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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

1,214 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,214
Reviews: 357
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 61
Gots: 212 | 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: 1,214 | Reviews: 357
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.

Photo of interzen
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into a Troubadour tulip glass

Look: Dark, coppery red/brown with a slightly off-white head.

Smell: In a word, sweet. Burnt sugar and demerara rum predominate, with some toffee/caramel in the background. The rum is definitely more apparent once the beer has warmed up a bit.

Taste: Rum from start to finish. That's pretty much it - the taste certainly doesn't follow the smell, since the rum notes trample all over pretty much everything. There's a definite hint of alcohol/spirit in the finish.

Feel: Pretty thin, all things considered - it feels just like a bog-standard heavy with a shot of dark rum dumped in it. Not much in the way of carbonation, either, which may not be a bad thing.

Overall: Disappointing - a couple of friends rate this quite highly but I'm finding it difficult to see where they're coming from. There's a fair bit of depth in the smell but the taste is completely overhauled by the spirit/rum flavours, meaning that ultimately this is a bit one-dimensional. Worth trying, but not really worth the bother of actively seeking it out IMO.

Photo of Halfpintsized
1.75/5  rDev -54.2%

Didnt enjoy this at all

Photo of thommo_nk
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Truly wonderful, a definite beer for a special occasion. The rum finish is outstanding, definitely has the spice of a Demerara rum like OVD.

Photo of Scstroud827
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

i loved drinking this beer it went very nice with Horse shoes.

mmmmm so good

Photo of Gajo74
3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Coming out of the bottle it pours a translucent brown which once in the glass settles into an almost opaque brown. As the name suggests, there is a rum aroma and taste. You can also taste the oak. I am not crazy about the finish since rum has never been my favorite liquor. There is too much of a medicine like after taste for me. The feel is refreshing in a soda like way. Perhaps the mouth feel and color makes me feel like I am drinking a Coke. I am not as familiar with this style and perhaps need to get used to it. Will try other examples of this style and perhaps re-evaluate my rating. However, for now I do not see myself buying this one anytime soon.

Photo of kevinlater
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle into snifter

a: deep copper & ruby red mix with a finger of bone-coloured head

s: banana, spicy rum, vanilla, caramel, alcohol. huge aroma, smelled it right when i popped the cap off

t: follows the nose. caramel, banana, vanilla, and just a huge distinct rum character on the back-end. it has a bit of a distinct alcohol bitterness bite, but i think it works well with the rum flavours

m: medium to medium-plus mouthfeel, rich and kinda creamy. little to no carbonation

o: great stuff, give it a shot if you like beers that aren't very beer-like

Photo of baldwinfamilyfarm
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Poured a nice one finger head that dissipated quickly leaving a little lacing with a nice rim ring. The smell from the rum cask and red was great, very sweet with honey and caramel. The taste balanced with the rum and oak being on the backside and blended perfectly. A perfectly aged beer with light enough flavors for anyone to enjoy. Not a stand out beer, but one that stands on it's own. I will buy this again.

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