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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
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RATINGS: 869   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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!


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
gilvanblight (769) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2011
Caramel pour with a light head. Interesting scent. A touch of hops and something minty? Thick caramel and soyish taste. The best Innis and Gunn beer I have had. The taste is very overpowering and distinct. Still seems too strong and too overpowering, not balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thewade (306) - USA - MAY 28, 2011
This one was pretty good to me. Like the smell. Easy drinking. Faint rum smell/taste. good brew

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (6772) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2011
Bottle. Low but lasting creamy off-white head. Clear and good looking red brown body. Mild and sweet caramel honey malty alcohol aroma. Cocoa caramel honey and dry wood notes whereas I cannot taste the rum, possibly my fault. Low carbonation. Short aftertaste. Pleasant, smooth and well balanced. Alcohol well hidden, the beer is just a bit too sweet for my taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swiseman (425) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 23, 2011
pours a deep, brown with thick, creamy head. aroma is strong alcohol, malt and whiskey/rum. tastes of roasted malt and strong alcohol - possibly rum, but certainly with whiskey (and possibly root beer) overtones. finish is similar. Overall, a rather unique beer, but nothing I would need a second of any time soon.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2011
13-05-11: Belle petite apparence cuivrée, limpide, avec une bonne effervescence et un minuscule collet de mousse. Fins aromes maltés de pain, de caramel, de toasté avec de petites notes herbales et de rhum. Bière asser sucrée, avec une légère amertume, une petite note surette peut-etre apportée par le oak. Corps moyen et asser fort, avec une texture légèrement crémeuse et une finale astrigente et sucrée.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheDog (518) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle. Mahogny colour and white head. Aroma and taste of rum, caramel, oak and walnut syrup. Sweet and balanced mouthfeel with a spiced touch of liqourice. Outstanding and superb.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2011
There is a caramel malt flavor that is similar to the regular Innis and Gunn Ale, but this is much more subdued in this version. A distinct rum flavor predominates the taste. Short-lived aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2288) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Deep amber nice reddish clear pour off white head light sticky lacing ... aroma of sweet malts and light oak sweet and spicy rum ... taste is sweet malt and smooth light oaky and a sweet spicy rum ... although its not huge on flavors all of them are evident and mellow a tasty and easy drinking strong ale abv hidden well great brew

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChunkyD (4) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2011 does not count
Nice looking, fairly strong, rich tasting and smooth. No bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6779) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Courtesy of James pouring clear copper with off white head. The aroma is smooth and sweet with spicy oak tamed by smooth sweet rum and a touch of both roasted malts and nutty malts. The taste is very similar with only faint beery malt and nutty notes peaking through the vial of sweet rum and oak. So smooth you don’t mind that the beer is nearly washed away by the barrel.


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