanilla notes and a slight oaky flavour that adds a little extra to the body of the beer.

Photo of Superaveragebro
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of Halfpintsized
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Lovely texture and flavour

Photo of YNWA1892
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of TheWaterboatman
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%

Photo of titvs
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 9C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L4153 18:18. AROMA: sweet malty aromas with some cask notes and faint vanilla and toffee. low hop aromas. APPEARANCE: dark golden color and translucent. thin head of slight ivory color with poor retention. TASTE: malty flavour with some cask notes. low bitterness with a semi-sweet finish. PALATE: medium-low body with low carbonation. OVERALL: a just slight different tasting bulk beer.

Photo of sonic4482
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of MartyMarrr
3.88/5  rDev +4%

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Innis And Gunn Original from Innis & Gunn
84 out of 100 based on 619 ratings.