RATINGS: 1529   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (669) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Sweet malty initial flavor. Vanilla and toffee notes at the first taste with no after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

Oroboro24k (20) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2017
Mooie kleur en daarmee is wat mij betreft het beste al gezegd. Ik ruik en proef een beetje caramel. De smaak vervliegt razendsnel. Er zijn betere Britse bieren. Veel betere. Gelukkig had ik maar één flesje.
Erratum: tegen het einde begon ik toch meer smaak te ontdekken. Paar puntjes extra, maar het blijft bij dit flesje.

julesxxl (79) - Cholet, FRANCE - DEC 4, 2017
(caramel clair, nez levure baker & calva-tourbe-fumée-réglisse, corps cidrique, miel-canne, vanille, wood-smoke)

Ritzn (1888) - GERMANY - NOV 30, 2017
Clear brown with almost no head. Aroma is toffee raisins some alcoholic dark malt roast. Taste is sour lemon juice with some caramel molasses bittersweetness. A bit murky but drinkable. Mouthfeel is watery but with a good body. Some flowers in the finish. Alright.

bewyder (552) - FRANCE - NOV 27, 2017
Dorée foncée quasi limpide, douceur maltée, un peu crémeuse, très légère amertume en arrière bouche. Bouteille 33cl achetée en grande surface, Sens, France, bue le 10/11/2017.

deepdrinker (314) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2017 pale amber in colour , with a fast disappearing head. Woody fruit aroma. Tastes clear oak bitter aftertaste

RW80 (2841) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2017

330ml bottle from the local Lidl.
Honey golden coloured body with a small offwhite head.
Aroma: malts, oak, hint of honey
Taste: sweetish malts, a wood and finishing with a hint of honey which provides a gentle sweet tone in the woody aftertaste.
Soft carbonation,medium body

Gangstergafje (1300) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2017
21-11-2017; bottle; at home (bought at Lidl, somewhere in The Netherlands).
The looks of the beer are nice. The beer has a nice amber golden color. It is a crystal clear beer. On top of the beer some rough offwhite foam is formed. Foam retention is rater low. A minimal drape is left after a while. The color reminds a bit of Whisky...something that comes back in both the smell and the taste.
The beer has some lovely aromas. Some sweet malts, with a tiny fruity touch. Hops give some floral notes. The smell is mainly filled with lovely oak wood aroma's, reminding me a lot of whiskey. I smell strong aromas of vanilla, toffee and oak wood. It has a nice warming, slightly spicy nose. I love the depth of the smell, it's done very nicely. The oakwood is more than clearly present, without being overwhelming.
The taste of the beer also is very nice. It is pretty much the same as the smell. It has some good sweet malts and some sweet tones from the oak and vanilla. Hops give a nice floral note and a good bitterness. The oaks also gives a tiny sour touch. This results in a well balanced beer.
The palate of the beer is fine.
The palate of the beer is fine. Medium body, smooth and medium low carbonation. The finish of the beer is not to long. It contains a clear alcohol flavour and some hints of oak, but it isn't to strong. All in all, a nice beer with clear oak wood, but it is to to complicated to drink. It remains easy drinkable. Nice.

maddestmax (9) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 19, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2017 This was a great find today. A very tasty bottle. Nutty and malty with that delicious barrel/scotchy taste. All without being too heavy.

craftyrocker (89) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2017
330mL bottle (old gold and red label), BB Nov 17. $3.50 in the bargain trolley.
Appearance: Amber body. Off-white head. 3
Aroma: Oak, spice, caramel and honey. 8
Taste: Woody/oak with bourbon sweetness. Interesting but lacks structure without much malt. Awkward hollow finish. Moderate bitterness. 7
Palate: Thin body, overcarbonated. 1
Overall: The oak notes differentiate it from other beers, but the beer remains one dimensional. 14

Tasche39 (448) - SPAIN - NOV 5, 2017
Buena cerveza de cuerpo denso, sabor a malta con toques de madera seguramente debido a su maceración en barril

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