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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours a nice clear copper colour with a short beige head that quickly diminishes to surface cover. Aroma is quite spicy with notes of malt, cinnamon, vanilla, caramel and ginger. Flavour is more malty but is otherwise the same as the aroma. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a dry, spicy finish. Overall a pretty good, but still unusual, beer. One of the better ones from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5118) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2009
330 ml clear bottle in cardboard box, now available in Norway (Vinmonopolet, bestillingsutvalget) - also at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.4%. Clear mahogany coloured beer with an off-white to beige head. Intense aroma of oak rum cask, notes of vanilla, spices, alcohol, brown sugar, treacle, rum-raisin and dark dried fruits. The flavour is distinctly oaky, but more mellow and rounded (without the strong notes of fresh wood) compared to the ordinary Innis & Gunn. Moderate sweetness, moderate notes of rum and spices, dry finish, very moderate hops. Should not be drunk too cold.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
peter48er (180) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
330ml bottle @ home.Poured a deep mahogany with only a very small head and little carbonation., Molasses and malt on the nose, with a sweetness from the rum and a general fruitines in the swallow. I didn’t feel it drank to its strength, making it a deceptively easy beer to drink despite its abv.. A very pleasant beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2009
33 cl bottle at home. Deep brown color with some red in it, fine off-White head. Aroma is dried fruit, wood and rum, malt. Flavor is sweet malty, dried fruit, spices, wood, hints of sourness. A bit too much alcohol in a beer at only 7,4%. All in all a fine beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (8047) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2009
330ml bottle at Håndverkerstuene, which is the new great place for beer enjoyment in Oslo. Nice ruby coloured body with solid, beige patchwork. Aroma of barrel vanilla with rum. Dark vanilla in flavour in interplay with spiced malt. Dry, rounded bitter ending. Tolerable sweet. Feels well balanced and well bodied in the mouth. Likable (Oslo, 17.11.2009).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
11th August 2008. People whom know more about beer than me say all these Innis & Gun beers are full diacetyl. I guess I must like diacetyl!!! Very sweet and complex. Starts with sweet rum, wood and even a little chewing gum. Continues onwith sweet buttercream.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (2918) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2009
330 ml bottle in a fancy box from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. Bought last year in Winter Warmers release.

App.: Very deep brown-copper with a rim of tan. Aroma: Smells like rum. That’s not just power of suggestion folks. This reeks of a Jamaican Reserve or DR Anejo (maybe Extra Viejo), dates and raisins, slightly brighter fruits, a bit pepper and spicy, there’s a hint of stinky ash (really), tart berries, wood. Palate: Medium body and moderate-full effervescence. Flav.: Lots of stewed dry dark fruits, vanilla, rum, wood, some warm spices; lightly sweet with low bitterness and residual rumminess, some warming alcohol.

Not great, but better than the usual I&G.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
abemorsten (2767) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2009
Onsdag^2 11.11.09 at Cardinal. Pours clear red golden with a light brown creamy head that lasts. Rum, date, cask wood, vanilla and plum on the nose. Flavor is sour and sweet. light to medium bodied with a syrupy, dry texture. Carbonation is soft and it finishes sour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnar (5295) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2009
At Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours deep brown with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma of sweet ripe fruits. Taste is strange Sour/watery, reminds me of black crowberry, moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (968) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
330ml bottle
7.4% ABV <br< I tried this beer on October 21, 2009 after purchasing a seasonal gift pack from one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer poured translucent red with a very thin tan coloured head. The aroma is rum, oak, and roasted malt tones. The mouthfeel is dry, medium bodied, and medium carbonation. The flavour is rum, oak, some spice, and malt tones with a definite wooden aftertaste. A good beer.

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