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RATINGS: 1109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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% (Rum Aged)
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2012
Pours clear dark amber with tan head and some lace. Aroma is strong rum and oak wood. Slightly sweep malt flavours, dried fruit, figs and rum. A bit overpowering, but nice to have once in a while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2012
Clear amber with a medium off-white head. Very sweet beer with a lot of bourbon and vanillia notes from the casks. Some off flavor as the temperature increases but still way better than the std I&G beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11605) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2012
330 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Thanks to the clear bottle a good wave of skunk has spread across the room. Other aroma notes include butter, wood, spice and rum. The taste is rum, wood, toasted malts, butter, floral hops. Medium bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, wood, oak, alcohol - rum. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, barrel, caramel, alcohol, rum. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111208]
Earlier Rating: 4/20/2010 Total Score: 3.3
Bottle 330ml. clear glass.
[ Trade by cgarvieuk ]. Clear medium amber color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light vanilla, prune, dried light berrys, light wood, rum notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100417]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (2160) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2012
Bottle a dark brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts caramel fruit oak spicy some hops flavor malts caramel dark fruits vanilla and oak

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Draught. Surprising light expression of oak and booze aging. The navy rum flavor and smell are distinct as is the oak tanin on the palate. And the booze is not hidden. But somehow that is not all in your face like so many imperial stouts. Really pleasant for a change. I get alcohol flamed bananas vanilla and coconut or maybe i am just remembering my last painkiller! The aroma is clean malty. Flavor is very sweet. The texture is smooth and it finishes cool and fast with little carbonation in the palate. Pretty enjoyable as a ípainkillerí. ;)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
JZ23 (1) - New York, USA - FEB 5, 2012 does not count
Had at Michael Jordanís steakhouse. Vanillaey, a little rum taste, very smooth. Liked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2012
330ml bottle poured into a tulip. A fairly aggressive pour yields a one finger head over a clear ruby colored beer. Head fades to a ring around the edge of the glass. Smells of dark fruit and molasses with the rum also present but subdued. Some sweet caramel too. The flavor is sweet from the get go with subtle rum notes along with cinnamon, raisins, and other dark fruit. Some wood is present. Some alcohol is detectable about midway through and the beer finished with some light hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is a little bit on the watery side but not too bad. Overall I am quite happy with this beer. The rum is not too overpowering and the sweetness is held in check. An excellent sipper that I would love to have again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (2342) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2012
Has a nice copper-burgundy body with a quickly disappearing foam head. The aroma is a typical I&G mess of plantiness, hops, fresh wood, and itís something I donít find very appealing. The flavour is heavy planty wood notes with just a hint of rum sweetness and a sugary finish. I canít say I like this line of beers, though they are unique, but they come across as unbalanced, harsh and cloying. But they are certainly memorable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
Clear dark brown small white head. Sweet sugery aroma, baker bread, fermentet fruit and vanilla. Sweet bread and burned suger flavor. Sweet finish

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