Innis And Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer | Innis & Gunn

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85
very good
1,776 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
1,776
Reviews:
572
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
15.2%
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
415
For Trade:
2
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It is much sweeter than the the whiskey cask, which tastes more balanced, but more complex than the original. A decent showing from Innis & Gunn.

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Beautiful orange color. Skunky aroma in the bottle. Weak head. Medium, creamy body with candy aroma and a sweet (but not malty) oak flavor. Sharp finish. Overall, a nice barrel aged brew that I would have again, but probably not more than 1 in an evening.

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Poured into a Riedel tulip. The liquid is a dark mahogany that turns to a clear amber when held to light. The pour kicks up a solid head of tiny bubbles that fades to a fluffy cap after a few minutes, and just a ring around the glass after a few more minutes. Leaves minimal lace.

Aroma is plums, figs, other dark fruit, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and hints of licorice. Could probably pass for a quad if it wanted to.

Taste follows the nose - lots of dark fruit. There is a nice oak character that gives it some of the nice flavors of barrel-aging, but doesn't overwhelm. Nice touches of vanilla and caramel. Finish is slightly bitter and drying, and aftertaste is dark fruit again.

Mouthfeel is moderately thick, with a nice presence from the carbonation.

Overall, really nice cold-weather flavors in a relatively low ABV. Perfect for fall. Great base beer, and the oak makes it better.

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Innis And Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
3.75 out of 5 based on 1,776 ratings.
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