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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 909   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
czar (4515) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (11238) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14095) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RuneStumo (2206) - 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!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer is a clear, sparkling, copper-brown with a thin, dense, khaki head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. It smells like a cave with some resiny wood, a little roast and a hint of sweetness and alcohol. It’s medium bodied and syrupy with a sticky finish. It’s quite sweet. It starts out a little nutty, with no bitterness. Flavors of oak and rum take over and last past the finish. Sweetness lingers in the aftertaste. It’s not for chugging! This delivers exactly what it advertises: rum and oak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frothmeister (566) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2011
330ml bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with a thin tan head. Heavy aromas of candied sugar, apple, dried fruit, alcohol. The taste is pretty complex. Lots of dried fruit, with alcohol, faint oak, and some smoke, faint rum / molasses, in the finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
scarletfire65 (968) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Poured into a pint glass from a bottle at The Village Pourhouse. Clear brown, no head to speak of. Very strong aroma of rum, and the accompanying nuances that come with it - tropical fruits, brown sugar, caramel. Palate was thick and sticky, very little carbonation. Flavor profile very one dimensional - dark rum. The rum flavors hid any hops, malt, or yeast flavors. Not my thing at all. Gets even more cloying as it warms up. Only finished 1/2 of the $8 bottle, then moved on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
thb (689) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2011
Why the glass bottles?? sigh. This is actually quite enjoyable. Pouts totally clear mahogany. Some head, but it doesn’t last too long. Aromas - like a lot of their beers its got a sweet caramel/butterscotch front to it. This one seems especially syrupy although that could be an artifact of the rum cask. The rum really adds an exotic twist to it - maybe even something like coconut in there? I could be imagining it. It’s a bit like a belgian dubbel in some ways. It’s not often I say this but I would really prefer this more carbonated - as it is its a bit sticky and heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (781) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2011
12 oz bottle pours a brown, amber color with a small white head that goes away quickly. Aroma of vanilla, rum Medium body with flavors of malt, molasses and the rum comes in at the end. An interesting beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Presentation: It was poured from a clear 11.2oz bottle into a pint glass. The bottle has the abv listed at 7.4% and the back label has a short description. Appearance: The body has a beautiful deep reddish amber color with good clarity. On top of this beer there is a small creamy off white head. This small covering soon fades to a thin ring of slick lacing. Smell: There is a delicate sweet grain and bready base with mellow vanilla, woody oak, and caramel. Taste: On a light thin palate in get nice light bready and sweet grain character. Inside of it are delicate hints of the caramel and oak with notes of vanilla and spicy sweet rum. On the back end there is a light kiss of herbal hop bitterness. It is smooth lightly carbonated and watery on the tongue. Notes: I love the flavor and balance of all its very subtle complexity but it just lacks depth.

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