Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer - Innis & Gunn
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2.5/5 rDev -34.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Poured into a snifter. Bottleneck says May 2013.
A- Pours a translucent reddish brown color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that bears little retention time before vanishing to nearly no surface foam. Minimal lacing.
S- Skunky aroma with a hint of brown sugar. Damnit.
T- Lifeless. Just a tinge of brown sugar and alcohol and then just skunk.
M- Watery with a medium body and low carbonation.
O- I've had two Innis & Gunn offerings before: the Irish whiskey cask aged and one other of the rum cask. At first, I refused to take a chance on them because of their clear glass bottles but, when someone recommended the Irish Whiskey cask to me, I bought one from Total Wine and it was great. Then, when at my local beer bar recently, the bartender recommended the Rum cask to me and I decided to give it another go. Once again, great. Even better than the Irish whiskey. So, when I saw a 4-pack of it at my local bottle shop and the best by date said May 2013, I went for it. This beer is obviously light struck and I regret wasting my money. I don't understand why this brewery insists on using clear glass especially when they're exporting this beer such a far distance. I will never buy Innis & Gunn's products again if they continue this trend. Drainpour.
I decided to give another bottle in the 4-pack a try to see if it was just a bad bottle:
A- Basically the same but with a considerably higher amount of carbonation.
S- Wet cardboard aroma that's still a bit skunky but there's some faint brown sugar and a tinge of alcohol underneath all the off aromas.
T- Neutral flavor of wet cardboard at first that gives way to some booze and the slightest amount of rum sweetness.
M- Pretty much the same but with a tad more zing from the carbonation.
O- Still certainly lightstruck and a little oxidized but this one (and the other two in the pack) were actually drinkable and didn't result in a drainpour. I'm gonna consolidate the scores from the two bottles (first one got an even 2, second one got an even 3) and give it a 2.5. Obviously these guys have serious quality control issues. They really need to start considering shelling out the extra capital to invest in colored bottles. At least go for green glass if not brown, guys....
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2012 23:30:35 | More by Immortale25
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