Starting a new tap, we are going to sample out another barrel age beer. This time around it is Innis & Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer. This brewery was started in 2003. There is really nothing more on this brewery. This beer is aged in a barrel for thirty days. Let us get int othe beers.
When pour in the glass, the beer is a nice copper color with a kind of head. It has that import smell. It has a malty earthy taste to it. It is very smooth for being a full body beer. It is very drinkable. The more the beer drinker is drinking this beer. He or she will start to experience a little vanilla and oak taste from the beer.
Here is a descriation from their website (www.innisandgunn.com):
This is our flagship beer, the one whose discovery led to the formation of the company back in 2003. Since then we’ve won a string of awards for Original, most recently a third consecutive Modern Monde Selection gold award.
Like the world’s great wine and whisky makers we strive for depth of flavour, complexity and mellowness in every beer we produce. Innis & Gunn Original typifies this approach.
Its lengthy 77-day maturation imparts flavours of toffee, vanilla and oak that perfectly complement the beer’s backbone of luscious malt and fruity hop notes.
The oak helps to give Innis & Gunn Original its appealing colour and also mellow the alcohol character, so although the beer is 6.6%, it’s very smooth and easy to drink.
Here is a descriation from the beer bottle:
To make Innis & Gunn we hand-select barrels which are packed with the most delicious oak flavors. Over many weeks our unique maturation slowly unlocks these flavors from deep inside the oake grain, the beer growing in character with every hour that passes. Only when it has matured to perfection do we bottle and release it. The result is a refreshing honey-hued beer with aromas of vanilla and toffee, and a malty, lightly oaked finish.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing out the tab, just like the Kentucky Barrel Aged Ale, this beer is not a stout but an ale. I really love this beer but the price turns me off a little bit. I understand the price point because it is an import beer and the process it goes through. There is a ton of flavor going on in this beer. To me, what makes this beer so special, it is the complex tasting that is being experience. Your mind is telling you that you are tasting this but then your taste tells you something in the beer. It is drinkable and exetremely fun to drink. Thanks to my friend for sharing this beer with me! Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser