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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
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RATINGS: 830   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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (9963) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (9922) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (9853) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2011
Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rum. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 200711

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (9839) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (9829) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (9651) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (9636) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9438) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9097) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.


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