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Innis And Gunn Original - Innis & Gunn

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BA SCORE
84
good

638 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 638
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.75%
Wants: 28
Gots: 131 | 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

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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%

Photo of BIGJoe611
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of headstash
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Merlin68
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of BeastLU
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of LagerCognoscenti
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Appearance is amber with absolutely no head whatsoever. Looks like you're drinking a very large whisky! Edit: tried it a second time and lacing was ok.

Smell is of vanilla, caramel and sweet oak.

The taste is malty, sweet and smooth. There's a lot of vanilla and strong whisky like notes. It's a bit like a 6 per cent abv Polish lager with vanilla essence added. That's not necessarily a bad thing.

Overall, a tasty and rather different beer with a disappointing look but a satisfying peaty whisky vanilla theme that makes me want to try it again even though I wasn't blown away by it. Interesting.

Photo of Wer34truh
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Innis And Gunn Original from Innis & Gunn
84 out of 100 based on 638 ratings.