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

Style: English Strong Ale
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 151   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1708) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Draft at the Khyber strongly appears to be this version. Definite sugar rum elements but not convinced it is the aged version. Medium-light caramel flavors. Butterscotch. Vanilla bourbon. Cinnamon. Fresh oak. Honey tangerines. Hints of some heathery peat in the dry finish. Complex aroma but feels a bit thin.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ksosh (6) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2012 does not count
Aroma has hints of cereal malt with a strong sweet woody backbone. Appearance is an awesome clear amber with light carbonation bubbles. No real head, though small carbonation bubbles come up to the surface frequently. I’m actually not a fan of the taste compared to the non-spiced rum cask I&G. Taste is a medium sweetness balanced with medium/heavy bitterness. Can definitely tell the spiced rum character, and it’s nice, but not amazing. Palate has a medium body, texture feels thin and oily. Carbonation is fizzy, and there is an long bitter/astringent finish. Overall, I LOVE the idea of this beer, and I’m a big fan of their normal rum cask version, but the taste just wasn’t what I was hoping for. I think personally it need much more sweetness to it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (1941) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
330 mL bottle. I admire their forays into more adventurous finishes, but I still wish they’d solid up their base beer. This one has the typical buttery vanilla notes in the nose, with hint of some underlying wonderfulness in a spicy-boozy note. Alas, it is not to be. While better than most of their offerings, this one is let down by the uninteresting base beer. The rum notes are there, the spice notes are questionable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (7239) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2012
330 ml bottle. 12124. BB May 2013. (Alko) Helsinki, Finland. Clear dark mahogany colour with tiny off-white head. Sweet malt, molasses, dark dried fruits, brown sugar and mild alcohol (maybe rum) in aroma. Flavour is rather nice with alcohol, dark fried fruits, molasses, sweet malt and woody dryness. Drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7309) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
Clear copper with a slender white cap. Caramel sauce aroma. JD honey, waffles, Dooley’s, vanilla ice cream, Bourbon, expensive rum flavour. A guilty, sickly, revolting, beer-free pleasure from first sip to last.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sseb69 (1546) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
Bouteille 330 ml. 7.4%. Couleur ambrée claire, mousse blanche-beige pâle. Arôme de sucre d’orge, bois et malt. En bouche, un peu de bois, de cassonnade et de.....rhum ! Se boit bien, un peu aqueuse mais bonne. Finale en vanille, alcool et bois.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (1999) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2013
Pours dark amber with a large head. Nose shows lots of toffee and butterscotch along with vanilla and soft spiced apple. Very sweet-smelling. Equally sweet flavours. Maybe too sweet. More butter, butterscotch and toffee. Incredibly sweet. Could use a lot more carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reimer96 (1311) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
Pours a clear medium copper with a small white ring. Aroma of vanilla, oak, toffee, spices and some sweet dried fruits. Taste is oak, spiced rum, vanilla, toffee and a clean and crisp bitterness on the finish. Decent touch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StueyD (1207) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
A mid amber orange coloured beer with a weak white head. A distinctly ’Innis & Gunn’ aroma, woody, vanilla, buttery and sweet caramel, plus a hint of alcoholic Rum. Full mouthfeel. A full-bodied sweet taste, all the usual elements of wood, vanilla, and caramel, then a slightly tart alcohol flavour, suggesting the Rum. The finish is a tad dry as the woody flavours come to the fore.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4100) - SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle 33 cl, SB. Pours deep red amber with a nice beige head leaving lace. Aroma is sweet, spicy, ginger, barrel, vanilla and acidy. Flavor is sweet, floral, fruity, spicy, vanilla and bitter. Thin to medium body, a bit boring. Finishes bitter fruity.


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