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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 909   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!


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10816) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10616) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle. Scottish beer #100. Frothy of-white good mostly lasting head. Amber-brown colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Light swet and bitter nice flavor. Some nice caramel and rim notes. Average light bitter finish. OIly palate. Pleasent but "quiet".

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10468) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2011
Bottled 330ml in presentation box from Sainsburys, Banbury. Poured Tawny brown but hard to muster up a head. Innis & Gunn aged beers are difficult to rate for me as the titles on the boxes are so intriguing so that the final results are largely disappointing. This is perhaps a little fuller than most but the depth appears to be butterscotch, caramel notes. The beer is fairly sweet, I get some astringency, woodiness, but the discovery is never a eureka moment. Just slightly on the dull side.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10381) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber color. Cokkie caramel aroma with butter. malty sweet flavor with butter cookies, toffee and some rhum notes. Sticky mouthfeel. Slightly alcoholic finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2008
Clear dark reddish amber with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel, wood and rum notes. Sweet flavour with toasted malt and rum notes. Finishes sweet with warming alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10308) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2012
Bottled. Amber coloured. dense beige head. aroma of rum, ripe fruits, caramel. Flavour of fruits, sweeetness, rum, wood. Medium bodied. Ends on a quite alcohol dense and sweet note.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 12, 2011
Botella. Nice brown colour. Caramel toasty malty spiced aroma with rum notes, sweet like. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is a bit sweet with toasty amlt and caramel along with some spice and a good rum touch. Sweet malty spiced like nrum finis. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10169) - Thisted, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
It’s red-brown with a creamy, lasting head. The aroma has notes of vanilla (oak), rum, caramel and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of oak/vanilla, rum, caramel, malt and the finish has notes of alcohol and oak.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2010
A dark amber ale with a thick lacing moka head. Sweet aroma of rum barrel, woody, a bit of caramel malt. In mouth, a good sweet malt with tobacco notes, rum, a bit of acidic points, medium bodied. Bottle from LCBO, BB Dec 2009.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9952) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2013
750 ml clear bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of rum, vanilla, oak, light carmel and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of rum, vanilla, oak and light toffee with a smooth lingering vanilla finish. This is my idea of an ideal session beer.


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