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RATINGS: 1412   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Avaialable in 330ml & 750ml bottles and on draught: Pasteurised.
Brewed by Belhaven for Innis & Gunn
Originally marketed simply as Innis & Gun Oak Aged Beer. "Original" was added later.

Ingredients: Golden Promise and crystal malt; Phoenix hops.
""""For 30 days this honey-hued beer sleeps in hand selected oak barrels, locked inside a bonded warehouse, gradually assimilating the subtle flavours that reside in the wood. Barrels are then emptied and maturation continues for a further 47 days in a marrying tun where these natural flavours infuse and fall into perfect balance. This 77-day process is unique and produces a delicious, refreshing beer: Aromas of vanilla and toffee, hints of citrus, with a malty, lightly oaked,palate. Deftly balanced and light in texture, soothing and warming in the finish.""""

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2008
(clear bottle) gold with white head. Aroma is whisky and honey. Flavor is mostly whisky and some toffee. Not very balanced - all you taste is the barrels. A bit sour in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2008
This is one of the most unusual beers I’ve ever had. It’s honey coloured with honey in both the aroma and flavour. The aroma also has some floral qualities. The flavour is malty sweet, with toffee and vanilla very much in evidence. It definitely tastes its strength with a boozy warmth coming in on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (775) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Intirgued by the end cap at the Shop Rite Liquors for some time, I figured this kind of brew was perfect for sampling after the 2008 Brew Fest. So in between card plays of Greg Hughes’ wildly entertaining game Discombobulation, I jotted down some notes... golden, scotch-like copper pint... white, pencil-thin head that sits on a sparkling body... malt and honey abound with an aggressive weight... bouquet is wildly fragrant... smooth, slick and very drinkable (for a 6.6 ABV!)... uniquely pleasant... tastes begin simply with butter, caramel and toffee... however, those flavors also suggest vanilla and some other flavors I’m not good enough at this time of night to detect... overall, the discussion alone with Ryan, Jer, Cheri, Russ and Amy was worth the purchase--although $4 a bottle is a bit hefty on a weekly wallet--and the beer’s finish warmed without rudeness or alcohol...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2008
Sweet smelling aroma of wood , flowers, tofee, and a strong smel of alcohol. Light amber/honey in colour with no head. Can taste wood and oranges. Has a strong taste of alcohol like a spirit. Powerful stuff with an acquired taste couldnt drink too many of these.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jroyale (1) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2008 does not count
There is something about this beer I love. Very enjoyable with a complex body and relatively clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skidds (252) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2008
Poured an amber orange with impressive off-white head. Aroma mainly of malt and oak. Taste was about the same with some earthly hoppiness. A good beer that everyone should try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alari (30) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2008
Rather an odd one for me. I found it a little over-carbonated, with a taste like no other beer I’ve come across. Honey and malt to start, rather a bitter finish. Strange butter/soured oak aftertaste. I really can’t make up my mind whether I like this or not.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoestring (344) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2014 Still don’t know whether I love it or loathe it. ’Very vanilla’ is how I owuld describe it. Sweet finish.’ Oily in the mouth. mmmmmmm need to retry sometime. Far better than Marton’s Firestoker (another ’vanilla effort)’ . Rerate jan 14. Enjoyed but got slightly clawing at end. Vanilla aftertaste?. Palate creamy. Toffee and hint of oak and vanilla.. doesnt seem 6.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (10522) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2008
330ml bottle at Le Mirage in Tromsø. Pours a dark amber body with a slowly fading, off-white foamy head. Aroma in the direction of dark honeyed oak. Malty taste mixed with vanilla and wood. Low, but noticeable bitterness to the finish. Well bodied. Not exactly the perfect drink to meat (19.07.2008).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2008
a right little hopper. Ginger beerish, or marzipan. Also reminds me of fried pre-cooked bangers with tomato tomato sause. A sweet edge is apparent

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