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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 883   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!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (14193) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2008
Bottle at home ... deep copper ... sweet rum nose ...light vanilla quite a lot of rum fruity but again it just doesnt cut it. Reminds me of a based rather than a beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13852) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget. Huge head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste wood, caramel, sugar, malt and hops.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 21, 2010
Bottle @ Brugmansia/Fonefan Tasting, April 2010. Pours dark unclear amber with a small creamy white head. Nose is sweet and vinous, Rum, oak, caramel and fruit. Medium bodied. Low carbonation. Vaguely sticky. Flavor is not nearly as complex. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13596) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
33cl bottle from Sainsbury. well this should be interesting. I donít like Innis and Gunn beers and I donít like rum too much either. Mind you, it is a good looking beer, a kind of a mead, reddish gold clear hue. Aroma isnít bad either with some rum, some whisky and an unexpected smooth toastiness. Good toffeee and caramel too. So a pretty good start. And then I drank it and everything went just so wrong. It doesnít help that the underlying beer has been filtered and pasteurised to death. In fact the rum over the top is the only thing that is keeping this thing going. Makes it sweeter than itís other woody brothers. Its not so bad once you downgrade your tastebuds and the sweetish rum does save it some. Itís kind of alright. And it I wanted something bizarre to tempt a spirit drinker to beer I might give them this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13596) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle, 7.4%. "Carefully matured for 57 days" and so on. Buttery, lagery aroma, butterscotch, caramel. Clear dark chestnut colour. OK tan head, not very stable. The flavour starts off with a distinct vanilla note, turns more malty and sweet with a mild bitterness and some coconut in the finish. Good.
Earlier Rating: 4/17/2010 Total Score: 3.1
Bottle, 7.4%. Mild vanilla aroma, also quite vinous. Clear dark brown colour. Small stable off-white head. The flavour has a lot of vanilla, even a bit like coconut. Finishes drier, also vinous.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13360) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2010
Bottle at home. Clear red/brown - white head. Raisins, fruity, licorice, nutty, rum, light buttery, caramel, rum, sweetness, wooden, oakey, dried fruits, light bitterness. Buttery fatness.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13350) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle. Itís a clear, light brown to amber beer topped by a dense, off-white to light beige head. Butterscotch, candy, caramel and a roasted touch in the aroma. Pleasant, although a bit high levels of carbonation, full body, rather sweetish, and with caramel and some roasted notes. Caramel and toffee in the end, with some warming notes. Dries up a bit in the end, where thereís also some bitterness. A decent one, but as the other Innis & Gunn beers, thereís lotís of butterscotch. 120915
Earlier Rating: 10/2/2010 Total Score: 3.8
Bottle. It pours a clear, chestnut color, with lively carbonation forming a finger-thick beige head that stays. The aroma is quite vinous, with berries, dark dried fruits and some booze. A little oaky vanilla touch and a whiff of spices also shows up. Slightly toffee-ish as it warms. Itís full-bodied, smooth and slightly warming on the palate, finishing with a pleasant bitterness and blue plums and prunes. The initial flavor has quite a lot of dried fruits and prunes, but is very light on oak and spices. Some brown sugar and toffee blends in, but are left in the background. Damn, Iím not normally an Innis & Gunn guy, but this one is both complex and tasteful. Nice! 101002

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2008
Bottled
Clear ruby color, small vanishing brownish head. Strong aroma is a mix of toffee (even butterscotch or vanilla fudge) and rum. Woody, nutty flavor - toffee and rum are also here. Fizzy carbonation in the start, but then a bit empty, hard mouthfeel. This is more a gimmick than really good one. Very similar to Island Cask - just whiskey is replaced by rum. Their "base beer" Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer is just not good enough to make these barrel aged brews excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2012
(11.2oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, oak, rum, vanilla, golden raisins, and cinnamon. Flavor of honey, oak, caramel, and toffee.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2011
33cl bottle, thanks BeerandBlues2. Small beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, rum/vanilla, some coconut. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, vanilla/rum. Medium body.


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