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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

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RATINGS: 867   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stellaaaa (250) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Pours a fairly clear black with a thick, soapy head. The aroma is of malty vanilla. The taste is of thin-bodied bread with lots of sweet vanilla. Slightly more intense than original, but not overwhelmingly different.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljstephenson (249) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Amber to red pour with a dissipating white head. Aroma is sweet malt & vanilla notes. Flavor is dark fruit, brown sugar and slight rum from the aging. Finish is lingering sweetness & malt with only trace bitterness. Very surprised and happy to stumble upon this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dkazuk (248) - winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 20, 2008
Brown beer with good sized off white head. Smells like rum and coke. Sweet flavour with some rum notes. Quite bubbly and one dimensional. A rummy tasting beer is all I got from this one.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Burgers (246) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2014
Chestnut brown in colour. White head hangs around for a good while. Nose is initially rum and then sugar and malt. Taste is quite rounded at first but later just sweet. Finish is sweet. Makes you want to go and have a decent rum-based drink. Maybe a mai tai?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fobar (241) - Søgne, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle. Clear mahogany body with a white-yellowish head. Taste and aroma of oak, rum, raisin. Aftertaste of toffee and fudge. Interesting and nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Pours a nice clear dark amber color with a small offwhite head. Aroma of rum, malt, caramel, fruit and oak. Flavor is initially malty with rum and has a nice light bitter finish. I can taste the oak and rum throughout, maybe some toffee and caramel. Body is medium overall. I wasn’t sure what to expect but really liked this beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
abstractbeer (237) - NORWAY - NOV 8, 2011
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Dark brown color, almost one cm offwhite head. Aroma is coffee, red fruits, licorice. Sweet taste, with flavors of licorice, red berries, nuts, sweet caramel, hints of bananas and pears, some spicy notes. Some coconut and other nuts in the aftertaste. Quite full mouthfeel. Too sweet for me, almost cloyingly so, but apart from that I like it.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Copper brown body and tan head open a large bouquet of spice, malt, candied sugar and alcohol. The taste doesn’t live up to the aroma, but a decent enough brew with some complexity to it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
klas (233) - SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2013
Nice with the oak taste. Rum taste is slightly more subtle. Except from this the beer is rather ordinary.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Canmoore (232) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
Pours a dark cherry, with a small white head. Aroma notes include rum cask, tannins, malts, and some faint fruity notes. Tasting notes include strong rum barrel notes, and lots of woody tannins. Finish is dry, with a strong rum finish. Excellent!


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