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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 996   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikem409 (1816) - 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 (2465) - 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 (1521) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ICEatALAMO (1128) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Overall a decent beer that I would have again. The smell is rich in oak and sweet. Don’t really get too much rum in either the smell of the taste imo. Taste is good and smooth with little aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3371) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle 0,33ltr: Dark brown coloured brew with at starts the beer have an overwhelming vanilla smell thats will fainted. Sweet taste and have an slightly warming mouthfeel, and ofcourse there are some hints of rum.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2011
This made me want to drink a rum and coke. The rum character is not overpowering but is definitely noticeable. Colour is slightly darker than the Canada Day or regular oak aged beer. Again, finishes slightly sweet with a very malt forward mouthfeel that is quite full bodied. Very nice beer indeed.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2011
Bottled. Ambery red colour, with a small beige head. Aroma is fruits, some maltyness and mild floral notes. Flavour is fruity, rum, quite nicely balanced. Pleasant, and one of the most surprising ones in this series.
Earlier Rating: 3/23/2008 Total Score: 3.5
Bottled (thanks omhper!). Dark amber colour with small beige head. Aroma is rum, oak and some sweet malts. Flavour is wooden, rummy and has some hints of vanilla and mild spicing. big time wooden barrel aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4710) - 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.


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