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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 926   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (808) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Ambré foncer avec une petit tête beige. L’arôme du chêne, caramel, et un peu de rhum. Le goût à plein de chêne avec un peu de caramel puis une finale legerment amer avec un peu de rhum. Très complexe pour une bière qui est pas mal léger en bouche.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (801) - - AUG 11, 2014
Draft at Hopcat in Grand Rapids. Pours a clear brown. Aroma and taste are rum, caramel, and some oak and vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_sully (170) - - AUG 2, 2014
Dark red brown and clear, light white head. Aroma is sweet with hints of caramel. Taste is the same as the aroma but with a touch of vanilla. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2275) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a dark hazy brown to black color with a level white one finger foamy head. Once it died off a bit, there’s a nice adequate somewhat foamy lacing. The smell had some sweet English malts with a sliding in and out oaky to somewhat nuttiness. The taste was basically the same with more of a pronounced nuttiness trying to invade my taste buds. On the palate, this one sat between sessionable and sipping quality. The carbonation finishes somewhat sweet and smooth. Overall, good English Strong stout that hides its ABV quite well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHult (335) - SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2014
Flaska från Systembolaget delad med @msbrindbergs. Mörk Bärnstensfärgad vätska med ljust skum. Doftar banan och vanilj. Tydlig romkaraktär i smaken. Helt ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MSBrindbergs (441) - Solna, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2014
Flaska från SB. Klar rödbrun vätska med ett fint smutsvitt skum. Doftar rom, vanilj, banan och blomster. Smakar parfym tycker jag. Dålig sötma. Saknar kropp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gorgosh (274) - - JUL 24, 2014
En dryck med en aura och ett rykte om sig. Tyvärr levererar inte namnet nämnvärt. Det enda som dyker upp i huvudet är en gul böjd frukt som fick Lasse Åberg att gå upp i brygga på 70-talet. Den associationen kan man klara sig utan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kingstoni (1582) - FINLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle, ABV 6.8. Clear deep amber color with a thin white head. Sweet aroma of caramel and syrup. Sweet taste with some bitterness. Flavors are caramel, malt and butter. Sticky feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (1473) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle from Aldi. Plenty of rum in both aroma and flavour. Taste is also quite fruity with caramel and toffee. Better than the whiskey version, but still not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Xavalias (172) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle at 6.8%. Pours clear brown with thin off-white head. Aroma is vanilla, caramel, fruity. Crisper and not as smooth than the "original" version. Fantastic with an extra mature cheddar.

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