Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer - Innis & Gunn
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3.73/5 rDev -2.4%
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask. 'Carefully matured for 57 days.'
Mini-snifter sees a translucent muddy brown beer with an impressive two-fingered head off of a hard pour. Better head retention than the original. 3.5
Smells very oaky, of course, but with a dark and rich sweetness. Hard to define it particularly as a rum sweetness, but there's definitely some vanilla and soupy malts and musty hops. Maybe the slight hint of toffee. 3.5
Oh yeah, this is a rum-soaked version of the Original. The barrel isn't as pronounced, nor woody, nor astringent. A whole wave of dark sugar sweetness comes rolling in, filling out the malt bill. Grains are well-toasted and musty. Some raisin and an herbal birch beer quality. 4.0
A little warming in the finish. Drinks better than your usual wee heavy. Soft on carbonation compared to the regular Oak Aged offering. The body is medium. Lighter than the typical of the style. 3.5
I'm leaning toward the Rum Cask version, but after trying two Innis & Gunn specialties, I'm growing a little exhausted of the brewery. Not to cut them short, I mean this is what they do, but I certainly get the schtick. I don't know if I would call this a prime example of a wee heavy, but I'll take it now and have another again sometime down the road. 4.0
04-21-2012 05:15:01 | More by thecheapies
4.98/5 rDev +30.4%
A.. Reddish brown,lite molasses with a nice bubble
S.. calming vanilla rum with a splash of Dr. Pepper
T.. kinda malty,rummy of course and then the oak sneaks up
M.. mellow, good for supper instead of sweet tea
O.. I drink this beer every weekend..I can't get enough.
And the second is better than first,then third is better
Then second.and so on...
04-19-2012 04:16:14 | More by beerman240
3.8/5 rDev -0.5%
Sample: 1 bottle 2012
A: Dark orange red, mild internal carbonation, pours a a small light brown head that quickly evolves into nice lacing, translucent
S: Quite nice, dried fruits, vanilla, some wood notes, sweet and yet maintained, slightest touch of alcohol, even some cocoa elements
T: Much similar to the nose, fruity, sweet, almost dessert-like in flavor, could be more flavorful, hardly any alcohol in the taste, though
M: Incredibly smooth, very light in the mouth, not lingering, almost no aftertaste, well balanced
O: Pretty amazing for something rather easy to access (at least in my area), fragrant and smooth
04-19-2012 02:05:22 | More by MatthewWilde
3.23/5 rDev -15.4%
A- Dark amber with a medium sized off white head. Clear and lightly laces the bottle
S- Malty sweetness with a bit of a oak-rum scent to it.
T- Lots of sweetness, in a sugar way with an oak and rum flavor with it as well. The next flavor to show is the malts which have a roast flavor but not very overpowering
M- Medium body with moderate-small bubbly carbonation. Texture is sticky with a decent amount of alcohol warming.
O- Decent and different. The rum aspect of this is evident but I don't think they got the balance of it right. There are a lot of other good casked beers out there in my opinion.
04-18-2012 01:18:45 | More by Spiekerbox
4/5 rDev +4.7%
Similar to Innis & Gunn Original, this beer is darker in color and has a roasted flavor. Slightly higher in alcohol at 7.4% ABV, this beer hides it really well. Full mouth feel and strong flavors make this a great stand alone beer or enjoy with a cigar.
04-11-2012 17:39:12 | More by DrinkThis
3.8/5 rDev -0.5%
A: Poured into a pint glass, appears a gorgeous amber hue with a big off-white head with good retention.
S: Smells skunky, perhaps due to the clear glass, but there is some brown sugar and light oak evident behind the slightly overpowering skunkiness.
T: Really picks up here, with a huge brown sugar-y sweetness with some caramel and fruity complexities and a dry finish with flashes of oak, tobacco and rum-like alcohol. Very warming.
M: Nice medium to full body with low carbonation.
O: I want to drink this beer after I smoke a cigar. Delicious beer.
04-02-2012 05:02:14 | More by Sharkophile
2.8/5 rDev -26.7%
I bought this brew in an Innis & Gunn variety 3 pack that included an I&G glass. Poured into a standard pint.
A- Lighter caramel, almost watery-cola color. Produced a beautiful 2-3 finger off-white head that faded rather quickly. Leaves no lacing at all.
S- Malty, sweet smells going on here. The nose is overall pretty mild. Nothing seems to overpower- faint rum and slightly stronger oaky scents are almost lost in the malt.
T- The first sip is very interesting. Sweetness dominates initially, with some caramel coming through from the roast. The earthy oak flavor comes in next in concert with the rum. Very unique (admittedly, this is my first beer in this liquor cask style). A slight warming sensation from the alcohol sets in at the finish. I initially rated the Taste a 3.5, but as the beer has warmed each sip is becoming less enjoyable. I thought the suggested serving temp. is a bit too cold, but it is making sense now. With about 25% of my beer remaining, all the incipient uniqueness and intrique is gone and now it just tastes like somebody spiked my Newcastle with Bacardi.
M- Somewhat pedestrian- I expected more. It isn't bad, but seems rather light. I was looking for a more viscous mouthfeel. Carbonation is nice and appropriate.
Overall- I really want to love this beer, but I can't. But I can't hate it, either. It seems to me that the balance is off. The rum flavor, sweetness and alcohol begin to dominate soon after the pour. If the ABV was lower I could see this being a very interesting session beer. But unlike most brews I enjoy, this becomes less complex as it warms. Certainly give it a try- I've never had anything like it. 3/5 for me. It's making me crave a 90 Shilling Ale from my favorite brewpub.
04-01-2012 19:45:07 | More by RollBeerTide
United Kingdom (England)
3.6/5 rDev -5.8%
Looks like whiskey and cola with a thin head that disappears to nothing quickly.
The aroma is of treacle, brown sugar and ethanol.
The rum envelops the taste at the start and the finish in between there is hops and sugar but all very watery.
The mouthfeel isn't there for me, very thin, though this means it is not heavy going, it makes it a little disappointing.
Okay, not bad but the whole thing sounds better than it tastes.
03-31-2012 23:20:55 | More by EmperorBevis
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
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