Saturday, November 22, 2014

Innis & Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer

This is a 6.6% ABV beer aged on oak. Innis & Gunn is in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

The beer pours a gleaming copper in color. There is a short head of white foam. The aroma is toasted malt, oak, light vanilla, with a light whiskey-like note. The taste follows the aromas, lightly sweet malt, oak, vanilla and light whiskey. The beer drinks easy, tingling carbonation and smooth. There is a dry woody finish with a light to moderate bitterness. This is an easily drinkable beer that gives a light whiskey barrel effect.

Innis & Gunn Toasted Oak IPA

This is a 5.6% ABV India Pale Ale aged on oak. Innis & Gunn is in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

The beer pours a light amber and copper, with about an inch of thick and somewhat creamy white head. The aroma is tangy, with pleasant mineral note, and light oak. The taste follows the aromas and adds in some vanilla. The notes are nice separately, but together they make a not very pleasant tasting whole. The beer drinks smooth with a light, tingling carbonation and a lightly bitter finish. This is a big disappointment.