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Innis And Gunn Original - Innis & Gunn

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554 Ratings

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Ratings: 554
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 23
Gots: 72 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Geiseman, Oct 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

redleg64, Oct 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

nicsman, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of JWU
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz. bottle poured into a snifter/chalice

A- A clear deep gold/amber with a finger of off-white head. Dissipates quickly. Some nice lacing as well down the glass.

S- straightforward grains, with hints of oak and vanilla.

T- The taste is so much better than the smell. A really nice pale malt bill is enhanced a great deal by the oak, vanilla, and a very subtle sweetness. Very nice, and downright delicious.

M- Smoother, and creamier that I would have imagined. A bit dry on the finish, but we're not talking IPA dry here. Light to medium carbonation.

O- The average appearance and smell hid what lay underneath. I'm looking forward to trying the various offerings of Innis & Gunn

JWU, Sep 29, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, poured into Leffe chalice. Copper colour, hint of ruby, clear, no head or lacing. Aroma was only really bourbon. Tasted bourbon, coffee, vanilla, and oak plus a hint of citrus. Smooth body, no carbonation but the mouthfull was balanced. Overall very impressive for the price, complex without being overly boozy, nice beer for the colder weather, should have picked up more than one.

jonb5, Sep 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Dirtinabottle, Sep 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

wilfonzo, Sep 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

SDellinger, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of emerge077
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Single bottle, FEB13 printed faintly on the neck, so it's in code.
Pours into a tulip glass with copious foam, had to let it settle to pour the rest. The fluffy head takes a few minutes to fade, but does so rapidly after the first sips. Crystalline honey amber color, looks more like a lager or English pale. Very bright clarity that reflects the light well. Some soapy lacing develops in the glass.

Skunky smell when the cap is pried off, and as its poured into the glass. Not surprising with the clear glass bottle. After it sits in the glass some honeycomb and sweet grains emerge, which is a bit better than the initial impression.

Smooth feel, slightly watery (as with all I&G beers thus far) with a light to medium body. Lightly sweet maltiness with a mild bitter bite, with a straightforward vanilla wafer and graham cracker flavor. Simple but pleasant enough. Drinkable, though not something I'd seek out more of.

emerge077, Sep 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Pillowburn, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of BOSMECH
4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Innis and Gunn is hard to find around my part of MA. but I did some research and found some local distributers and picked up some original, since I heard so much about Innis and Gunn and I like Scottish beer.

S I got it in a bottle and poured into a pint glass.

A It was a dark copper color with asmall one inch head.

S It has a very mild smell of toffee and vanilla and you can smell the oak barrel aging in it.

T Very mild taste that goes down smooth also, you taste the toffee and vanilla along with the oak aging but it is not overbearing.

M This is were I like it, you take a nice mouthful and it is bliss, smooth with all the flavors mentioned above and you can not get better.

O I am once again impressed with the Scotts and there beer as I love Belhaven and I think I just found another best, I still have a Innis and Gunn rum cask to review after this one but I will be getting all the Innis and Gunn beers to try now.

BOSMECH, Sep 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Rojada1988, Sep 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Gehrig13, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of KajII
3.1/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

The pour was a clear golden honey with an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head that was mostly diminishing, down to a thin film with a small collar and had excellent streaky lacing.

The aroma was lightly sweet with a caramel malt, light herbal hops and a sweet moldy yeast with notes of toffee, vanilla and a bit of oak cask.

The taste was rather malty with a nice toffee sweetness throughout, with the finish being lightly bitter-sweet with a touch of vanilla and a slight oaky finish. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow with a light sweet woody taste left behind.

Mouthfeel was light in body with a watery texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall a nice lightly sweet Ale with a great drinkability, basically this is a good sipping brew...


KajII, Sep 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Checkurtone, Sep 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

dcollinsOX, Sep 07, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fills a Gordon thistle glass with a clear, dark copper beer with a creamy head that quickly turns to a thin collar, leaving little lacing. Tiny carbonation permeates throughout.

The aroma is faint with sweet oak, caramel, and a hint of whiskey.

The flavor is sweet, similar to apple juice, with notes of caramel, wood and whiskey. Overall, it is crisp, with a slight finish including cinnamon and other spices.

A medium body with light alcohol and a syrupy texture.

Easy drinking and refreshing on a hot afternoon.

SLeffler27, Sep 03, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - clear copper, thumb of off white head retained decently with some lacing
S - peat and pepper, oaky vanilla, and a herbal quality
T - peaty and leafy up front, smooth oak, vanilla , and toffee flavours build, light pepper and herbs
M - medium body with a definitely smoothness, lightly smoky and dry
O - i always enjoy coming back to this beer, it always stands up to the scrutiny, mild in terms of its 'scottishness' but with a mix of silky smooth flavours this is a winner every time

joemcgrath27, Sep 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

emceecue, Aug 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

jaidenjb, Aug 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Ballabas, Aug 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

jhm, Aug 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

donactive, Aug 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Stevez455, Aug 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Futsey, Aug 15, 2012
Innis And Gunn Original from Innis & Gunn
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