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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: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3591) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2013
0.33l clear bottle wrapped in a paper box. Have to admit that it’s some time since I’ve had a Innis & Gunn beer now, but it looks like it should. Whisky colored and crystal clear in the glass with a small quickly islandy off-white top. I like the sweet caramelly nose with peppery and spicy tones. A little bit of butter and butterscotch also wrapped in between here. Surprisingly smooth in the mouth with a light oily almost creamy mouthfeel wrapped in a average small bubbly carbonation level. It has that well known sweetness that all their beer has, in addition to this a peppery spicy and woody flavor. I’m actually liking what I’m tasting. Not cloying at all and there is a well balanced little hint of alcohol all the way that makes it a bit more interesting. I’m no big rum drinker, but I think I’m tasting the rum as well and it has a vanilla theme all the way through. Not bad at all. 11.07.2013

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
magpieken (69) - - AUG 13, 2014
330ml bottle. Pale amber colour. Large, frothy, off white head quickly disappeared and left no lacing. Dark fruit and caramel aroma. Pleasantly sweet taste. Medium body, smooth texture and a gentle alcoholic warmth. Would go down well as a nightcap.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4677) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
33cl bottle from Aldi, Bracknell. ABV 7.4% A bright golden amber colour with a rapidlly dissipating head and lots of carbonation; rather subdued aroma - some vanilla wood but little else; the taste is a good balance of rum, light spice and vanilla from the wood; the finish has a lingering toasty sweetness. Rather pleasant and well-balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (972) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
330ml in box, pours clear amber with a small white head, toffee caramel malt, oaky notes and rum, sticky molasses, balaned tidily with a long bitter finish with rum in the aftertaste. Lively carbonated with a light body, thin slighly creamy texture and a crisp finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2308) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle. One of the better beers I’ve tried by Innis and Gunn. Aroma of cinnamon, tropical fruit, cherries, vanilla. Clear reddish brown colour. Taste is sweet rum, bitter finish. Creamy texture.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreamflower (597) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle. Floral aroma. Rich flavour of spiced rum, a little on the sweet side. Lovely caramel colour.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2012
From a bottle at home in Skövde. Amber clear beer with a offwhite head. Oak, banana, tar, malt and some vanilla aroma. Mild flavour with rum, vanilla, oak, malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2012
Bottled@SBWF2012. Amber to pale copper colour with a small creamy slightly off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, toffee, mild spices, some sugary and sweet notes along with mild vanilla. Flavour is fudge/caramel/toffee with some sugary and a bit herbal earthy notes. Quite sweetish finish with mild vanilla as well.

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tiger_08 (137) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
Nov 14, 2012. 330ml bottle pours rich amber colour with small foamy head that fades quickly to ring and leaves no lacing. Aroma is fantastic! Sweet caramel malt with nuts and rum, hints of vanilla and floral. Expected the flavour to be stronger based on aroma but quite subdued. Not much spice but rich rum malt with typical Innis vanilla and toffee flavour. Palate was very smooth and like silk to drink. A tad too easy drinking and light for this style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3346) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2013
Medium head nice clear amber pour mild carbonation aromas oak influence vanilla spicy cardamom cinnamon clove sweet notes the flavours rum is good sweet oaky vanilla touch cinnamon cardamom paprika sugar cane clove rich maltiness the finish a sweet ale no doubt nice balance spicy goodness oak influence a good ale to drink


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