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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!


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Burgers (322) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2014
Chestnut brown in colour. White head hangs around for a good while. Nose is initially rum and then sugar and malt. Taste is quite rounded at first but later just sweet. Finish is sweet. Makes you want to go and have a decent rum-based drink. Maybe a mai tai?

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 20, 2014
NIce and very great. Creamy and thick features with this oaky hints and nice aroma in there.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkmagus82 (1235) - - MAY 17, 2014
BA transfer- Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into Innis and Gunn glass Appearance - A beautiful brown/red color. Formed a tan billowing head upon pouring which persisted quite some time. Smell - A sweet aroma followed by some of the more traditional run aromas Taste - A caramel taste meets you at the front as well as the end. A sweet vanilla and fruit persist in the middle. At the end the rum flavor comes on and lasts till the very end leaving the rest in the dust. Very tasty. Mouthfeel - A nice smooth flavor. Not as much alcohol feel as would be expected. Overall - One great beer. A great blend of sweetness with the rum flavor. One I would definitely recommend

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
agent_persik (395) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 9, 2014
Clean dark amber color, small beige head. Aroma of caramel, wood and rum. Taste has caramel, roast, ripe fruits, spice - dry sweet with subtle bitterness in finish and rum in aftertaste. Medium body and soft carbonation. Decent beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martin00sr (637) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2014
Clear copper, small and fizzy offwhite head. Malty aroma. Flavour is malty, soft caramel, vanilla. Finish has a hint of rum.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Rated on 02-20-2012 (Bottle) The appearance of this beer is a medium sized semi-fizzy beige head, ruby transparent body, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is malt, oak, spice, and rum. The flavor is spice, malt, rum, and has a dry finish. The mouthfeel has a warming sensation, lively and semi-syrupy. This beer is medium bodied. Overall, the ABV is present in the flavor and is not over-bearing. This beer could use a bit more flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (391) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle. Clear reddish-brown pour with a very small head. Sweet aromas of ripe fruit and wood; lots of banana. Taste is malty and a little sweet, brown sugar and light fruits with a lightly boozy rum character. Classic oaky smoothness of most Innis & Gunn is toned down here. Overall quite nice, but it’s also a little thin in texture while also fairly flat; I would prefer either a fuller body or a little more carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrJamesMcEwan (40) - SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 Bottle. Pours dark reddy brown colour with a thin white head that holds. Medium bodied, high carbonation. Aroma is best aspiration, a sweet malt, caramel, vanilla & banana. Taste is bitter, oak, dark fruits, & sweet malty finish. Nice mouthfeel but high carbonation spoils slightly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GBZ59 (1129) - 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 (350) - 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


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