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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


on tap

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RATINGS: 1010   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Courtesy of James pouring clear copper with off white head. The aroma is smooth and sweet with spicy oak tamed by smooth sweet rum and a touch of both roasted malts and nutty malts. The taste is very similar with only faint beery malt and nutty notes peaking through the vial of sweet rum and oak. So smooth you don’t mind that the beer is nearly washed away by the barrel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (4340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2011
330ml bottle. Dark red to light black in colour with a light fruit aromas of plums and raisins with some rum notes also in there. You can easily taste the rum influence in the flavour which is very nice and light on the palate. The rum flavour lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2011
Bottle. Poured a deep amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of potting soil, pile of leaves, rum, and some vanilla. Tastes of rum, wood, vanilla, and lighter coconut.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pushkinwow (2264) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2011
341ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby, starts with a large white head that fades completely to minimal lacing around the outside of the glass. Smell is odd - coke, plums, raisins, some oak. Very odd taste - smokey, almost meaty - somewhat candied but a dry finish. Not quite sure what to think about this one - some very odd flavours and tastes, worthwhile to try once but not more than that.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AshtonMcCobb (4056) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2011
33cl bottle. Chestnut brown in colour with a nice head which hangs around for a good while. The nose has sugar and malt - the beer underneath seems quite thin. The taste is of more sugar, coconut and slightly oxidised beer in the background. The palate is medium all the way through and it doesn’t really refresh on the end. Overall, I’d struggle to have more than one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hammy78 (876) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2011
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a dark brown/ copper/ red. with a whitish head that recedes to a ring, some nice spotty lacing left behind as well. Aroma initially had this scent of cola like coke, there is also caramelized malts. Taste is very sweet malt and leaves a slight bit of bite on the tongue. Really nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2011 In bottle; aroma of fruit for sure with a hint of rum and maybe honey. Body was quite mild but the taste was similar to the aroma ... fruit, rum, honey. Very easy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1505) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2011
Strong rum aroma. Flavour is full-bodied with lots of fruit. Good, but didn’t actually taste much like beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yogibeerra (30) - KAMLOOPS, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
107 days cask ageing, gives this offering outstanding characteristics...sweet rum caramel and woody nose...deep, dark ruby-mahogany appearance...smooth, somewhat sweet and very tasty...experienced rum vapours in my sinuses, wow!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 8, 2011
Bottle. Poured brown with a quick tan head that settled to a ring. Aroma of rum and milk chocolate. The flavor found rum, vanilla, brown sugar, milk chocolate, and molasses. Medium body, smooth, and a milk chocolate aftertaste.

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