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Innis And Gunn Original - Innis & Gunn

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117 Reviews

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Reviews: 117
Hads: 697
Avg: 3.71
pDev: 35.85%
Wants: 37
Gots: 181 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 117 | Hads: 697
Reviews by metter98:
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3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear amber orange in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high dense white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Pleasant aromas of vanilla from the oak barrel aging are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is slightly sweet and has lots of vanilla flavors along with notes of toffee and hints of caramel. There are some notes of oak towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed this beer because it didn't seem as heavy compared to some of the other beers in the style and had lots of vanilla in the smell and taste.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of wheezlelump
4.17/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I have never come across a beer that tasted remotely like this. It's almost an epiphany that has caused me to rethink beer itself. What the hell is going on here? I may be about five (other) beers deep, but this seems like nothing short of a revelation.

Liquid cake -- without being cloying.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and some woody aromas. Taste is much the same with vanilla and woody flavors on the finish. There is a caramel sweetness that lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some nice woody aromas and flavors but the taste is quite sweet and sugary.

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Photo of cam477
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of coffee84
5/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of KirkBuchanan
4.39/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Satyr179
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of chiefbender
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of R_Kole
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of generallee
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of smptenor
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of ThisLadyLovesBeer
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of crumpyto
4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of BrianBeers1030
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of BCborn
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Franziskaner
3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Golden hued with excellent clarity. I smell light bready malt. A fingernail of off white is on top. Heavy lacing. The taste is a light, sweet bready malt. Simple and straightforward. The mouth is very light and somewhat thin.

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Innis And Gunn Original from Innis & Gunn
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