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RATINGS: 1541   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.""""

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1.9
theSlipperyPen (294) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2010
Suspicious clear glass bottle - why do they use them? How much more pricey is tinted glass? Surely it’s worth the price of having a drinker buy your beer again. Anyway.... This pours amber with a finger of frothy head, which is quick to disappear. A bit of sulphur on the nose, but not much of anything really. Possibly a faint toffee smell. In the mouth it’s sweet, with lots of caramel and honey. Then there’s a bit of wood, but it’s not a vanilla taste - somehow this manages to taste like artificial wood flavouring. (How is that even possible?) What this reminds me of is a very milky coffee with caramel syrup added to it. The mouth feel is thin and it’s way too carbonated. I can’t say I get much on the finish besides sugar and the gassy taste of forced carbonation. This is a dull, mass produced, careless beer masquerading as craft - which is pretty damn insidious.

2.7
Koyo (250) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2010
Tried on bottle. Colout is a nice brownish, dark, amber and the head is light and rich. Taste is sweet with the aroma adding banana and toffee, very little bitterness.

3.8
BeerBaboon (2144) - FINLAND - OCT 7, 2010
Immediately after pouring this beer to a 41cl snifter, I smell the oak and hops from far away. Then comes the toffee and vanilla. The colour is caramellish brown. It’s a delicious beer tastes slightly malty, toffee, vanilla. There is a slightly bitter aftertaste that Iam not sure belongs there.

3.3
italarican (1606) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2011 9/30/10 Good Lord; I feel like I’ve had a completely different beer than most of you. Either I had a bottle that was taken very well care of, or it’s another case of different strokes. Bottle poured at the LIC Beer Festival. Golden pour with little bubbly head. Aroma is potent of whisky, rum, toffee, lemon, smoke, and oak. The flavor is m-a-s-s-i-v-e of toffee, coconut, vanilla, and oak. Incredible smoothness with a perfect buttery toffee, whisky, and vanilla finish. Subtle fade of whisky with delicious toffee stickiness. This is what I wish whisky actually tasted like. A memorable beer. 8/3/9/5/16--- RERATE: So I’ve had this many times now, and nothing’s come close to that first taste. Entirely inconsistent. Sometimes is fairly good. Sometimes tastes like little more than a cornfed lager. This needs to be bumped down a serious peg. No more clear bottles, please!

2
lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2010
330 ml bottle. Rated @ 6.6.2009.
Pours a clear orange colour with a minimal head. Horrible aroma of butter, malts and loads of honey. Same thing on the flavour too. Very greasy mouthfeel. This one is probably ruined, but that’s what you get when you use a transparent bottle for the brew.

3.2
obguthr (6827) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Clear bottle: Buttery oak aroma, slight skunk. Clear amber,medium snow white head. very oaky flavor with vanilla hints. Thin mouthfeel, lacks body. Quaffable and unique.

3.2
JohnRMurdoch (5148) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2013 Bottle from a friend. Creamy vanilla malt aroma. Slightly hazy amber orange brown colour, not much head. Tastes like a Crunchie bar with hints of vanilla malt & treacle. Smooth & creamy with woody aftertaste. Interesting.

3.7
Cuso (8950) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 18, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2011 Bottled, 0,75l, from shop in London. Copper color with nice beige head. Aroma, vanilla, caramel with hints of wood. Taste, starts with vanilla, continues with caramel, wood. Toffee finish. Good for desserts or to drink it besides wine with your girlfriend or wife. Good beer for exceptional occasions.

2
Ontbeertaster (3208) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2010
again I was disappointed with this beer. It has a very coffee base, you can taste the wood. It just doesn’t have a clean taste. not recommended

2.6
drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2010
9/12/10. 11.2oz bottle. Clear, light amber pour with a thick white head that lasts... the skunk is hitting me before I even try to sniff this brew. Why would these morons use clear bottles? Big skunk up front with old pee and a hint of wood. Sweet caramelly flavor followed by dry grains and again just a touch of wood. Huge meh here, folks.


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