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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 969   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yacoob91 (13) - POLAND - DEC 1, 2014
My first BA scotch ale. Bottle bought in Netto market in Copenhagen. appearance: nice copper-colored, clear however head is low and quickly disappearing aroma: very strong aroma of oak wood cask, vanilla, raisins, slightly acidic flavor: firstly slightly acidic, develops nicely to raisins with very pleasant long finish based on oak, vanilla and toffee notes mouthfeel: for 6.8 abv light to medium-bodied, low-saturated, drinkable, smooth and butterish, slightly warming In general a good and uncommon interesting beer at very reasonable price (12 DKK). Positive surprise!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
naivepegasus (350) - USA - NOV 26, 2014
Pours a slightly ruby brown with about half a finger of head. Raisin and brown sugar with some syrup to the nose. A white raisin and brown sugar taste that ends with a molasses aftertaste. Lighter than Iíd expect from being barrel aged, but pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DomD (145) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
Poured from bottle. A nice aroma of rum and vanilla. Mostly clear amber with minimal white head. Has a light sweet taste. Light bodied and oily texture. Has a nice aroma and appearance but the palate leaves something to be desired.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brhenrio (2) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014 does not count
Very aromatic, rum dominates taste however. Beer doesnít give much of a head when poured either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2873) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2014
2013 sample bottle. Not too strong an aroma; I donít pick up anything until Iíve raised a lot of foam in the glass, then thereís a clear scent of run and a bit of brown sugar in the air. Lends a nice alcohol note to the nose as well. Body is brown, but well-filtered so thereís plenty of light behind. Big head of foam that settles quickly like a soda pop. Mouthfeel, like that of the previous I & G beer, is a bit watery at first. It takes a little while for that sensation of, maybe, a rum and water to fill in. And that rum does not let any oak sensation filter through. But again, it is itís own beer, whit itís own character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rostosto (31) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Can beer be too complex. This one might be, the balance is a little off but still a great beer. However this for me is working well with my mustard and roast beef sandwich. Iím loathe to agree with the hype of beer labels and pairing of food with beer but the slightly off balance of acidicy and sweetness is a good palate cleanser. Nice colour amazing nose but I think someone has sneaked a tot of rum into my beer giving the slightly over complex palate and taste and maybe thatís the point. Interesting beer but not amazing. Not a good feel on the toung, too gassy and light to match the flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Godfather50 (104) - SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Copper coloured with nice head. Caramel comfort in the nose with little hop. The taste is lovely vanilla, coffee liqueur. Smooth warming after dinner beer. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsandBolts (158) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
330 ml bottle as part of a four bottle gift pack from the LCBO. Appearance: Pours a clear deep copper colour with a couple fingers of white head with little retention. Aroma: Vanilla, rum, bread, hints of caramel. Flavours: Vanilla, rum, yeast, biscuit. Mouthfeel: Crisp with moderate carbonation. Overall: A nice beer but very similar to all of the other Innis & Gunn offerings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RafeAU (308) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2014
Sweet scotch ale with a hint of oak and possibly rum. The oak is subtle but detectable. quite decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
750ml bottle - Aroma - golden raisins soaked in rum and cinnamon, slight coffee and butterscotch too...loved it! Appearance - pretty average looking, crystal clear copper body with a small white head, average retention Mouthfeel - fizzy/seltzer like upfront, with a little zing on the backend...medium bodied. Flavor - honey, oak, butterscotch, toffee, some light wood. Bordering on a dessert beer, itís tasty though. Iíd buy this again.

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