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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

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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A: Pours a golden amber color with just over a fingers worth of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Oak, vanilla, toffee, a light fruitiness, and maltiness make up the aroma

T: Starts off with the vanilla and oak and goes into a toffee sweetness along with some fruity notes. Finishes with some malt sweetness and a bit of graininess

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A nice oak aged beer that displays the barrels nicely. Not to much in the way of the barrel, so it really shines through. A good dessert beer because of the sweetness, but not a bad any-time beer either

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I bought this one as a single from A Southern Season in Chapel Hill. Poured into a generic pint glass. The bottle and design is top notch, but I’m a tad nervous about the clear bottle.
Appearance; Little to no foam after an aggressive pour, the suds vanished without a trace in mere seconds. A beautiful golden honey color that shimmered like a fine bourbon or whiskey.
Smell; A whiff of skunk that thankfully left quickly. Sweet, oaky with some vanilla and a burnt undertone. Not the strong suit of the product but intriguing.
Taste; This makes up for the smell and then some, oak up front and throughout, burnt sugar, butterscotch, vanilla and bourbon. I am enjoying each sip. Aftertaste is mild and sweet, though not too sweet.
Mouthfeel; As intriguing as the taste. For the lack of carbonization on the pour this is pretty tingly on the tongue, not unlike a whiskey or bourbon on the rocks.
Overall; Very good, indeed! I'm not a huge fan of Scottish Ales per se, but this one I'd get again without reservation. Very drinkable and complex

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz. clear bottle.

A: Pours cloudy light copper. Two fingers of fluffy white head. The head retention is nice
with pretty good lacing.

S: Oak. Alcohol. Caramel. Vanilla. Smells like good whiskey. Not something I'm used to from
a beer.

T/M: Oak. Vanilla. Smooth with low carbonation. Malty with really no hops detectible.
Alcohol warming feel. Caramel. The finish is sweet and oaky.

O: This Scottish Ale is quite similar to whiskey, except it is easier to drink. Tastes good, but
not really a style I am that familiar with. I probably could only have a few of these before
I went back to something hoppier. Still worth a try.


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look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this poured from a bottle. This was my first barrel aged beer and I was pleasantly surprised by it.

A - looked very much as how a scotch would look, with a nice solid brown color. There was maybe 1 cm of head, even with an aggressive pour.

S - smelled extremely complex, with lots of different notes. Most prominent were vanilla and some whiskey scent. Oak finds its way through as well, kind of subtle in the beginning.

T - way different from what I've ever had before. Tasted of bits of light citrus, vanilla, and a more prominent whiskey flavor. That oak and whiskey flavor threw me off in the beginning, but I enjoyed it towards the end.

M - it was a light to moderate mouth feel. There wasn't anything crazy about how it felt, but this aspect also put the beer's taste into the spotlight.

O - As my first time trying this, I walked away with a pretty nice impression of it. Although I read a description of the beer before I ordered, the beer just destroyed any expectation I had of it, in a good way. This may not be the best beer to try for those just getting into it, but everyone should try it at least once.

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Innis And Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
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