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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1002   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (3002) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2011
Bottle. Deep amber with a thin head. Aroma of fruit, bread and rum. Flavour is sweet, with the warming rum feeling. Palate is dry.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
popkow (301) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Clear bottle dark reddish amber with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel, and rum notes. Sweetness a little like cream soda with some a rum topper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MMiddel (42) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2011
a tad darker than the original version. same buttery smell, although a bit less. spicy taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palidor19 (3075) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2011
this beer has a lots of character. the rum flavor that it was stored in brings out the flavors of the malts and the sugars. very little to no hops but the flavor of nuts and candied sugar. not to thick on the palate but this beer is great all the way.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukin (517) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2011
bottle. Cola-like appearance. aroma of wood, vanilla, rum, wood. Taste is very sweet; no bitter to balance it at all. Interesting, but not for me.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (3333) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Innis & Gunn have a way of making their beers resemble soda pop. For one, the bottle looks like a high-end rootbeer bottle and for two the beers resemble soda pop in both superficial and emaningfrul ways. This one in particular is just a slightly lighter shade than rootbeer and pours w/ a large bubbled and quickly dissipating head. The nose is sort of a musty toffee-ish flavor but the flavor has a sweet anise spicy character that resembles rootbeer to a noticeable degree. Itís good overall, I would say, and there is real beer character but itís dominated by caramel sweetness and barrel character. I like the stuff I just donít know if itís quite what I look for in a beer, barrel aged or otherwise.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holy (835) - GERMANY - OCT 13, 2011
Bottle gifted by the next door neighbor - many thanks! Easy toffee and caramel in the nose, quite sugary, slight aftertaste of rum(?). A nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2011
Sweet aroma and taste, particularly vanilla is present, but also bananas. This one really becomes too sweet for my palate. (Bottle)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2011
The aroma is sweet and boozy but not in an overpowering way. There is rum barrels, malt, brown sugar/caramel, hops. The appearance is medium red brown with an average head. The the palate is a bit thin but OK. Overall a good beer with a nice buttery finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Defreni (2838) - Husum, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2011
Flaske: Lys flaske brun Ýl med et let skumhoved. Duften er igen makro. Smagen er langt bedre med en god del rom. Ikke fantastisk.


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