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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 906   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2225) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Unusual wood/smokey/skunky nose. (clear bottle). Very nice looking red-tinged, dark. Rich mouthfeel, thick, graham crackers, touch of rum and booziness. Iíve liked each bottle of this more than the one before, a bit of complexity and subtlety going on here.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11202) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
Copper with a small white head. Aroma of malt, toffee and fruit. Sweet malty flavour with toffee and caramel, a touch of oak and an apple fruity note.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2011
7/25/11. 11.2oz bottle. Clear reddish pour with a small tan head thatís gone fast. Sweet caramel aroma with some oak and barrel characteristics - wood, vanilla, sweet rum - mixed with definite skunk. Sweet caramel flavor dominates with a touch of plasticy smoke and lingering oak... but not much else. Eh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobaidan (512) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Dark brown but crystal clear with barely any head. Aroma is dark wood and rum. Medium body with more carbonation than the head would suggest. Flavor is woody and complex with barely enough sweetness for balance. Hard to describe, but really like it.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Clyx (208) - SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2011
An overrall boring beer and gave me a weird feeling, the aftertaste wanted me to throw up. Not a fan of this beer and i still donít get how so many can like it here in sweden

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beardfear (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2011
Disappointing nothingness-head but an interesting black pour - particularly given thereís no dark malt used in the brewing process. Fragrant nose: wood and rum (unsurprisingly) but also overripe fruit, spice, fusel alcohol and a touch of smoke. The oak and rum are even heavier in the mouth, but tempered by some pleasant port flavours and a coat of vanilla in the finish. Medium body. An acquired taste... one that I havenít acquired; but I got through it. Extra "overall" points for being positively interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11341) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2011
Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rum. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 200711

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bax (1147) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2011
(Bottle 20/07-2011) Clear amber color, creamy balanced taste. Rather thin ale for cask aging, but they pull it off.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kopher (592) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2011
aroma is malt and oak, a bit of burnt sugar and rum and soy sauce. pours thin-ish brown with small eggshell head. flavor is mostly sweet vanilla with plenty of rum. flat and smooth. this is good but too sweet. dry.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3441) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2011
0.33l bottle shared with ClubGonzo. Pours a dark cola-like body with some small floaters and a thin fading off-white head. Aroma is nice and sweet with notes of burned caramel, rum, light burned wood. All in all quite a sweet and light burned aroma. Medium-bodied, has a oily to sticky mouthfeeling and itís soft to average carbonated. Nice burned caramel flavors, more so than in the original. Also some brown sugar, it finishes off with a oaky finish and some light rum-alcohol in the aftertaste. Quite nice this sweet little brew!


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