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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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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!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11666) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11551) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2008
(Bottle, thanks to larsniclas) Amber color, offwhite head. Sweetish oak aroma, sugary, fruity and of course with some rum. Oak flavor, rum, sweetish, vanilla and coconut, milky notes. Quite malty finish. Different but not bad at all.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11533) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Bottle from Half Time. Pours an extremely dark ruddy copper with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is musty oak. With a spiritous note. Flavor is a somewhat smokey rum. Astringent oak. Sweet and spicy? Maybe underneath the smoke and oak. There certainly is a strong character to this beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (11472) - DENMARK - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber/brown with big off-white head. Flavour is malt, sweet, caramel, sugar, fruit, hops and a little bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11282) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
Copper with a small white head. Aroma of malt, toffee and fruit. Sweet malty flavour with toffee and caramel, a touch of oak and an apple fruity note.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11264) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Føtex, Kolding.
Pours deep chestnut with a firm, medium, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has oak, definitely some spiced rum, light roasted, mildly boozy, some plums and raisins. Medium, light prickly carbonation, fine dryish and oily palate. Flavour has liqourice, spiced rum, mild oak. Caramel and toasted malts. Fair dryness in the end. Quite elegant.
Earlier Rating: 3/19/2011 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle, bought @ Systembolaget.
Pours coppery chestnut with a small, creamy and kinda fizzy off-white head. Aroma has mild dried fruits, toasted caramel, mild toffee and a mild oaky dryness. Low to medium carbonation, kinda light mouthfeel with good dryness. Flavour is quite oaky, nice character from the rum, toffee and good caramel base. Perhaps a bit of oaky astringency as well. Fine beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11249) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2010
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is perfume, malt, wood. Flavour is sweet, wood, malt, caramel, rum , spices. Medium body. OK beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11233) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
12 oz bottle-thanks Glenn-dissipating lt tan-copper. A-rum/wood, med malt-caramel, some fruit. Taste follows. When cool it is 3.5 and better than cellar temp of 3.2

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Draft. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sweet toasted malt and vanilla wood rum aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (10932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2012
brown, no head.roasted malts, booze, rum, coconut , flavor is toffee, malts, coconut, booze , rum.
Earlier Rating: 5/31/2011 Total Score: 3.6
clear amber, smooth white head. mild flowery wood aroma. flavor is wood, malts, booze,caramel, great balance.


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