Innis And Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer | Innis & Gunn

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Innis And Gunn Original Oak Aged BeerInnis And Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer
1,835 Ratings
Innis And Gunn Original Oak Aged BeerInnis And Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer

Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is our firstborn brew, whose accidental discovery started our story in 2003. Its originality also lies in its singular taste – notes of biscuity malt and vanilla swirling within a creamy, mellow character.

A pioneering beer, its flavour finds favour with brewing juries, blind tasting panels and barflies alike.

Added by UncleJimbo on 09-15-2003

Bros Score:
View: Beers
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 1,835 |  Reviews: 591
Photo of CiCi921IBG
1/5  rDev -73.3%

Photo of BlakeL
1/5  rDev -73.3%

Photo of TheBigBoy
1/5  rDev -73.3%

Photo of donramon63
1/5  rDev -73.3%

Photo of aakerman
1/5  rDev -73.3%

Photo of Danne_101
1/5  rDev -73.3%

Photo of Themanran
1.38/5  rDev -63.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

thought it tasted disgusting. Honestly worst beer I have ever had.

66 characters

Photo of WCKDVBZ
1.39/5  rDev -62.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

I have no idea what they were trying to do here, but it didn't work.

69 characters

Photo of salvo
1.46/5  rDev -61%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Weak clear brown liquid with a light foam made of quickly dissipating larger bubbles. Carbonated like soda water.

Smell is sweet and oaky with hints of malt. Very little hop flavor (very little flavor, really). Vanilla from the charred oak.

If I might: this beer proves you cannot put any old thin adjunct brew into a barrel and have it emerge transformed. It's transformed, but it is still weak, mediocre, poor. With some traces of oak and vanilla.

I saw that this was being imported into the US. Thought it important to offer my opinion directly and clearly. Avoid this beer.

 582 characters

Photo of Zakk
1.5/5  rDev -59.9%

Photo of NHSTEVE
1.5/5  rDev -59.9%

Photo of dleone3
1.5/5  rDev -59.9%

Photo of Goregazm
1.68/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1


Appearance: Pours a light amber color, thin looking with some bubbles rising up inside. Has a frothy, two-finger head which lasts for about a minute and leaves a little bubbly lacing behind.

Smell: Strong in the nose but sweet as well. Has a heavy woodsy and whiskey scent, with a little toffee and caramel. Has a sort of thick, buttery smell below the surface. A rather intimidating smell.

Taste: Tastes almost identical to the smell. The whiskey and butteryness is up close and personal, and I can't say I like the mixture of the two. No hops at all, and has an unpleasant syrupy taste, similar to butterscotch.

Mouthfeel: Foamy and somewhat thick, like a thin syrup with carbonation. Puts a little bit of carbonation on the tongue, but not too much. Aftertaste is like a very bland version of the taste.

Drinkability: Personally, I hated this beer. I thought the butter flavor in the taste was disgusting, and being combined with the syrup texture made it even worse. I would never buy or drink this beer again, but that's just me. You very well might like it even though I couldn't finish one.

 1,124 characters

Photo of jadpsu
1.69/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Got this at Nicko's wine and beer store. Nicko thought I would enjoy it. Said he has many customers who love it. He should have mentioned that the ones who love it don't care for beer.

Are you kidding me!! This many, self proclaimed BEER CONOISEURS like this??? This is suppossed to be a beer site and this was suppossed to beer.
This looked, smelled and tasted like lousy,cheap sweet whiskey.

Beer, should NOT TASTE LIKE THIS, at least imho.

 445 characters

Photo of Andragos
1.75/5  rDev -53.2%

Photo of rkm19
1.75/5  rDev -53.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
1.8/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Diacetyl bomb. I cannot se beyond the butter or the popcorn taste. Horrible!

76 characters

Photo of josanguapo
1.94/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

From Hipercor. In Ikea's pint glass. Playing Goodbye Deponia.Not a kind of beer I like but at least I could finish this one without as much disgust as the tennents one, so it must be better. No foam and nasty colour

 215 characters

Photo of Treb0R
2/5  rDev -46.5%

Photo of ninaturner
2/5  rDev -46.5%

Photo of bvlaminck
2/5  rDev -46.5%

Photo of Stockfan42
2/5  rDev -46.5%

Photo of Socialiste
2/5  rDev -46.5%

Photo of JKV96
2/5  rDev -46.5%

Photo of Hanglow
2/5  rDev -46.5%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Innis And Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 1,835 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.