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RATINGS: 1456   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.""""

otakuden's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Appearance: Beautiful mandarin, garnet, and copper hues – deep and timeless – melt together in seamless harmony. The head is a tight white blanket which fades into an orderly collar. Swirls average while the colors seem to glow from within my beer glass.
Nose: Toffee, caramel, and maple. Candied apples. Plump juicy raisins amidst moist raisin bread topped with a sweet cinnamon and brown sugar glaze. Orange oils and oak. Figs. Caramelized sugars and oaken delights abound.
Palate: Creamy mouthfeel and medium-bodied weight. Caramel, nutella, and maple in the beginning with fudge lingering in the breath. Candied apples and brown sugar with spice and oak in the back. Fig and raisin bread chewiness in the middle. Could be too sweet and chewy and sticky but never is and I keep coming back for more. Fudge, caramel, maple, toffee, brown sugar, raisins, and figs melt and meld into a beautiful tapestry that is Innis & Gunn Original’s heart and soul. Mild dry finish of red apple peel and oak with tendrils of leather and cigar leaf.
Final Thoughts: Wonderful. World class and classy. I can see why the workers refused to dump such a delicious brew and drank it for themselves. Thankfully now more than just the workers can drink of this wonderful nectar – you and I can too. Seek out the Original and all Innis & Gunn beers. You will enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VueltaBirrista (15) - Murcia, SPAIN - OCT 19, 2016
De un color caramelo dorado super brillante y limpio, con una escasísima corona de espuma, que termina por disiparse casi totalmente. En la primera esnifada te entra un aroma a vainilla que ríete tú de las Danets. Luego llega el olor a caramelo y roble. Mucho roble. En boca más de lo mismo: vainilla, madera, el caramelo masticable de toffee de toda la vida y al final, cuando ya casi no tiene espuma debido a su escasa carbonatación, esa sensación de no saber muy bien si estás ante una birra o un bourbon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Antzrhere (39) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2016
Pours clear golden honey coloured with white head. Well carbonated for the style. Aroma of sweet vanilla and toffee. Taste is smooth vanilla, biscuit, toffee and butter scotch. Sweet, minimal bitterness, with no noticable hop or yeast flavours. Probably the best example of oak imparted flavours in a beer i’ve tasted to date with a great degree of complexity, even if the actual base beer itself is mediocre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cokemonkey11 (537) - - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours medium chestnut amber with a thin thin white foam subsiding average. Scent is light scotch ale. Light smoke. Taste is vanilla, oak, resin, toasted malt, and notes of pepper. Finish is peppery and a bit unsavory whiskey ethanol. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
I_LUV_BEER (196) - - OCT 13, 2016
Served in a snifter from a 330ml bottle. Pours clear bronze colour with a thin white head. Aroma is oak, caramel, vanilla. Taste is oak, caramel, vanilla, bitter-sour, slight bitter aftertaste. Medium slick body with lively carbonation. Very very nice indeed!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JuanFlk80 (143) - SPAIN - OCT 11, 2016
Botella 33cl (cervezasdiferentes.es) color ambar, sabor alicorado que deja un regusto a alcohol en la boca.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PanMarek (267) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Pale, cloudy, light orange pour with quick, beige foam. Malty nose with toffee and some caramel and a little vanilla. Flavors are sweet with long duration, more caramel and vanilla and some oakiness. Medium body, light fizz. A pleasantly flavorful surprise for a 6.6% beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malin_aiisa (881) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle Amber, orange clear, white head. Aroma of honey, vanilla. Taste caramel, raisin, butter. Strange, but ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
finol (3123) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours amber. Aroma of caramel malt. Bitter and sweet, some vegetables, butter and vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Matt15 (3) - Grahamstown, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 7, 2016 does not count
Gold color with great clarity, has a unique finish of a whiskey taste. The aroma is oaky with strong vanilla. There are also subtle fruity notes. Great beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KarlAstrid (8) - SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2016 does not count
Fruity taste with little sweetness, hints of barrels, butterscotch, vanilla and dried dates. Served at 10-12 °c as a social drink or tasty home cooking.

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