Innis And Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer | Innis & Gunn

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Innis And Gunn Original Oak Aged BeerInnis And Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer

Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by UncleJimbo on 09-15-2003

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The me of 293 reviews ago wouldn't have tried Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer due to the cost, at $8 for one 330ml bottle that is a hefty fee for an ale. But then the me of 293 reviews ago ironically had a bit more choice on what I could review and now I'm reaching for over-priced brews in a feverish attempt to reach that allusive number 300. And you can't wait to see what I have in store for review #300, it is a special brew indeed.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Clear rust-tinged amber body with a nice cappuccino white head.

S: Subtle tones of toffee malt, vanilla and some fruity hop flowers. Hints of bread yeast and booze linger on in the background. The ale has the reminiscent aroma of a classic English bitter.

T: The taste is bolder and sweeter than expected, with toffee malt, vanilla, fruity hops and a brandy-like note towards the end. There is also an overarching pastiche of floral flavour, a bit of a potpourri type deal going on due to the mix of hops and oak. Finishes a bit dry with a touch of bitterness.

M: Mid to light bodied with a light English ale carbonation.

D: Overall it's pretty average, certainly nowhere near the best English/Scottish ale I've had. I would pick a Pride of Oxford or Adnams Bitter over this any day of the week. Maybe if the pricing on this brew were more competitive it would make it a better choice. That being said the oak really comes out well and gives it a different flavour to most other ales, so kudos for that.

Food match: A classic English Sunday roast would sort this ale out quick-time! Don't forget the Yorkshire pudding ;-)

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Innis And Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
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