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RATINGS: 1109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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% (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!


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
John_A (7) - - DEC 31, 2011 does not count
A pleasing nut brown Ale with a strong port fruit flavor. A little unbalanced; make sure you like port. Not much nose to it either.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
undercurrent25 (1931) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Heavy rum aroma and taste, obvoius sugar cane taste with a slight spice to it

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Psytron (1890) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Smell of malts, some candy. Dark bronze colour. Very sweet, also alcoholic sweetness. A bit of cough mixture in the finish. Some wood and leaves in the aroma, maybe a hint of tea. Soft carbonation. Oily texture. Rich in aromas and pleasant in taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (4248) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle, tfs dEnk! Clear dark brown pour, creamgy off-white head. Aroma is candi sugar, licorice, a hint of leather and vanilla. Flavor is sweet, creamy smooth and somewhat bitter. Nice balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2011
330ml bottle, best before Sep 2012, drunk in December 2011. It is indeed ruby red. The rum treatment is immediately apparent on the nose. Quite fruity. On the palate it makes a beer that is invariably sweetish and vanilla influenced even more so. But the greater richness and depth coupled with a pleasant warming alcohol presence means it all works quite well. Iím not usually a big fan of Innis & Gunn but I rather enjoyed this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2011
Pours a dark brown and is almost flat. No head and only a little carbonation. Aromas of oak, vanilla, rum. Taste of oak, caramel, alcohol, and some dried fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Dark copper pour with settling head and minor oil lacing. Smells somewhat like rum and wood but mainly of raw confection dough. Taste is extremely sweet but bitter hops do shine through. Tingles the palate but not cloying like one might expect - strictly medium body. Feels pretty carbonated. I will have to try the whiskey version in the future.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Pours a dark amber color with golden orange edges and a two finger frothy, off-white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind. Earthy aroma with grassy hops dominating the nose. Floral with some pine and sweet malt but not much of a barrel presence. only subtle oak but not much else and not a trace of rum. Medium bodied and much more complex than the aroma suggests. The barrel makes more of a presence here but is still pretty tame. Some dry oak with some spicy rum note but these flavors are subtle allowing the elements of the base beer to come through. Sweet caramel malt backbone with some biscuit, nut and toffee countered by dry, grassy hops without being bitter. Dry finish. Overall this beer is a disappointment for me. The barrel aging didnít do much to affect the flavor add little oak and hardly any rum. The ABV is nicely masked but itís just kind of boring. Iím glad I found a smaller bottle so I didnít have to dump the majority of a bomber.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1807) - DENMARK - DEC 26, 2011
Clear bottle!. Clear redbrown. Small head. Carribean notes of sweet raisins or prunes. Dry with a sweet finish. Geuine brew. Feels strong alcoholic but Suprisingly fresh.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012
Name: Rum Cask
Date: February 23, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Crabapple Bottle Shop
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: big sweet skunky aroma, touch of caramel
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, hint of fruityness, big ode du skunk, light candy caramel, touch of smokeyness
Overall: this could be a really good beer if it was not in a clear bottle
Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 8/20
Rating: 2.3/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: *+ /4


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