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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 969   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11145) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11071) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012
Name: Rum Cask
Date: February 23, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Crabapple Bottle Shop
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: big sweet skunky aroma, touch of caramel
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, hint of fruityness, big ode du skunk, light candy caramel, touch of smokeyness
Overall: this could be a really good beer if it was not in a clear bottle
Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 8/20
Rating: 2.3/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: *+ /4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10867) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 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. 7-3-7-3-13

Rum Finish version: A clear brown ale with a thick big bubbled brown head. In aroma, sweet caramel with light rum, butterscotch, vanilla, a tad cloying. In mouth, nice sweet caramel malt with smooth rum notes, dark raisins, a bit light bodied, nice warming alcohol. Not sure if it was made in Nov 2012, or its the BB, but its not bad. 7-3-8-3-14

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10720) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10598) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (10542) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with an average, creamy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee, toasted, nutty), light hops (woody), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of plum, butter, vanilla, and rum. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee, toasted, nutty), light hops (woody), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of wood, plum, butterscotch, vanilla, and rum. Light body, medium warmth and carbonation, and low creaminess with a sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10347) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (10308) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours reddish amber with off white head ring. Nose and taste of light rum, oak, brown sugar, caramel toffee and light butterscotch. Medium body.


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