Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer - Innis & Gunn
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3.75/5 rDev -1.8%
A dark, mahogany pour with reddish edges and a lightly tan head. The aroma has sugary caramel, oak, and some earthy notes. The medium body has a slightly sticky texture with soft carbonation. It has a sweet taste with rum flavor and slight warmth in the finish.
10-09-2012 04:43:27 | More by Serge
3.45/5 rDev -9.7%
As I pour a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass, an average head develops atop a beautiful dark brown/reddish (yet clear) brew.... As you drink it, absolutely zero trails are left behind from the quickly diminishing head.
I take a whiff, and mostly caramel maltiness with vanilla and raisin notes hit me first.... There's also notes of oak and molasses like that of rum.
I sip on this beer the whole way through, and mostly sweet caramel and vanilla notes hit me first with a bit of butter and nuts.... There's also a slight taste of oak and rum.
The feel on the palate is nicely carbonated with a light body.... Almost watery.
Overall, this is a different type of "beer".... Decent, but, in my eyes, not as good as the original oak aged brew from Innus & Gunn even though it is stronger.
10-01-2012 23:58:52 | More by DannyHartman
3.65/5 rDev -4.5%
[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]
The pour was a clear dark mahogany brown with an average (1-2 finger) beige fizzy head that was fully diminishing with no lacing to speak of.
The aroma was quite intense with a toasted caramel malt and a sweet earthy yeast with notes of vanilla, rum, dark fruit (raisons and plums) and a light hint of toffee.
The taste was moderately sweet and malty with notes of caramel, vanilla and dark fruit throughout with a nice oak cask presence and a mild rum alcohol finish. The flavor lasted an average duration after the swallow with a mild boozy taste that faded slowly off the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was just below medium in body with a slight syrupy texture and a mildly soft carbonation.
Overall a fantastic tasting brew with a good sweet rum flavor and a strong malty presence...
09-24-2012 15:34:10 | More by KajII
3/5 rDev -21.5%
Had this beer at the Amesbury Beer Festival on Sep 22 2012.
Most of the beers were served from bottles into small 3oz plastic dixie cups.
Although I took notes on the 20+ different beers that I tried, it is difficult to remember all of the details associated with each beer. My apologies to readers of these notes. However, I did pay attention to my overall scores, and noted what I thought were unique positives and negatives w/ each beer.
Note that for me:
< 2.5 = probably would not finish the beer
3.0 = drinkable beer, but likely would not buy again or look for
>3.5 = will try to buy again in the future
Not a big fan of the Innis and Gunn beers. Seem kind of mellow to me, and a bit bland. All of the beer flavors (malt and hops) were very muted.
09-23-2012 15:24:57 | More by KarlosT
3.65/5 rDev -4.5%
11.2oz bottle poured into a snifter. Batch date stamp on neck of bottle was 113380440.
Appearance: Clear deep copper with red highlights. Light tan very thin foam at first at the edges, but over time this completely disappeared.
Smell: Rich caramel, hint of oak, rum.
Taste: Sweet, some buttery flavors, caramel, and definite rum flavor. Finish is boozy, but not excessively so. A lot of the nice scotch ale flavors get lost here with the rum flavor. It's good, just not amazing for a scotch ale.
Mouthfeel: Surprisingly lively carbonation for a scotch ale, but not fizzy. Slightly spicy on the tongue. Slick and thicker than water underneath the carbonation.
Overall / Drinkability: Interesting. Not an amazing scotch ale, just simply interesting. I'm on the fence about having another one. I think I wouldn't mind a proper full pint of this rather than 11.2oz, but I also don't think I would buy it again. Definitely worth a try though to see how a beer aged in a Rum cask turns out.
09-21-2012 23:16:49 | More by damndirtyape
3.53/5 rDev -7.6%
Color was a nice red brown.
Aroma was nice. Smells of smoke and spice.
The taste hits you slowly. Powerful red ale with the flavor of a smokey oak then with a smooth finish of a nice spiced rum.
All in all a clean drink. Smooth and has a nice kick of abv
09-19-2012 23:34:59 | More by Thedrizzle
4.25/5 rDev +11.3%
I got this at Lenny's Liquors in Millbury MA. Innis & Gunn is a bit hardto find but got it along with some original.
A Red and brown in color with a small half inch head but very carbonated.
S The smell of the oak age is aperant along with the carmel toffee smell along with the hint of rum molasses.
T taste is mild with a small bite to it, and you can taste the oak barrel and rum flavors along with the molasses.
M Once again Innis & Gunn have made another great beer (leave it to the Scotts). It is very smooth but a great little bite on this with the rum as appossed to the original beer.
BUY THIS BEER !!!
09-18-2012 17:13:46 | More by BOSMECH
2.85/5 rDev -25.4%
Appearance: Cola brown, good carbonation. The whitish/tan head was about 1/2" thick and receeded way to fast and left little or no lacing.
Smell: Weak, weak, rum.
Taste: Sweet, and more like rum that beer.
It tastes too much like rum and not enough like beer. If you like rum this is a beer you should definately try. It's not something I would drink again.
09-17-2012 21:40:33 | More by donmonkey1
4.03/5 rDev +5.5%
330ml bottle was poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: the beer poured s small head that has reduced to a layer. It is a copper amber color with clarity and visions of carbonation coming up through the glass.
Smell: caramel maltiness, vanilla, spices, oak, and some fruitiness.
Taste: this beer has the Caribbean rum twist to it and is delicious. All above aromas blended well together and the rum cask aging makes this a tasty brew.
Mouthfeel: creamy smooth, medium carbonation, medium bodied, delicious, tasty, silky, and quite enjoyable.
Overall: Out of all the I&G beers I have tried so far, this one tastes the best and goes down easy. Would be cool to find this guy out on draft someday.
09-10-2012 04:11:10 | More by Flounder57
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
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