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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 995   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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swiseman (442) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 23, 2011
pours a deep, brown with thick, creamy head. aroma is strong alcohol, malt and whiskey/rum. tastes of roasted malt and strong alcohol - possibly rum, but certainly with whiskey (and possibly root beer) overtones. finish is similar. Overall, a rather unique beer, but nothing I would need a second of any time soon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtdewa1 (441) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Ar: Vanilla and brown sugar, a touch of skunkiness. Ap: Deep ruby red, clear - medium tan head with good retention and sudsy lacing. T: Full round maltiness up front, with brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, and some dark caramel - very luscious malt character, with nice barrel notes - finish has a touch of butter and spicy hops. P: Medium carbonation, with a full and silky texture, some slickness on finish. O: Very deep and rich malt character - barrel notes are really nice, adds a lot of attractive complexity without any harsh booziness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sailracer (430) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours a thin dark brown with little head. Some mild smokey flavor at the first taste that fades as you drink it. OK overall, but not memorable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonb5 (429) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
330ml bottle poured into Leffe chalice. Dark bronze colour, hint of red, clear, no head, minimal lacing. Aroma was strong bourbon, no room for anything else. Tasted oak, rum, bourbon and a hint of vannila. Finish was long and boozy but generally the booze was well hidden. Texture was very smooth, minimal carbonation. Thickish body, slightly sticky. Nice beer for a cold day, but I don’t understand oak ageing a beer and selling it in a clear glass bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
superflyguy (429) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2011
disappointing. I was really excited about this - aged in an oak rum cask, what could go wrong? for me it was too thin in the mouth and far too sweet. on the up side the aroma was as fruity and spicy as i’d hoped. even with a hint of the banana flavour i love in a rum. but unfortunately for me it was like drinking cough syrup. all sweetness, nothing bitter to balance it. and most of the fruitiness lost.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2012
Bottle. Mahogany pour tan head. Aroma is sweet toasted malt and rum, vanilla, raisin, woody and dried fruit. Medium oily body. Booze well hidden. Virtually no discernable hop character. Balanced and clean finish. Generally pleasant although quite sweet. I’d appreciate it more if it had a more complex wood/smoke complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sjohnh (427) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
6.8% version. Dark wood colour with a small white head leaving tendrils of lacing. Medium body, slightly oily and a nice bit of carbonation - I think the suggestions of it being watery are a bit harsh. Aroma of spice and brown bread. Tastes of malt, rum and banana. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Voodoo (424) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Pours from a clear bottle with the look of root beer with a quickly dissipating head. Rum, slight raisin and oak hit hard with a lingering bit of alcohol in a full bodied taste and just slightly oily finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jade (421) - AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2010
Very dark brown beer with brownish creamy head. Unusual aroma, is that nutty? Sweet and bitter flavour. Really leaves an aftertaste - not sure if thats the rum. Tell you what, not bad!


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