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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 911   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!


Scipio's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scipio (711) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Pours a clear, dark amber with a thin beige head. Aroma contains lots of rum, and that is all that is noticed initially. But then you get some chocolate and caramel undertones. Taste has a bunch of rum offerings as well. Nuts and caramel are in there also. Sweet rum aftertaste is rather mild, but it is long lasting. Fizzy carbonation, medium in body, with a slightly sticky texture. I suppose this is ok, but I really don’t like rum. If you like rum, you should enjoy this.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2140) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
750ml bottle - Aroma - golden raisins soaked in rum and cinnamon, slight coffee and butterscotch too...loved it! Appearance - pretty average looking, crystal clear copper body with a small white head, average retention Mouthfeel - fizzy/seltzer like upfront, with a little zing on the backend...medium bodied. Flavor - honey, oak, butterscotch, toffee, some light wood. Bordering on a dessert beer, it’s tasty though. I’d buy this again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaVillum (472) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
330 ml, flaske, 6,8 % ABV, købt i Netto, 24. oktober 2014. Klar/filtreret og rolig kastaniebrun engelsk Strong Ale med en 4-5 cm tyk offwhite skumtop, som svinder langsomt. Aroma af rom og træ. Sødlig. En smule surhed i starten af smagsbilledet. Derefter går smagen over i en let sødme hånd i hånd med let bitterhed. Vel karboneret på et medium niveau og en konsistens, der er tynd til oily. Kroppen er let og en eftersmag, der ikke er særlig lang. En okay let sødlig engelsk Ale med underliggende bitterhed uden at sparke r__.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
12 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark brown with an amber hue and a small beige head. Nose brings out English malts, dry bready caramel, and very subtle rum notes. Flavour is along the same lines, very subtle and smooth, with notes of toffee, vanilla, cocoa and bready malts -- not really much rum, but the subtleties are really nice. This is much better than I expected. Rather quite nice really.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 22, 2014
THOUGHTS: Big and malty like anything brewed in Scotland should be. The rum is there but fairly subdued. I was sort of hoping for a real rum bomb, but the subtle rum might even be better than what I’d hoped for. TECHNICAL: Drank 4/6/2013. Bottle. Poured a clear, very dark red that was nearly brown in the glass with bright red and amber highlights with an average, off white head that mostly diminished and left fair to good lacing. The aroma had fairly heavy nutty, molasses and caramel malts; hints of chocolate; grape, raisin, plum, prune, apple cherry, wood, toffee, butterscotch, honey, brown sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, cola, hints of light licorice, hints of rum, hints of coconut; and light spices. The flavor, overall, was complex but subtle. The initial flavor was moderately sweet; while the finish was moderate sweet and slightly bitter with and average duration. There was caramel, molasses, maple syrup, honey, brown sugar, vanilla, wood, light rum, cola, spices, wood, raisin, apple, prune, cherry, grape, plum and slight alcohol. The medium body was a little oily with soft but very tingly carbonation and a woody, dry, lightly astringent and lightly alcoholic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (906) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2014
330m bottle, pours amber with a small white head. Aroma has toffee and caramel malt, spiced rum textures, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, average carbonation. Like all I&G beers, this has good unusual flavours with a light body, making it nice and pleasant to drink, but not offering enough backbone and fullness for me.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gorkogrlo (156) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle. Deep red color with medium white head. Aroma of burnt wood, caramel, spice, rum. Interesting. In flavor rum, dates, cramel and some unusual, but not unpleasent bitterness. Rum is also present in aftertaste. Overall: Better than original. Nice combination.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robto (18) - Belas, PORTUGAL - OCT 19, 2014
33cl bottle at home. It pours a dark ruby colour with a white head that rapidly disappears. Aroma is a little skunky with vanilla, oak and some dark fruits. Taste is also dark fruits, rum, lots of toffee notes, caramel malts and starts with a little bitter taste and finishes with a sweet aftertaste. Its carbonation is average and it’s light bodied with a dry finish. The beer is not that special or phenomenal, but its taste is interesting and it’s very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBHansen (125) - Køge, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2014
bottle @ friends. Appearance: pours dark amber (some sedimentation) with low short lived off-white head with limited lacing. Aroma/taste: caramel, cream, toffee, wood, rum and some fruity notes. Palate: low to average carbonation, full body, distinct caramel sweetness, low bitterness, long duration and an oily texture. Overall: very nice strong ale

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a Snifter glass. A: Pours a magnificent dark amber color forming a medium tan head. Low retention and no lacings left S: Strong notes of caramel malts, toffee and wood. A bit fruity with some notes of raisins T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel malts and toffee. Notes of wood and raisins M: Light body body mild carbonation. Malty and woody aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Very pleasant beer. Strong Scottish character [ BA Review @ 5/7/2014 ]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
outlawskies (964) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie thinks is interesting and nice. V. V. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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