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:
#25,524
Reviews:
593
Ratings:
1,853
pDev:
14.97%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
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87
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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

Photo of CantDrinkEveryBeer
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a PGC Sparkles mug.

Appearance: Rich amber and honey in color. A nice foamy head, that fizzes down quickly but comes back with a quick swirl of the mug.

Smell: Light and subtle. You can smell the oakiness and a bit of the alcohol, but not too much else.

Taste: Woody, smooth. Vanilla sweetness, black coffee, with a bit of a bite, no doubt a result of the barrel-aging. Very tasty, and easy to quaff quickly. The sort of beer I'd get when hitting the pub with friends. Delicious.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, thick, and refreshing on the palate. There's a bit of a warming quality to it as well. Would be nice to have in the winter, sitting by a fire.

Overall: I enjoyed this one a lot. It's a great example of a Scottish Ale, and one I plan on returning to!

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Photo of faatcase
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zet
2.92/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I had high expectations of this one, but am rather disappointed. It looks like an ice-tea that has in its glass for too long. The smell is quite weak, with flavours of malt and caramel. There is also a hint of oak in there though. The taste is basically euro pale lager with some caramel. It reminds me of the dutch style Oud Bruin (not too be confused with the Flemish one), which is not a compliment. Mouth feel is also too watery for my liking. That one reminds me of the mexican tequila flavoured beers, which is also not a compliment. Ah well, you win some, you lose some.

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Photo of ConnorG
4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattSn
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

L: Dark copper color with a crackling head.

S: Sweet malt, buttery, herbal notes.

T: Malty sweetness, toffee, diacetly, honey, dark fruit.

F: Creamy, moderate carbonation, wet finish.

O: This is definitely different from other barrel aged beers I have had before. A lot going on, it makes me want to keep coming back for more.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a chalice: color is copper, clear, head presents 1/4 inch thick but dissipates very quickly to just a few bubbles on the glass sides, head is off white in color.

Smell is almost all from the barrel: light toasted oak, vanilla, some toffee and honey as well. Enticing, but lighter on the malt as you might expect from a scottish ale.

Taste is much more amplified in terms of barrel characteristics with some more noticeable malt sweetness: vanilla, hint of oakiness, toast, toffee, honey, some thin malt.

Mouthfeel is fairly crisp for a barrel aged beer with moderate to strong carbonation that lingers strongly.

Overall: a good beer with some quirks - not much malt depth and overly crisp/strong carbonation, however the barrel aged flavors are very good.

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Innis And Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 1,853 ratings