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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
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

never had a rum casked beer before. poured a dark amber maple syrup color with a quarter inch cream head that lasted about 30 seconds. smelled like a manly version of a tropical drink, definitely attributable to the rum. i tasted no beer in at all though, like a watered down liquor drink, it was hard to call this a beer for me, with almost none of the requisite ingredients identifiable in the palate. still though, a pretty nice unique flavor, very woody and a little sweet, dried fruits, molasses. not bad. overall the mouthfeel could have made this beer, but it broke it instead. almost entirely flat, and losing much of its most redeeming characteristics as it warmed. i did not dislike this brew, but it missed the mark for me. extra points for doing something original though, and worth a try for the wood beer freak

Photo of Dave18576
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of sirdrinkwell
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a nice molasses tinged amber with a fair amount of quickly fading creamy white head. Leaves a nice bit of lacing around the glass.

S: sticky sweetness of malt and rum baked maple. muted character of dried fruit, yeast, and vanilla comes out as it warms, and the rum factor pronounces itself more boldy as the glass finishes as well...

T: sugary caramel sweetness. bready middle leading to a gummy rum cola finish.

M: very well balanced, smooth, and light feel.

O: much more impressed with this brew than I was with last night's introduction to Innis & Gunn with their regular Oak Aged Beer. this is a brew I'll remember and would have no trouble drinking again.


Photo of LiquidDegenerate
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BoneyardBrewer
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of bigox420
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Foddz
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark caramel brown with about 1 finger of head that quickly dissipates to a thin lacing around the edge of the glass. Transparent in spite of the rich colour of the brew.

S: Nose is as dark as the appearence. Rum-like caramel and maple predominates, a nice subdued sweetness. Undertones of fruit and vanilla that you would expect from an oak aged drink.

T: A lighter taste than the nose conveys, but quite delicious. A soft, malty start makes way for the caramel, vanilla, and maple to bloom on the tongue. Oak finish with a lingering rum-like sweetness that balances nicely with the bitter.

M: Good carbonation keeps it light and tingly on the tongue. Dryness is subdued as compared to other Scotch Ales I've had. The sweetness from the rum has me salivating slightly.

D: Quite a pleasant drink. I could enjoy several of these in a sitting without question

O: Very tasty, and a big improvement (imo) over their standard oak aged beer. As a big fan of rum this brew really hits the spot. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who's a fan of the style.

Photo of Number3red
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of enfield249
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
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 +4.4%

Photo of donniecuffs
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
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 +4.4%

Photo of grapetonix
3.41/5  rDev -11%
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 -2.1%

Photo of chickenm
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mnixon86
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of musicforairports
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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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%

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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%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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