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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 963   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3172) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Pours clear copper color with off white head. Aromas of caramel, oak and rum. Slightly sweet fruity flavor with caramel, rum, oak and vanilla. Meduim body with moderate carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (7787) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2011
330 ml bottle. Finland.
Clear dark reddish brown colour with tiny off-white head. English style floral hops, some cola-like sweetness and heavy maltiness in aroma. Sugary sweetness (I guess that’s the rum), butterscotch (suits the theme), darkish malt and mild hoppiness. I guess it’s the rum cask that makes this übersweet. It’s kind of unbalanced. Why rum casks? There should be loads of whiskey casks in Scotland to use for maturation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2011
Clear copper colored brew. Rum, oak and maltyness in the aroma. Sweet, rum, malty. Ok-ish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5880) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl. - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 11.2 oz bottle. Very dark amber pour with a thin, bubbly white head that fades quickly. Aroma is sweet with some toffee, yesterday’s rum, a hint of licorice. Flavor is full-bodied and bold with some licorice, toffee, a hint of chocolate and of course an essence of rum in the background. Mouthfeel is nice and sticky. Would be a good belly warmer for the winter.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
abstractbeer (239) - NORWAY - NOV 8, 2011
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Dark brown color, almost one cm offwhite head. Aroma is coffee, red fruits, licorice. Sweet taste, with flavors of licorice, red berries, nuts, sweet caramel, hints of bananas and pears, some spicy notes. Some coconut and other nuts in the aftertaste. Quite full mouthfeel. Too sweet for me, almost cloyingly so, but apart from that I like it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1444) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2011
Clear dark copper with a thin tan head. Caramel malts, toffee, some vanilla, rum, dried fruits and an oakey rumness. Medium carbed, Fruity clean finish. Not my fave from I&G, but still pretty nice. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (567) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2011
A deep clear brown. A faint rum laced spice malt aroma.Starts off bitter but soon fades to a mild sweetness.Can sense a burnt wood flavor. Has a nice character.

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 (4530) - 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 (7095) - 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.


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