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RATINGS: 1352   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2009
An interesting beer right from the pour: sweet aroma to match the reddish brown appearance. Flavor was buttery smooth, sweet in the mouth, with a delectably tasty finish that I learned later was akin to toffee. This is a wickedly refreshing beer that I would love to get my hands on again. Cheers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2009
From the bottle. Great deep brown reddish colour. Smells of strong malts, and oak. Tastes of vanilla, toffee, and oak. Pretty cool beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Clear Bottle- Poured a caramel amber with a white head that simmered away quickly. Nice whisky-light rum aroma. This was more like an aged light liquor with carbonation. Rather smooth and tasty but uncharacteristic of a beer. Still good though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The Etruscan (583) - Tuscany, ITALY - DEC 28, 2008
Off white foamy head. Light amber colour. Aroma is malty, fruity (pear, dates) with light caramel, milky and toffee notes. Flavor is malty too with banana and toffee tones, ending in a moderately fruity finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6888) - ITALY - DEC 27, 2008
ambrata schiuma media discreta persistenza note di vaniglia toffe legno leggero diacetile in bocca non molto intensa ma piacevole stessi aromi un leggerop citrico

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1876) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 [330ml bottle, gift from Lee - cheers mate!] I had been planning to have a Rochefort 8 as my 300th beer, but when the time came I fancied something lighter, and after scanning the beers in the cupboard decided that as Innis & Gunn are one of my favourite beer brands, this would be a good one for the 300th. It pours a gingery amber colour, with no head and rather excessive carbonation. The aroma is of vanilla and oaky wood. The taste is of vanilla and cream soda with lots of woodiness and a buttery finish, which means its much smoother than the fizziness would suggest. A slight sour/cough mixture whisky taste comes through afterwards, and you can taste this and the woodiness long after you have finished drinking it. Perhaps not as good as some of their limited editions, but a fine beer nevertheless. Re-rate 20/3/2009: Previous comments stand, but less fizzy and more buttery then I remember; enjoyed it more as a result. Adjusted ratings accordingly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinkhole (263) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2008
330mL Bottle. Poured clear medium amber colour with a solid off-white head. Aromas of toffee, toasted malts, sweet fruit and oak. Flavours of creamy caramel/toffee and vanilla,with a good malt base. Finishes balanced and soft on the bitterness. I would have liked to see a bit more emphasis on the oak flavours but overall I was still very impressed by its flavouring. I will defintely be looking for more of this in the future.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (2288) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2008
330ml clear bottle. Poured a crystal clear dark amber with off white lasting head. Light carbonation. Sweet nut-toffee aroma. Enjoyable whiskey butter-toffee flavour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Bottle. Amber colored with white head that dimishes rather quickly. Slight bourbon scent. earthy/wood like taste with a little vannila aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Clear 330ml bottle served in an English pint glass. Light amber body topped by a diminishing head. Tons of sediment floating around, I am guessing it is wood chips. Sweet vanilla wafts up from the glass as well as a good deal of bourbon. Tastes of wood, bourbon, and vanilla. Has a gritty texture from the wood particles. I am not quite sure how to rate this, I thought it tasted good, but it does not taste like beer at all. More like a shot of bourbon mixed into some seltzer water. The base beer does not come through the wood or whiskey at all.

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