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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
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RATINGS: 1013   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bcromwellsmith (5) - , New York, USA - JAN 2, 2012 does not count
Poured into a glass, from a 11.2 ounce bottle. Pours a reddish amber color, small head that faded quickly. The smell of rum is very apparent, mixed with caramel and molasses. The taste is sweet, the taste of alcohol quickly fades and it finishes easily. Very light on the palate - the small amount of carbonation compliments this beer well. Overall a very nice beer - probably not for everyday consumption, but a nice surprise once in a while.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1345) - Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Thanks to Chipalsa for another brew. Poured a clear light brown/golden color with a small head. Aroma is light honey and caramel malts with a hint of vanilla and even some slight funk. Taste is light vanilla and caramel with a bit of bittering hops and a faint butterscotch aroma that is pleasing. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle
Appearance - Clean, amber
Aromas - Malts, honey, toffee, earthy
Taste - Butterscotch, wood, hops, fuggles

For such a light beer to be rum aged, it really did develop some character. More spices and earthy mellow tones really do this brew some good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
canuck_j (80) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2011
AROMA: biscuit, malt ,rum slightly fruity APPEARANCE: reddish brown with an off white lasting head TASTE: big maty character with tone of vanilla, Demara, malt and biscuit. big sweet caramel and rum finish. some plum aftertaste PALATE:medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel OVERALL: a very layered beer with a maty character and a complex series of flavours including fruits, caramel, rum, spices and toffee. I liked it!!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
John_A (7) - - DEC 31, 2011 does not count
A pleasing nut brown Ale with a strong port fruit flavor. A little unbalanced; make sure you like port. Not much nose to it either.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
undercurrent25 (1601) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Heavy rum aroma and taste, obvoius sugar cane taste with a slight spice to it

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Psytron (1590) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Smell of malts, some candy. Dark bronze colour. Very sweet, also alcoholic sweetness. A bit of cough mixture in the finish. Some wood and leaves in the aroma, maybe a hint of tea. Soft carbonation. Oily texture. Rich in aromas and pleasant in taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3867) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle, tfs dEnk! Clear dark brown pour, creamgy off-white head. Aroma is candi sugar, licorice, a hint of leather and vanilla. Flavor is sweet, creamy smooth and somewhat bitter. Nice balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2011
330ml bottle, best before Sep 2012, drunk in December 2011. It is indeed ruby red. The rum treatment is immediately apparent on the nose. Quite fruity. On the palate it makes a beer that is invariably sweetish and vanilla influenced even more so. But the greater richness and depth coupled with a pleasant warming alcohol presence means it all works quite well. I’m not usually a big fan of Innis & Gunn but I rather enjoyed this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2011
Pours a dark brown and is almost flat. No head and only a little carbonation. Aromas of oak, vanilla, rum. Taste of oak, caramel, alcohol, and some dried fruit.


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