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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 885   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!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mickut (276) - 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 (3053) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1198) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2010
33cl bottle. Clean amber body, small beige head. Rich oaky aroma; mollasses, vanilaa, dried fruit, woody spice. Reasonably lively palate; good length, faint dryness from oak. Deeply complex body of flavour; dried fruit and dates, mollasses, tobacco, charred wood, and more! Smooth finish with tremendous balance. Very nice flavoured strong ale, I love these kinds of beers!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2010
Bottle. Alluring chestnut-brown appearance with a fire-coloured rim. Aromas of molasses, caramel, milk chocolate and smoky rum in the distance. Extremely rich palate gets a little cloying. Heaps of caramel flavour mixed with a milk chocolate backbone and a diluted chocolate finish. Rum lingers in the background throughout the flavour cycle. Very good... but there are better Innis & Gunn.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esox (1064) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2010
Pours dark ruby with a thin but durable pale head. The aroma has sweet and quite sharp spiciness, clearly originating from the rum casks. Good malt body create somewhat berryish aroma together with the spiciness. Slighty caramelly finsih with dryish oak, a hint of vanilla and a gentle touch of rum. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Slick texture, a bit tacky in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TET (1641) - FINLAND - FEB 5, 2010
Dark brown beer with medium beige head. Aroma is malty and sweet, red berries, some rum and syrup. Flavour is almost tasteless in the beginning but later there are malts, berries and syrup like sweetness. Overally balanced and quite nice taste. Medium bodied and carbonated. Balanced, but inmemorable beer... (later) what kind of beer this was, maybe I taste it again?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 3, 2010
Bottle (in NZ), courtesy of yalnikim. A smokiness on the nose, reminiscent of a rauchbier. On the palate - rich, toffee, spice. A lot of oak left in the mouth. Distinctively different to the other Innis beers I’ve tried - in a good way.


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