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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 978   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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4681) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2012 Flaske 0,33l fra Systembolaget i Kiruna. Dyp brun med mye kullsyre på glasset. Pent kremaktig skum som varer en stund. Beskjeden rom-aroma. Litt søtlig. Søt frukt/nøttesmak med en undertone av rom. Uvariert. Antydning til bitterhet i ettersmaken. KI=6

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
onkelgobber (153) - Edinburgh, - DEC 4, 2011
Nice deep aroma. Some caramel, roasty, wood and vanilla. Deep red/brown clear appearance with a light brown quickly disapearing head. Very small fizzy bubbles. Not much carbonation in the beer itself. Some sweetness with a bit of sour, saltyness and a slight bitter. The sour and sweet lingers for a while. Not bad at all and the rum cask comes through nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1618) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Purchased at Binny’s in Chicago, IL; enjoyed on the first Saturday of December at home. Appearance is a nice dark brown, gold at the bottom of the glass with a rich off white head. Aroma of oak, rum, bit of vanilla, a bit of malt, mostly booze over beer smell. Taste is more balanced, nice alcoholic flavor from rum/oak that to me makes it taste a bit like bourbon, maybe a touch of spice in the flavor, vanilla. It’s pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
341ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel dark fruits and maybe something slightly resembling rum. Not as good as the original. The vanilla is not very well pronounced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crusianbeer (116) - Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Searched for this one, saw the Spiced rum finish, aged 47 days. saw the rum cask, aged 102 days... this is the Rum Finish, Aged for 57 Days. Clear bottle, yay, but that is their norm. Pours an amber color with about a finger of head. it is nice... Nose is odd. I get the crappy Innis and Gunn beer nose, but then the soft and actually quite nice oaky rum nose. it is not an over powering rum nose, and it is not an over powering oak nose, but it is a nice blend of the two... now, if they could get rid of the crappy underlying beer nose. Taste is much the same as the nose. i get the crappy underlying beer... then i get the nice smooth oaky rum. It finishes quite nice. VERY nice actually. But the regular innis and gunn is there, and I can taste it. This is the best Innis and Gunn I have ever had though. I have had the Canada whiskey version as well, and this one is quite better. The rum is subtle and the oak is smooth, and they blend quite well. Mouthfeel is the same as all the other versions.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2528) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Deep nutty brown color with orange highlights. Big off-white head that slowly fades away to a layer of bubbles with plenty of lacing. A peppery, woody aroma with hints of vanilla and rum. The same taste as there was aromas. A bit woodier than it smells, with a nice velvety sweet mouthfeel. This is way better than the other I&G I had. I like it.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (9996) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2011
(Rating #7,100) Bottle… Clear, dark, dirty orange ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Rum and raw American white oak are the aromatic standouts. Light to medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Sweet and oaky. Maybe some rum; maybe not. Certainly lots of raw oak on the palate. Finishes sweet, thin and oaky. Sort of mundane, really. Very woody without any real malt or hop substance. Rubs me in all the wrong places. So far, I’m not at all impressed by this brewery.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4000) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Bottle courtesy drowland. Pours a very clear copper orange color with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is woody, alcohol, sweet candied sugar and perfume. Flavor is rum, spicy alcohol and dry malts. Easy finish. Pretty good!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4546) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2011
11.2 oz bottle from Spirits Brick. Poured a nice looking clear deep orange/brown with lots of large clinging bubbles and an average sized frothy off white head. Aroma is interesting as there are slight sulfur notes, thanks clear glass bottle, that come and go. Lots of buttery toffee, nutts, oak, very light rum, cake batter. Medium bodied, stronger tight bubbly carbonaion, average duration on the aftertaste, watery mouthfeel. Flavor of wet bread, rum, light oak, toffee, nut shells. Not bad but I’m wondering how much better this would be if it wasn’t sitting on a shelf getting all those lovely UV light rays to mess it up.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnoaksson (700) - , SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2011
Medtages: oömma recensentfloskler du vanligtvis skulle generas av att vistas i närheten av. Innis & Gunn Rum Cask kan bara beskrivas med ord som är så fadda att de inte längre går att skilja från en sida ur en Paulo Coelho-roman. Rund smak? Självfallet. Följsam? Det kan du lita på. Smakrik, nyanserad och med inslag av allt det som man kan lura sig till att känna till och med från ett glas vatten? Tro inget annat! Sanna mina ord! Och ja! Nu vet du precis hur lite du egentligen vet hur en klunk av detta öl smakar.


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