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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 892   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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stellaaaa (253) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Pours a fairly clear black with a thick, soapy head. The aroma is of malty vanilla. The taste is of thin-bodied bread with lots of sweet vanilla. Slightly more intense than original, but not overwhelmingly different.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 1, 2010
The clear glass bottle freaked me out a bit, but this one’s not bad (and thankfully also not light struck). Deep amber red with a fizzy white head. Caramel, oak, vanilla, and light rum aroma and taste. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (2737) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2010
330ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a large head. Aroma is vanilla, fruity rum and some wood. Some Coke. Vanilla and dark fruit start. Rum and Coke in the finish with some wood. Fruity aftertaste. Different.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JJAlexander (46) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2010
caramel, bread, cereal, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty, floral, herbs, leather, earthy, alcohol, smoke, vanilla, woody, brown, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear brown with a thin white head. Rum, wood, and vanilla on the nose over soft sweet malt. Malty, toast and a light soda sweetness. Toast, rum, wood and some warming alcohol on the finish. Liked this one better than the whisky, in spite of not being a huge fan of rum. Nicely done.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (1858) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle. Found this in bottom of a cupboard, Best before date December 2008. Pours a deep dark red colour with a firm white head. Real deep rum aroma, the taste is light with some spice with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3416) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Key Food, Brooklyn 4-pack ($12.50): Pours a mahogany color with a beige head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is not as strong as the taste and as such does not really indicate, at least initially, how the beer will taste. Taste is quite sweet (very different from the normal Innis and Gunn). It has toffee and vanilla flavors swirling throughout. There are hints of run in there as well (well not like any old rum, it is a certain rum taste pertaining only to some of them). However, the rum and butterscotch tastes do a good job of hiding the high alcohol. Furthermore, if someone were to taste this and not think this was a beer, I would not be surprised. Very creamy body. A pretty good beer overall though, with a definite complexity to it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4386) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2010
11.2 ounce bottle - $3.29 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia. Appearance: Pours a garnet-hued body of uncompromising clarity and crowned with a sudsy, ivory-hued cap. Smell: Sweetish nose of sugary malt notes - toasty, nutty, and moderately caramelized to a point. Fruity scents mixed in smelling of black cherries, raisins, and dates. The inclusion of the rum is a bit more assertive and forward in the nose. Taste: A sweet taste of butterscotch, toasted coconut, vanilla sugar, a thin drizzle of molasses and a small chunk of chocolate stirred up with a licorice rope. Pronounced vinous fruitiness throughout. Hint of faintly smoked nuts and fine Virginian tobacco as it warms. Notable rum accents, though it’s not particularly pronounced. Modest charred wood tones. Light bitterness. Smooth, sweetish finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation, fairly soft. Slightly creamy texture to the mouthfeel. Drinkability: I liked it. It’s a decent mix of flavors leaning towards being malty sweet. Interesting and pleasant enough for at least one go-around.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2010
Deep red body. Aroma brings all kinds of aroma, vanilla, cola, dark fruits, burnt sweet malt. Flavor got cola, coffee, butter, malt, dark syrup and is little bitter hopy in the end. To sweet!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2009) - Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Dark brown/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, oak, & rich caramel; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, buttery caramel, toffee, vanilla, and light fruit; Finish has some rum notes; Nicely balanced; Overall, unique stuff - pretty good.


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