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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 925   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!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, wood, oak, alcohol - rum. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, barrel, caramel, alcohol, rum. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111208]
Earlier Rating: 4/20/2010 Total Score: 3.3
Bottle 330ml. clear glass.
[ Trade by cgarvieuk ]. Clear medium amber color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light vanilla, prune, dried light berrys, light wood, rum notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100417]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31793) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2012
33 cl clear bottle. Pours clear and golden orange to light brown with a small off white head. Aroma is phenolic and toasted malty. Spoth caramelish and light roasted malty caramelish. Smooth malty fiinish.
Earlier Rating: 10/12/2010 Total Score: 3.7
33 cL bottle, courtesy of joergen. Pours clear and golden deep amber to hazzlenut brown with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and breadish. Roasted caramelish, slight fruity and vague liqourice touch. Lingering roasted and slight fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29828) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2012
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of rhum, caramel, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, malt, rum, and wood, leading to a dry woody finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.
Earlier Rating: 10/24/2009 Total Score: 3.5
Bottled. A deep red beer with a bubbly and lazing orangey head. The aroma has notes of caramel, rum, and wood, and is very powerful - but not a favorite of mine. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, rum, alcohol, and wood, leading to a sweet and lightly woody finish. OK, but not as good as I had hoped for.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear amber with a slightly lacing off-white head. Sweet toffee and wood in the nose - same as in every Innis & Gunn. Medium body, butterscotch and wood, heavy burned caramel. Absolutely no hops. Pretty much the same as all other I & G. 130612
Earlier Rating: 10/23/2008 Total Score: 3.4
(Bottle 33 cl) Pours a clear deep amber golden with a dense and creamy beige head leaving laces. Distinct aroma of wood and rum. Medium-bodied, very sweet - almost sticky - caramel. Distinct rum notes and an absolutely absent bitterness. Starts well but ends so-so. 210908

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21497) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of butterscotch. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and oak. Sweet finish.
Earlier Rating: 10/13/2010 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle at yespr. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white ehad. Sweet aroma of caramel, oak and vanilla with notes of butterscotsch. Sweet flavour of caramel, oak and vanilla with notes of fruits and hops. Sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2011
Bottled. Ambery red colour, with a small beige head. Aroma is fruits, some maltyness and mild floral notes. Flavour is fruity, rum, quite nicely balanced. Pleasant, and one of the most surprising ones in this series.
Earlier Rating: 3/23/2008 Total Score: 3.5
Bottled (thanks omhper!). Dark amber colour with small beige head. Aroma is rum, oak and some sweet malts. Flavour is wooden, rummy and has some hints of vanilla and mild spicing. big time wooden barrel aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19945) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2008
<i<Bottled. Nut brown, creamy head. Potent woody rhum aroma. Sweet with rounded mouthfeel and medium body. Fruity with lots of vanilla and some sugar. The barrel flavour dominates the beer, which is probably good as I’m not fond of the base beer. Finishes with powerful rhum flavour rather than bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2008
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty oaky and slightly sweetish malty aroma with some hints of honey and vanilla. Sweet malty oak and rum flavor with hints of vanilla. Has a sweetish oaky finish with some hints of rum.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (16098) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
11th August 2008. People whom know more about beer than me say all these Innis & Gun beers are full diacetyl. I guess I must like diacetyl!!! Very sweet and complex. Starts with sweet rum, wood and even a little chewing gum. Continues onwith sweet buttercream.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö
Beautiful dark amber color. Nice mix of caramel, vanilla and rum aroma. Medium body, some sweet malt flavor, and a quite evident Bourbon-Rum touch. Very pleasant.


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