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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!


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
worldbeertaste (1711) - West Midlands, - OCT 18, 2012
Dark clear amber with a thick frothy, nice lacing, lasting tan head. Smells of strong malt, wood, alcohol, caramel, Spirit - Rum with some vanilla, dried fruits like plum and raisin and dried cherries. Medium to full smooth oily body with soft carbonation. Sweet malt that becomes so much more complex with the wood aged rum effect. Caramel, vanilla, dried fruit. Very rich. There is a light liquorice touch and some lingering roast on the finish. Wonder it were bottled conditioned would it age better.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
triskaideka (202) - Killarney, IRELAND - APR 13, 2015
33cl bottle - pours dark red-brown with short-lived offwhite head. Aroma - malt, caramel, vanilla. Taste - malt, caramel, vanilla, dark fruit. Overall - very nice - alcohol not overpowering for 7.4%

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ston3s42 (24) - - APR 8, 2015
Dark golden in colour, with little to no head. Taste of honey, caramel, toffee, citrus, and sweet grass. Full bodied and fizzy, with a long finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuszek (300) - Gdynia, POLAND - MAR 31, 2015
Pours copper color with rich and lasting head, good lacing. Aroma of oak barrel, bourbon whiskey, dark rum and caramel malt. Taste similar. Bice rum notes in aftertaste. There is not much beer in this brew, but it is very good anyway.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
labattslover74 (64) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Pours a clear mahogany with a tan head. Substantial lacing. Aroma of smoke, nuts, caramel and toast. Taste of the same with a sweet finish no hops and no bitterness. Smooth on the palate. I need to add this to the to favorite list!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lithilorn (250) - Covilhã, PORTUGAL - MAR 28, 2015
Dark amber body and tan head. fruity, malty and light caramel aroma with rum finish. Medium body, Wooden and smoky taste. Medium beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
luegomeloacabo (68) - A Coruña, SPAIN - MAR 28, 2015
It pours in an excellent red colour and balanced white head. Strong malt notes in taste and a very savory spongy palate while drink, very well balanced in carbonatation.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
knurre (20) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
Söt i både lukt och smak. Smak av ekfat och rom, men lite för söt och för lite ölsmak. Ganska hög halt av alkohol men inget som märks i smak.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaKeAFC (658) - ITALY - MAR 25, 2015
35 cl bottle. 6.8%. Dark amber to red color, big offwhite head. Fruity smell, banana upfront then winey notes. Aroma is fruity with dry cherry and rum in the finish, caramel, malts component is quite solid, not dense, a bit dusty. Wody overtones, wheat, faint bubblegum. Flattish taste, mildly sour, vague bitterness. Average carbonation, medium bodied. Dry aromatic finish. Medium complexity, peculiar aftertaste

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (1288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
15.11.2013. Innis & Gunn Rum Finish. Tuoksussa tammea ja mausteita, toffeeta. Maku tamminen, mausteinen, kai tässä sitä rommiakin on. Jälkimaku ainakin lämmittää. Melko hiilihappoinen, makea.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AtronSeige (827) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 23, 2015
Aroma: Medium oak, medium-light vanilla, caramel. Light fruity, banana, sweet alcohol. No hops Appearance: Brilliant copper body. Thin, tan head, low retention. Flavour: Medium toasty. Medium-light caramel, smooth, alcohol, rum. Light fruity, banana, dried plums. Medium bitterness with balancing maltiness. Medium-light roasty. Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Light alcohol warming, but still smooth. Overall: A good beer, but missing the extra body and maltiness of a strong ale. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 23. Specialty Beer Base: 9E. Strong Scotch Ale


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