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RATINGS: 1487   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dragonblaze99 (353) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2009
Toffee and caramel aroma. Amber with little fast dissipating head. Flavour is strong caramel, vanilla, toffee, honey and malt. Medium bodied with not too much carbonation. Finishes toffee. Not to every taste, but it is certainly to mine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kwik-lime (1822) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2009
Not necessarily expecting a lot from this but I really liked it. Deep amber with about a 1cm head that quickly dissipated. Strong, malty and somewhat earthy aroma. Good, sweet mouthful with the vanilla coming to the fore along with toffee, honey and an earthy maltiness. Really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2009
I have never been a big fan of this beer, but I can see why people enjoy it. Pours amber with small amount of white head. Aroma not bad, with some maple syrup notes, but too much alcohol coming through. Taste is overly sweet, with buttery caramel notes, woody with some vanilla notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fred82 (2213) - Qubec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2009
33cl bottle. Pours pale amber with a medium head. Nose is a bit skunked, a bit citrusy with some caramel. Some light vanilla. Taste of sweet caramel. No evident bitterness. Some oak. Quite straight forward. Quite drinkable and somewhat refreshing. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yumyum (221) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2009
I can appreciate people liking this beer, personally it just doesn;t sit well with me. I has a decent nose, vanilla honey and a strong, sweet taste agian of vanilla and honey and a element of scotch /oakiness. Perhaps it is the sweetness but I don;t find this one easy to drink. Nice idea though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (3145) - New York, USA - AUG 7, 2009
For whatever reason, I had never had this, thinking that all the old supermarket bottles must have over-halogen lit and hence skunked. So i picked up a fresh-y one at whole foods. Poured as it looks in the bottle (duh), taste is like butter toffee cookies after english tea. Really. And thats a good thing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Bottle from daknole--thanks Dakine! Cool bottle, me a no happy that its clear. Yep, it is a little skunked nosing it after the clear amber pour with a one finger off-white head. There is also some diacetyl and lots of caramel. Faint oak is present with maple syrup and honey. Damn--sweet! Flavor mimics the aroma just fine, which isnt really fine at all. So much diacetyl. Minimal bitterness in the semi-dry slightly woody finish. Light prickly carbonation with a medium-light body. Me no likey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Bill on 07/12/2009. Clear caramel amber body with a thin off-white head. Sweet caramel, oak, vanilla and light fruit aroma. Sweet vanilla, oak and fruit flavor with a caramel background. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6558) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2009
bottle, reddish gold pour with lots of foam and lace, aroma of oak and maple syrup, flavor has sour maple, roasted nuts, butterscotch, slight funk from the clear bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 21, 2009

Source:Bottle purchased while in Dublin.
Glass:Yazoo Hop Project pint.
Appearance:Clear amber/gold pour with a two finger white head that quickly dissipated.
Aroma:Very clean malty aroma with a hint of oak and peat.
Flavor:Up front a clean maltiness dominates. This quickly gives way to the oak and vanilla from the barrel. Excellent.
Palate:Medium body with solid carbonation.
Overall:I wasnt sure what to expect here, especially with the low rating. I am very pleased with the oakiness. Would love to have more.

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