Innis & Gunn
Brewed at Wellpark (C&C Group)

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 905   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
Originally brewed at Belhaven for Innis & Gunn. Production moved to Wellpark - date unknown.
NOTE: This is the same beer as the Oak Aged Beer Rum Finish. According to Innis & Gunn "they are the same beer, the process changed slightly so we changed the name. But the recipe is the same."

Has also been seen at 6.8%
Ingredients: Golden Promise and Crystal malt; Phoenix hops.
We are delighted to present this unique limited bottling of Innis & Gunn finished in oak barrels which previously contained navy rum. Maturation in special oak barrels imparts Navy rums with the sweet, spicy character for which they are renowned. We have long wondered what flavours might be imparted to our beer by finishing it in these same barrels and earlier this year we decided to find out. We brewed a special batch of Innis & Gunn beer and matured it in oak for 60 days. Every single drop spent half of that time in American oak barrels before being refilled into selected navy rum barrels to finish the lengthy maturation. Once the beer had absorbed the unique character the barrels were emptied, the beer blended and then maturation continued for a further 47 days until all of the flavours had married together and mellowed. We think the result is absolutely delicious!

rmasa's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, - MAY 9, 2010
Deep dark brown color, small beige head; woody toffeish aroma with hints of vanill and citrus, rum, even slightly chocolate; flavor starts with kind of hot sweetness reminding me of the original Innis & Gunn and therefore, again, licorice powder (but you may disagree, however, I canít describe the taste better) smoothening towards the finish and revealing notes of toffee, wood and rum; body is medium with quite high carbonation. I actually liked the original a bit better, but it doesnít take anything away from this brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robto (16) - Belas, PORTUGAL - OCT 19, 2014
33cl bottle at home. It pours a dark ruby colour with a white head that rapidly disappears. Aroma is a little skunky with vanilla, oak and some dark fruits. Taste is also dark fruits, rum, lots of toffee notes, caramel malts and starts with a little bitter taste and finishes with a sweet aftertaste. Its carbonation is average and itís light bodied with a dry finish. The beer is not that special or phenomenal, but its taste is interesting and itís very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBHansen (113) - KÝge, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2014
bottle @ friends. Appearance: pours dark amber (some sedimentation) with low short lived off-white head with limited lacing. Aroma/taste: caramel, cream, toffee, wood, rum and some fruity notes. Palate: low to average carbonation, full body, distinct caramel sweetness, low bitterness, long duration and an oily texture. Overall: very nice strong ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (864) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a Snifter glass. A: Pours a magnificent dark amber color forming a medium tan head. Low retention and no lacings left S: Strong notes of caramel malts, toffee and wood. A bit fruity with some notes of raisins T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel malts and toffee. Notes of wood and raisins M: Light body body mild carbonation. Malty and woody aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Very pleasant beer. Strong Scottish character [ BA Review @ 5/7/2014 ]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie thinks is interesting and nice. V. V. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
Smells of liquorice, alcohol and dark wood. Nice dark brown, the taste contains of nuts, toffee and some liquorice. The liquorice is there in the aftertaste as well. Nice and fizzy mouthfeel. A bit too alcohol-intensive?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tonyte123 (6) - - OCT 11, 2014 does not count
Great aroma of vanilla and malts, with a good looking amber color. On the taste, the rum notes do come through. Typically, beers that involve alcohol barrels are heavier and those that have a mild mouthfeel are poor. This beer is light and for some reason it works with the delicate notes of the rum. Overall, the beer is not phenomenal, but above average and a bit unique with the rum notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AKORN (147) - Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Clear amber with small white head. Oak, sweetness, rum, vanilla, toffee aroma. Light malt, toffee, light bitterness. Very good beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
janubio (416) - SPAIN - OCT 7, 2014
Pours a copper, clear brown lace, with an off white head that does not hold for too long. Smell of fruits, nuts, caramel, vanilla and certainly some oak, though I canít detect the rum. A bit watery body, but good palate. Taste of woods, vanilla, some rum here, fruits. Good. Maybe not to bold for my taste, but thatís just my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vestergaard (394) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark, clear brown with a tiny, short lasting, off white head. Aroma has toasted banana-fruity caramel malts with a hint of roast. A slight, dry oak, and some sweet, boozy rum. Taste has more toasted, and less roasted malts, caramel, fudgy and syruppy sweetness, a hint of licorice, and again this hint of sweet rum and oak. Slightly watery, but not too bad!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RasmusOtt (1188) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2014
Thanks to a guy name Vestergaard! pours copper with a white lacing. Aroma is quite nice and gentle with notes of sweet and ripe fruits. hazel nuts, caramel malts and a hint of sweet alcohol. Taste of sweet and ripe fruits, caramel malts, sweet biscuit and just a touch of oak. Very drinkable and quite enjoyable.

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