Innis And Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer | Innis & Gunn

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,774 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:
1,774
Reviews:
572
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
15.2%
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
415
For Trade:
2
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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

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

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle picked up at the COOP.. Pours clear orange with a thin off white head... nose and palate both carry light vanilla and hints of toffee that are accentuated by residual maltiness.

All 3.75s

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Photo of TheHopsman
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whatthehull
3.36/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter/tulip/wine hybrid glass

A - a translucent copper/amber, half finger off white head and no lacing/legs

S - bourbon, vanilla, sugar, tons of sweet malt/grain, toffee earthy hops, fruity and very velvety

T - little to no difference from the nose to the taste

M - medium minus body, nice balance, decent complexity, medium minus carbonation and a very sweet start to finish

D/O - looking for a smooth easy to drink ale with lots of flavor? This may be it. Worth a go for sure. Lacking in overall richness but makes up with nothing over the top.

Final thoughts - at $10 a four pack it is worth a try, though at that price range the under 8% is lackluster

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Photo of nightgardener
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HamdenHector
3.08/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A: crystal clear; deep gold in color; 1 finger finely pored ivory head that receded quickly to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: more baked apple than anything else; a little fruity as well;

T: predominantly baked apple from start to finish; light fruit and a hint of oak through the middle; after that, it's all apple through the aftertaste;

M: medium bodied; light to moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: easy drinking, but not enough oak character;

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Photo of user785335
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gandalf
4.71/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A fine mainline Scottish ale that weighs in at 6.6% ABV. Lovely copper colour with a subtle whiskey flavour followed with a sweet vanilla/caramel finish. My wife and I enjoy it on tap at a local Scottish pub.

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Photo of Jodio
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Speiglau BA glass.

Look is a light amber with a head that disappears quickly.

Aroma is a light malt with vanilla from the oak.

Taste is a lot of that sweet vanilla mixed with malt.

Very good light BA beer.

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Photo of Nichols33
2/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of bmaggot
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OompaMentor
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a clear golden-orange with a small,quickly dissipating,foamy,offwhite head
-low to medium carbonation visible
S:
-vanilla,coconut,honey,slight orange,slight spice,lime,peach,toffee
T:
-Follows the nose plus a toasty and dry finish
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
Surprisingly nice BA Scottish Ale.

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Photo of cp45
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cknoch
4.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dewsby
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Innis And Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
3.75 out of 5 based on 1,774 ratings.
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