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RATINGS: 1201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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% (Rum Aged)
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!

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3.4
Leighton (21235) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Bottle at the White Horse - Parsons Green. Pours clear ruby with a creamy, tan head. The nose has simple ripe berries, caramel, vanilla. Medium to big sweet flavour, faintly medicinal, with bready malts, jammy berries, some smoke. Medium bodied with fine to average carboantion. Sweet finish with delicate peaty notes, more ripe berries, raisins, caramel, bread. Enjoyable.

3.2
Rasmus40 (20639) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2011
Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rum. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 200711

3.6
fiulijn (20492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö
Beautiful dark amber color. Nice mix of caramel, vanilla and rum aroma. Medium body, some sweet malt flavor, and a quite evident Bourbon-Rum touch. Very pleasant.

3.2
Beerhunter111 (20468) - P´Castle, GERMANY - APR 6, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, dunkle Früchte, würzig, holzig. Geschmack nach dunklen reifen Früchten, malzig süß, leicht würzig, holzig.

3.6
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2008
(Bottle, thanks to larsniclas) Amber color, offwhite head. Sweetish oak aroma, sugary, fruity and of course with some rum. Oak flavor, rum, sweetish, vanilla and coconut, milky notes. Quite malty finish. Different but not bad at all.

3.1
harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
33cl bottle from Sainsbury. well this should be interesting. I don’t like Innis and Gunn beers and I don’t like rum too much either. Mind you, it is a good looking beer, a kind of a mead, reddish gold clear hue. Aroma isn’t bad either with some rum, some whisky and an unexpected smooth toastiness. Good toffeee and caramel too. So a pretty good start. And then I drank it and everything went just so wrong. It doesn’t help that the underlying beer has been filtered and pasteurised to death. In fact the rum over the top is the only thing that is keeping this thing going. Makes it sweeter than it’s other woody brothers. Its not so bad once you downgrade your tastebuds and the sweetish rum does save it some. It’s kind of alright. And it I wanted something bizarre to tempt a spirit drinker to beer I might give them this.

3.1
saxo (18300) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget. Huge head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste wood, caramel, sugar, malt and hops.

3.5
mcberko (17815) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
12 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark brown with an amber hue and a small beige head. Nose brings out English malts, dry bready caramel, and very subtle rum notes. Flavour is along the same lines, very subtle and smooth, with notes of toffee, vanilla, cocoa and bready malts -- not really much rum, but the subtleties are really nice. This is much better than I expected. Rather quite nice really.

2.9
TBone (17528) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2008
Bottled
Clear ruby color, small vanishing brownish head. Strong aroma is a mix of toffee (even butterscotch or vanilla fudge) and rum. Woody, nutty flavor - toffee and rum are also here. Fizzy carbonation in the start, but then a bit empty, hard mouthfeel. This is more a gimmick than really good one. Very similar to Island Cask - just whiskey is replaced by rum. Their "base beer" Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer is just not good enough to make these barrel aged brews excellent.

3
chrisv10 (17422) - DENMARK - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber/brown with big off-white head. Flavour is malt, sweet, caramel, sugar, fruit, hops and a little bitter.


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