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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 829   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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!


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bursprak (289) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours a clear golden fluid with almost no head. Nose is sweet malts and raisins. Taste is kind of sweet as well with some figs and almonds. Abv comes through quite a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamTheBarrel (316) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
330ml bottle labelled 6.8% ABV, pours clear mahogany with a small beige head, that dissipated quickly and left no lacing. Aroma of lightly caramel, butterscotch oak wood, vanilla, dried fruits and a hint of rum. Taste is light-medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, smooth texture and average carbonation. Overall a tasty flavourful beer, quite sweet and it really does have a rum finish like the label states.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnoel09 (410) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JAN 16, 2014
As Innis and Gunn Rum aged 6.8%. Poured into glass from the gift set. Dark ruby brown color with a tan head that fades. Aroma is sweet malt with vanilla and oak notes. There’s probably more in the aroma but I’ve got a little bit of a cold. Flavor is nutty with some sweet malt and vanilla. Not really getting anything that says rum. I imagine if I aged a Newcastle on oak this is probably what it’d taste like. Light/medium bodied with a fairly smooth mouthfeel. Overall a decent and quite drinkable beer, but not nearly as complex as I would have expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (599) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle morrisons. Ruby colour no head. Aroma is fruity rum and hints o vanilla. Taste is similar with warming spice, woody hints and toffee malts. Medium body and carbonation. Very like other innis and guns I have tried, but the best one yet I think.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BiffNilsson (168) - Perstorp, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2014
Ljusbrun vätska med liten snabbt försvinnande krona. Doften är inte tilltalande. En blandning mellan ale på jäsning och avslagen Rom o Cola. Smaken är sötsliskig med fadd karaktär. Inte en öl i min smak.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
NoCSbrew (15) - - DEC 31, 2013
Surprised by how much I enjoyed this strong ale. Tastes great for %. Looking forward to trying again. If you don’t like rum taste then this probably is not for you

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YigSvartka (45) - Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
Mild toffee and rum scent. Light mouthfeel. Refreshing and crisp akin to a lager, but with the flavour of an ale. Rum is present in the taste as well, but it isn’t overwhelming. Mixes well with the malt.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (116) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle at xmas tasting. Toffee an vanilla on nose, hits of rum spice, sweet toffee, vanilla, bitter, ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CamdenD (1056) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2013
A surprisingly potent aroma given the taste. The aging gives this beer a mellowness that is nice. A good beer, just not all that stunning. Might work well amped up.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jasond612 (225) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2013
12/22/12 $4and change bottle bought for me by Luke. Pours dark almost looks like coke with medium head. nose is sweet! has brown sugar and rum smell. taste is just as sweet. Taste is best described as a rum and coke with a little alcohol burn. As for mouthfeel seems very carbonated and watery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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