Innis & Gunn
Brewed at Wellpark (C&C Group)

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 1136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
twindog (251) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2014
Dark gold in colour this looks quite good. Flavours are smooth toffee, fruit and a whisky not bad

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beergeek23322 (2022) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2014
4/7/2014. 12 oz. bottle. pours clear amber with a thin white head. Caramel aromas with light oaky scent. Flavors of malt, caramel and some metallic notes. Carbonation is somewhat high.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
andregoncalves (1088) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 6, 2014
33cl bottle from el corte ingles, lisbon, portugal. Color is dark gold. Head is thin. Body is mediumly smooth with some present carbonation. Taste is medium sweet and bitter. Aroma is vanilla, alcohol, wood, caramel. Not bad but not my type of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LasseVPedersen (166) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
Bottle, 33cl. Clear amber colour with creamy, small off-white head. Malty, cereal, caramel, vanilla and pine. Spicey flavour, malt, vanilla, sawdust, oa, boozy dry finish. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Either you hate or love it, I guess.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (450) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 1, 2014
Bue en bouteille. Arômes maltés présent et sucre candi (peut-être à peine trop). On sent le caramel et la vanille. Une très belle découverte au moment de la dégustation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MRMedellin (169) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - APR 1, 2014
Clear Orange dark beer, with a small foam head and good carbonation, malt notes of caramel, citrus and vanilla. Medium body, clear flavor, a little bit more sweet than it mean to be but pretty good at the end; some wooden notes make it special and really enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with creamy white head. Aroma is cereal and bready malts, caramel, vanilla, and light pear. Flavor is delicious malty base with some sweetness, oak, and faint toast; semisweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
roballenby (7) - - MAR 29, 2014 does not count
Pint on draught in Edinburgh. A stunning pint with hints of vanilla, toffee and and whisky. One of my all time favourite made even better by being on tap on not just out of the bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (232) - SPAIN - MAR 26, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color dorado. Sabor a malta, vainilla, caramelo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (843) - ESTONIA - MAR 21, 2014
Clear orange, medium off-white head. Nose is malts, vanilla, caramel, toffee, oak. Flavour is malts, sweetness, caramel, lots of oak and vanilla along with some boozy notes in the dry finish. Medium body, oily to dry mouthfeel, mild carbonation.

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