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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 927   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!


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnar (5684) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (1062) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nisse666 (4508) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2009
2009-07-04, Bottle, lost somhow the tracking of this one. Only remember that it was not one of the best ones from Innis & Gunn

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - OCT 22, 2009
Pours a dark mahogany brown with a slightly off white head that slowly dissolves, leaving behind good lacing. The aroma is buttery, some fruit notes, and sweet notes of vanilla, licorice, very kind of light though, was expecting more. The flavour is very good, big malty sweetness, burnt sugar, buttery rum notes, apple juice, spice, ends on a strange licorice, caraway seed sort of note. I will always hold a special place in my heart for Innis & Gunn, they always seem to be able to pack alot of flavour into a very smooth, light beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2009
Pours a dark ruby brown with a thin but lasting cream-coloured head and nice lacing. Aroma is rummy fruitcake, red delicious apple - yum! Tastes lightly dry like a dark apple cider, sweet buttery rum (diacetyl?) I normally taste diacetyl in Innis & Gunn, either due to the style or the transparent bottles, but this is stored in a dark paper box. Good carbonation, lasting head adds a touch of creaminess which doesn’t go unappreciated! I never really was a fan of I&G but this is something I could drink again. Think I’m going to have to buy some more of this!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (6218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Bottle. Edinburgh, Scotland. Darker amber pour. Woody, oaky, sweet sugary rum aroma. Taste was would you would expect from the big aroma. Way too sweet though, lighter bodied, hard to fnish a bottle

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mullet2007 (209) - St. Johns, Newfoundland, CANADA - SEP 8, 2009
Pours a clear amber to ruby red with a thin off white head that dissipated quicker than I thought it would. First thought on opening the bottle was wow, this smells like rum. After a few minutes that fades out a bit, but there’s still a pretty strong nose of molasses, rum, and a small bit of piney hops. Flavour is much smoother. There’s still plenty of sweet malts, and dark sugars/molasses, but a bit thinner than in the nose. There’s also a fair bit of hops in there too. Carbonation is pretty much spot on, but the mouthfeel is just a little bit too thin. Overall, it’s a little bit too sweet, but it’s not a bad brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2009
Bouteille 330ml, courtoisie de Blankboy. Nez boisé (fût de chêne), d’alcool (rhum), fruité (citron, notes de prunes rouges et de raisins verts), malté de caramel sucré avec des notes acides (acétique). Moyenne-mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-bas et une texture légèrement crémeuse mais aux notes aqueuses. Moyen-léger goût fruité (agrumes surtout citron doux, notes de raisins verts, traces de prunes) accompagné de notes acétiques et d’un goût boisé asséchant (fût de chêne, présent en arrière-goût durant toute la gorgée) et d’un léger goût de vanille lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de grains de malt sucrés et aux notes rôties ainsi qu’un léger goût de caramel toffee terreux. Parallèlement, l’on retrouve un moyen goût d’alcool (à saveur de rhum) très légèrement réchauffant jusqu’en finale avec quelques traces de cannelle. Post-goût moyen et un peu sec, léger-moyen amer d’alcool doux (rhum sucré) avec un goût de fût de chêne et des notes de fruits aux petites notes aigres (zest de citron).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (6830) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2009
[2326-20090723] 330mL clear bottle. Rummy malt aroma. Clear, dark amber body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Smooth rum sweet malt flavour has a long finish. Medium body. Not bad, infused with lots of rum characteristics.
(w/ jerc, other)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2009
From bottle@Dr. Jekyll’s, Oslo. A firm, lightly tanned head over a shiny, deep amber colored body. Dryish, powdery aroma. Molasses, acidulous fruits and mild spices. Good malt body, fairly sweet, supported by a plummy, and a distinct citric fruitiness. Some acidity, and noticable rum and oak notes. Very mildly hopped. Spices are lurking under. Medium body strenght. Creamy texture. Short, dryish, acidic finish. Overall, a highly drinkable, and certainly unusual one.


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