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RATINGS: 1109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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% (Rum Aged)
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrNosha (1594) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2016
Aus der Flasche. Braunes klares Bier, flacher Schaum. Malziges Rum Aroma. Im Geschmack auch etwas Rauch, Rosinen, Rum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Michael27 (695) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2016
Aus der Flasche von Händler des Vertrauens. Rotgolden im Glas mit instabiler Schaumkrone. Im Geruch und Geschmack deutlich nach Rumfass schmeckend. Endlich einmal, wo Anspruch und Realität korrespondieren.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pedro_Pinho (154) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2016
Pours a copper color liquid with a thin head. Somewhat metallic aroma of roasted malt. Taste is rather flat, disapointing... will not buy again. Rather pour bear.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidAust (190) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2016
bottle into a tulip. Dark coppery brown, thin head, minimal lacing. Aroma of caramel, vanilla plus rum & raisins. Taste is medium sweet with an aftertaste of rum coming through. Nice beer, a little fancy, but not super fancy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nick998 (15) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
Bottle 330ml. Pours dark amber with a light beige head that disappears quickly. Nice smokey aroma with strong malty raisin flavours, Sweet finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daje (3982) - NORWAY - APR 21, 2016
Bottle at Motel One Edinburgh-Princes, Edinburgh, june 14th 2015. Amber body with a small offwhite head. Aroma of caramel, rum and dust. Earthy taste with sweet malt, notes of rum and wood, only light alcohol traces. Very sweet finish. A bit boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rvzx (7) - - APR 20, 2016 does not count
Good beer. Dark and beautiful. Smells good, with strong fruity aroma. Some vanilla also. But the rum smell and taste trumps everything else. Absolutely no bitterness at all!!! Which is quite interesting. But the beer lacks something. Perhaps more alcohol, or some extra punch. It is just good, nothing more than that. It is a beer my girlfriend would love it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (3567) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2016
Bottle at home 6.8%. Clear brown with small off white head. Brown sugar, lots of rum, spices, dried apple, raisins, vanilla, icecream, dried leaves, fudge. Over medium sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with a bit slick feel and under medium carbonation. Decent beer, better than I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
corkyrory66 (1356) - BELGIUM - APR 2, 2016
Une rum finish, qui est déjà à la base une oak aged, la version en fait de l’originale, mais avec une finition de 57 jours en rum american oak heartwood. Niveau abv de 6,,8 %... on monte de 0,2 % !!! Couleur roux prononcé, à la clarté nette, pure. (Elle est toujours non refermentée ..). Bulles fines en fontaine centrale, vives. Mousse qui est un nappage très fin, mais persistant. Arômes avec un joli côté fruits mûrs, bois de fût, muscade, fougère, bruyère. 1ère bouche souple et fine sur un bel ensemble malt/bois/fruits mûrs. Arrière-bouche qui laisse trop passer le malt à whisky de l’originale. 2ème à la texture très souple, et à l’ensemble encore plus prononcé. Arrière-bouche qui prend les saveurs de la bouche, belle longueur. 3ème avec malt grillé, fruits mûrs, et le rhum qui passe bien. Arrière-bouche à l’équilibre, fine et longue. Longueur avec beaucoup de finesse, mais parfois un sursaut de tourbe de l’originale. Jambes lisses. Alcool qui ne participe pas beaucoup à l’harmonie. Il suit le troupeau sans rien dire... Finale agréable, mais sans vraie grandeur. CONCLUSION : une bière qui avait des atouts à présenter, et elle l’a fait, mais elle reste trop empreinte par la version de l’originale qui passe le bout du nez avec son malt à whisky tourbé. De plus l’alcool de ce faible niveau abv ne fait rien pour relever un plus grand défi. Mais on est avec une bière très agréable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (12406) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2016
Bottle - Malts, sweet oaky notes and lots of caramel. Clear amber with a rich beige head. Caramel sweetness, touch of wood and a malty sweetness in the finish. Nose and color are deceptively good, while the taste is a bit boring in contrast. Decent, but not worth the price.

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