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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

1,084 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,084
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 48
Gots: 128 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

jplopez21, Aug 20, 2014
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2.84/5  rDev -25.7%

Alex-Alkis, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of magpieken
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.

magpieken, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
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.

2.4/5: Proof that skunk and diacetyl are a poor combination

ThisWangsChung, Aug 16, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -7.9%

brittmoore_13, Aug 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

Ajlucas88, Aug 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

MrIncognito, Aug 15, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +5.8%

marcusR111, Aug 14, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +16.2%

innuendoughnut, Aug 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Ccsimon5, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

MayonakaStout, Aug 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

silamikanico, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

LowRG, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Eric_Standard
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.

Eric_Standard, Aug 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

JacketAudio, Aug 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28%

Johnct, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

smorts56, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

xKALECx, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

gunnerlincoln, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Extrajoker00, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

BiteTheBullet, Jul 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

educorgan, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

AlvinLin, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Thefrap, Jul 28, 2014
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
86 out of 100 based on 1,084 ratings.