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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 928   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!


retinadoc's rating

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
retinadoc (124) - - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle. Boozy, rummy aroma. Less than average carbonation. Dark brown color. Tastes like you combined a rum shot with a beer, like a boilermaker, except drinking them simultaneously. High ABV 7.4% Not my cup of tea.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JHeath99 (1168) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Tap. Pours a hazy light brown with a thin layer of beige head. Aroma and taste of malts and a hint of booze.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
solvaris (107) - - DEC 27, 2014
Vanille, süffig, lecker, charmant ------- via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ricardotorero (45) - - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle on offer at Tesco. Rum taste is dominant, especially the smell. Tastes like a beer with a shot of rum in it, but probably better. Ok but would not buy at full price

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
metalspice (139) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2014
Klar colafarget med fint hvitt skum. Kjenner godt eikefatene og rom i lukten sammen med en snodig duft av smør (ufrisk). Eik i smaken sammen med en tam cuba libre. gir meg en billig rusbrus følelse.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KennethArd (256) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2014
Aroma of caramel, almonds & nuts. Clear brown with medium white head. Slightly sweet but still dry mouth feeling. Light body, slick texture & average carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VDuquerroux (402) - Airvault, FRANCE - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Alc. 6,8% Vol. Home. A sparkling dark brown with a medium white creamy head ; medium retention. Aroma of caramel, roast, fruit (prune), acid, vanilla, (light) spice. Medium sweet, light bitter and acid in the background. Light to medium body, thin oily texture, average carbonation, sweet caramel finish. Overall, a pleasant dark english ale ; smart, average character.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Clear Dark Copper Color, Big Head Dissipates Quickly, Light Spotty Lacing. Sweet Malt, Raisins With Rum Aroma. Sweet Malt, Raisins, Rum Finish. Medium Body, Average Carbonation. A Lot Smoother and More Enjoyable Than Innis & Gunn Original that I Had the Other Night. OK

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cimbasso (256) - - DEC 7, 2014
Pours a copper colour with a creamy head. The aroma is dominated by rum. The taste is rather sweet with notes of toffee, vanilla, spices but mostly rum. Some bitterness, but the finish is mostly rum. A sweetish strong ale which is not unpleasant, but rather one dimensional.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
christhoel (197) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
Potent woody rum aroma. Sweet with rounded mouth-feel and medium body. Fruity with lots of vanilla and some sugar. The barrel flavor dominates the beer, which is probably good as I’m not fond of the base beer. Finishes with powerful rum flavor rather than bitterness

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yacoob91 (3) - POLAND - DEC 1, 2014 does not count
My first BA scotch ale. Bottle bought in Netto market in Copenhagen. appearance: nice copper-colored, clear however head is low and quickly disappearing aroma: very strong aroma of oak wood cask, vanilla, raisins, slightly acidic flavor: firstly slightly acidic, develops nicely to raisins with very pleasant long finish based on oak, vanilla and toffee notes mouthfeel: for 6.8 abv light to medium-bodied, low-saturated, drinkable, smooth and butterish, slightly warming In general a good and uncommon interesting beer at very reasonable price (12 DKK). Positive surprise!


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