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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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very good

1,095 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,095
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 15.97%
Wants: 48
Gots: 131 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn visit their website
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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Wamba, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of Thomas_Picton
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Thomas_Picton, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of DanMolony
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

DanMolony, Oct 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

mdfb79, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of BillieWest
2.75/5  rDev -28%

BillieWest, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of Offa
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an excellent wee heavy and I found it better and more satisfying and characterful than their Winter Beer 2011.

Deep reddish brown, it has a medium pale tan head steadily shrinking to a ring, a little weak lace.

Aroma is strong caramelised barley, bread, very raisiny, with cherry brandy (like Cherry Heering) and hints of wood.

Taste is caramelised dried fruit and wood, a lot of candied and dried cherry, spicy raisiny warmth. it is a little sweeter, fuller, and more characterful than the Winter Beer 2011.

Offa, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of Jason1337
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Jason1337, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of Billolick
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2 ounce clear bottle

Pours clear dark brown, under a quality looking medium tan head. That leaves a thin tiny bubble film , collar and nice looking high fine strands of lace.

On the nose is all about some caramel malts and a whiff of cola.

Smooth and malty brew, more sweet, caramel malts and again cola and just perhaps some wood/rum cask. Decent enough brew, but not really doing much for my senses. Worth a try, but ultimately this seems to be over priced and underwhelming.

Billolick, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of grittly
4/5  rDev +4.7%

grittly, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

mmilyko, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of Serge
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serge, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of FEUO
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

FEUO, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of jmccrum
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

jmccrum, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of DannyHartman
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

DannyHartman, Oct 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

mquinn919, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of Riverared
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Riverared, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of DannyBaldoni
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

DannyBaldoni, Sep 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

LennyZero, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of Thundermug
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Thundermug, Sep 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Dirtinabottle, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of KajII
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[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...


KajII, Sep 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

KarlosT, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of damndirtyape
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

damndirtyape, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of SDellinger
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

SDellinger, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of Thedrizzle
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

Thedrizzle, Sep 20, 2012
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
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