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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12245) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2011
Bottle from Asda. It pours deep ruby, with a thin off-white head. The nose is gingerbread, oak, rum and spice. The taste is caramel, oak, wood varnish, rum, sweet dark fruit and spice with dry, woody finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Solid balance. Easily the best beer I have had from the Innis & Gunn lot to date. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fsquirrel29 (84) - Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 This is almost the perfect beer. It is smooth and has a slight boozy spicyness. The original taste is somewhat unusual, but the after taste is actually better than the original swallow. That can be a bit dangerous as it is a high alcohol beer and that after taste leaves you wanting another swallow. The head is somewhat lacking (hence my average appearance rating), but with flavor like this, I’m very forgiving on the overall score.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stefannilssons (1580) - SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2011
Det här var lite av en besvikelse, smaken är för syrlig och romtunnan känner jag alldeles för lite av. Men efterbeskan var i alla fall trevlig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikem409 (1976) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2011
pours dark ed/ brown with minimal head. aroma of berries and slight rum. taste kinda weird no rum flavor very malt

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2011
Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, fruit, vanilla and light rum. Flavour is caramel, rum, fruit, light raisin and light alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2551) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Pours a one-finger cream head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Opaque brown color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light rum and oak nose and flavor is toffee and vanilla with a sweet rum finish. $10.99 for a 750ml bottle from Pamplemousse Salem, Ma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours mahogany with medium khaki head. Aroma is thick of rum, oak, and simple syrup. Very sugary and slightly buttery nose. Flavor is immediately sweet of butterscotch, rum, and simple syrup. This tastes somewhat artificial, slightly plastic and really sweet, but there’s something about that rum flavor that I dig. It’s just not much like a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ICEatALAMO (1300) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Overall a decent beer that I would have again. The smell is rich in oak and sweet. Don’t really get too much rum in either the smell of the taste imo. Taste is good and smooth with little aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3774) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle 0,33ltr: Dark brown coloured brew with at starts the beer have an overwhelming vanilla smell thats will fainted. Sweet taste and have an slightly warming mouthfeel, and ofcourse there are some hints of rum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2011
This made me want to drink a rum and coke. The rum character is not overpowering but is definitely noticeable. Colour is slightly darker than the Canada Day or regular oak aged beer. Again, finishes slightly sweet with a very malt forward mouthfeel that is quite full bodied. Very nice beer indeed.

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