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RATINGS: 1355   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kevman (28) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2008
Bottle - LCBO Comes in an interesting bottle, pours a honey brown colour with a very small white head. Smells strongly of hops and malt. Very strong taste, a hoppy bite with a nice toffee finish. Very good beer to relax with.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CH-303 (1770) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 26, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2008 Appearance: Light brown, good amount of creamy head. Aroma: Smoky, oaky. Wood. Taste: Oaky, smoky. Info: 330ml bottle, 26/9-2005, 26/300

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arth (2) - , Connecticut, USA - JUN 25, 2008 does not count
A full bodied oak flavoured beer that defies classification. The head consists of big bubbles, with no crema to speak of. It’s clearly not an ordinary ale, despite the colour and name. The initial aroma is of oak and honey. It finishes well with a slightly sweet aftertaste that reminds me of madeira, which isn’t surprising considering that it has been "aged" in whisky (or, rather unfortunately, whiskey) barrels, which in turn previously were used for plum products. This beer is also excellent for cooking -- the flavour is strong enough to lend a good taste to any stew or sausages. A perfect companion for strong tasting game or steak and kidney pies. It’s too good for guests.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Camrakipah (17) - Birmingham, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2008
Trois cent et trente milliletre bottle (just under 3/5th of a Pint) from Sainsburys. Excellent aroma - as a single malt whisky fan it promises the best of both worlds. The appearance is interesting, a bit like a dark lager. The flavour is very interesting with a positive malty and toffee flavour and definite high alcohol content taste. Various subtle flavours as it progresses on its way. Overall, I am very impressed. I get the impression that this resembles the ales brewed by the ’Maltster’ in Hardy’s "Far from the Madding Crowd". Highly recommended... enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2008
beautiful amber gold colored pour wonderfull notes of vanilla caramel oak and light fruits extremely smooth and creamy flavors followed by slight yeast very good and easy to drink but a little pricey

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Vanilla aromas, spicy caramel notes, fruity yeasty aromas, definite english yeast aromas. Pours amber blonde with a thick white head that disipates quickly. Vanilla, very creamy flavors, oaky, with some fruity yeast notes, with caramel malts, with a hint of spicy hops. Very creamy though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2490) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Pours a three finger cream head that fades slowly and leaves some lace. Crystal clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Malty/vanilla nose. Flavor is sweet vanilla and oak. Pricey but worth trying at $4.49 for a 330ml bottle from Yankee Spirits South Attleboro, Ma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theres (50) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2008
Innis and Gunn? Almost an anagram for Guinness, very interesting. Golden, clear body. Frothy pale head. When poured, it is actually a smell whisky! After a couple of minutes, there is almost no aroma at all. Ohh, it is a very special taste, but I would like it a bit more citrus-fresh. I recognize the taste of hoho-bottles-of-rum! That might be the woody feeling. Quite ok when I get used to it. It says ’serve chilled’- I say 10C. (Tromsø, 120608)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dredd (742) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2008
Interesting aroma of honey, light toffee, slight vanilla and almost a slight resemblance to sweet Sake! Pour is a bit average with a bit of a thin mixed head on it, quite sudsy. But the flavour is very enjoyable, the vanilla is a bit more prominent along with the honey some herbal notes and butteriness. This would go well with Vanilla Ice cream or a sticky date pudding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5211) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Deep amber body with a lightly off white head. The aroma has strong notes of vanilla and butterscotch. There is also some fresh cut wood, but that rich buttery character overwhelms it. The taste has some rich toffee and wood notes. There is also some light vanilla, but it is subtle. Overall, it is an interesting beer and it seems to benefit from the oak aging. However, I can only see it being a pleasure to those that love a light and buttery tasting brew.

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