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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 873   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mickut (274) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear, brown with small, tan head. Taste is lightly acidic and sour. Palate has light body, average carbonation. Aromas have caramel, spices, wood, hint of vanilla.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtdewa1 (274) - rome, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Reddish brown pour. Small white head, little lacing. Aroma of caramel, malts and plum. Malted caramel taste with rum coming through at end. Very smooth transition. Good english ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - OCT 22, 2010
A red/brwon colour with a nice, medium head. A very distinct caskflavour with vanilla, some dried fruit. A very clean nose; Not to much, not to little. Its the same for the flavours, with a nice carbonation, alittle too short aftertaste, but a overall nice rumflavour in the back of the mouth. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2011
Pours a dark brown and is almost flat. No head and only a little carbonation. Aromas of oak, vanilla, rum. Taste of oak, caramel, alcohol, and some dried fruit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wkalle (263) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2012
Pours deep reddish brown with off white head. Aroma dominated by vanilla rum. Flavor is also mostly rummy, yet nicely so.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrownALEx (263) - Portland, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2012
11.2 oz. bottle,poured into pint glass. One and half finger, beige head. Aroma: Bready with slight vanilla, I smell no rum. Taste: This is a is a great tasting beer. Wow. I was put off by the name(Rum Cast) but this beer is so well balanced its crazy. Vanilla balances the rum so well that you only get that quick rum burn for a split second, just to let you know its there. Very good beer, wish I had another.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinkhole (263) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
Not quiet as good as the original, still it has a nice smooth taste and a crisp finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shoestring (261) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Defo not for me. Rum rum rum. Not beer like. For me. Actrually tipped it. And thats verrrry unusual

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
twindog (260) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pour red in color little head Aroma is sweet malt. Flavor is dark fruit, brown sugar and rum. Finish is lingering sweetness & malt with trace bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jasond612 (260) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2013
12/22/12 $4and change bottle bought for me by Luke. Pours dark almost looks like coke with medium head. nose is sweet! has brown sugar and rum smell. taste is just as sweet. Taste is best described as a rum and coke with a little alcohol burn. As for mouthfeel seems very carbonated and watery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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