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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This limited bottling of Innis & Gunn has been finished over oak infused with Caribbean Spiced Rum. The result is absolutely delicious, bursting with the flavours of Caribbean spices along with our signature notes of vanilla, toffee and oak.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1550) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle. Amber, off-white head. Aroma: rum raisins, pears, toffee. Taste: sweet, maybe a bit too sweet, banana, pears, rum, some kind of spice, earthy, some honey. Medium-bodied, high carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnoaksson (653) - , SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2011
Alla kanter och spänningar har lindats in i bubbelblast, oskadliggjorts till gränsen för det oförargliga. Synd och skam, då grundtonerna utgör en riktigt njutbar melodi som man gärna nynnar med i, full som nykter (fast mest som full).

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheJestersBeer (2032) - SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2011
330ml bottle. Pours a clear, somewhat dull, medium gold, with a white head that disappears quite quickly. The aroma is rather fruity, with quite a lot of spicy rum notes, along with tropical fruits, honey, malt, and of course wood and vanilla, and the usual truckload of diacetyl and butterscotch. I pick up something like burnt candle wax as well. Off-dry, on the lighter side of medium bodied, low bitterness, quite lively CO2. I’m pleasantly surpised that this one is not as cloyingly sweet as other I&G releases, the taste packs a lot of spicy notes from the rum and the wood, vanilla, diacetyl, faintly hoppy, actually there’s even something resembling malt going on here. The finish is a bit acidic, almost artificial, and leaves a feeling that I want to scrape something of my tongue. (2011-11-30)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (2288) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2011
33cl bottle from Sainsburys. Deep mahogany with a fast settling beige head, aromas of sweet rum, a little wood, a little raisin. Full and malty on the tongue, then sweetening but not aggressively so, with notes of demerara, xmas cake and spice, and a warming gently bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
probstblueribbon (2850) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2011
330 ml bottle in gift pack from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear deep amber with a so-so light tan head. Aroma: Berry-like fruitiness, oddly sweet...like a malt liquor, unfortunately, some wood notes, a little spice, brown sugar, a bit of a savoury note, a little alcohol. Palate: Medium body, moderate effervescence, fairly smooth. Flav.: Lots of fruitiness, mainly berries, a touch of pepperiness, some wood and vanilla, coconut, brown sugar, hints of warm spices; dry with limited bitterness and a sweet fruity, brown sugar and wood finish.

Nothing to write home about. Thankfully, ratebeer isn’t really “home”.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
robinvboyer (2984) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
330ml bottle as part of the innis and gunn xmas giftpack at the lcbo. Amber pour, small white head. Typical innis aroma, butter, and caramel malts. I cant say im finding any rum or spice. The butter seems to die off and doesnt linger very much like past innis offerings. There is a quite sweet, and fruity finish, with a very light bitterness. But overall its pretty meh.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gyllenbock (4385) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear amber with a minimal head. Quite a lot of Rum in both the aroma and taste. Also dried fruit, oak and toffee. Better than expected but thin and with a short aftertaste. Not a refreshing beer but it was drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4023) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle from SB cons 2011-11-13 Göteborg AR: fruity pear and apple, tropical fruits even more when poured some rum, rasins and toffee AP: dark copper colored body wee deminishing white fizzy head no lacing F: rich and full bodied to start with but then thin and watery, comes back again in the finish that leaves a linering dry, fruity and rum impression, Flavour is rum, toffee, sprity, pear, brandy, mango.... Medium carbonation, low bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
stefannilssons (1446) - SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2011
Efter att ha hällt upp ölen i glaset kände jag direkt en ton av söt rom, så utifrån första intrycket verkar det inte röra sig om falsk marknadsföring i alla fall. Utöver romen kunde jag också känna en krydda som jag inte kan precisera. Smaken följer upp aromen på ett väntat sätt men jag kan inte komma ifrån känslan av att ölen är lite vattnig. Smaken är så kraftig som jag vill ha den men ölen saknar en kraftig kropp för att bära upp smaken. Men trots det är det en god, men framförallt en intressant, öl.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreamflower (532) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle. Floral aroma. Rich flavour of spiced rum, a little on the sweet side. Lovely caramel colour.


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