Innis And Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer | Innis & Gunn

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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:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,534
Reviews:
594
Ratings:
1,859
pDev:
14.97%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
446
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,859 |  Reviews: 594
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

When you pour from a clear bottle, you kind of lose the element of surprise, but hey, this one pours the same color as it looks in the bottle: amber. Now, here is where it gets wild. Its base beer is probably yellow. This is helped SRM wise by the oak it would appear. The head drops in a mild 1/3" white color. Aroma is oaky. Definitely hit what they were going for in that department, that is almost the only smell, other than maybe some alcohol.

Taste is like the color, there is plenty of caramel and oak to it. Its bitter despite no hop regimen being apparent, maybe some nobles or some EKG shit. Is slightly boozy. I guess you have to mention toffee when reviewing this beer also. Doesn't really present itself as much of a scottish ale, seems to light bodied for that. No peat.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of beaulabauve
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of irate_alien
4.26/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of flgimp
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured easy into a frosted pilsner. Color is orange gold. Head is one finger and lightly laces the glass while drinking. Nose is malty and earthy. Taste is creamy malt and vanilla with a slight okay booze. A complex, satisfying blend. Body is medium. Carbonation on the light side. A unique Scottish ale, one to remember.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.41/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was surprised to learn I have not had this, I’m glad I finally did...

An actually good looking brew, dark golden color, very clear with thick, white foam to top off. Smell was okay, a bit also-ran and a tinge of copper to the nose that thankfully did not translate to the taste. Mouthfeel was crisp, light-bodied and somewhat carbonated. Overall, I enjoyed this. It had a slight booziness that still allowed you to pound it if you really wanted to do so.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 11.2 fluid ounce bottle into glass. BBE date is stamped 'FEB 18'.
Dark amber, clear body. Scattered island and ring of white head. Scattered webs of lacing.
Faint aroma of grain, leather, smoke, and whiskey/vanilla.
Taste is more pronounced, but follows the nose, with a swirling mix of malt, vanilla/whiskey, caramel, smoke, and leather. Slightly sweet, but balanced with the other flavors. Oak barrel is present to balance all flavors.
Appropriate thin to medium mouth feel.
Would not order more than one of these, but interesting beer as one in a session.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ronl12
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.74/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not a great beer. There is no age dating so I have no idea if this is 6 months old or two years. Aroma is severely lacking any smells like beer. No head on the pour so it looks kind of bad too. Flavor is sweet and somewhat diapery. Not pleasant. A poor beer. But of course, without a date on this one, I have no idea how old it is.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.05/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suds
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This brew is a honey-gold colored liquid with a thin white head. Faint aroma....a little malt, some grain. Undercurrents of smoke. The taste had an earthy, woody, herbal malt and hop flavor. Semi-dry and medium-light in body. Not bad.

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Photo of BFCarr
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bit too sweet for a scotch ale for me. But not a bad beer.

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Photo of MrPepper
4.44/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Schönes intensives amber bis rot-braun. Cremige Schaumkrone, hält sich gut. Vermittelt Frische. In der Nase überrascht voll mit schweren und süssen Aromen von Rum, Vanille, Holz. Das setzt sich am Gaumen fort und bietet ein gesättigtes aber weiches Gefühl. Kommt sehr gut an, wenn man die Süsse und Rum-Aromen mag. Abgang ist lang und geschmeidig. Trotz der Schwere ein süffiges und geniesserisches Bier.

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Photo of jhart96
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thommo_nk
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very nice medium brown with ok head and decent lacing. Nose is full of leather, caramel, vanilla, and smoke. The taste follows the nose, a decent little beer, good flavors, not over the top but not underwhelming. Enjoying the unique quality of this beer, not your average flavors and its very enjoyable. Clean and smooth finish, easy to drink.

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Photo of StormAles
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JasonRosenberg
4.82/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Such a smooth beer - lots and lots of flavor, no bitterness. Most barrel aged beers taste a bit off to me, but this one is just amazing.

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Photo of rarigney
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbl_delta
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle dated "BBE FEB 13" into pint glass. Pours a clear light amber with slight reddish tint. Initial impression is caramel and vanilla sweetness, with a hint of charred oak. Mouthfeel is medium, as is carbonaion. Finish is sweet and fairly dry. Not a terribly complex brew, but quite enjoyable. Not sure I could drink a bunch of these (too sweet), but nice in moderation.

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Photo of 2GOOFY
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bajengurkan
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Innis And Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 1,859 ratings