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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 865   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (678) - 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 donít like rum. If you like rum, you should enjoy this.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1199) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Pours a clear ruby red with a slight tan head. Aroma of malt and rum. Taste is malty like a mild but with a slight rum note. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rikstar (652) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2014
0,33l fles meegebracht uit York. Robijnrood, met een zeer snel slinkende schuimkraag. Geur en smaak kunnen mij beide niet bekoren. Komen mij gemaakt over. Als wijn die al een tijdje over het hoogtepunt heen Is. Jammer. Bier heeft wel een goede body. Niet mijn ding.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djoeye (1206) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
Bighead, beige 3 fingers. Crocheted laceworks. Clear ruby brown body. Aroma; grass, apple, rum, toffee, malts. Taste; grass, plums, rum, malts, nuts, chocolate, almond, grapes, oakwood oil. Nice fully on palate. Finishes lingering bready, malty, dark-fruity, chocolate saucy. Now I found pleasure, and not Gunnís annoying perfume. [33cl clear spec btl, abv6.8%, B@Systembolaget, T@Middelfart Fyn DK]

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoptimusPrimed (18) - SPAIN - JUL 4, 2014
Really enjoyable beer. It was a little cold at first but after pouring it warmed up a little and released a lot of great flavours.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (172) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
Copper brown pour, with a medium off white head. Aroma is toffee, wood, rum. Taste is sweet, warming alcohol, toffee again. Fairly round body, slightly syrupy mouth feel. Much prefer this over the original I&G.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1073) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2014
Bona cervesa, es bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
sharkguy (3) - Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
A golden brown ale that pours beautifully with a off white head. The real kick is in the flavor the base beer has a full body with a toffee like malt character. Add the rich oak flavor with a hint of a spiced rum and you have this beer. A excellent beer to drino alone or pair with dessert

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimsal27 (205) - New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Pours a dark mahogany golden almost no head. Nose is sweet malts and raisins and rum. Taste is kind of sweet as well with some dark fruits. Rum is very prevalent almost to much. Abv comes through strong as well.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer0clock (77) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Dark amber brown, my taste buds ainít up to scratch today so canít give this a proper rating, it has a pleasing mouth feel, leaves lots of lacing on glass, low carbonation, bottle at waitrose.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sfuen03 (305) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 19, 2014
Reddish liquid; little, quickly diminishing white head. Aroma is strongly sugary. Medium body, alcohol well masked, low carbonation; taste is very sweet, sugary; not very complex nor intriguing.


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