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RATINGS: 1428   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
pushkinwow (2515) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle. Amber with owh. Grainy, sweet, caramel, dry, not a fan of the finish, high carbonation, mild body, uninspired. Would write more but don’t want more beer and not terrible enough to inspire prose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sawyerpc15 (54) - Bowser, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2016
I really like this beer for it’s extra 80 and the tastes of Carmel and whiskey oak aged. Barrel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (602) - - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle. Unusual and distinctive taste and smell, but pleasant. Amber coloured pour. A touch smoky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Druss (16) - Goulburn, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2016
Palate: Medium body, slick. Average carbonation. Nice malts. Toffee. Figs. Honey. Vanilla and sweet caramel malts. A great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grisza77 (508) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 16, 2016
Ciemnozłote, klarowne piwo o dość obfitej pianie, która redukuje się do pierścionka przy brzegu szkła. Aromat głównie waniliowy. W smaku wanilia i nuty drewna. Goryczka średnia. Ogólnie całkiem ciekawe piwo, jednak posiada trochę za mało cech kojarzących się stricte z piwem, dobrze że z tych cech jest chociaż goryczka.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zgpt (19) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Great rich smooth palate with strong oaky base flavor and brief tang as it enters your mouth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (314) - Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Pours clear golden orange, moderate head. Aroma of honey, toffee, figs, vanilla cocoa. Taste is more vanilla, dark fruits, hints of light coffee or cocoa. Mouthfeel is medium heavy, somewhat carbonated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
koleminer20 (2218) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2016
330 mL bottle shared by ebone1988 for the god damned book again. The pour is a honey colored golden yellow with a thin bubbly collar of light gray head and a little lace. The aroma is sweet and light. There is a lot of caramel malt and a metallic dominance before it carries off to a little burnt toffee. It has a nice finish on the aroma, but the metallic and other factors through the middle aren’t good. The flavor is awful. There is a sweet vanilla and toffee that really is the only good factors. The metallic and light malt just suck. It’s incredibly basic and not good. The mouth feel is thin and watery with hardly any carbonation and a lingeringly overly sweet fake caramel. It’s not good in any aspect. This is a horrible beer. Good lord

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ebone1988 (1261) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2016 Bottle shared with koleminer20. Damn book. Aroma is caramel, toffee, metallic, slight booze, eh. Appearance is golden amber, off white head, clear. Taste is caramel, toffee, metallic, watery, bland. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light carbonation, dry caramel aftertaste. Overall, this is one I never would?ve bought without this book. So yeah. Bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rostetti (129) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle from Alko. Amber color with small white head. Aroma is very sweet, toffee and banana. Taste is like ’’symphony of flavors’’, I can taste toffee, banana, vanilla, oak, smoke... It is very sweet, but very enjoyable as well.

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