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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 935   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mad_Ferret (684) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2010
Bottle. Dark amber colour. Has a sweet thick smell that reminds of butter. Taste: Malt, Fruit, Butter, Rum. After a while some heat from the alcohol appears. Not totally my cup of tea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2454) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2010 Originally rated March 2009. Special limited quantities of these arrived at the LCBO, and one of the employees had kept me one (thank you). Best before date of December 2009 and comes in a cardboard box with a nice classy label. Pours a red-copper colour with a decent off-white frothy head, with medium retention and lots of dirty lace. Very light carbonation with a smell of roasted malt, some fruit and some aroma of strong liquor (rum cask). Pretty light mouthfeel that is mostly watery. The taste is not as powerful as the nose. Some fruit, some mild caramel, and almost a wax aftertaste (which is not in my good books). So, well-brewed, but not liking this as much as their normal oak aged beer. RE-RATED: Comes in a three pack and glass for Christmas 2010. Better brewed, well-balanced. Nice dark fruit in the taste with the oak wood in the finish and some caramel malts. I liked this edition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6603) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2010
330 ml bottle @ home.
Pours a deep amber colour with an off-white lacy head. Very I&G-like on the nose; toffee and dark fruits with mild malts. Flavour of mild hops, dark fruits, toffee and pleasant rum with caramel notes. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel and some carbonation. A lot better than the normal Oak Aged Beer, but I still don’t like the clear bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdan (260) - USA - OCT 1, 2010
Dark amber with nice head. Aroma malty, mocha, dark fruits, molasses. Taste sweet malty, roasted, dark fruits and mocha, molasses. Body full, text thick and smooth with low carb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (8589) - Bochum, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2010
(bottle, 33cl) Clear, copper colour with a big and tanned foamy head. Sweet cara-malty aroma with subtle exotic fruity (cocos, pine apples) notes and a touch of vanilla. Sweet flavour, full bodied with an almost flat carbonation, including a sticky mouthfeel. Caramel-malty, slightly syrupy taste with rum flavours and vanilla; sweet and slightly oily finish with non-disturbing alcoholic and cocos/vanilla flavours. I am not very excited. 19.VIII.10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2066) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2010
Pours deep amber wtih a nice creamy off-white head. Nose shows sweet toffee adn darker caramel malt with woody oak and subtle rums. Pretty nice! Some gently spicy hops are also just noticeable in the aroma. Lots of woody character transfers through as flavours, and the rum is a bit strong and harsh, but there’s some nice malt, with caramel and cookie-dough characters. Nice creamy carbonation, a bit low perhaps?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11437) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2010
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is perfume, malt, wood. Flavour is sweet, wood, malt, caramel, rum , spices. Medium body. OK beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kavu (2481) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2010
Pours brown amber with a medium head. Aroma is sweet malts, but flavor is much less sweet than expected, which is frankly a relief. Malts and spices and a hint of rum. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ComradeK (1058) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2010
330ml bottle. Pours a murky dark brown, with a smallish beige head. The aroma is full of rich rum notes, with some raisin and prune overtones. There is a swift initial hops hit, soon overwhelmed by a smooth yet spicy rum flavour, which mingles fantastically with the dark toffee and caramel malts present in the finish. This is mind-blowingly good stuff. A delightful, delicious beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3672) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2010
bottle at Bow Bar in Edinburgh - Pours dark amber with a small head. There’s a mild aroma of malt and rum. The taste is of caramel malt with smooth rum notes coming through nicely. There’s a little hop bitterness, but this one is mostly about the smooth blend of rum and malt. It’s quite good though could perhaps be better if it was more robust.

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