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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

1,060 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,060
Reviews: 331
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 42
Gots: 115 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-21-2007)
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Dentist666

Russian Federation

3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

Pours amber-brown clear beer with nice off-white head. Smell of rum, woody smoke, dark fruits and caramel. Taste is semisweet, caramel, nuts, notes of rum. Light body despite its ABV. Not very impressing.

08-20-2014 19:30:00 | More by Dentist666
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jplopez21

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-20-2014 16:40:09 | More by jplopez21
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Alex-Alkis

Sweden

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

08-19-2014 11:26:54 | More by Alex-Alkis
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offthelevel_bytheplumb

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-19-2014 02:19:33 | More by offthelevel_bytheplumb
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magpieken

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

330ml bottle. Amber brown colour, tall frothy head which quickly disappeared, leaving no lacing. Gentle aroma of rum, dark fruits, caramel and sweet malt. Gentle sweetness and a little bit of spice develops into a hint of bitterness. Light to medium palate and a suggestion of alcoholic warmth. Not overly assertive but pleasant and drinkable, nonetheless.

08-18-2014 07:28:14 | More by magpieken
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.4/5  rDev -37.2%

11.2 oz bottle into a wine glass. Let me just say this first: CLEAR BOTTLES LOL

Appearance: Pours a clear chestnut color. The head is a finger high, with an off-white shade. Retention is okay, but a consistent ring of lacing on the glass gives it rock-solid aesthetic appeal.

Smell: I'm stunned how mild the skunk is. To be fair, it was kept in a dark, cold-ass room, so there wasn't much of a chance for it to get lightstruck. As expected, caramel dominates the nose. There are additional notes of fruits (cherry) and brown sugar, along with a touch of hopping (first signs of skunking?!?!) The rum seems to accentuate and define the caramel instead of sticking out on its own. Generally, it's an acceptable aroma.

Taste: It starts off with gentle hints of both caramel and brown sugar. While it doesn't smell skunked, the clear bottles causes the hops to be lightstruck, seemingly accentuating their intensity. I'm only getting slight touches of rum on the finish - Batchelor's Delight this is not. The more I sip this, the more it hits me: this is really buttery. Not in that Pilsner Urquell way I like, but rather as a distracting flavor that ruins the balance. A pity.

Mouthfeel: It doesn't seem to have the richness of other Scotch ales; inversely, it's drier and more drinkable than others in the style. The wood tannins and the hops give this a dry finish. Carbonation isn't particularly vibrant.

Overall: Clear bottles are absolutely inexcusable, so I'm docking points. While some okay notes exist, the flaws (the buttery, diacetyl-laden nature; the hints of skunkiness) tank it almost completely. Yeah, I don't want to revisit this one in the future.

08-16-2014 21:33:04 | More by ThisWangsChung
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brittmoore_13

Ontario (Canada)

3.52/5  rDev -7.9%

08-16-2014 11:55:41 | More by brittmoore_13
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Ajlucas88


5/5  rDev +30.9%

08-15-2014 21:20:30 | More by Ajlucas88
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MrIncognito

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

08-15-2014 17:46:35 | More by MrIncognito
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marcusR111

Alberta (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev +5.8%

08-14-2014 23:09:12 | More by marcusR111
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innuendoughnut


4.44/5  rDev +16.2%

08-13-2014 18:55:21 | More by innuendoughnut
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Ccsimon5

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

08-12-2014 02:43:51 | More by Ccsimon5
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MayonakaStout

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-11-2014 22:13:10 | More by MayonakaStout
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silamikanico


4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

08-10-2014 09:37:53 | More by silamikanico
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LowRG

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

08-10-2014 00:55:21 | More by LowRG
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Eric_Standard

British Columbia (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%

Appearance: Deep brown with ruby highlights and a light tan head. Very pretty beer.

Smell: Earthy, rich, woody.

Taste: Sweet upfront. Notes of vanilla bean, malty caramel, and just a touch of overripe fruit. Finishes with a slight roasty bitterness. A deep, woody richness throughout.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation with a slightly creamy feel.

Overall: It's been quite a while since I've had the Innis & Gunn Original, but I think I like this one just a bit more. Very nice.

08-09-2014 04:58:07 | More by Eric_Standard
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JacketAudio

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

08-08-2014 18:32:30 | More by JacketAudio
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Johnct

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -28%

08-07-2014 14:29:13 | More by Johnct
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smorts56

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-03-2014 23:50:19 | More by smorts56
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xKALECx

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-03-2014 19:34:09 | More by xKALECx
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gunnerlincoln

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-03-2014 16:52:09 | More by gunnerlincoln
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Extrajoker00

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-02-2014 00:15:53 | More by Extrajoker00
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BiteTheBullet

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-30-2014 03:22:34 | More by BiteTheBullet
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educorgan

Portugal

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

07-29-2014 17:01:40 | More by educorgan
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AlvinLin

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-28-2014 20:14:16 | More by AlvinLin
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Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
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