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RATINGS: 1495   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 14/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2009
This is quite a unique tasting beer. It is thick and syrupy. The flavor is a heavy malt, tasting like hard butterscotch candy. Very sweet, oozing with honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2009
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a short lived white head. Aroma has notes of honey, caramel, vanilla, butterscotch and malt. Flavour isnt as sweet as the aroma but is otherwise almost identical, the vanilla notes imparted by the oak standing out even more. Light bodied, with a smooth mouthfeel and a short dry finish, this is an alright beer but pretty thin for an ESA. Pleasant but wouldnt drink more than one in a sitting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2009
bottle. Pale golden amber color, short thick foamy off-white head. Aroma is whiskey and butter, oak chips, some toffee and crystal malt, butterscotch too. Flavor is different, starts dry,woody, and skunky then toffee/crystal malt. Some whiskey & water, lots of carbonation, and a skunkwatery finish. Oaky bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mcberko (16619) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2009
330mL bottle - pours golden with a minimal white head. Aroma vanilla, oak and butterscotch. Flavour is a weak combination of these. Slight bitterness at the end. Quite dull / boring for all thats in it. Drinkable, but nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2009
I would have to say his is one of the most unique beers I;ve had. Every flavr is over the top. Oak,vanilla, butterscotch. Not to mention the sweetness of honey. Aroma of skunk or wet ashtry,but sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hermod (7227) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2009
Bottle ,Alko. Amber color, caramel aroma. Sweet taste, toffee and vanilla.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Bottle. Poured a amber blonde witha foamy head. Light honey and caramel nose. Slightly creamy mouthful with some sweetness and light hops. Some oak notes and pretty smooth. The barrel aging adds to the mix but the base beer is only decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
gyllenbock (8686) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2009
The flavor is very sweet, with hints of caramel, honey, vanilla and a little malt. To sweet for my taste, also a little thin. Must say that I quickly "got tired" of the beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - OCT 5, 2009
Bottle. Amber colour with a small off-white head. The aroma is malty with notes of oak. The flavour is malt, oak and some sweetness with hints of vanilla and toffee. Quite smooth, medium-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - OCT 2, 2009
i think ill just agree with the last posting, very interesting beer, had it after having a very bitter stout so at first the taste was very welcoming malty, but then by the finish i had had enough, lots of honey and vanilla tastes, too sweet for me.

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