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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 1002   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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!


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Pours a dark amber color with golden orange edges and a two finger frothy, off-white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind. Earthy aroma with grassy hops dominating the nose. Floral with some pine and sweet malt but not much of a barrel presence. only subtle oak but not much else and not a trace of rum. Medium bodied and much more complex than the aroma suggests. The barrel makes more of a presence here but is still pretty tame. Some dry oak with some spicy rum note but these flavors are subtle allowing the elements of the base beer to come through. Sweet caramel malt backbone with some biscuit, nut and toffee countered by dry, grassy hops without being bitter. Dry finish. Overall this beer is a disappointment for me. The barrel aging didn’t do much to affect the flavor add little oak and hardly any rum. The ABV is nicely masked but it’s just kind of boring. I’m glad I found a smaller bottle so I didn’t have to dump the majority of a bomber.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1464) - DENMARK - DEC 26, 2011
Clear bottle!. Clear redbrown. Small head. Carribean notes of sweet raisins or prunes. Dry with a sweet finish. Geuine brew. Feels strong alcoholic but Suprisingly fresh.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012
Name: Rum Cask
Date: February 23, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Crabapple Bottle Shop
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: big sweet skunky aroma, touch of caramel
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, hint of fruityness, big ode du skunk, light candy caramel, touch of smokeyness
Overall: this could be a really good beer if it was not in a clear bottle
Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 8/20
Rating: 2.3/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: *+ /4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2011
Bottle from Asda. It pours deep ruby, with a thin off-white head. The nose is gingerbread, oak, rum and spice. The taste is caramel, oak, wood varnish, rum, sweet dark fruit and spice with dry, woody finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Solid balance. Easily the best beer I have had from the Innis & Gunn lot to date. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fsquirrel29 (82) - Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 This is almost the perfect beer. It is smooth and has a slight boozy spicyness. The original taste is somewhat unusual, but the after taste is actually better than the original swallow. That can be a bit dangerous as it is a high alcohol beer and that after taste leaves you wanting another swallow. The head is somewhat lacking (hence my average appearance rating), but with flavor like this, I’m very forgiving on the overall score.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stefannilssons (1541) - SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2011
Det här var lite av en besvikelse, smaken är för syrlig och romtunnan känner jag alldeles för lite av. Men efterbeskan var i alla fall trevlig.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikem409 (1842) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2011
pours dark ed/ brown with minimal head. aroma of berries and slight rum. taste kinda weird no rum flavor very malt

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2011
Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, fruit, vanilla and light rum. Flavour is caramel, rum, fruit, light raisin and light alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2469) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Pours a one-finger cream head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Opaque brown color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light rum and oak nose and flavor is toffee and vanilla with a sweet rum finish. $10.99 for a 750ml bottle from Pamplemousse Salem, Ma.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
italarican (1526) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours mahogany with medium khaki head. Aroma is thick of rum, oak, and simple syrup. Very sugary and slightly buttery nose. Flavor is immediately sweet of butterscotch, rum, and simple syrup. This tastes somewhat artificial, slightly plastic and really sweet, but there’s something about that rum flavor that I dig. It’s just not much like a beer.


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