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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 910   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angelkostvo (637) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 25, 2014
Amber colour, small head. Aroma of citrus, wood. Taste is light sweet, light bitter with a bit of sourness. Light body, oily texture, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
damzz (268) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Pours clear mahogany with an off white head. Nose is raisin toasted toffee. Palate is medium body oily. Taste is spice with little bitterness that quickly dissipates. 11.2 oz bottle @ 6.8% alc.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (1458) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle @ Bothy Bar, Mac Donald Hotel, Kinlochleven. Amber colour, some white foam. Medium carbonation. Thin palate. Aroma of caramel with light roasted malts, vinous notes and nice rum finish. Ok beer, nothing exceptional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (714) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
The body has a beautiful deep reddish amber color with good clarity. On top of this beer there is a small creamy off white head. This small covering soon fades to a thin ring of slick lacing. There is a delicate sweet grain and bready base with mellow vanilla, woody oak, and caramel. On a light thin palate I get a nice light bready and sweet grain character. Inside of it are delicate hints of the caramel and oak with notes of vanilla and spicy sweet rum. On the back end there is a light kiss of herbal hop bitterness. It is smooth lightly carbonated and watery on the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Petrosian (8) - - SEP 21, 2014 does not count
Very intense oak flavour. Distinct rum finish. Creamy head. Strong alcohol sensation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (1016) - NORWAY - SEP 5, 2014
Clear dark copper. Persistent beige head and lacing. Aroma of red berries, dark sugar, vanilla and caramel. Red berries, vanilla and oak in taste. Oily mothfeel. Red berries in aftertaste. Good drinkability

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby reddish-copper brown-red with a white-beigish head. Aroma is woody, brown sugar, rum. Flavor is malt, caramel, grapes, toffee, brown sugar, prunes, blackberries. Finish is wood, sugar, sugar shack, spices. Lingering spiciness. Medium to full body, soft mouthfeel, average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Xebbe (59) - - AUG 26, 2014
En ok men intetsägande öl. Dock verkar de vara en bra ingångsöl för att lära folk att uppskatta mer avancerade öler. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ejr (188) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2014
Dyp oransje farge med et hvit skum. Aroma av malt, rom, treverk og vanillje. Smaker av malt, rom, treverk, moden frukt og vanillje.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ruigo (1153) - PORTUGAL - AUG 18, 2014
33cl bottle. Clear pale brown colour with a fluffy off-white head. Caramel, rum and wood in the aroma. Soft to average carbonation and medium to light body. Taste is unbalanced, with some strange notes and more sweet than bitter and a long very dry finish. Overall, I am not sure if I liked it so much. Too much rum...

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