Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer - Innis & Gunn

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Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged BeerInnis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,234 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,234
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 64
Gots: 233 | FT: 1
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-21-2007

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Ratings: 1,234 | Reviews: 364
Photo of bubseymour
4.7/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

An absolute perfect tasting beer with hints of smoke and sweet rum. Highly recommend this gem. The best of the their lineup.

Photo of gilchrist_whitedale
4.66/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This beer looks heavy, almost like a stout, but isn't. It smells like it tastes, namely, a smooth dark ale with a butterscotch finish. One almost expects a harsh bite of rum in the throat but it glides down leaving a buttery remembrance. Perfectly blended beer and rum flavors. It's almost closer to a Christmas, fireside drink than a typical beer.

Photo of manfromanotherplace
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

the beer that started me on craft beer,if i was writing this post 3 years ago it may have a got a higher mark but the variety and continual improvement of other beers drops this down the list slightly. Still, its a very good beer, just not held in such high esteem as when i first tried it, Also dont think its I&G's best effort, but the rum and ale do work well together, despite it not being my first choice its still a very good beer.

Photo of Break-Coleman
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simply put this is a excellent beer!

Photo of Jmski
2.31/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Smoothe but too light in taste for me.

Photo of KidDoc
3.32/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Not my favorite style but an interesting beer. You can definitely make out the rum soaked oak in the flavor. Overall, a little sweet for my taste

Photo of SuperKarateMonkey
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not bad. Probably might get again to share at a poker game or something similar.

Photo of Forsman
2.8/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours quite flat, clear red colour. Not much of a smell. Tastes a bit sweet, a bit more hops would not have hurt.

Photo of Schmoog
2.9/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Was pleasant but not outstanding. Not sure the rum element was for me.

Photo of justdropit
2.28/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

As a beer, this pretentious option is a bit disappointing. As a rum, this option is light and disapponting.
Its presentation is pretty good though and it's only sold in establishments where it's promoted skillfully.

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thoroughly enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a sifter. This fine Scottish pours a reddish brown with a dissipating off white head of fine beaded bubbles that finely comes to rest in a thin ring and little lacing. Nose of oak, brown sugars, toffee, and roasted nuts. Flavors are complex with rum and brown sugars coming through on the front and sides, a light oak character on the back, and a nice nutty character on the aftertaste blending in nicely with brown sugars and a sweet vanilla note. Smooth lightly carbonated mouth feel is slick and crisp with alcohol warmth slowly coming through. Very nice. Another great from Innis and Gunn.

Cheers!

Photo of HamdenHector
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: crystal clear; reddish brown; 1 finger khaki head that receded quickly to a thin patchy cap; very little lacing;

S: sweet malt, brown sugar, oak; a little medicinal; a little musty;

T: the barrel aging is most noticeable up front; molasses becomes predominant at mid-palate with a hint of dark fruit; almost no bitterness;

M: medium to full bodied; light carbonation;

O: flavor wasn't as complex as I expected, but this was quite nice;

Photo of Andybalas
4.59/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very nice beer with an amazing hint of rum. Strong abv but very subtle beautiful taste. Nice balance of flavours

Photo of Slack
4.58/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mahogany in color with a fingers worth of head. Smell is sweet sugar with a mixture of vanilla, oak, and rum. Taste is initially sweet, dominated by rum with oak more towards the finish. Mouthful is thin with medium carbonation. Overall a great beer for rum lovers.

Photo of montesown
2.7/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I keep trying all the different beer from Innis & Gunn and just can't find one I like.

Photo of DerBierLaufer
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Finished in oak rum barrels, this beer imparts the sweet and spicy characters of the barrels. Simply delicious!

Photo of maxson924
2.38/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I love beer and I love rum, so I thought I'd love this. But I don't. I still love the idea, but this one didn't work for me.

Photo of Will_cigars-n-brews
3.46/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

not bad, but ultimately a light taste

Photo of Nine_Tails
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The most curious beer I've ever had and my favorite

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love these beers. The flavor profile is balanced, easy to drink & understated. Very smooth.

Photo of ESEbrew
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It is light, with a nice malt base and doesn’t allow the hops to overwhelm the pallet. With a low ABV of 6.8% it is highly drinkable, while the rum from the oak chips adds a sweetness instead of the sting of pure alcohol that too many barrel aged beers hit you with.

Photo of Antc2382
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smells and tastes like rum, without the bite of the alcohol. The pint that I got was solid, it's not totally my thing but it will probably appeal to many. Pretty nice if it is your bag

Photo of kWesterlund
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love the burbon flavor and feel

Photo of zmcguire
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Delicious mix of malty sweetness with a smooth finish. Making it available year round as part of their core brands and switching all their bottles from clear to brown was a great idea an should help preserve the taste people are looking for in a rum oak aged beer!

Photo of hansavijaticar
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Better maltbone and mouthfeel than in Original, but still I'm dissapointed.

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Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
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