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RATINGS: 1489   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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3.5
fullers (269) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle LCBO Gift from Diane. Thanks so much. A really lovely beer with subtle flavour and silky mouth feel. Pours clear reddish amber - honey-hued is an apt description. Lovely aroma of toffee and sweet malt. Vanilla? well OK. Light to medium bodied, small carbonation, very easy on the palate. Tastes of toffee and sweet malts in the flavour, a very subtle taste. A style of beer that I like a great deal and a good representative of the style.

4.1
ComradeK (1237) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2010
330ml bottle. Pours a clear red-amber, with a medium, white head that quickly vanishes, leaving almost no lacing. There is a delightfully alluring aroma of vanilla, raisin, oak and a hint of mandarin.There are some citrus hops to start, with oak notes. This moves into a toffee and raisin finish, which is smooth and very pleasant. A delicious, rich and smooth beer.

3.3
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2010
A clear dark amber colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of toffee tabacco with fruits, malts and vanilla. The taste of caramel bitter tonsil. Hints of wood. The aftertaste bitter moving to sweet with toffee.

3.2
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2010
Le liquide est ambré rouge. Petit anneau de mousse. Quelques traces sont observées. Le nez est sollicité par des parfums de caramel, de bois et de fruits. Touche vanillée effectivement présente. Le goût me semble plus riche et moelleux avec un malt aux accents de toffee et de bourbon. Présence notable du vieillissement en fût de chêne. L’alcool est juste à point. Amertume inexistante. Finale douce et presque sucrée. Assez bonne tenue en bouche hormis le caractère trop agressif des bulles.

2.5
bergstaden (3035) - Røros, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2010
Dark golden with small white head - woody malty aroma - same woody malty taste with some hints of vanilla with a long wood, vanilla finish - not my favorite taste in a beer, but it is still drinkable

3.5
mkel07 (6140) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2010
330ml bottle. Very murky and swampy looking with lots of sediment in the pour. Dirty orange colour with a thin mist of mfoam. Sweet toffee and caramel popcorn. Aroma which is quite pleasnt . Great toffee flavour with a vanilla and whisky taste running through it. Very enjoyable and morish.

3
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2010
A - Citrus and caramel A - Clear and golden with a lasting white head T - Dry and okie...like a chardonay P - Soft and thin O - An odd profile...it’s not bad, but not one I will run out for again

4.4
Mungular (48) - Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Pours a light brown body with foamy, creamy head. Fragrance isn’t spectacular, but flavor makes up for it. Tastes of malt, oak, caramel, and a hint of butterscotch. Creamy palate that is extremely smooth. I would marry this beer if it asked me. Of course I’m sure the US would have a problem with that. Excellent beer.

4.3
Metalchopz (3419) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2010
Nice presentation in a clear bottle that is embossed and good looking labels. Pours a copper colour with a bubbly-foam head that has decent retention. Lacing is left, kind of thin, but all around. Caramel and floral nose, that is well-mixed. Slick mouthfeel. Wow ! The taste starts on caramel, then a smokey note kicks in and stays. Nutty touches are also found in there, and maple syrup in the aftertaste. Very well-balanced flavours. Expensive for a beer, but worth the price to see if you enjoy it. I know I did, and have more in the cellar.

3.7
ben4321 (6547) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Location: Sampled at the NY Brewfest on Governor’s Island, 6/19/10

Aroma: The nose has some wood to it, vanilla, bread, and a touch of whiskey.
Appearance: It pours a clear orange-caramel color with pretty much no head.
Flavor: The taste is pretty much a simple, but well-made, malty/roasted sweetness.
Palate: The feel of this one is extremely smooth, creamy, and somewhat light of body.
Overall Impression: This is one of those beers that I must have seen around a million times, but never bothered to purchase/rate, and I’m not really sure why. I know everybody has beers like that, where they finally try it and think to themselves "Why have I never rated this?" Anyway, all you really need to know about this one is that is really smooth. Verbatim from my notes: "SMOOTH, SMOOTH, SMOOTH." So, I’ll just leave it there.


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