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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 885   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hammy78 (739) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2011
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a dark brown/ copper/ red. with a whitish head that recedes to a ring, some nice spotty lacing left behind as well. Aroma initially had this scent of cola like coke, there is also caramelized malts. Taste is very sweet malt and leaves a slight bit of bite on the tongue. Really nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
darrennelson12 (401) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2011 In bottle; aroma of fruit for sure with a hint of rum and maybe honey. Body was quite mild but the taste was similar to the aroma ... fruit, rum, honey. Very easy drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1075) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2011
Strong rum aroma. Flavour is full-bodied with lots of fruit. Good, but didn’t actually taste much like beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yogibeerra (30) - KAMLOOPS, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
107 days cask ageing, gives this offering outstanding characteristics...sweet rum caramel and woody nose...deep, dark ruby-mahogany appearance...smooth, somewhat sweet and very tasty...experienced rum vapours in my sinuses, wow!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 8, 2011
Bottle. Poured brown with a quick tan head that settled to a ring. Aroma of rum and milk chocolate. The flavor found rum, vanilla, brown sugar, milk chocolate, and molasses. Medium body, smooth, and a milk chocolate aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MXD (303) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2011
Pours amber/brown. NO HEAD AT all, which seems weird considering other reviews. Aroma is plums, raisins, and caramelized malts. Taste is plums, vanilla, malts, and... oak barrels, for a lack of a better word. Watery/oily mouthfeel. Short finale, really. A bit boozy. Not bad, but this one is utterly unspectacular.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
czar (4362) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2011
pours light brown with a disappearing white head. brown sugar, cloying, raisins, in-your-face oakiness, some licorice, decent hops - grassy. very light body, watery, average carbonation. meh.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (11121) - DENMARK - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber/brown with big off-white head. Flavour is malt, sweet, caramel, sugar, fruit, hops and a little bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget. Huge head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste wood, caramel, sugar, malt and hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RuneStumo (2183) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2011
20.03.2011. 0,33l Bottle. Dark brown colour with white head. Aroma is dominated by rum flavours and some kind of raw brown sugar. There is also some malty flavours. Bitterness is moderate. Rum flavours and sugar and caramel sweetness in the aftertaste. This is a very good beer!!


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