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RATINGS: 1419   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6425) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2009
bottle, reddish gold pour with lots of foam and lace, aroma of oak and maple syrup, flavor has sour maple, roasted nuts, butterscotch, slight funk from the clear bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2009

Source:Bottle purchased while in Dublin.
Glass:Yazoo Hop Project pint.
Appearance:Clear amber/gold pour with a two finger white head that quickly dissipated.
Aroma:Very clean malty aroma with a hint of oak and peat.
Flavor:Up front a clean maltiness dominates. This quickly gives way to the oak and vanilla from the barrel. Excellent.
Palate:Medium body with solid carbonation.
Overall:I wasn’t sure what to expect here, especially with the low rating. I am very pleased with the oakiness. Would love to have more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2009 Bottle. 6.6%. @ Metro Billiards in Edmonton. Beautiful honey/amber colour with a creamy white foam. Taste of honey, toffee, and the oak casks used are present in the flavour. An expensive beer here at home, but a rare treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Special thanks to Kramario. Amber, white creamy head. Soft vanilla and caramel warm to just a hint of old oak. Light honey vanilla and caramel flavors balance on a touch of booze and wood. 6.6% shines. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, quick dry finish. A touch basic, but still worth a try if given the chance…

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2009
From a bottle poured amber with a fair amount of head. Nice bitter light hoppy flavor with a lasting aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (1106) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2009
UPDATED: APR 7, 2014 bottle. Poured clear orange-amber with lasting thin white head. Sweet malty aroma, a bit woody. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel with crisp carbonation. Some caramel and burnt oak flavour with a warming alcohol finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Bottle… Clear amber ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Excellent retention. The nose is very woody – smells mainly of oak, but also presents a note of vanilla, a hint of white pepper and a touch of honey. Medium-bodied with a mildly creamy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Way too sweet, like a South American pale lager. There’s a little oak essence thrown in, but the sweetness is cloying and way over-the-top. My favorite beer style is Scotch ale, but this stuff just hits me in all the wrong places.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2009
Marvellous embossed bottle and very attractive labels. Best before 24 June 2006 and aged 77 days! This poured a clear, medium copper colour with a smalish foamy off-white head. Lacing - NOT!! The aroma was very gentle and light, perhaps some hop bitterness over malt, with also some intangible scent which I presume was the oak. The taste was not unlike the aroma, and the aftertaste was clean and smooth. A very good beer. Truly the sweetness makes this taste more like a scottish ale rather than an ESB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
330ml bottle from the LCBO. Love that aroma! I could just open the bottle and let it sit around as an air freshener if it wasn’t for the fact that it cost as much per ounce as gold. Great vanilla and oak taste, but a bit thin in body, and gets a bit sweet by the end of the glass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (5226) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2009
Nice amber body, medium carbonation. Although an average brew in texture and body, this little beauty has integrated the complex flavors of Scottish whiskey in a very elegant way, and has to be given cred for it. A smooth caramel aroma and the unmistakable hint of whiskey barrels oak really lifts this beer up beyond the standards of its otherwise light feel. One of my favorite all-rounders.

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