Innis And Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer | Innis & Gunn

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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:
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:
#23,986
Reviews:
592
Ratings:
1,837
pDev:
14.97%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
439
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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

Photo of mister_moose
4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I like this beer. While it isn't terribly complex, what it does have is a wonderful vanilla whisky malty flavor that for me is one of the best barrel aged beers out there. Not boozy, not heavy, just right.

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Photo of brp94
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very traditional Scotch ale, though it lacks a particular depth of flavor. Just lots of caramel malt along with some English malts...only marginally produces the huskier flavor you get with a robust Scotch ale but there isn’t anything off about it

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Photo of Miha1982
3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice old style bottle. Tastes "Different" much like whiskey, but has some corny aftertaste. All in all good beer.

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Photo of ArnoldStotzer
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLK7299
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DarthVorador
4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yaron73
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phineasco
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Nice beer from Bud.

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Photo of Tschude
3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GentleKnight1
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the local Lidl store during a special promo. Very small head as poured into glass. Dark straw like color. Nice tang....unusual. Having a difficult time to describe it (stupid....), but very nice; would purchase again.

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Photo of deonreds
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ewpass
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear copper with a good head. Sweet biscuit nose. Smooth malt body with oak notes. Medium carbonation. Malt-forward beer.

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Photo of Jtee
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From a 500ml can served almost straight from the fridge at 10 degrees Celsius into an English tulip pint. Best before date: May 2018.

Look: The beer pours a brilliant deep amber/light copper with 2cm of frothy, tan head that quickly (1+ minutes) dissipates into a craggy cap. Poor lacing and overall retention.

Smell: Mild strength and decent balance. Malt-forward with notes of oak, biscuit, toast, vanilla, toffee, and earthy hops. Oak is the most prominent out of all the aromas with the malts coming in second followed by the rest.

Taste: Follows the aroma with relatively mild strength and good balance. Very prominent, yet pleasant oak character. Malty-rich with supportive hops. Nice!

Feel: Medium body and carbonation leaning towards mild. Smooth with faint alcohol warming. I wish the carbonation was a little more amped-up to make this even more drinkable.

Overall: I&G Original is a pleasant enough brew where the oak is what keeps me coming back to it. Worth a try, especially if you like whisky. I'll probably have it again, but I'm in no rush to go buy more.

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Photo of Alexrdvz
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerInspector
3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbehlar
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of axxe
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DutchGermanguy
4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A really nice smooth bear. The tast is a nice blend between malt flavour and the sweet toffee or fruitlike flavour that comes from its oak aging.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Innis And Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 1,837 ratings
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