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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 830   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!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imike (31) - , ITALY - APR 27, 2010
ottima schiuma per il tipo di birra in questione, forse un poco scarsa all’olfatto, ma sicuramente interessantissima in bocca dove emergono delle note del tutto particolari e uniche

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 21, 2010
Bottle @ Brugmansia/Fonefan Tasting, April 2010. Pours dark unclear amber with a small creamy white head. Nose is sweet and vinous, Rum, oak, caramel and fruit. Medium bodied. Low carbonation. Vaguely sticky. Flavor is not nearly as complex. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 14, 2010
330 ml bottle. Deep amber body with a nice, dense off-white head. Aroma has light smoked malt, wood and perfume. Flavor is sweet malt, burnt sugar, some wood and moderate bitter. Interesting aroma but the flavor is surprisingly mild and less distinct than expected. Still a nice beer, but rsther ordinary compared with a bunch of oak aged beer I sampled the same night.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jade (401) - AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2010
Very dark brown beer with brownish creamy head. Unusual aroma, is that nutty? Sweet and bitter flavour. Really leaves an aftertaste - not sure if thats the rum. Tell you what, not bad!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (1810) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2010
Bottle from Waitrose, Finchley, Nth London. A dark ruby coloured pour with slight white head. Aroma of rum, fruit and vanilla. Tastes quite sweet with hints of whisky, rum, caramel, fruit. Certainly a unique beer from Innis & Gunn, definitely worth trying once.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mickut (272) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear, brown with small, tan head. Taste is lightly acidic and sour. Palate has light body, average carbonation. Aromas have caramel, spices, wood, hint of vanilla.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - FEB 27, 2010
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of malt and rum. The flavour is malty with a hint of berries and rum. Smooth and quite thin-bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3042) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2010
Clear but very deep cherry red body with short and lasting head. Aroma is of dark fruit then rum and toffee and alcohol. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, hints of smoke come through as well, drinks alright but just not for me.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours a very deep amber. Super creamy head that leaves minimal lacing. The aromas were a little dull with very little of the expected woody type aromas coming through. Some sweet caramel and little else for me. Flaours were much the same. Pretty sweet with minimal signs of the wood coming through. To me the wood ageing just doesn’t really add anything in this instance. Not something I will look for again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2010
Bottle - Clear. Dark red. Beige head. Low to medium carbonation. Medium body. Fruity, nutty, slightly spicy. Very woody with the rum coming through quite strongly too. Very dry finish with low to medium bitterness. Quite different and


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