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RATINGS: 1412   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   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.""""

ChrisG's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisG (31) - Secunda, - JAN 13, 2006
A copper-coloured beer with a distinct smokey flavour, almost like a cheap whisky. Despite the cheap whisky aftertaste, this is an enjoyable beer, but one or two will do it for me, before I need a real beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
majkelr (327) - Lębork, POLAND - APR 26, 2016
In aroma honey, vanilla, toffee, wood. In taste vanilla, malts, wood, whisky. Small head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (619) - SINGAPORE - APR 26, 2016
6.6%ABV. Scotch Ale. Tapped out Amber. 14ºSRM. Nose is sweet, beery and with an every so slightly smoky sweet barley malt nose. Very pleasant. Mouthfeel is watery soapy. Palate is sweet malty, with toasted barley malt, graham cracker, honey and caramel like flavors. There is not much carbonation. The palate is pleasant enough but when compared to my favourite scotch ale, Foiunder’s Dirty Bastard. This is is a well crated ale and my personal objections should in no way stop you from enjoying this very very good ale. Just a little light on the palate for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
digitalviking (50) - - APR 24, 2016
Tesco bottle. Reminded me a lot of Fuller’s Honey Dew, which I really didn’t like, but this was better balanced and overall better. Still very sweet honey taste. Claimed oak perhaps faintly perceptible in the nose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hidden_Pooch (491) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
Pours a bubbly clear amber with a tiny frothy head. Aroma is of light skunk, toffee, wood, and vanilla. Tastes of big toffee, wood, and vanilla. Has a smooth light body with high carbonation and a dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChewyBeer (232) - SOUTH AFRICA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle at home Apperance: bright amber, no head Aroma: very slight aroma, hints of vanilla Mouthfeel: smooth, medium Mouthfeel. Low carbonation Taste: malt,vanilla, sweet, low bitterness

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
scottm2588 (147) - SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours deep gold with a small white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is coppery, breads, slight wood. Taste is honey, wood chips, bready malts, whisky notes, prominent alcohol.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
ThomasEK (5) - - APR 7, 2016 does not count
Gylden med fint skum, lidt flad sødlig smag, der er lidt påskebryg over den, men til den maltede side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mithe (1356) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 2, 2016
(bottle 0,33l from U Modrého Lva - Česká)
Aroma: Parfumy, whisky-like woody, some sweet (candy/toffee).
Appearance: Clear golden color. Minimal, white head.
Taste: Medium sweet, candy-like vanilla, woody.
Palate: Medium body. Light sticky texture. Light astringent finish.
Overall: Interesting, woody.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
corkyrory66 (1218) - BELGIUM - APR 1, 2016
Ambrée de 6,6 % abv, définie par son brasseur comme une (respiration...) « american heartwood oak aged, brewed in small batches, carrefuly matured for 77 days prior to release ». Pas mal … Malt d’orge, froment. Couleur ambre moyen assez cuivré, à la clarté nette, brillante (pas de refermentation …). Bulles fines en fontaine centrale principalement, bien vive, mais aussi autour (de la fontaine). Mousse qui est un nappage diaphane ténu, je dirais même ténu diaphane … Arômes de malt grillé, tourbé, bois de fût, whisky, malt à whisky (à ne pas confondre avec whisky single malt …), muscade, pointe de noix. 1ère bouche soyeuse sur du malt à whisky vieille mode, fût, malt grillé, tourbe. Arrière-bouche longue, un peu complexe. 2ème sur du whisky à pépé, plante de marais, pointe de tourbe. Arrière-bouche plus diluée que la 1ère. 3ème avec du chêne, muscade, pointe d’armagnac à pépé. Arrière-bouche plus ou moins riche (allez, on va dire moins …). Longueur bof, bof, il faut aimer les vieilles bouteilles que papy vous sort pour montrer qu’il en a (des bouteilles …). Alcool plutôt banal, il se promène dans le paysage (écossais). Finale comment dire, inaperçue … CONCLUSION : beaucoup d’idées à la base de cette bière, mais peu de choses concrètes dans la réalisation. On n’a pas sorti le gros gun chez Innis ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
veceo (1086) - CROATIA - MAR 19, 2016
Clear amber color, average sized white head. Aroma of pear, oak, vanilla, malt. Taste is interesting... Again, pears, very smooth and silky, no alcohol, malts, oak, honey. Medium body, soft carbonation. Slightly dry at the end. Good stuff, I must admit.

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