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RATINGS: 1476   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.""""

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle, bought from random offie in London, consumed at home, poured into pint glass. Excellent white lacing, bog standard copper colour with good measured carbonation, aroma is oak, diacrytl, butterscotch, spices, wood and egg. Really not great. Taste is oak, wood chips, alcohol, plum, leather, some spirits, burning finish of plum, wood and alcohol. Interesting combination. Has evened out a little and is one to age but just not doing anything for me whatsoever.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 18, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured a clear gold/copper with a big white head. Aroma was a muddled mix of malt, vanilla, wood, grain. Taste: very muddled malts, vanilla, wood, bourbon, grain, sweet-ish. Thinnish body. Overall not a bad beer - but it is very undefined... seemed to be lost.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sunyjim (9) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2010 does not count
Honestly they dont get much better than this beer. They do everything so right. The beer pours bright in the glass, the hop and oak aroma is stunning, nice malt flavour underneath. If you havent tried this one run dont walk, to the store now to buy a bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (3497) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2010
330ml bottle. Pours orange with no head. Aroma is vanilla, oaky and quite sweet. The vanilla and wood are on the finish. Bit thin for the strength.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stellaaaa (270) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Pours a clear honey amber with a thick soapy head. It has a bready aroma. The taste is of oak, vanilla and bready malt. Very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2010
Bottle. Clear orange-amber body with a average sized dense off white head. Strong aroma of vanilla, leather, wood, citrus with a sweetish body and a balanced finish. medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Nice-unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3790) - Vadum, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2010
Clear orange of color with a white head. An aroma of sweets, caramel and weak bitter. A flavor of caramel, spice and oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (11111) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear golden/amber with a minimal white head.. Aroma and taste has notes of vanilla, oak and bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zoney (144) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2010
Bottle. A very short head with light head. A very thought of beer it feels. The oak feels very right in such a beer. The oak is very prominent, and I like it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9799) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear golden amber with a thin white head. Big vanilla and bourbon notes, sweet corn aromas behind them. Light sweetness, and a bit more of that sweet corn liquor flavor. Wood, but very faint, not as pronounced as in the rum version. Sweet vanilla and warming whisky on the finish.

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