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RATINGS: 1506   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Appearance: Beautiful mandarin, garnet, and copper hues deep and timeless melt together in seamless harmony. The head is a tight white blanket which fades into an orderly collar. Swirls average while the colors seem to glow from within my beer glass.
Nose: Toffee, caramel, and maple. Candied apples. Plump juicy raisins amidst moist raisin bread topped with a sweet cinnamon and brown sugar glaze. Orange oils and oak. Figs. Caramelized sugars and oaken delights abound.
Palate: Creamy mouthfeel and medium-bodied weight. Caramel, nutella, and maple in the beginning with fudge lingering in the breath. Candied apples and brown sugar with spice and oak in the back. Fig and raisin bread chewiness in the middle. Could be too sweet and chewy and sticky but never is and I keep coming back for more. Fudge, caramel, maple, toffee, brown sugar, raisins, and figs melt and meld into a beautiful tapestry that is Innis & Gunn Originals heart and soul. Mild dry finish of red apple peel and oak with tendrils of leather and cigar leaf.
Final Thoughts: Wonderful. World class and classy. I can see why the workers refused to dump such a delicious brew and drank it for themselves. Thankfully now more than just the workers can drink of this wonderful nectar you and I can too. Seek out the Original and all Innis & Gunn beers. You will enjoy.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rotaldinho (188) - Paris, FRANCE - MAY 22, 2017
Light amber with a head that disappears quickly. Aroma is a light malt with vanilla from the oak. Sweet vanilla mixed with malt.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
vbaudry (91) - - MAY 18, 2017
Orange/red robe, no foam. Nose with oak notes and caramel malt close to a sweet whisky. Medium body, quite sweet, aromas of caramel and whisky. Finish is juste some liquorous sweetness. Not totally bad but quite sickening, wouldnt be able to drink the whole bottle.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oiolosse (121) - Granada, SPAIN - MAY 16, 2017
Madera sutil y aromas tostados. Color cobrizo, con cabeza blanca que se desvanece. De cuerpo ligero a mediano, de carbonatacin media. El sabor es un poco dulce, con algunas nueces y notas de madera. Retrogusto dulce. Demasiada vainilla para mi gusto.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (5058) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Bottle. Copper color with a medium head. Light toasty oak aroma. Solid malt flavor. Toasted bread crust. Hint of raisin. Woodsy. Dry but malty.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mviljamaa (130) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2017
Pours with an okay foam. Color is whisky. Aroma is whiskey like having strong "barrel-matured aroma", highlands whisky and some fermented dark fruits (plums, dates and such). Taste is sweet and has cooked mushrooms, caramel ice cream, some sweet citrus notes and a plethora of other tastes. The taste of this is very complex and thus interesting. Its a good beer, with a very unique and luxurious aroma and taste. I like it and will want to try more beer from this brewery.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hershiser2 (2857) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2017
$2.90 bottle from Wine Warehouse. Golden with hints of amber and a small frothy off-white head. Aroma is grassy, grain, wheat. Flavor is grainy as all hell. Corn, grass, wheat, toffee, caramel, cardboard. About $2.00 overpriced.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackisle (2455) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle 33cl. poured into a shaker. Sweet malt nose; clear medium amber, tall frothy off-white head, good retention, fair lacing; aroma sweet malts, wee bit citrus, caramel, wood, vanilla, grass; taste light light heavy sweet and slightly bitter, malty, toffee, bit vanilla, hint of wood; malty sweet and light bitter aftertaste, toffee, bit woody; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; nice smooth fellow.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jaghana (5922) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - APR 30, 2017
Bottle 33cl shared by Calisky, a copper beer with medium head. Nose is on toasted grain and blond caramel. Aroma is on caramel, touch of butterscotch, touch of wet paper, pleasant body but is it a real oak aged or with additional flavors ?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (2864) - ALSACE, FRANCE - APR 29, 2017
Couleur ambre, petite mousse. Nez caramel et fut de chne. Gout malt-caramel et fut de chne, lgre note vanille et boise (voir un peu acidule artificielle). Corps moyen. Fin sche, boise caramelise et herbeuse.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dunklermessias (135) - Lneburg, GERMANY - APR 29, 2017
330 ml can. Pours with a clear amber color and a nice off-white head. The nose is malty and sweety. Ripe fruits, caramel and nice wooden aroma. Taste of malt, toffee, some ripe and candied apples. Very nice balanced. Good carbonated. Thumbs up!


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