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RATINGS: 1425   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.""""


3.2
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (1121) - 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.

2.3
   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.

3.9
   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.

3.5
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (5306) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nerdrocker101 (102) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours a rich, golden color with a thin, fizzy head. Aromas of vanilla, oak, and malt. Flavors of toffee , vanilla, citrus and oak. Rich texture, light-medium body. This beer was my first oak aged beer and it changed my idea of beer. I love it and apparently I love it a lot more than most beer lovers, but that’s alright.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
garza (573) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - JUN 21, 2009
Not much aroma, sceptic to look because of the cristal clear bottle. Pale brown appearance. Sweet toffee taste, and vanilla aftertase. Some people may like it, but this how a beer should not taste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
markas101 (2261) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2009
33 cl bottle, Mulmur, ON, Canada. Solid golden colour, thin head. Primarily skunky aroma with some oakiness coming through. Some grains and malt once the skunk has settled. Sweet, with some sourness on first sip, gives way to a quite smooth, building sweetness that finishes too sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2009
Crystal clear copper, a small off white head appeared when first poured but quickly vanished. I noticed a slight skunk smell when bottle was first cracked but it didn’t last long, there seems to be tons a caramel and wood making up the rest of the aroma. I thought I poured my self a beer and not a rye and coke, the oak aging process they describe really flavors the beer like whisky, I don’t like whisky! Beer does have decent malt backbone, with a touch of alcohol in the finish. For an ESB its pretty non-bitter it’s really more smooth then anything ells, the beer leaves a sweet toffee after taste that lingers for a long while. I don’t understand the hype of the beer for an ESB it’s very weak and the oak aging in my opinion just makes it taste like rye. Its drinkable but not anything to get excited over.


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