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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 831   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!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5548) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2009
Bouteille claire de 330 ml, dans une boîte de carton, achetée chez ANBL (Dieppe, N-B). Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel légèrement brûlé avec une pointe boisée. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée foncée. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe d’épices et de boisé. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #2158)

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3274) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Bottle shared by JoeMcPhee. Pours amber with a thin off-white head. Pleasant aroma that is actually a tad sour along with notes of rum and a bit of oak. The flavor is mild malt with some timid caramel. Light sweetness overall. Lighter bodied, actually a bit watery, than I was expecting. So so.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8216) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2009
Bottle. Deep amber beer with a thin head. Aroma is okay... softly estery. Light rumminess but also a strange bit of acetone. A hint of tartness and light caramel. Lightly UK-ish malts. Soft sweet caramel and a light crackery sweetness. Meh... it’s not all that good.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ILduce (200) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2009
330cl bottle: Deep ruby red beer with dense beige head that lasts. Big woody, fruity aroma with some molasses and vanilla. Taste is similar. Sweet and malty with a prominent rum presence. Sticky body with a weak finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreenWall (54) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2009
Pours like Coca-cola, dark brown with red highlights, energetic fizz, and no head. Dark rum, oak, and a cherry sourness in the aroma. Flavour is heavy and sweet, with more smooth, dark oak. Distinctly sour hit - maybe there were some tasty wood-bugs? Absent any perceptible bitterness, the sour is all there is to balance the sweetness, which works just fine. Definite caramelisation. No perceptible bitterness. An interesting drink, more balanced than their standard, sort of a crash course in rum-barrel flavours.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mannika (140) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Pours a bit darker than its brethren. Aroma is the same buttery toffee, but you can definitely smell a bit of rum. Flavour is not as sweet as expected. A bit spicy, with a nutty finish. Spiciness lingers a bit as well. Not bad, but think I prefer the regular oak aged.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (2835) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2009
Clear bottle, 330 ml, best before December 2009, purchased at the LCBO, savoured on January 12 2009; eye: bronze with a reddish hue, clear, slight effervescence, mocha head that turns into a sheet, good lacing; nose: rum, woody, caramelized malt; mouth: rum, woody, caramelized malt, slight hops, finale in caramelized malt with a good presence of oak, lightly sweet, medium body, slick, rather carbonated; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille transparente, 330 ml, meilleure avant décembre 2009, achetée à la LCBO, savourée le 12 janvier 2009; œil : bronze avec une teinte rougeâtre, claire, très légère effervescence, mousse moka qui se transforme en une petite couverture, bonne dentelle; nez : rhum, boisé, malt caramélisé; bouche : rhum, boisé, malt caramélisé, très léger houblon, finale en malt caramélisé avec une bonne présence de boisé, légèrement sucrée, corps moyen, texture coulante, plutôt carbonatée; en résumé : bien

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2009
Alcohol, cinnamon, vanilla notes to the nose. Clear ruby-brown body topped by a low off white head that recedes rapidlt to a thin partial cover. Initial vanilla, caramel and toffee flavours are joined by plums, raisins and alcohol. A bit like a liquid fruit cake or Christmas pudding (rum and all). A bit of a sour undertone with some light spices in the finish. Medium body is quite dry with moderate to strong carbonation and gentle alcohol warming. Snifter. Cellar temperature. Bottle. Brewery Creek. Nov-08.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2009
330ml bottle from NB Liquor. Poured into a Leffe goblet a ruby red with minimal fizzy head that quickly dissapated. Oddly, no noticable aroma. Flavour is bland and watery, with a bit of spice just before a non-existent finish. Very disappointing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2594) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 4, 2009
Bottle from lcbo. Ruby red, large frothy off white head. Aroma: candy cane, rum, pepper, spices and cinnamon. Flavour: wow, caramel, cinnamon, rum, malt with a nice lingering sweet finish. Really enjoyable.


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