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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,173 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,173
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 56
Gots: 178 | 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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Photo of enfield249
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Crystal clear reddish brown. Off-white head, about 2 fingers.

S - Sweet and malty, with just a slight hop note.

T - The number one flavor you get is a sweet ruminess, almost molassas, but much lighter in flavor. A little woodiness, but not much.

M - Meduium full, slightly cloying in sweetness.

O - A really flavorful beer, but it is unbalanced by it's high sweetness.

Photo of zillo043068
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of donniecuffs
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle of this with my meal at Berta's in Wanaque, NJ. Poured a reddish mahogany, with a beige head, one finger; average retention and lacing. The nose revealed large caramel, apple, pear, cherry, oak, vanilla, and maple syrup notes. I must say, that after reading some reviews, I was bracing myself to be underwhelmed, but I was in fact impressed. Then the taste..very similar to the nose, but a little on the sweet maple side midpalate, dissolving to a sweet cherry/maple syrup finish punctuated by some alcohol hints. Medium bodied, and almost no carbonation; slick, viscous feel. Despite the sweetness and the viscosity, I actually found this beer to be pleasantly drinkable. Paired very nicely with my cream tart dessert!

Photo of Merkur
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of grapetonix
3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours dark amber with light head. Clear and pleasant.

S: The better components of a garbage bin, caramel, cinnamon, citrus and ginger. Average.

T: Cola caramel, ginger. A lot of rum, so no false advertising! I keep this in high regard.

M: Not offensive, just barely tickles the tongue. Quite dry.

Overall a reasonably good beer, but for 60 SEK per liter I am not sure at all whether I would care for this again.

Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of chickenm
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of mnixon86
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of musicforairports
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark amber and very clear. Head doesn't really leave lacing.

Smells like oak, vanilla, rum, chocolate, caramel and other malt notes.

A lot of wood up front, very sweet malt beneath and a strong rum and vanilla character in the finish. Leaves lingering rum/vanilla flavors on the palate. A bit watery. Sweet, but never quite too sweet. I like the barrel flavors here; interesting to see a rum-barrel beer.

Mouthfeel is light-medium and less than expected.

This one is a unique beer and rather tasty, if a bit sweet and one-dimensional. I wish there was more malt complexity in the flavor. But it's got to be one of the better beers you'll find in a clear bottle.

Photo of Josiah2729
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BucsNBucks
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of rkay3
5/5  rDev +30.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of xaoslaad
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of LoveBeerNo7
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of trixdout
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of TheWhiskerReview
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasting sample pours a ruby-tinged mahogany.

I definitely would choose this over their bourbon-barrel aged version, both currently offered on the regular here in TN. The nose shows a bit more restraint on the sloppy-sweet flavors that dominated the 'oak aged' Gunn- earthier aromas of baked orange, birch root, dark bread, cinnamon, brown sugar and baked apple.

The palate is a touch drier too with a dark bready/bran-like maltiness dominating the mouth and joined by more of those savory baked fruit and spice tones- yielding back to doughy dark bread on the moderately long finish with a hint of sunflower seeds.

Like I said, of the two Gunns offered on the regular here in TN, I'd much rather drink this Rum Aged version. A bit bigger alcohol suggests a more robust maltiness which was a great improvement along side the drier, spicier flavors.

Photo of chicagoabbot
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz into a snifter...even though I don't love this beer, I tried to give it decent marks for uniqueness. Seems a little light in color for a wee heavy, although I guess the brewery is located in Scotland, so maybe I should stfu and all the other wee heavies I've ever had were too dark. Head doesn't stick around too long. There's tons of rum notes in the nose, as well as oak. Ditto on the tongue. It delivers as promised in that respect. Mouthfeel is quite good. Not something I'll drink again for awhile, but I recommend trying it.

Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased as a part of the gift box so as to avoid light-strike.

Appearance -- Pours a vivid garnet hue with golden highlights and a tuft of sudsy beige head. Soon enough wisps are all that remain of the head, but some banded lacing occurs. Very nice.

Smell -- Malty with notes of chewy bread, spice cake, rum raisin, and a bit of dark fruit. Woody vanilla also present.

Taste -- Again, lots of malt character: pale bread, rum-soaked fruit, spice cake. Woody oak, slight vanillin.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-bodied with crisp prickly carbonation. Feels like a soft drink, but otherwise okay

Overall -- A remarkable improvement from the standard Oak Aged Ale. Much more flavor and complexity from the rum cask. Still, the clear glass bottles sitting out on shelves give me pause.

Unique, but I'd love to try a Scottish Ale more deserving that has been put through the cask treatment. Not as rich or robust as I would like to for a Wee Heavy

Photo of Stunner97
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- very extremely dark brown in color, low to no carbonation to be seen, pours with fairly thick white head that faded to tan lacing,

Smell- tons of malt and the rum and woodiness can be slightly noticed, mostly just strong punch of malt

Taste- most of the flavor of this beer is malty sweetness with just little bit dryness on the end, can only pick up a little bit of the rum flavor at least to my palate, think i taste some of the wood though in caramel and vanilla notes, flavor is very mellow and overall nice

Mouthfeel- very smooth and mellow, goes down easy

Drinkability/overall- overall this beer is very nice and enjoyable in a similar kind of way as the regular innis and gun beer is, nice mellow some what sweet oaky ale, while i really do like this style of beer they make i cant say I was getting as much of the rum as I thought that I might, good beer for sure but not sure i like it more then the regular beer of theres which is few bucks cheaper

Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
86 out of 100 based on 1,173 ratings.