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RATINGS: 1173   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2012
11.2oz Bottle. The pour was a clear dark mahogany brown with an average (1-2 finger) beige fizzy head that was fully diminishing with no lacing to speak of. The aroma was quite intense with a toasted caramel malt and a sweet earthy yeast with notes of vanilla, rum, dark fruit (raisons and plums) and a light hint of toffee. The taste was moderately sweet and malty with notes of caramel, vanilla and dark fruit throughout with a nice cask presence and a mild rum alcohol finish. The flavor lasted an average duration after the swallow with a mild boozy taste that faded slowly off the taste buds. Mouthfeel was just below medium in body with a slight syrupy texture and a mildly soft carbonation. Overall a fantastic tasting brew with a good sweet rum flavor and a strong malty presence...


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radassace (267) - SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours a deep mahogany red with a small tan head. Nose is brown sugar, molasses, rum, oak, leather and prunes. Smooth thick mouth feel, light soft carbonation. Taste is caramel, treacle, molasses, prunes, run and oak barrels. Rich and tasty. This one would be perfect by an open fire on a winters night.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
neandertaal (57) - ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2017
Hsti kergelt rummine magusapoolne rbe, mis kahjuks siiski pris vesine ja juetu.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jacobarts (186) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2017 Bottle. 6.8abv. Dark clear copper with tiny White head. Aroma of oak, liquor, caramel hazelnut. Taste of wet wood, sugar, dry rum finish. Different experience.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmdaines (34) - Stretford, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2017
A bit different, I like it. First half of the mouthful is not particularly memorable, but the rum finish rounds everything out. Good for when you fancy both a beer and a cocktail.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (6542) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 11, 2017
Bottle, didnt see the date, drunk at The Haven on 4/14/17.
Clear, filtered, fairly lifeless-looking rose-peach-amber. Enamel-colored head immediately fades to nothing.
I get a lot more mushy brown sugar, caramel and light red fruits than I do any sort of liquor, let alone oak/wood. Rather blunt and in your face with no nuance or much to balance all of this heavy malt. Booze hidden beneath the sugar and I assume if there were any flaws, they were too.
Soft, slippery, undercarbonated and mushily-malted, it provides caramel, toffee, brown sugar and some slightly interesting cherry-raisin-date character with some warmth on the end and perhaps just a touch of spicy liquor (doubt you could tell blind). Pretty monotonous and completely soulless, typical mass-produced English filtered beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLieutenant38 (64) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 6, 2017
Clear brown with medium white head. Aroma has plenty of malt and a bit of wood. Flavour is subtle and smooth. Medium bodied. Well balanced.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bosta (253) - SLOVENIA - APR 29, 2017
UPDATED: APR 29, 2017 330ml bottle. Pours dark ruby red with small head. Very strong sweet aroma of dark fruits, plums, coconut, rum and alcohol. Low carbonation, medium body. Very sweet taste, aftertaste of rum.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tony_Grayne (338) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 29, 2017
330 ml bottle. ABV: 6.8%. Thick rocky white head. Average carbonated. Aroma: coconut, chocolate spiciness, wood, nutty. Flavor is warming alcohol, nutty, spicy, oak, rice, toffee, dark malts. Sweet but not cloying at all. A great winter warmer when weather is nasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westy1130 (76) - New York, USA - APR 25, 2017
Poured a dark ruby red with very little head. Aroma: oak, malt and slight hint of skunk. Taste: raisins, molasses and vanilla. Would be a lot better if it wasnt in a clear bottle.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
buddybutch (97) - Nantes, FRANCE - APR 2, 2017
Bottle. A good everyday beer. Nothing special to say but I still have 80 char to right.


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