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RATINGS: 1109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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% (Rum Aged)
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2012
The beer smells of vanilla and sweet rum. The beer is a beautiful red brown with a small cream head. The taste is sweet rum and vanilla. Thick and very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (6109) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 13, 2012
nice rum aroma,golden, clear, light brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, bitter, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (8390) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 13, 2012
Nice complex beer. Brown coloured and clear. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Aroma is sweet, has clear notes of vanilla and malt, faint nutty too. Flavor starts sweet, more vanilla, faint fruity too. Finish moderate bitter. Creamy, dry texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2012
Pours a dark ruby colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet toffee malt, dark fruits and a sweet oakiness from the rum barrels. Taste is also sweet toffee malt with some fruit and some oak rum notes leading to a sweet finish with hints of sourness and next to no bitterness. I like that they tried aging it in Rum barrels as opposed to the more common whiskey barrels which gives an unique flavour and aroma. Overall, it’s OK.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - APR 6, 2012
Aroma and taste of caramel malt, vanilla and alcohol. Holy shit! This one is really nasty!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
zac_adam (4) - - APR 6, 2012 does not count
UPDATED: APR 15, 2012 Appearance: Pours clear, deep ruby/amber in colour. Lively head that is slightly off-white and completely disappears after a short while. No lacing. Aroma: oaky, doughy, notes of raisin and rum. Taste: slightly sweet, smokey Palate: light/medium body with slick texture contrasted by average carbonation that becomes quite soft about half way through. Smooth rum-like sugary finish Overall: Stands our due to hints of rum and smokiness. Would recommend this to somebody looking for a smooth, interesting brew.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloshgator (696) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2012
Not much nose to speak of but nice drinking overall. Slight rum flavor with a clean finish. A bit of alcohol taste as it goes down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrizko (42) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
UPDATED: APR 6, 2012 (First Taste, Home, 330mL Bottle, Vintage Sept. 2011, Lager Glass, 7.4% ABV, Chilled, 01/04/12. #31.)

Appearance (3/5): Pours a clear, deep, mahogany brown, with a small. frothy, light brown head that fully diminishes and leaves little lacing.
Aroma (7/10): Distinct Innis and Gunn aroma of smoky oak, vanilla, and dark toffee dominates, with a little raisin and rummy spiciness.
Taste (7/10): A little sweeter then the Original Innis and Gunn, which goes to say it is quite sweet. Begins with vanilla, toffee, and raisin, imparting a muted sweetness that is intense but not cloying. Finishes with slightly bitter campfire flavors that present a long finish.
Palate (4/5): Medium body, soft carbonation, and a thick oily texture. Slightly thicker than the Original, with a stickier and even warmer finish
Overall (14/20): Not a subtle beer, with its big, bold, rich flavors and intense sweetness, but it’s drinkable and has a pleasant "comfort food" profile. This beer has substance and character.
Drinkability: 3/5. Character: 5/5. Buy Again: Yes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
TrefwoordPunk (943) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a medium-dark brown with a small white head and an aroma of sweet malts, caramel and rum. The taste is really sweet, with hints of honey, toffee and a weird coconut-like taste I really dislike. I won’t drink this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
vtafro (6554) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Draft. Brown pour with no head. Very dry flavor not sweet at all. Rum and wood like tones.

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