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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 963   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBHansen (255) - Køge, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2014
bottle @ friends. Appearance: pours dark amber (some sedimentation) with low short lived off-white head with limited lacing. Aroma/taste: caramel, cream, toffee, wood, rum and some fruity notes. Palate: low to average carbonation, full body, distinct caramel sweetness, low bitterness, long duration and an oily texture. Overall: very nice strong ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (999) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 330ml bottle served in a Snifter glass. A: Pours a magnificent dark amber color forming a medium tan head. Low retention and no lacings left S: Strong notes of caramel malts, toffee and wood. A bit fruity with some notes of raisins T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel malts and toffee. Notes of wood and raisins M: Light body body mild carbonation. Malty and woody aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Very pleasant beer. Strong Scottish character [ BA Review @ 5/7/2014 ]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
Smells of liquorice, alcohol and dark wood. Nice dark brown, the taste contains of nuts, toffee and some liquorice. The liquorice is there in the aftertaste as well. Nice and fizzy mouthfeel. A bit too alcohol-intensive?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tonyte123 (7) - - OCT 11, 2014 does not count
Great aroma of vanilla and malts, with a good looking amber color. On the taste, the rum notes do come through. Typically, beers that involve alcohol barrels are heavier and those that have a mild mouthfeel are poor. This beer is light and for some reason it works with the delicate notes of the rum. Overall, the beer is not phenomenal, but above average and a bit unique with the rum notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Clear amber with small white head. Oak, sweetness, rum, vanilla, toffee aroma. Light malt, toffee, light bitterness. Very good beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
janubio (467) - SPAIN - OCT 7, 2014
Pours a copper, clear brown lace, with an off white head that does not hold for too long. Smell of fruits, nuts, caramel, vanilla and certainly some oak, though I can’t detect the rum. A bit watery body, but good palate. Taste of woods, vanilla, some rum here, fruits. Good. Maybe not to bold for my taste, but that’s just my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vestergaard (634) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark, clear brown with a tiny, short lasting, off white head. Aroma has toasted banana-fruity caramel malts with a hint of roast. A slight, dry oak, and some sweet, boozy rum. Taste has more toasted, and less roasted malts, caramel, fudgy and syruppy sweetness, a hint of licorice, and again this hint of sweet rum and oak. Slightly watery, but not too bad!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RasmusOtt (1353) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2014
Thanks to a guy name Vestergaard! pours copper with a white lacing. Aroma is quite nice and gentle with notes of sweet and ripe fruits. hazel nuts, caramel malts and a hint of sweet alcohol. Taste of sweet and ripe fruits, caramel malts, sweet biscuit and just a touch of oak. Very drinkable and quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (448) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 5, 2014
the aroma is malty and oaky with notes of vanilla and coconut... the taste is rather dry and spicy with shades of wine, dark fruits and coconut... aftertaste is dry and very spicy...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HourGlass13 (183) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Pours a clear light brown with a red tint, and has a slight tan head. Aroma of malt and rum. Taste is malty with a defined rum and woody taste, though not overpowering. It gives you a warming feeling to drink. Finish is on the dry side. I wouldnt want to drink a large quantity of this but its OK.

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