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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 1022   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (10186) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2011
(Rating #7,100) Bottle… Clear, dark, dirty orange ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Rum and raw American white oak are the aromatic standouts. Light to medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Sweet and oaky. Maybe some rum; maybe not. Certainly lots of raw oak on the palate. Finishes sweet, thin and oaky. Sort of mundane, really. Very woody without any real malt or hop substance. Rubs me in all the wrong places. So far, I’m not at all impressed by this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Bottle courtesy drowland. Pours a very clear copper orange color with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is woody, alcohol, sweet candied sugar and perfume. Flavor is rum, spicy alcohol and dry malts. Easy finish. Pretty good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4849) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2011
11.2 oz bottle from Spirits Brick. Poured a nice looking clear deep orange/brown with lots of large clinging bubbles and an average sized frothy off white head. Aroma is interesting as there are slight sulfur notes, thanks clear glass bottle, that come and go. Lots of buttery toffee, nutts, oak, very light rum, cake batter. Medium bodied, stronger tight bubbly carbonaion, average duration on the aftertaste, watery mouthfeel. Flavor of wet bread, rum, light oak, toffee, nut shells. Not bad but I’m wondering how much better this would be if it wasn’t sitting on a shelf getting all those lovely UV light rays to mess it up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnoaksson (758) - , SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2011
Medtages: oömma recensentfloskler du vanligtvis skulle generas av att vistas i närheten av. Innis & Gunn Rum Cask kan bara beskrivas med ord som är så fadda att de inte längre går att skilja från en sida ur en Paulo Coelho-roman. Rund smak? Självfallet. Följsam? Det kan du lita på. Smakrik, nyanserad och med inslag av allt det som man kan lura sig till att känna till och med från ett glas vatten? Tro inget annat! Sanna mina ord! Och ja! Nu vet du precis hur lite du egentligen vet hur en klunk av detta öl smakar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KingCecil (2069) - DENMARK - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle 330ml..... It pours clear deep amber with a very small white head.... The aroma is caramel, oak, rum and dark fruit..... the flavor is oak, smoke, rum, dark fruit and caramel.....medium body.... nice special brew...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3222) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2011
330ml bottle, dark copper color, with a fluffy beige-white head, mild fruity, woody oaky, rum nose, with some buttery, toasted, caramelized, biscuity malt accents, with some rummy fruitcake, dried raisin, fig, bran brown sugar muffin notes, within a coconut, soft toffeeish, nutty aroma follows through on a medium- bodied palate with a warmth nice fruity, rum fruitcake, light brown chocolate, spicy vanilla oaky character, with some toasted, caramelized, biscuity malt, buttery sugar-raisin pie flavours, with a cookie dough, faint dark molasses, dried date, plum backbone and some candied grated coconut, toffeeish, subtle nutty undertones, leading towards a fruity, maltiness, mild rum, vanilla oky finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
crossovert (9721) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2011
I thought the regular was okay, just barely, but it struck an odd note. This sucks though, very soapy, almost skunky. Shite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3025) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2011
The aroma is boozy, rum, oak, butterscotch. The appearance is translucent red, off-white head. The flavor is caramel, rum, oak, butterscotch. The finish is butterscotch, rum, booze warming, pine hops. Medium in body. Decent overall, better than the standard Innis and Gunn offerings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sensei_Tohru (32) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2011 Bottle from Ocado. Aroma of caramel, licorice and rum. Smells good, but you have to really get your nose stuck in for a revealing sniff. Appearance is a dark copper, with a small head that dissipates quickly. Taste is a malty butterscotch with little hop flavour. Mouthfeel is slightly oily with low carbonation. Feels quite light for a 7.4%, but pleasant while it lasts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3277) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Pours clear copper color with off white head. Aromas of caramel, oak and rum. Slightly sweet fruity flavor with caramel, rum, oak and vanilla. Meduim body with moderate carbonation.

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