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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 882   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!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2011
33cl bottle, thanks BeerandBlues2. Small beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, rum/vanilla, some coconut. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, vanilla/rum. Medium body.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Pretty similar to the regular oak-aged innis and gunn. Aroma is pretty similar. I don’t really get any rum on the nose. It comes through in the flavor. Lightly boozy molasses and rum flavor covers up some of the butter and makes the beer more palatable. Still not great.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maneliquor (3057) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2011
Pours a dark amber with a small, very thin off white head. Aromas of wood and oak. Lots of dark fruits in there, mainly plum and cherry with a hint of raisin. Smells better than it tastes. A fair amount of spice in the taste with some heavy, semi sweet malts. Sultanas and raisins in there giving it an almost christmas cake flavour to it. Not a bad beer overall but seems to be a bit dull and lacking

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2011
330ml. Bottle. English Pint Glass. Pours a dark reddish amber color. Light off-white head, which dissipated in about 1-2 minutes. A smokey, earthy, woody aroma, with dark fruit and cherry. Fruity taste, which is also smokey, earthy, and woody. Sweet flavor and character, with dark fruits, hint of cherry. Very malty with touch of chocolate and coffee. Bitter finish, with sweet malt lingering. A very nice sipping beer. Pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable and complex it was.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rocbyter (1896) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Moderate malt aroma rum not noticeable. Red-orange color with a small white head. Bitter beginning with a sweet alcohol finish.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10908) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Bottle from Half Time. Pours an extremely dark ruddy copper with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is musty oak. With a spiritous note. Flavor is a somewhat smokey rum. Astringent oak. Sweet and spicy? Maybe underneath the smoke and oak. There certainly is a strong character to this beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10476) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle. Scottish beer #100. Frothy of-white good mostly lasting head. Amber-brown colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Light swet and bitter nice flavor. Some nice caramel and rim notes. Average light bitter finish. OIly palate. Pleasent but "quiet".

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TEJA (1281) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget. Creamy short head. Nut brown color. Not so much aroma some caramell and fudge. The taste is also caramell and to sweet with vanilla and some rhum and a round mouthfeel. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2210) - New York, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Pouring a read brown, mild yet long lasting head. Nice lacing. Aroma is caramel & chocolate malts & toffeee. Nice shortbread biscuit taste, a small medicine tinge to follow. I liked.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1834) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2011
33 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Cola appearance, mild rum, malt an aroma. Rum and coke flavour, although less sweet, with a spicy finish.


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