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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 996   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ellolovey (479) - Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a frothy tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma of rum, oak, caramel, and sweet fruits. Taste is caramel malts, rum, and a taste of old oak scraps. Pretty light and watery. Sticky on the palate. Really not all that much going on. Pretty one dimensional. Sweet malty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle. Clear brown with thin, white head. Some sweetness and alcohol, from the rum? Quite thin otherwise but not bad at all. Smooth caramel, low on hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnoel09 (464) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JAN 16, 2014
As Innis and Gunn Rum aged 6.8%. Poured into glass from the gift set. Dark ruby brown color with a tan head that fades. Aroma is sweet malt with vanilla and oak notes. There’s probably more in the aroma but I’ve got a little bit of a cold. Flavor is nutty with some sweet malt and vanilla. Not really getting anything that says rum. I imagine if I aged a Newcastle on oak this is probably what it’d taste like. Light/medium bodied with a fairly smooth mouthfeel. Overall a decent and quite drinkable beer, but not nearly as complex as I would have expected.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moebbels (461) - FINLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Body has a nice clear amber color with lots of bubbles clinging to the glass walls. The white head disappear quickly. Nose has loads of sweet vanilla accompanied by dark syrup and coconut notes. Taste has a boozy rummy sweetness to it with a short bitter finish. Carbonation is quite high and the palate oddly thin-feeling. The alcoholic rum-flavour is a bit overpowering but the sweet bouquet is nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhgrantjr (455) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Poured from a bottle, a brown color, towards copper. Small head. Aroma of rum, alcohol. Odd, like being at a dockyard. Taste is sweet, rummy, vanilla, somewhat spicy, but light. Too light bodied for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2011 In bottle; aroma of fruit for sure with a hint of rum and maybe honey. Body was quite mild but the taste was similar to the aroma ... fruit, rum, honey. Very easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nilz (454) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours Clear but so dark with red tinge, head is pale magnolia, last although thins. The nose is rum and a spiciness. The taste is a vanilla, oak and rum taste and spice fruits, general sweetness. Medium, almost light body considering the taste. The carbonation fine. A glass of ale to savour its unconventionality!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - SEP 18, 2012
This is so very nice. I think the Original is more intriguing, but this is smooth, buttery, caramel, rum spiciness and warmth, and a great toffee fudge finish. My bottle didn’t last long.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopTsing (452) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
From the bottle poured an clear amber brew with a nice light white head. Aroma of wood alcohol, butter and vanilla. Medium bodied with flavors of vanilla, butter, and honey. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DroolYeast (450) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2014
33 cl bottle @ home. Rum Finish. Aroma of oak, spice, rum, burnt malt. Clear reddish brown with tan head. A tiny head is lasting. High rum sweetness, spicy. A sweet beer! Finish is sweet. Soapy texture. Average carbonation.


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