Innis And Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer | Innis & Gunn

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,766 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good
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Innis And Gunn Original Oak Aged BeerInnis And Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn
Scotland, United Kingdom
innisandgunn.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UncleJimbo on 09-15-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,766
Reviews:
569
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
15.2%
 
 
Wants:
82
Gots:
410
For Trade:
2
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Photo of maximum12
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Assumed 11.2 oz. bottle evidently aged 77 days in oak barrels. I’m going to go through these in the next few days, figured I’d ’member better than way. Now, where’s the remote.

The pour is amber that leans towards clearer orange when held up to a handy light source. Nose is very subtle but nice: sweet malt, caramel, vanilla.

Innis & Gunn Original Oak Aged is a three-sipper before I come up for a longer breath. Beautiful malt base that whispers caramel, toffee, & sweetness, while the barrel imparts a bit of vanilla, wood. Finishes with light citrus & long, languid note of molasses. Light, airy, light breathing in alcohol rather than drinking it.

This is straight ancient-school - I can imagine this is the beer Conan the Barbarian was sipping between busting medieval heads. This is finely crafted & a stellar example of what a skilled brewer can do even with a ‘low’ ABV brew. Excellent. Looking forward to the other two!

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Photo of cuvtcuv
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schavuytje
3.06/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Tasted at bustling Apeldoorn; Beautiful dark gold with a fairly firm foam suit, floral aroma, a lot of co2 therefore soapy and remains only floral soap

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Photo of parpalapelix
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iftcoach
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shu_420
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vader444
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour into 2/3 pint glass.

Been a good few years since I've had this. Wasn't a fan previously.

Deep orange with small but persistent head and reasonable lacing on the glass. Smells of toffee apples and a hint of spice. Flavours of baked apricot and vanilla. Sweet but not overly so. No recognisable hop presence. Decent. Better than I remember. Cheers!

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Photo of Sexmortus
4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FZR23
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mishi_d
3.24/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of monkist
3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VictorsValiant
4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbryan5
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerMe8
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmoriarty
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tillmac62
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

BBD May, 2017. Pours a clear dark copper. Normal head volume. Somewhat poor lacing and retention, even for a cask aged beer.

Outstanding light airy nose. Slightly sweet apple and pear are dominate. Underneath is a light touch of vanilla and soft caramel. While aged in oak, oak is only expressed in the vanilla notes.

Light body with a smooth texture. World class carbonation / body balance. The middle is perfectly effervesced to allow flavor expansion yet not detract the palate with effervescence. The finish delivers a nice prickly effervescence that tingles the tongue.

The flavor profile is outstanding. It tends to follow the nose but is not as sweet as was implied. It begins slightly tart then shifts to apple and pear in the slightly sweet middle. Mid-palate sweetness is bready more so than caramel in nature and has a subtle toffee note. Caramel is subtly there, but you have to look for it. Vanilla is somewhat masked but is noticeable under the fruit flavor, especially as the sweetness begins to fade. While absent in the nose, oak takes center stage before the finish and provides a light roughness that is slightly bitter. The finish is a slow fade of oak and the strongest vanilla influence. Diacetyl was not evident.

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Photo of ofYYC
3.29/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured a sparkly amber without any head. Strong ale fruitiness, whiskey and oak in the aroma. Flavor profile is similar, boozy and sweet with a hint of banana. Overall, for a beer that would feel perfectly at home in a can, this is pretty decent.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alck11
4.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kamahl16
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Boozy... in a good way.

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Photo of sdm9465
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rickklein9
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jonoesh5
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Innis & Gunn's Original is a very light Scottish Ale. The nose of the beer hints at a deeper mouthfeel, but the body of this brew is thin. Notes of bourbon & vanilla. Orange zest in the aftertaste. Overall, this brew struck me more like a vienna lager or a better Newcastle Brown. I wouldn't seek out this one.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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