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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 1024   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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!

rubbishystuff's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (2069) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
At Red Lion. Not a oak bomb and not very boozy. Subtle notes of both but it works well and makes for an easy drinking booze barrel ale. Sweet and slightly sugary from the rum. Dark amber. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
charmarita (6) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2015 does not count
Bottled. Pours clear amber with minimal creamy head. Aromas of caramel, butterscotch and raisin. Tastes medium sweet, no bitterness or sourness, long lingering sweet finish. Dessert like which is all very well and good since at 6.8% ABV needs to be a rare treat. Palate of medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Florya (998) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : clear dark red, minimal off-white head Aroma : plums, caramel, dried fruits, oranges and some nuts. Palate : medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Larry_Duffman (141) - - SEP 23, 2015
I poured it from the bottle into a mug. It pours a deep amber to light brown color with a fluffy off-white head and little lacing. The aroma is woody with hints of dried fruit and booze. The wood aroma has an artificial quality. The taste is woody with toffee, dried fruit, and booze. It has a somewhat creamy mouth feel. As this warmed, it wasn’t great. This beer has some strong points to it. The wood aroma and taste is a little off though.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
EvaCandido (55) - Padova, ITALY - SEP 21, 2015
Ruby in colour, white foam. Artificial oak and vanilla in flavour, aroma and after taste. No other aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
exeter (470) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2015
Pours a clear mahogany with a nice head. The taste is dark fruit, molasses and of course the woodsy run flavour.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
malingil (10) - Luzern, SWITZERLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Aus der Flasche, im Glas getrunken. Dunkelbraune Farbe, cremefarbiger Schaum - etwa 1cm. Malziger Geschmack mit einer feinen Rumnote und schöner buttrigkeit. Fast keine Bitterstoffe. Was im Mund bleibt ist das buttrig-caramellige.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ej (1019) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear brown with a medium offwhite head. Sugary, molasses and wood on the nose, some fruityness and hints of smoke. Taste is malty with a notable touch of rum. Quite ok. Medium full body with avg co2 levels. Lingering sweet, woody rum notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bartlebier (2760) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2015
330ml bbMAY2016, Netto DK. - thinnish, tinny caramel pour. That same artificial and young oaked vanilla pour as in the Original, slightly rummed up this time, with a hint of rumsoaked plum. Much like a diluted large batch, filtered bourbon. Simple refined caramel sugars in taste, a whiff of vanilla sugars and more Innis & Gunn polished furniture. Oddly inorganic,

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TorbenJensen (1295) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2015
Foam is fixed and renewable and the smell is sweet with small notes of oak. The taste is fantastic caramel notes, oak and distinct taste of good dark rum. Slightly ripened fruit, I also think it has, and it is clear at the same level as Oak Aged Beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aragh (106) - POLAND - SEP 3, 2015
Pite na wyjeździe z butelki. W zapachu migdały i nuta rumu. W smaku na początku słodkie, głównie migdały i toffi, potem pojawia się cierpka, drewnowata goryczka i nuta rumu.

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