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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 867   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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GBZ59 (1061) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAY 2, 2014
Botella transparente de 330ml. Copa Globo. Ron y levadura al destapar. Color ámbar rojizo cubierto por una fugaz espuma marfil. Aromas de maltas tostadas, galletas, hierbas y vainilla, con notas de ron, granos de anís, azúcar y acetato que se despliegan por detrás. Sabores tostados, de galleta y brioche con trazos de toffees. Cuerpo medio-pleno y carbonatación moderada a moderada-alta. Paladar sedoso. Notas picantes y toques herbales, recuerdos de ron y fruta escarchadase encuentran con un leve amargor terroso permanecen en el final dulce. Madera en el retrogusto. Una suave y deliciosa cerveza, para un trago pausa y largo. 330ml transparent bottle. Snifter glass. Rum & yeast as cap is removed. Reddish amber color headed by quickly dissipated off-white froth. Toasted malts, biscuit, herbs & vanilla to the nose while rum, anise, sugar & solvent-like notes are displayed on the back. Toasted, biscuit, brioche flavors & toffee hues. Medium to full body. Moderate to medium-high carbonation. Silky palate. Spicy notes & herbal touches, rum memories & sugar coated fruit flavors join slight earthy bitterness then linger into a sweetish finish. Wood on the aftertaste. Smooth & delightful beer for a paused & long drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jksipa (278) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clear dark reddish brown with a small tan head that quickly fades. Nose has lots of toffee rum, oak, banana and some dark fruits. Quite sweet cherry and caramel with some vanilla a bit of tartness as well. Medium slick mouth with soft carbonation

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ATulloch (25) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2014
Pours a small head that leaves quite quickly leaving a small ring that lasts. An almost jäger like aroma with notes of toffee through it. A strong oaky taste with hints of toffee.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrianWillum (189) - København S., DENMARK - APR 28, 2014
Mørkebrun/rød øl med mellemstort gulligt skum der bliver et stykke tid. Interessant duft af rom, rosiner og måske en fornemmelse af banan. God sødme og smag af rom, men lidt for sprittet. Især i afslutningen, hvor den bliver lidt for sød og sprittet.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
48FanInCali (706) - California, USA - APR 25, 2014
11.2oz bottle. Brownish pour with little retaining head. Nose is fairly medicinal with some light barrel notes. Taste follows the nose with a little rum spice. A little less than ok.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (5917) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2014
11.2oz bottle, at WG Kitchen & Bar, on special for $4. Bottle is labeled 6.8%. Date on bottle reads April 2014. Clear dark red color. Thin kind of bubbly khaki head. Soon fades to minimal. Not much from the smell, initially. Flavor isn’t too bad... Caramel malt, some cherry, good dark fruitiness, little rum barrel flavor. Pretty tasty. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Nice light hint of rum warmth. Taste-wise, the rum is mild, but it seems to contribute a lot to the aroma. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick finish. Medium to bigger body. Pretty solid, tasty stuff. One of the better Innis & Gunn variants I’ve tried... A nice, flavorful one to sip on.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andregoncalves (1305) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 16, 2014
33cl bottle from el corte ingles, lisbon. Color is dark orange to brown. Head is thin but persistent. Medium bitterness, low sweetness. Aroma is banana, caramel, alcohol, rum, wood.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Motobashi (68) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
Poured a deep clear red with soft carbonation and no real head. Sweet, malty caramel aroma. Nice, gentle sweet flavour, with minimal bitterness on the long finish. Medium body with a thin texture. Alcohol flavour noticeable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Canmoore (233) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
Pours a dark cherry, with a small white head. Aroma notes include rum cask, tannins, malts, and some faint fruity notes. Tasting notes include strong rum barrel notes, and lots of woody tannins. Finish is dry, with a strong rum finish. Excellent!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
twindog (260) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pour red in color little head Aroma is sweet malt. Flavor is dark fruit, brown sugar and rum. Finish is lingering sweetness & malt with trace bitterness.


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