Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer - Innis & Gunn
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1.3/5 rDev -66%
I've tried to be as objective in my individual scores so the accumulative score might appear higher than what it should. WTFX2?
I picked one up because I had one of their glasses early on in my beer exploation days. I figured, hey... they gave me a free glass - I'll give their beer a shot. Although, even their bottle never captivated me.
Not to be redundant but WTF? It doesn't even taste like a beer. Perhaps an acquired taste?? Sweet, sparkling, cider? WTF? It's just wrong. Sorry Innis. All that Oak Aging gone to waste. Not for me, although I know some must appreciate you.
10-24-2013 23:27:25 | More by DavidBart
2.05/5 rDev -46.3%
Whoa, where to start... It looked OK, with a deep amber brownish hue, but it was all downhill from there. Musky, woodsy, eye-watering smell. Overly sweet taste combined with the chewy and slick mouthfeel are what you'd expect if motor oil were blended with honey and maple syrup. Couldn't even finish the glass; stay away.
01-20-2011 15:26:36 | More by CountJustinian
2.1/5 rDev -45%
750ml bottle into a 7venth Sun snifter.
A - Pours a nice, clear reddish-auburn. Decent finger or so of head, but not much retention and only wisps of lacing on the glass. Inauspicious start.
S - Meh. Smells like a bland scotch ale. Maybe just the slightest hint of vanilla and spice, sweet malt, and sherry.
T - More meh. Just an average scotch brown ale, with little to no sign of the rum barrel that is featured so prominently on the label multiple times. I'd call it plain vanilla, except some vanilla would liven the taste of this beer up quite a bit. It's sweet in the wrong places, bitter in the wrong places. Disappointing to say the least.
M - Very thin and almost cloying in its sweetness. Not at all what I'd expect from a beer in this category.
O - I honestly do not understand the above-average scores from others for this beer. I've already had a superlative rum barrel-aged scotch ale this month -- CCB BA Big Sound. This beer bears no resemblance to that one. It barely tastes like a wee heavy, and I have no idea why they bother putting the "rum barrel" information on the label. Not worth the time, the money, or the calories. Down the drain it goes...
12-05-2011 02:42:43 | More by djmichaelk
2.13/5 rDev -44.2%
Pours a surprisingly dark rich amber, topped by more head than I got from the last two Innis & Gunn's I tried and with tons more lacing.
The aroma is much more subdued than the regular Oak Aged Beer I just had, almost more like a Sauvignon Blanc mixed with Coke.
The taste is sweet bread, sour plums, with raisins and a sweet sugary rum finish and again, it has almost more of the air of a sweet white wine mixed with a rum and Coke about it than it does a beer. Odd.
Thin mouthfeel. Lots of carbonation.
You know what? Forget it. I just find, of the three I have had, I&G beers are too sweet and the oak finishing brings nothing to the party for me.
11-03-2009 03:00:20 | More by MeisterBurger
2.2/5 rDev -42.4%
Clear Glass 750ml
Auburn with a half-inch grey head that exits very quickly. after a few moments, the beer just sits flatly in glass.
phenolic burst, ginger, vanilla, some oak, a bit of anise, faintly orange but more an orange extract or oil than the whole fruit, slight cinnamon and pepper. if i were blinded and held this to my nose, i'd probably think soda, like a mix of stewart's and sprite.
tasting some wood, that orange extract, ginger, cinnamon, phenol acidity, then it halts and finishes muted and rounds out with a taste like plastic.
it flattens quickly and becomes watery. it still holds a minute amount of carbonation on the swallow for a slight burn and tingle, but it does not last.
i couldn't finish it. it's unfortunate, but it just didn't work for me. it smells like an overly sweetened soft drink, tastes like cheap dark rum watered down with a vanilla cola and is flat after several sips and swirls. sorry.
11-03-2011 23:51:39 | More by patm1986
2.28/5 rDev -40.3%
A- Pours a really clear dark red with a nice foamy cream colored head. Head is gone in a flash and leaves no lacing.
S- Smell is very very sweet and almost like cream soda. Picking up vanilla, wood and rum. Nothing really beer like.
T- Again very sweet, too sweet. Vanilla, wood and rum really come through. Nothing else really.
M- Fairly light in body and carbonation.
O- This one was more like cream soda than beer.
08-12-2011 06:20:41 | More by nrbw23
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
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