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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 946   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Pour is a decent amber not much head. smell has a little anise. Taste has a lot of vanilla biscuits light anise brown sugar and bananas.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4506) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2011
LIghtly powdered, muted vanilla ale aroma. Clear bottle, good label, clear tea-colored beer with a tight, almost white head which fades quickly. Sugary, spiced rum and wood flavors. Flat, non-effervescent mouthfeel. A bitter rum aftertaste, like a cocktail that wasn’t quite mixed properly. Medium to slightly light body. An interesting excursion, but it just ended up being average, and I wouldn’t want more than one or two. ABC Liquors, Betton.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6983) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours light brown with a nice tan head and a smoky oaky aroma. There is a slightly sweet rum-laden caramel malt flavor with an alcohol trail. The rum doesn’t really help the flavor much, but does make it a more interesting brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kronebryg (1106) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2011
33 cl all clear bottle: Some very light brown head building up fine and slowly falling again. Colour is amberbrown. Very light nose with hints of rum. sugar, raisins, Medium body and length. Sweet, with clear rum characther, raisins, brown sugar. But still reletavely simple.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2011
Sweet aroma and taste, particularly vanilla is present, but also bananas. This one really becomes too sweet for my palate. (Bottle)

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
popkow (295) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Clear bottle dark reddish amber with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel, and rum notes. Sweetness a little like cream soda with some a rum topper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MMiddel (42) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2011
a tad darker than the original version. same buttery smell, although a bit less. spicy taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4291) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2011
The aroma is sweet and boozy but not in an overpowering way. There is rum barrels, malt, brown sugar/caramel, hops. The appearance is medium red brown with an average head. The the palate is a bit thin but OK. Overall a good beer with a nice buttery finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palidor19 (3011) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2011
this beer has a lots of character. the rum flavor that it was stored in brings out the flavors of the malts and the sugars. very little to no hops but the flavor of nuts and candied sugar. not to thick on the palate but this beer is great all the way.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukin (506) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2011
bottle. Cola-like appearance. aroma of wood, vanilla, rum, wood. Taste is very sweet; no bitter to balance it at all. Interesting, but not for me.


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