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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

1,038 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,038
Reviews: 327
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 42
Gots: 102 | FT: 0
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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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barnzy78

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-16-2012 03:38:18 | More by barnzy78
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Shakerman

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-15-2012 23:55:12 | More by Shakerman
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ricksrealm

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-15-2012 19:47:41 | More by ricksrealm
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-11-2012 17:38:12 | More by HamGlade10
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gfreed

Massachusetts

2.55/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Innis & Gunn presents its nicely colored beers in pretty packaging but doesn't seem to pay much attention to what's inside the bottle-- at least, that's what I've consistently found. This one is right in line with the others I've tried: gorgeous color but weak aroma; rather flat body and bland taste. I detected some buttery oak in the flavor but there wasn't much in the way of scotch ale-- for me, this was just too light and thin. The Kool-Aid aftertaste was, I suppose, the rum part. Pass.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 15:50:12 | More by gfreed
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Sudbuster

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-11-2012 00:22:39 | More by Sudbuster
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-10-2012 19:41:26 | More by oldp0rt
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bpop23

Georgia

3/5  rDev -21.5%

02-10-2012 18:37:52 | More by bpop23
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is crystal clear, vibrant, ruby-copper coloring with a thin, foamy, light beige head. Aromas are roasted and woody, with dark fruit spices and floral notes. The nose is dark and subtle. Flavors are sweet, with a candied sugar initial taste, followed by some subtle oak and brown sugar characteristics, I'm assuming from the rum barrels. I mean, I'm sure it's not just a clever name. Roasty and currant fruit undertones keep the sweetness from being overpowering. The body is somewhat light, but smooth overall. The aftertaste is syrupy sweet, and imparted with oaky characteristics, it almost has a maple syrup like profile (only oak, because it's not a maple barrel). The finish has a slight linger that slowly shrinks away, leaving a semisweet touch on the palate. Not bad, but I'm not blown away.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 00:26:02 | More by GarthDanielson
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sprucetip

Alaska

4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep copper liquid with excellent clarity and a prodigious, thick and creamy head that is closer to tan than white. It lasts for a while before fading and leaving patchy lacing.

Yum! Creamy vanilla, oak, and rum appear early and blend beautifully. I can feel more than smell the gentle boozy influence.

The taste has similar elements as the nose but they are not immediately asserted as richly and boldly as in the aroma. The vanilla character and other oaky elements are front and center but not overdone. This is balanced very nicely by the malty backbone of the beer, and mild hoppy bitterness adds depth. I don’t really taste the rum, or get much in the way of hop flavor, but this is a really nice tasting beer.

Strong carbonation, medium/full body, a modest level of viscosity, a touch of warming, and some faint bitterness in the finish.

I had had one oak aged beer from I&G before, and I recall being underwhelmed. Not this time. This is a solid beer. It looks and smells great, tastes and feels good, has excellent balance and good complexity. Totally worth a try. I wish I had more! I am pleasantly surprised.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 18:23:17 | More by sprucetip
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Brad007

Vermont

3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mild reddish brown color with a one-finger head into my glass. Nothing much else to note, except that this is darker than the first example I had.

Touch of rum with vanilla bean and sweet malt in the nose. Smells better than the first example.

The rum is strong with this one. Once again, the base malt just can't hold up to the skunk. Still more tolerable than the previous one.

Lingering rum and vanilla bean in the back. Not bad but nothing new.

Again, a noble attempt to add character to ordinary ales. May I suggest they use brown glass next time?

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 02:48:55 | More by Brad007
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -21.5%

02-07-2012 14:40:33 | More by nmann08
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LJWalker

Alabama

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-06-2012 19:19:12 | More by LJWalker
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nickhiller

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-05-2012 22:16:36 | More by nickhiller
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UAyeroc2425

Alabama

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-05-2012 21:31:27 | More by UAyeroc2425
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railman

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

02-05-2012 17:33:46 | More by railman
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.5%

02-05-2012 04:13:50 | More by waiting4lunch
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a tulip.

A fairly aggressive pour yields a one finger head over a clear ruby colored beer. Head fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smells of dark fruit and molasses with the rum also present but subdued. Some sweet caramel too.

The flavor is sweet from the get go with subtle rum notes along with cinnamon, raisins, and other dark fruit. Some wood is present. Some alcohol is detectable about midway through and the beer finished with some light hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is a little bit on the watery side but not too bad.

Overall I am quite happy with this beer. The rum is not too overpowering and the sweetness is held in check. An excellent sipper that I would love to have again.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 02:58:22 | More by rangerred
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WoodersonMB

Manitoba (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-04-2012 23:35:35 | More by WoodersonMB
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jjauga

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-04-2012 16:53:07 | More by jjauga
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shand

Florida

4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a (rather attractive) 11.2oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

It pours out a nice ruby-brown color with a small head. The aroma is very complex. The alcohol comes out and says hello first, but deep wiffs gets oak, dark fruits, sweet malts, vanilla, toffee, and a bit of spices. A bit too strong on the alcohol on the nose, but otherwise very nice. The taste reverses the sensation from the nose, with some sweet malts, dark fruits and vanilla coming first. Then the oak, rum spices, and a touch of bitterness come roaring in, finishing with a bit more of the sweetness. It's a sipper, but one that you'll really enjoy over the course of an hour as it warms up.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 04:15:27 | More by shand
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ColSanders123

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

02-02-2012 03:54:47 | More by ColSanders123
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Portertime

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: I am sampling this one chilled in my Maudite tulip glass. A hard pour produces a nice pinkish white, two finger head. The hue is a brilliant, deep ruby red. It is very nice, a very unique color for a beer and probably a corollary of the rum cask aging.

Smell: aromas of burnt brown sugar and baked cinnamon apples shine through. A pleasant flan-like dessert quality comes to mind.

Taste: delicious! The rum aging gives a wonderful vanilla, toffee, and hint of molasses. With each sip evokes a brown breadiness and layers of malt and hop enshrouded by the vanilla oak. What a tasty brew.

Mouthfeel: smooth and drinkable. The oak isn't too over powering and the complexity goes on for days.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 02:35:50 | More by Portertime
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KevinSP

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

02-01-2012 02:00:34 | More by KevinSP
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

01-31-2012 00:59:14 | More by DoctorB2B
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
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