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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 1021   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (1896) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - FEB 4, 2012
Has a nice copper-burgundy body with a quickly disappearing foam head. The aroma is a typical I&G mess of plantiness, hops, fresh wood, and it’s something I don’t find very appealing. The flavour is heavy planty wood notes with just a hint of rum sweetness and a sugary finish. I can’t say I like this line of beers, though they are unique, but they come across as unbalanced, harsh and cloying. But they are certainly memorable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Adenila (1558) - DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
Clear dark brown small white head. Sweet sugery aroma, baker bread, fermentet fruit and vanilla. Sweet bread and burned suger flavor. Sweet finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3594) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2012
Brown,small beige head.Big woody brown sugar nose and palate, anisette overtones.Extreme woodiness in finish, too much so
Earlier Rating: 12/8/2008 Total Score: 2.6
Brown,everlasting beige head.Winey , fruity nose.Fruity start,light winey sour malt,spice overtones. Medium alcohol heat

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2012
Bottle. Fantastic contrast between the rum and light hops. Spicy. A good mature taste. Gave me a warm glow...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5631) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Deep mahogany, no head. Certainly smells like rum, plus a little molasses, oak, caramel and toast. Very, very heavy palate. It’s almost like a rum liqueur, actually. Sweet and heavy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
_angst_ (3714) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2012
330 ml bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours clear dark amber with a big fizzy off-white head that leaves some lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty sweet with lots of caramel, some dried dark fruits, metal and spices. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter with caramel, cereal, rum and spices. Finish is slightly sweet, metallic and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 29, 2012
Bottled 330ml. Nice drinkability. Not the best offering from the oak aged beer series in my opinion. Some potato sneaking in.
Earlier Rating: 3/14/2011 Total Score: 3.6
Bottled 33cl. Demerara, oak and caramel showing up in the nose. Sweet. Patato and mocha sneaking in. Very low bitterness. Remarkably smooth. Not much carbonation. Residual sugars in the finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Excellent and well made the rum is undeniable but not overwhelming. Plus dark but doesn’t drink that way ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (4286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2012
33 cl. poured into an I&G stem glass. Dark rum color with a sticky cobweb of foam. Nose is sweet - bananas foster, vanilla and maybe a hint of oak. Flavor is the same with just a touch of spice, earthy potato, and wood on the finish to provide the slightest bit of drying. Medium body is smooth, but way too sweet. OK dessert sipper, but there are many better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (6190) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2012
Sweet deep aroma with a slight spiritness to it, has rum in its aftertaste.

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