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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 885   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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 28, 2013
33cl bottle at home (enjoyed as a self-confessed I&G fan with another big I&G fan). Pours a lovely deep ruby-brown with a thin white bubbly head that dissipates to light lacing. Nose is a lovely bouquet of floral aromas, oak, cherry, treacle and with a nice sharp hint of a good rum. Taste is quite bitter but with a decent sweetness and light sourness to it - a lot going on here. Decent body to it with a nice and slightly lively carbonation. Leaves a bitter finish which, as you wait, slowly comes back to that sweetness in the flavour. Very complex and absolutely delicious beer, which, despite the strength, I would happily drink a few of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mickut (276) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2011
13-05-11: Belle petite apparence cuivrée, limpide, avec une bonne effervescence et un minuscule collet de mousse. Fins aromes maltés de pain, de caramel, de toasté avec de petites notes herbales et de rhum. Bière asser sucrée, avec une légère amertume, une petite note surette peut-etre apportée par le oak. Corps moyen et asser fort, avec une texture légèrement crémeuse et une finale astrigente et sucrée.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jasond612 (275) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pricey290483 (271) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
this beer if i saw it on a shelf i would by pass it its way to dark for me and a rum flavour just not my thing but i was really shocked that i liked it it has some very smooth tastes i would have this again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
klas (271) - SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2013
Nice with the oak taste. Rum taste is slightly more subtle. Except from this the beer is rather ordinary.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nickel (270) - - AUG 13, 2014
Incredible beer for all who prefer good rum in old friends company. Scent, taste and everything else is of rum. So sweet, so tender, so lovely and pleasant... and, yes, so mind blowing. I miss you sinfull.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrownALEx (266) - 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.

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