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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 885   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
car13many (44) - POLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Moderate aroma. Ruby color with not very stable foam. Quite nice lancig. There is no alcohol in the taste. Very light bitter but quite soure. Not easy to drink but tasteful.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rane (878) - Nibe, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle. Brown with pale brown head. Aroma mainly malts, rum just detectable. Taste malty some alcohol notes in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5639) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2014
Light roasted, a hint alcohol. Chestnut, low head. Barrel notes, rum vanilla, oak. Medium light body, mellow mouthfeel. Barrel aftertaste

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (999) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Appearance: Clear ruby with a cm thick ivory head. Aroma: Butterscotch, toffee, bready, vinous/spiritous, marzipan, banana, woody, subtle muskiness. Taste: Medium bitterness, low/medium sweetness and low sourness, light pepperiness. Palate: Thick coarse texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering dry, burnt toffee, malty, banana, light alcohol and peppery finish. Comments: Very good.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
micheung23 (7) - - JUN 13, 2014 does not count
Starts out great but alittle too sweet for me towards the end. The initial taste there is quite alot of flavour.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
martjoobolut (711) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 5, 2014
0,33L bottle as Rum Finish (6,8% ABV). Pours clear copper with light tan head. The head stays. Aroma is malt and sweetness. Taste is sweet, malt, slight metallic notes, and some fruits. Overall: sweet and simple brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2014
so fine! .. . big bottle provided by the Barbee’s- and boy are they proud of this one .. . tawny tan .. low foam, almost no foam .. . hey double bubble! .. . wood, mild rum, and barrel coated in toffee .. . pretty nice variation .. . . it is a toothpick!?!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (600)
- Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours a deep ruby/caramel with a frothy, one finger, white head. Aroma is sweet with big notes of caramel, and rum. Taste is sweet with caramel, bread, rum, and barrel notes. Very slightly fruity on the finish. Balanced really well. Medium body and carbonation. Pretty clean texture. Slightly syrupy. Overall a tasty beverage. Caramel and bread notes with subtle barrel flavours. Good for a change.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DroolYeast (220) - Odder, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2014
33 cl bottle @ home. Rum Finish. Aroma of oak, spice, rum, burnt malt. Clear reddish brown with tan head. A tiny head is lasting. High rum sweetness, spicy. A sweet beer! Finish is sweet. Soapy texture. Average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (263) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a medium amber colour with an average sized beige head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, oak and rum. Flavour is sweet with caramel, malt, rum and a dry oaky finish. Medium body, oily texture and soft carbonation. Exceeded my expectations.


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