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Innis And Gunn Original - Innis & Gunn

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BA SCORE
84
good

540 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 540
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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Paincane

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%

A: Copper hued brew with thin off-white head poured into I & G glass. Minimal lacing.
S: Vanilla, toffee, oak & lightly roasted malt highlight nose.
T: Oak, peat, vanilla, & toffee flavors open up as the glass warms.
M: Medium bodied & smooth.
O: Tasty brew that has a beautiful combination of flavors.

12-04-2013 23:08:12 | More by Paincane
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-04-2013 19:34:13 | More by spinrsx
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +33.7%

12-02-2013 04:32:43 | More by NonicPanic
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craftaholic

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

11-29-2013 00:33:29 | More by craftaholic
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -4.3%

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.

11-27-2013 23:02:43 | More by BeerAdvocate
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sweetlou25

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

11-27-2013 16:41:35 | More by sweetlou25
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

11-27-2013 04:01:48 | More by erialbill
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +1.6%

A: Pours a crystal clear medium amber in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation swirling from the bottom of the glass and some faint burnt orange highlights. The beer has a half finger tall creamy off-white head that reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly heavier than moderate aromas of vanilla and oak over slightly lighter aromas of the spicy notes of rum.

T: Upfront the beer is slightly sweet with light to moderate notes of caramel and fruity (apple + pear) malts. That is followed by moderate flavors of oak, spiced rum, and vanilla. Lightly sweet but not overly so.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: I found this to be one of the more enjoyable beers in the style that I have tried because it was not overly sweet or overly boozy - the flavors of the oak and the vanilla were really nice and the alcohol was fairly well hidden. I was happy to not get any skunky flavors/aromas considering the beer is in clear glass bottles.

11-24-2013 18:22:30 | More by dbrauneis
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jucifer1818

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

11-22-2013 21:47:08 | More by jucifer1818
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mdavidson

Washington

5/5  rDev +33.7%

11-22-2013 20:21:08 | More by mdavidson
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

11-22-2013 01:53:42 | More by Kmat10
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

11-21-2013 08:20:06 | More by schnarr84
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.2/5  rDev -14.4%

Pours a brilliantly clear deep golden color with a huge bubbly off white head that slowly dissipates to a cap on top. Aromas of oak tannin and a hint of vanilla penetrate my nostrils as soon as I more the glass nearer to my face. Earthy almost apple pie spice with hints of caramel and mineral water round out the nose. Little to no hop aroma. The flavor is big on the fruits apple, pear and cinnamon initially. Light caramel and brown sugar gives way to oak tannin and vanilla. Little to no hop flavor or bitterness. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet light sugary mouthfeel. Not a bar beer per se, but not something I really enjoyed much.

11-17-2013 21:11:49 | More by johnnnniee
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Bromine

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

11-16-2013 22:15:51 | More by Bromine
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Marshall_ofmcap

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

11-15-2013 03:36:58 | More by Marshall_ofmcap
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Hypersomnia

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7%

11-15-2013 01:58:36 | More by Hypersomnia
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smptenor

Michigan

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.

11-10-2013 00:25:41 | More by smptenor
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deadliest

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

11-09-2013 18:35:38 | More by deadliest
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GinsuDave

Michigan

3/5  rDev -19.8%

11-08-2013 02:58:15 | More by GinsuDave
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KevinDanger23

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

11-08-2013 02:44:34 | More by KevinDanger23
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WGO

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

11-07-2013 22:01:50 | More by WGO
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Zrx1200r

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

11-07-2013 03:13:32 | More by Zrx1200r
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BuddhaBrowett

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

11-05-2013 13:04:28 | More by BuddhaBrowett
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tmm313

Georgia

3.3/5  rDev -11.8%

A: Pours a golden amber color with a quickly dissipating 1 finger head. Very little carbonation.

S: This really caught me off guard. I was expecting boozey dominance, but it is nowhere to be found. Instead, there'a oak, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and sweet pear. Super sweet.

T: Caught off guard again. Follows the nose pretty closely. Sweetest beer I think I've ever tried.

M: Medium body with slight carbonation. Slight boozey tingle.

O: This was surprising to say the least. Sweetness everywhere! This seemed really balanced and had really strong scents and flavors, but to me, this was jus too sweet. Glad I had it, but I'll probably never buy again.

11-03-2013 20:45:48 | More by tmm313
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

11-03-2013 14:03:48 | More by DamageCase76
Innis And Gunn Original from Innis & Gunn
84 out of 100 based on 540 ratings.