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3.74/5
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1,824 Ratings
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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:
#23,415
Reviews:
586
Ratings:
1,824
pDev:
14.97%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
435
Trade:
2
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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.26/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Brilliant amber color. Almost no head with minimal lacing, but very bubbly.

Tasty aroma and flavor of smoky toffee, almost bread like, but more on the bitter side with a pleasant fruity citrus sensation.

Warming rich and almost creamy. Prickly and a bitter mouthcoating finish but well intensified. Ending with a nice smoky aftertaste.

Very good beer overall, great unique fresh smoky feel.

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Photo of tommy5
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Jaisell
4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bill235
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of interzen
4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a tulip glass

Look: Lovely, clear dark amber body with a bubbly off-white head which quickly diminishes to pretty much nothing but a few floating bubbles.

Smell: The bottle proclaims "hits of toffee, vanilla and oak" - I certainly get the last two, the first not so much. Quite a pleasant woody vanilla smell with just a hint of whisky and smoke.

Taste: Earthy, woody with hints of vanilla and more than a hint of whisky. Some malt notes coming through towards the end but little or no hop action. The whisky taste is interesting, since there's no explicit mention of aging in whisky barrels, just oak. Either way, it's not at all bad.

Feel: Quite watery, all things considered and there's not much in the way of carbonation to help things along. For 6.6% ABV I'd have expected a bit more in the way of body.

Overall: This is ... interesting. I wasn't at all impressed with the Innis and Gunn rum-aged beer so was approaching this with a bit of trepidation. Fortunately, the spiritous flavours are far more subdued and the drink is a heck of a lot more enhoyable as a result. Easy drinking, but nothing earth-shatteringly amazing.

It's probably worth mentioning that this is now bottled in brown, rather than clear, bottles.

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Photo of ziggig
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not bad for a first time taste

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Photo of Tdenham
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of almostjay
3.32/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gobuccos
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pierrebeer
3.37/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Foley67
4.23/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Clear red colour, poor retention. Caramel, whisky, vanilla, wood. Why so watery with so much ABV?! And why those white bottles that can only damage beer inside? Not bad, but dissapointing. There are many more finer Scottish Ales.

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Photo of JarradMusgrove
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of marcfromphilly
2.67/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Smells and tastes like a Dewars Lager blend. Not bad if these are the tastes you're looking for. Good oak smell amongst the scotch smell.

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Photo of djchrismac
4.49/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jakethal
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of h4ger
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wil_
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GregJ
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sweet earthy weed nose similar to an English ipa. Sweet bourbon/oak flavor followed by a cheap booziness. Sweet bourbon aftertaste.

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Photo of scratch69
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jimbuck
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Innis & Gunn Original has a thin, off-white head, a clear, amber, bubbly appearance, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of toffee, vanilla, oak, and sweet, medium-roasted barley malt. Taste is the same with very low hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Innis & Gunn Original finishes semi-wet and easy drinking.

RJT

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Innis And Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 1,824 ratings
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