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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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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (1076) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle from liquor barons Carlisle. Pours a light brown with very little head. Aromas of spice, rum, toffee, vanilla and some oak. Taste is refreshing with notes of caramel, vanilla, spices and the rum. I get a touch of banana in there somewhere too. Pretty refreshing beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are wood, rhum, vanilla, caramel, malt, fruits and hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
2013-06-27. Crisp golden amber, nice foamy off white head fades. 3++ Aroma starts with a toffee like sweetness, light alcohol, reminds me a bit of Rum Butter Lifesavers actually. Flavour is similarly sweet up front. Drier malt towards the end, toasty sort of biscuity character to it. Smooth average plus bodied palate, light carbonation. Much better than expected! It has cellared for a few months. I might have had it sooner if I knew it was this good! ;) Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle. Amber color. 7.4% on the label. Toffee, vanilla and rhum in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with with toffee, rhum and vanilla. Just a bit of wood, but rhum dominates. Sweet, sticky, alcoholic, but mellow and well rounded.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (902) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
bottle. Poured clear copper with a receding foamy beige head. Woody caramel aroma. Medium body, tight carbonation, tart medium dry finish. Caramel malt flavour, fruity citrus notes with an oaky touch, peppery finish but not too spicy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (1004) - SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2014
330ml bottle as a Christmas gift:
Sweet with some butter & vanilla, some alcohol & oak. There is some alcohol from the rum & spice with various fruits too. Pleasant smelling one with some malts in the mix as well.
Medium amber with a small, bubbly white head about 1cm tall. The beer is clear as well.
Sweet malts with toffee & caramel, vanilla & butterscotch as well with plenty of alcohol infused throughout. Some oak & malts feature but the alcohol and spices seem to dominate along with a taste of diluted rum.
Smooth & warming from the spices & rum with only some grain coming through & a medium body. There is more alcohol coming through that I would have liked but the beer wasn’t a difficult one to drink.

Somewhat of a mix bag with a great mix of sweet malts, spices, vanilla and some rum but the alcohol content of the beer was all to apparent throughout and not particularly well masked. Sadly this one wasn’t one of my favourite Innis & Gunn offerings I’m afraid.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (2689) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1595) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
330ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger of white head which settles quickly leaving only traces of lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel with some oak and a trace of rum and mild spice. Taste is a caramel sweetness with traces of oak, rum and spice with a light earthy hop bitterness. Light to medium body and light carbonation. This is an interesting ale which was enjoyable enough, but nothing special.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thb (707) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
Pours rich bronze with a good half inch of lingering head. Aroma is quite striking: oak, vanilla, honey, toffee. Taste is pretty aggressively oaky to open. Finish moves towards a vanilla/buttery finish. Bitterness throughout. Bit thin and watery.


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