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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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1,206 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,206
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 15.67%
Wants: 60
Gots: 204 | 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: 1,206 | Reviews: 354
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3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased as a gift pack and poured into the included Innis & Gunn glass.

Pours a clear mahogany brown with a one finger light tan head. The head recedes slowly and leaves some lacing on the glass. You can see the carbonation dancing up the glass. Looks good.

The smell is toffee, caramel, dark fruit, and dark rum. Very intriguing. Almost smells more like a mixed drink than a beer. There is no apparent aroma from hops. This is all malt and rum.

The taste is very much like the smell. Toffee, caramel, dates, fig, and a dark rum finish. There is no hop bitterness. This is very sweet, but not cloyingly so. There is some complexity to the sweetness, the toffee, caramel, and dark fruit flavors dance on the palate and on the finish there is a slight warmth from the tropical rum.

The mouthfeel is good. Moderate carbonation helps the flavors dance on the palate and helps provide a smooth and creamy feel.

Overall, this is a good beer to have every once in a while. If drank too often, this could become rather ordinary.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Ghohn
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First impressions are not the ending impressions with this one!

Started with the beer cold out of cooler and was told to wait, let it warm. I definitely was curious so I had to start right away.

First impression was a great still ale with sweet island overtones. Very little head that dissipated quickly. The more this ale warmed the more complex the taste. Ended with tones of oak, cane, and very mild hops.

Definitely worth a try!

Photo of indesertum
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a darker reddish muddy brown. nice head, good retention, beautiful lacing.

smells like rich toffee, caramel, vanilla. tastes like it too. some more notes and complexity than the regular. lovely depth. light malty sweetness.

good carbonation. lightly syrupy.

quite nice of a beer.

Photo of MrTinnedPEach
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Gavage
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a light brown color with a reddish tint. Short head breaks apart quickly.

Smell: earthiness with a hint of rum lingers softly.

Taste: toffee, vanilla, some soft earthy tones, mild bitterness, and a hint of peat. There is a very mild rum flavor that seems to arrive late.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Aftertaste is short lived here.

Overall: a nicely flavored beer that drinks fairly quickly for the style. The rum barrels did not impart that much flavor but it is interesting. Worth trying this one.

Photo of isaacbly
5/5  rDev +30.5%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of Moredrinkin
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of Mar02x
4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A red brown beer with carbonation. The head is thin and beige in color.

S - A very strong and good smell of vanilla and caramel.

T - A sweet beer with a great vanilla and carameltones. The beer tastes a bit like cremé brulee. The wood tones are not really present.

M - The body is a bit thin and the carbbonation low, so they complement each other nicely. There's no bitterness to be discovered.

O - A different beer, nice and tasteful. A little les sweetness would have helped.

Photo of prolixist
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of NForr
2.84/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into my Dieu du ciel small tulip glass. Minor head retention but dissipates quickly. Beautiful dark brown, slightly auburn color. A really good looking beer.

smells of oak and vanilla as most of the I&G, but with some cherry, brown sugar, and well... rum of course.

Taste is oakey, fruity, with vanilla and a lot of alcohol. Although I'm enjoying the warming feeling, I find the taste of booze a little overpowering.

Body is medium/light, nice on the tongue.

Overall the beer is decent, but not great. I feel he alcohol overpowers the rest of the beer, but I do enjoy the rum flavor and as usual, the oak tastes and aromas.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

- Packaged in clear bottle. (7.4%abv). Served between 4-6C as suggested.

A: Against backlighting a bright burgundy red was topped off by a frothy, sandy-beige head that kept fair, more so then their original oak cask. Medium rise of effervesce with only a slight mention of lacing.

S: For aroma light intentions of dry rum and oak notes were enough to get notice but not so much to entice.

T: The flavor was strong rum alcohol, dry oak, and some dried sweet caramelized grains. Spicy spruce, some flowery pine, with a warming alcohol of dry rum and a scotchy finish. Some figs, spicy warm mandarin orange and syrupy rum raisins along with some spicy citrus notes.

M: The mouthful had a medium syrupy body, along with warming rum alcohol and a soft carbonation.

O: Overall spicy and dry with oak barrel notes and a warmth of dry rum alcohol. The alcohol seems a bit forefront at times, but there is enough complexity that comes through to make things interesting. Moderate drinkability.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of djmichaelk
2.13/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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...

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of spointon
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I had previously reviewed the flagship I & G Oak Aged Beer, then I snagged a cool holiday box set with three varieties of their oak aged beers and a nice stemmed tulip glass. I poured this one from an 11.2 oz clear bottle into said tulip glass.

A= Brilliantly clear orange copper color. About 1/4" of white head that disappeared in a hurry. Very little lace or evident carbonation release.

S= Nice complexity here. Oak, sweet malts, and rum all made an appearance.

T= Very very subtle and smooth. All of the expected flavors are there in an incredible show of restraint and balance. I noted the underlying Scottish ale as well as oak, vanilla, rum, and hints of leather. Finished dry yet with a beguiling sweetness.

MF= Only medium bodied, and made to seem a bit fuller due to the lower carbonation level.

D= Off the charts. I really enjoyed this and will be seeking it out again for sure!

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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