Innis And Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer | Innis & Gunn

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,763 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:
1,763
Reviews:
567
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
15.2%
 
 
Wants:
82
Gots:
407
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,763 |  Reviews: 567
Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.02/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
2.3/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bendover80
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mojo
3.39/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alexc11
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a 'cat's eye' amber color. Cream is okay and dissipates quickly. Very enjoyable smooth (enough to drive my rating up), sweet, and little bitterness giving a nice feel to the beer.

As for the vanilla and toffee (not a big toffee guy myself), I smell it more than taste it; though strangely the vanilla/toffee did become more pronounced with each passing sip. Maybe I must be missing. It's a unique scent (including oak) nonetheless.

Oak and malt definitely detected. By the time you take your last sip, it feels less a beer and more a 'beer aperitif'. Still. Know what? Interesting tasting beer. Try it!

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Photo of mikr
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JoLight
4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Light brown in color and completely filtered. A white head bellowed to a finger's width, but dissipated completely within a minute and left no lacing.

The aroma is pronounced, rich, and pleasant, with notes of toasted malt upfront; sweetness and toffee accompany.

The flavor: upfront toasted malt; general sweetness; a smidgen of alcohol sweetness; light toffee and vanilla; and the most dominant flavor note is what I would describe as some kind of soup broth, or a smoked pulled pork sandwich without the sauce. The smokiness is quite pleasant, yet the meaty character is a little distracting.

The mouthfeel is light-to-medium and nicely carbonated, as well as slick.

The finish is semi-wet and slick and carbonated.

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Photo of Max8787
4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice honey color, caramel/smoky/honey/oak taste

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Photo of zeff80
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cyning
4.75/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of goodsuds
4.27/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful dark brown with a thin white head. Smell is sweet, caramel, bananas foster, bourbon. Taste is sweet, perfect amount of bitterness in the finish. I get raisin, fig, dark malt, a hint of the oak barrel. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. No lacing and the head recedes to nothing.

This is a dessert beer that you would want to sip after a good meal. Makes me crave a good cigar.

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Photo of msscott1973
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dasotelo50
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ikidunot
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BethanyB
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A clear, light copper body with a thin, slightly off-white head. The smell is of orchard fruit and spicy herbs, like sweet tea. Cinnamon and sugar, caramel, pear, and nutmeg. These attributes are echoed in the taste, which also features characteristic peaty flavors of oak and peppercorn. The sweetness, however, is consistently at the forefront, making one wish for more roasted notes for balance. The medium-light body and medium carbonation lacks the dryness this style is known for, but still completes a nice, yet slightly sweet example of this unique and delicious style of beer.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.46/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SportsGuy33
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of takusan1000
3.08/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Talk about an unbalanced beer. This is too cloying, and flavors taste like artificial sweeteners. Sucralose, oak, fructose, aspartame, and vanilla are predominant. I've tried to like this one for many years, keep coming back to it for some reason because it is apparently an iconic Scottish beer? I've had much better in both Scotland and elsewhere. Still, not terrible, and definitely beats lots of other beers I've had.

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Photo of Griphon
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopstout
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yaksurf
2.56/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Innis And Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
3.75 out of 5 based on 1,763 ratings.
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