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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:
#23,100
Reviews:
584
Ratings:
1,817
pDev:
15.24%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml transparent bottle. Snifter glass. Bright copper color, clear appearance. White & close crown lasts as a thin layer on top. Yeasty, candy, sugar & alcohol aromas, solvent notes to he nose rounded by cumin & toffee hues on the deep backside. Crispy, herbal & phenolic upfront. Medium to full body. Moderate to soft carbonation. Oily to watery texture. Spiced touch, vanilla cream & anise flavors are displayed in the middle, peppery & sugary flavors as well.. Long sweetish finish is touched by subtle woody hints. Kind heat & slight fruity on the aftertaste. As it warms intense vanilla, toffee & ripe apricot are felt.

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3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Golden copper filtered with a few fast rising bubbles, 4 fingers of off white yellow tinged head, some vertically lined lacing.

S: Fruity, apples, oak, wooden barrels, bananas, orange juice.

T: Oaken wood, light Check or German lager taste, light sweetness, light fruitiness.

M: Medium light body, low carbonation, dry woody texture like licking a plank.

O: Delicious beer that would pair well with food. Reminds me of a cross between a lager and scotch whiskey. Love the oak nature of this beer. Great to see it in a can.

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4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a really wonderful beer that according to the story was created by accident.

I usually pick up one of these 660mL bottles for $4.10 when i go beer shopping. Its a dark golden colour, the smell is really pungent and brilliant, leaves about a finger of head.

The flavour is marvelous, the oak flavour really comes through, they age it in barrels for 77 days. Its a very complex flavour, malty, fruity, oaky, with toffee and a sweetness too, without going too far in any one direction. At 6.6% ABV its definitely a sipper, but pairs well with a lot of food without fading away or dominating your palette too much.

I for one am very happy for this accident of a beer and glad that many others have enjoyed it as well and made it so widely available. Innis and Gunn have since expanded the brand and made many wonderful variations.

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Smell: Nutty
Feel: Wet
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Look: like the bottle is sucking in its gut

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Purchased at the LCBO for just under $3.00 for a 473ml can. Served at 6deg C in a tulip glass

A- Pretty good. Opens well. Pours a good head that dissipates to a film within 1min

S- Ok. Vanilla and caramel

T- Vanilla and spice. Heavy to the tongue and cloves come through. You can definitely taste the barrel aging.

M- Ok. Not creamy at all but ok

O- Not bad. Will not buy again though.

Food Pairing

This ok little beer pairs well with... peanut butter sandwiches

Enjoy

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Innis And Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 1,817 ratings
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