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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 1013   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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!

ellolovey's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ellolovey (482) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Too sweet by far. Too little malt taste. Principal flavors are an excess of artificial oak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nicko (221) - Ashfield, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle, 6.8%. Light red brown, little carbonation and small head. Boring cheap rum molasses aromas, very sweet taste. Aftertaste like vat 69 and water.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dervock (646) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle - pours ruby with a lacy off white head. Definite hit of rum on the nose, sugary malt too. Taste is a bit unremarkable, malt, didn’t get the rum taste. Palate is on the thin side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
peponi (821) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Aroma: woody notes, rum, alcohol. Appearance: amber color and almost no head. Taste: almost no bitterness, warming rum notes, woody, semi-sweet, caramel. Palate: medium body and medium/low carbonation, rum finish. Overall: Decent beer with some rum notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Duckboot (29) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2015
Quite good. A bit on the sweet side. Haven’t I’ve been a bit oversensitive on sugar, this might have been a splendid beer. But this was a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
olsvammel (4237) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Smell of butter scotch, butter popcorn and just plain butter. Similar taste, buttery with some vanilla. Also some oak and rum. Way to much diacetyl. Not drinkable. How can this get such a high score?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nordic (303) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle 0,33. ABV 6,8%. Copper color, small head. Aroma: malty, caramel, bready, some oak. Taste: caramel, alcohol, medium sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
llkc (761) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2015
duft: ege gras karamel smag kraamel ege lidt citrus lidt rosin en maltet smag også

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
robtpeek (10) - - AUG 3, 2015
Very interesting the rum really came out and I enjoyed it very much I will be getting more of this beer

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Karstenborg (506) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2015
Brown with a small white head. Aroma is wood, vanilla and rum. Taste is caramel, malt and raisin.

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