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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 869   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!

KajII's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (779) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2012
11.2oz Bottle. The pour was a clear dark mahogany brown with an average (1-2 finger) beige fizzy head that was fully diminishing with no lacing to speak of. The aroma was quite intense with a toasted caramel malt and a sweet earthy yeast with notes of vanilla, rum, dark fruit (raisons and plums) and a light hint of toffee. The taste was moderately sweet and malty with notes of caramel, vanilla and dark fruit throughout with a nice cask presence and a mild rum alcohol finish. The flavor lasted an average duration after the swallow with a mild boozy taste that faded slowly off the taste buds. Mouthfeel was just below medium in body with a slight syrupy texture and a mildly soft carbonation. Overall a fantastic tasting brew with a good sweet rum flavor and a strong malty presence...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (950) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle from Aldi. Plenty of rum in both aroma and flavour. Taste is also quite fruity with caramel and toffee. Better than the whiskey version, but still not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Xavalias (47) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle at 6.8%. Pours clear brown with thin off-white head. Aroma is vanilla, caramel, fruity. Crisper and not as smooth than the "original" version. Fantastic with an extra mature cheddar.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Senka (420) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 12, 2014
33cl bottle. Maturing in oak for 60 days - that will have an effect only on first batch. Maturing every other batch will be weaker and weaker and weaker... That is the case by now - artificially flavored beer. Does not belong on the noble English Strong Ale list. For some reason it was rather revolting experience. Not my taste. Overal: Pours clear amber, with decent head. Aroma of mold. Watery, thin and tastes like sugary water. I waited till it gets warm - still the same result. Do not believe that I will dare to try it again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asimeow (45) - Sandsli, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
0,33l bottle. 6,8%. Nice smell of rum,dark brown colour, tan head. Caramel, vanilla, woody. Nice,but I prefer straighter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1208) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Pours a clear ruby red with a slight tan head. Aroma of malt and rum. Taste is malty like a mild but with a slight rum note. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rikstar (669) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2014
0,33l fles meegebracht uit York. Robijnrood, met een zeer snel slinkende schuimkraag. Geur en smaak kunnen mij beide niet bekoren. Komen mij gemaakt over. Als wijn die al een tijdje over het hoogtepunt heen Is. Jammer. Bier heeft wel een goede body. Niet mijn ding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djoeye (1230) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
Bighead, beige 3 fingers. Crocheted laceworks. Clear ruby brown body. Aroma; grass, apple, rum, toffee, malts. Taste; grass, plums, rum, malts, nuts, chocolate, almond, grapes, oakwood oil. Nice fully on palate. Finishes lingering bready, malty, dark-fruity, chocolate saucy. Now I found pleasure, and not Gunn’s annoying perfume. [33cl clear spec btl, abv6.8%, B@Systembolaget, T@Middelfart Fyn DK]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoptimusPrimed (25) - SPAIN - JUL 4, 2014
Really enjoyable beer. It was a little cold at first but after pouring it warmed up a little and released a lot of great flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (189) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
Copper brown pour, with a medium off white head. Aroma is toffee, wood, rum. Taste is sweet, warming alcohol, toffee again. Fairly round body, slightly syrupy mouth feel. Much prefer this over the original I&G.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1272) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2014
Bona cervesa, es bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

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