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Innis And Gunn Original - Innis & Gunn

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BA SCORE
84
good

534 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 534
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.71%
Wants: 24
Gots: 66 | FT: 0
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: slitherySOB on 12-24-2011)
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Reviews by Daredevil:
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Daredevil

Switzerland

4.33/5  rDev +15.8%

it's a bit difficult to judging a style of beer which one comes across the first time (I remember years ago how I wasn't convinced at all by my first Belgian trappist brew or even by the first ale/bitter ... ), so therefore I keep this simple ....
the smell is full with wood and vanilla notes ... the taste is quite structured with fruity (figs, passion-fruit) notes upfront and acreamy-sweet (toffee) finish ...
like good wine the beer needs some airing, the full palate will need reveal in the first sip

03-29-2012 22:32:57 | More by Daredevil
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From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #66 (July 2012):

LOOK: Bright brassy hue, tall order of foam

SMELL: Bready, buttery, toffee, leafy, mineral, wood, herbal, overripe fruit, warming alcoholic esters

TASTE: Creamy, smooth, buttery, malty, toffee, chicory, dried hay, toasted bread crust, balancing bitterness, bite of oak, vanilla, fallen apples; warm, drying finish

Original is right—on one side, it’s a straight-up malt bomb that is balanced by some hopping. On the other side is its strength and oak aging, which ends up being quite complex. A great pick if you are looking for something outside of the norm.

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3.39/5  rDev -9.4%

I love the appearance it just looks like a great beer! The smell is not to my liking and smells to me like a cheaper beer of which this wasn't that inexpensive. Almost smells like PBR. The feel/ finish of the beer is my favorite part. It ends with a beautiful honey taste and leaves the tongue feeling like it was just covered in a thin layer of honey. This made this beer very appealing to me. It may not sound appealing and I would agree but it actually was a good part of this beer. taste whys I honestly cannot tell if I like this beer. It is a difficult decision. It's a bit of a heavier beer so definitely not a session beer. Again, the taste is so hard to tell, the first pat of the sip isn't the best but then it gets sweeter and turns to honey. Totally unique and different from any other beer I've had. I do like. Would I buy it again? Maybe, hard to say. maybe would get it again on a cold night where I just want to sit and rest.

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ThisLadyLovesBeer

New Hampshire

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%

A = Dark amber/peach in color, similar to a fresh pressing of apple cider. The foamy head dissipates too quickly for me.
S = Lovely! Butter toffee, sugary, malty. Subtle and not overpowering.
T = Rather complex. Sweet, malty, light breads, light oakiness, and smoky at the finish.
M = Smooth and the light carbonation adds a refreshing element. Leaves a slight malty/toffee taste on the palate.
O = Delicious and unique. The 6.6% alcohol is perfect. Not an everyday beer, but one I will seek out again. As for food, it would pair with rich cheeses or even a spicy barbeque, and would accompany flavorful fatty foods well.

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Brenden

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%

The box containing information on the three beers in it, including rum cask and winter 2012, simply lists the color as "sunset." Regardless, it's too dark to be called yellow and too light to be called amber, lying somewhere in between. The nearly pure white head is as creamy as I've ever seen and starts off large. Tight bubbles make it seem like dish soap that's settled after you've used a lot and riled it up.. Very nice, really, and retention is also excellent. Lacing is left thickly, particularly toward the top of the glass but in good quantity otherwise.
The smell is interesting and unusual, and my first impression is a mix of candied and honey-roasted nuts of some kind. The vanilla's there, and the wood makes for an interesting change in what a purely vanilla note would be.
The taste is more to par with the claim, lots of woody vanilla with a strongly honey-like note to it as well, particularly in the finish. Alcohol adds more bite than heat but certainly does nip. Paler malts make a solid base, and for its sweetness, the wood does add some dryness and there's a lingering earthy hops bitterness as well. This serves to keep it all in check. There's a nice complexity to this beer.
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CloudStrife

New York

3.73/5  rDev -0.3%

11.2oz bottle poured into a snifter. Clear bottle.

A: Pours a clear copper amber with a 1 finger white head. The foam is quick to dissipate leaving a ring around the edge. Not really any lacing. Average carbonation.

S: Right off the bat you get sweet carmel, a bit of oakiness. Hints of the vanilla and toffee as the label suggests.

T: Not an overpowering beer. The scotch ale blends nicely with a little oak aging. There is a lot of carmel sweetness that I can see being too much for some.

M: It has a fairly thin body considering the flavor. Feels a little watery. Not too much carbonation. A little bit sticky.

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Innis And Gunn Original from Innis & Gunn
84 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.