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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 966   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3708) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (3858) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2010
33cl bottle, Alko. Poured clear light woody/brown color with a nice creamy white head, nice lasting lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel, vanilla and hint of rum. Flavor is quite sweet (too sweet) and bit dark fruity. Moderately bitter finish, oily taste. Nice bite, enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2010
Deep dark brown color, small beige head; woody toffeish aroma with hints of vanill and citrus, rum, even slightly chocolate; flavor starts with kind of hot sweetness reminding me of the original Innis & Gunn and therefore, again, licorice powder (but you may disagree, however, I can’t describe the taste better) smoothening towards the finish and revealing notes of toffee, wood and rum; body is medium with quite high carbonation. I actually liked the original a bit better, but it doesn’t take anything away from this brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAY 6, 2010
Pour is very dark and ’rum’ like with big foamy head. Nose doesn’t give too much away. In the mouth it is quite full and alcoholic with a rum assertiveness and slightly bitter finish. A bit more complexity could have this one challenging for honours. LIke a top class hooker who is beginning her boozy descent from grace, it’s all there but it’s missing true class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beelsebob (35) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAY 4, 2010
An excellent beer, maintains the character of innis & gunn’s oak aged beer, but also picks up a strong rummy flavour. Perfectly carbonised, feel wonderful in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3475) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2010
Decent head light biege colour deep red brown pour with aromas of the rum influence in the ale caramel dark syrup like note flavour smooth vanilla mild bitter rum influence very morishing caramel gives the palate a pleasing finish rum and fruit taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imike (31) - , ITALY - APR 27, 2010
ottima schiuma per il tipo di birra in questione, forse un poco scarsa all’olfatto, ma sicuramente interessantissima in bocca dove emergono delle note del tutto particolari e uniche

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14333) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 21, 2010
Bottle @ Brugmansia/Fonefan Tasting, April 2010. Pours dark unclear amber with a small creamy white head. Nose is sweet and vinous, Rum, oak, caramel and fruit. Medium bodied. Low carbonation. Vaguely sticky. Flavor is not nearly as complex. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4913) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 14, 2010
330 ml bottle. Deep amber body with a nice, dense off-white head. Aroma has light smoked malt, wood and perfume. Flavor is sweet malt, burnt sugar, some wood and moderate bitter. Interesting aroma but the flavor is surprisingly mild and less distinct than expected. Still a nice beer, but rsther ordinary compared with a bunch of oak aged beer I sampled the same night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jade (417) - AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2010
Very dark brown beer with brownish creamy head. Unusual aroma, is that nutty? Sweet and bitter flavour. Really leaves an aftertaste - not sure if thats the rum. Tell you what, not bad!

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