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RATINGS: 1428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   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 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 (350) - 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 (10927) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2008
Clear, coppery orange color with small white head. Aroma is sweet malty with toffee and vanilla. Flavors is oakly, toffy, slightly buttery, sweet malty with floral/grassy hoppiness. Sweet palate is medium-bodied and smoothly carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
4421 (10) - CANADA - JUL 16, 2008
bottle. gorgeous amber color with small head. aroma of honey and wood. sweet malt taste with some honey, and some bitterness on the finish. alcohol warmth present. lovely beer, will try again!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11896) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2008
normally i don’t like aged beer, or beer with cognac flavor. This one is different, very enjoyable beer, drinkable, notes of honey and whiskey, buttersmooth. enough bitterness to balance the sweetness. i could buy this again for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexanderj (3524) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Bottle; poured a clear, dark orange with a smallish white head. Aroma of honey, caramel, whiskey and wood; very sweet. Flavor dominated by sweet, buttery malt and whiskey. Toasted biscuit lingers for awhile on the palate. Was really hoping to like this more, but I don’t think it worked all that well. I think I’m not a big fan of the butteriness. Overall it was a bit messy.

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