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RATINGS: 1109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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% (Rum Aged)
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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (5447) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAY 21, 2012
Bottle 33cl bought at Edinburgh, a clear amber beer with medium head. Aroma is very nice on vanilla and wood notes, caramel and sweet toffe with floral notes,very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (1269) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2012
(bottle) Clear deep red brown with pale tan head. Lovely aroma with vanilla, dried fruits. Medium to full bodied with nice bright carbonation. Rich and complex flavour. Sweet toffee and vanilla with raisins and rum appearing in the finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6222) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2012
I like beer and I like rum: hope this 57 days of barrel maturing suits me. Clear 330ml bottle, best before Nov 2012: poured into a thistle shaped ’Gordon Finest Gold’ glass in May 2012. Looks a picture in the glass: lovely deep amber body almost teak in colour, on top (at first) a well formed head of off-white bubbles. Sadly they faded to a wisp and collar far to swiftly for me. If the head had stayed the score would be a lot better. Toffee more than rum in the nose, vanilla more than oak or wood: certainly different. The taste was also toffee molasses to me, caramel next and then rum hints. The aftertaste does have rum type esters in the mix and the beer gets more ’rummy’ in all aspects as it warms in the glass. Not sure where the alcohol goes (can’t seem to find it) because this isn’t a heavy tasting brew, more a well balanced ’semi-quirky’ flavoured beer that deserves respect. The beer grew on me as the tasting progressed.
Earlier Rating: 4/25/2012 Total Score: 3.7
Jan 2010: I wrote the following. This should be one of the last reviews of this beer: 84,000 bottles produced with a best before date of December 2009. This one is therefore almost two months passed its life. Packaged in a neat black box, just like everybody else’s and again no number on the box or bottle, so just one of 84,000 then. Poured into a Gordon’s Thistle shaped glass: The beer is a lovelly deep reddy brown, on top sat a cream coloured head. Rum is in the aroma, not sure what else was in the smell, the rum esters weren’t heavy, but they didn’t allow anything else to appear. The taste is a rich rum and malt mix which I enjoyed (I like rum and always have at least four different types open in my spirits cabinate). This isn’t subtule, it isn’t for non-rum fans, this is almost a rum and beer cocktail, but without a straw. An interesting beer, not for everyone, but certainly different and worth having the once, if only to say you’ve tried it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Furseth (2082) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2012
Bottle: Clear red /cobbery colur, nice creamy head. Aroma; Woody, gras! , sweet maltynes, caramelly, sugar, and some dry fruits. Flavor had a woody,vanilla, alcy mouth feeling, some dry fruits like raisins was there too. Medium body, and a nice medium vanilla fruity finish. Nice!
Earlier Rating: 3/20/2011 Total Score: 3.5
Bottle: nr:57: Clear red colour, creamy head. Aroma: had caramell,citric, Woody and bit vanilla. Flavor is Woody,vanilla,caramelly, sweet mouth feeling, medium body, medium vanilla finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DnAuK (112) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2012
Very dark and potent version of the classic oak aged beer. Can definitely taste the rum and molasses in amongst the smooth vanilla and toffee notes. But somehow not quite as good as the original. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4862) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2012
miraculously unskunked despite clear bottle. brown with small head. rummier with less vanilla than regular oak aged. the rum seems to hide a lot of what makes the original so tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikkellund42 (755) - DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear dark reddish brown with small non-lasting white head. Aroma is melon, peach, banana, vanilla, caramel, malt, dough and mild cheese. Hints of coffee. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Body is oily with lively carbonation. Finish is long, bitter and sweet, with notes of caramel, licorice, coffee, cream and brown sugar. Refreshing yet complex beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ziggydenmark (1) - Ebeltoft, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012 does not count
Nice beer with woody aftertaste. I miss a bit more taste of malt, but the warmth of alkohol in the end is just perfect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Pours a clear and dark copper beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, caramel, rum and notes of alcohol. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness and a low level of carbonation. Overall an average beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1651) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2012
Bottle at home. In the glass the beer has a clear nut-brown colour with a pretty big light beige head. The aroma is characterized by sweet malt, caramel, and some roast and alcohol. The taste is quite sweet with a touch of caramel, salty licorice, sweet biscuits, and a little bit roast again. The beer feels quite soft, smooth and silky in the mouth, and holds very little bitterness. A very easy-drinking beer. It appears to me as a sweeter type of British ale.

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