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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 830   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!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer (2070) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2009
From bottle. Rich aroma of oak and honey. Nice amber colour with a decent white head and good lacing. Rich flavour of honey and rum. Bitter texture. A little bit vinegary in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (1727) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2008
330 mL bottle. (bb Dec 2009). Dark chestnut brown with a small but foamy head - pale beige. Aroma of vanilla, oak, alcohol, candied fruit, and rum. Flavour is oak, sweet malt, tart fruit. Alcohol in the finish. No bitterness. Thinner than expected. I’ll try this one again in a year.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2383) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2008
330ml bottle. Chestnut brown in colour, orange red highlights. Light wispy head. Nose is woody, boozy with toffee. Flavour has modest malt character backed up by a nice rum sweetness, some cola and toffee notes. Finish has some alcoholic warmth, with dark rum character. Ends dryly, some light malt aftertaste. Light to medium body, carbonation has a bit of a bite to it. One of Innis & Gunns better efforts for sure.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TipsyMcStager (1128) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2008
mild fruit, slight rum/vanilla aroma. Pours a dark red with thin head. Comes across like Malibu rum. Pours flat and lifeless. It seems the cask flavours are a crap shoot leaving little room to manage the overall outcome of the beer. Props for trying something different, but not much as far as execution.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shorlin (590) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - DEC 23, 2008
Pours a thick deep reddish-brown. Little head. Mild lacing. Looks pretty good. Spicy fruity aroma. Also smells a little like store brand cola. Not the good stuff, but the cheap stuff. Flavor is really not what I was expecting. It is a lot like drinking a rum and cheap cola that someone watered down with beer. But thats not all bad. It is interesting and drinkable. Palate is smooth, a little thick. Could be fuller. Overall, I willl take it and enjoy.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomthompson89 (1864) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2008
poured a nice ruby color decent foam that is gone quickly. nose is some rum and oak malts as well. Odd hop flavor up fron rum and oak with a bit of a sugary finish. cask aging is interesting but doesnt make a beer. pretty thin.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniele (4892) - ITALY - DEC 22, 2008
ambrato carico buona schiuma buona persistenza note speziate legnose rum poi malto in bocca malto vaniglia legno buon bilanciamento

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Pours dark red, clear, nicely formed beige head with fine lacing. Malty, toffee and spicy aroma. Flavor is bready and malty, with some oak overtones. Unlike some of the bourbon aged beers I have had, I am not really getting much rum flavor. Body is a little thin, very little carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2008
SHared with Pyrozoid. CLear dark red poor with a small beige head. Aromas of rum, flat cola, star anise. Almost non existant carbonation, medium body, some traits of a flemish sour ale. Added flavors of oak or rum barrels. Not to bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyrozoid (361) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2008
Bouteille - Deguste avec french tickler - Une biere de couleur brune avec un mince collet non collant. Odeur derable, alcohol, rum et un peu de sucre. Gout de rum, sucre et bois.


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