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RATINGS: 1513   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 Original’s 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
jobe977 (158) - Töreboda, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2017
Bottle (6,6%) from Systembolaget. Medium head. Malty and sweet taste. Well balanced. Pleasant!

2.9
yy0pp (1610) - - OCT 8, 2017
Bottle. Clear amber color with white head. Aroma - Malt, honey. Taste - Sweet, caramel, biscuit, grass, citrus.

3.4
EvNa (437) - Ede, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2017
Bottle. Color: In between amber and copper, small white head. Taste: Sweet, malty, notes of oak, boozy and vanilla hints. Hints of honey, sugar and caramel. Very little bitterness. Pretty dry mouthfeel.

3.3
klukas (328) - Rijeka, CROATIA - OCT 1, 2017
Enjoyed: Poured from a bottle into English pint glass. Appearance: Honey colour, lots of small bubbles, small head. Aroma: Wood, malt, hint of vanilla and honey. Palate: Medium body; many soft bubbles. Taste: Wood, sweet, maybe hint of spinach; light bitter aftertaste. Overall impression: Interesting and tasty, but not for everyday or against thirst.

4
sonelta (4) - - SEP 23, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2017 Uh yes please, more of this one. Nice smokey oaky-ness, with hints of toffee. Dark. Drink on a low-key evening in front of a fire!

2.9
zvsn (2224) - ISRAEL - SEP 21, 2017
Bottle. Clear copper amber color, stable creamy white head. Herbs, honey, cookies, floral, a bit soapy and skunky. Pretty sweet, almost cloying, malty, flavors of honey, vanilla, herbs, alcohol, wood, mild bitterness. Medium bodied, smooth. Interesting flavors but way too sweet and not easy to drink.

3.5
ruuurd (283) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2017 The label is spot on: dark beer with hints of toffee, vanilla and oak. Especially the oak is subtle and nice. Great amber pour as well!

3
MelvinKalksma (1676) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2017
Aroma: 6
Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, wood and vanilla.

Appearance: 2
Clear/hazy golden/amber beer with no/a slight off-white head.

Taste/Palate: 7/3
Medium sweet with malts, caramel, wood and vanilla.

Overall: 12
This beer is rather intense and balanced, but lacks complexity. Does not taste like its barrel aged, but the duration could be the explanation for this. Way too filtered as well for my liking.

2.9
rayaron (1927) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - SEP 19, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2017 Bottle. Clear pale golden with white head. The aroma has notes of caramel, honey, minerals and black pepper, earthy, hint of wood. Sweet flavor with notes of caramel, honey, citrusy hops, some wood, alcoholic and earthy. Medium-bodied.

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BierBobCat (20) - - SEP 18, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2017 Dealer: Sainsburys (Bottle) Expectations: 'luscious flavours of toffee, vanilla and oak perfectly balance the beers malt backbone & light hop fruitiness' Were expectations met: No Not really that vanillery. It was more hoppy and toasty and even malt whiskey-ish. I felt the bubbliness overpowered the flavours and any vanilla-ish-ness. You know its not a bad Scottish Beer - its really good but the description on the bottle is what let my expectations down. Will I be drinking it again: No


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