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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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1,089 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,089
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 15.67%
Wants: 49
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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Photo of keanex
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From an 11.2 ounce bottle with no freshness date. Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass.

A: Clear brown with minimal carbonation activity, very little tan head that quickly dissipates.

S: Really oaky with hints of rum and brown nuts, very slight dark fruits. It smells good but I'm not too keen on it.

T: Tastes lot like a brown ale with nuts making the flavor with oak flavors through out. Slight spices and a slight rum flavor. The oak flavor is subtle but takes the palate overall leaves a cigar type taste when all is said and done.

M: Medium bodied, with light carbonation.

O: There's a lot going on here, it's worth a shot if you find a single of it. I wouldn't buy a 4 pack, but it's good enough to buy once.

keanex, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of jwc215
3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep amber-orange with a very thin head that lasts. Some thin lacing sticks.

The smell is of lemon-grass (slightly skunked?) with oak/vanilla and a hint of rum.

The taste is of sweet vanilla with peppery spicing. As it progresses, caramelish maltiness almost covers the rum. It has a sweet finish but balanced enough to keep it from being sticky.

It is medium-bodied and smooth.

Nice use of oak with a solid ale. The rum part is mild- which is fine. This is certainly worth trying if you are a fan of oak-aged beer with a twist of rum!

jwc215, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of h0gg
4/5  rDev +4.4%

h0gg, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of Pamola
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Pamola, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of coldriver
4/5  rDev +4.4%

coldriver, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of Pugsly
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Pugsly, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of calcio360jrd
3/5  rDev -21.7%

calcio360jrd, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a clean looking brownish amber color with a thick creamy looking head on top. The smell of the beer was sweet on the nose, lots of earthy grains and vanilla. There was a little bit of the rum spice in there too but not much. The taste of this brew compared to the other Oak Aged Ale by Innis & Gunn to me was much nicer here. The flavors were still pretty intense but in a more balanced manner here. The rum flavors kind of die off midway through the bottle leaving you with a sweet dry flavor in your mouth. The mouthfeel of the beer was medium bodied and smooth. Overall it's a decent brew, I don't see myself drinking a lot of them but either way still pretty good.

Knapp85, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of lvalentine56
5/5  rDev +30.5%

lvalentine56, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of greg4579
4/5  rDev +4.4%

greg4579, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of timtwoface
2.63/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Admittedly this is one of my first ventures into the Scotch Ale style, so I might come around in time. I guess what came across as being a big negative for me with this beer was that I could just taste the alcohol a bit too much for my taste, and all other tastes seemed minimal by comparison.

Just not my style, I suppose.

timtwoface, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of RockinRob925
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

RockinRob925, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

smibroncos, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Jamstone714
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Jamstone714, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

80b, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of BeRanger
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A – It poured a nice caramelbrown with about a finger and a half of white head. The head receded pretty quick and left a little bit of lacing.

S – Certainly smell the rum with the first whiff, also get a kind of sweet/candy aroma that I can't quite put my finger on. Perhaps caramel or a brown sugar?

T – The rum isn't overpowering which is nice as by itself, I'm not a huge rum fan. The taste doesn't really bring out the higher 7.4% alcohol content. Taste of rum and malts with a little sweetness to it. No back after taste, goes down smooth.

M – Medium body with good carbonation. A pretty smooth beer.

O – One of my first Scottish Ales, the Rum Cask touch was nice and something I'm not normally used to or have seen. Smooth and not too heavy, I could have a few more of these.

BeRanger, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of AleWatcher
3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Spiced rum, brown sugar, some oak, a touch of sweet malt up front, little dry booziness at the back, and a tea-like bitterness.

This beer practically demands to be served at room temperature. The flavor and nose develop tremendously as it warms.
The body is a touch thin, but I like the carbonation level in terms of feel.

The beer looks rosy plum colored with reddish-brown undertones. Small light beige head vanished rapidly and left nary a trace of life. After 2 minutes, this beer looks like it had been sitting out overnight.

This is a decent little sipper, but the rum doesn't do enough for me. I prefer the regular oaked version.

AleWatcher, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of jriggins6
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

jriggins6, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of cjacobsen
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(A) Poured into an Innis and Gunn flute. Pours a clean amber brown with red hues throughout. Small bit of white head.

(S) Toasted malts, brown sugar, oak, sweetness, molasses, leather.

(T) Biscuit, toasted grains, brown sugar, wood. The rum and lingering sweetness plays in quite well. Balanced out and really good. Quite surprised. The barrel adds a decent amount of wood and butterscotch flavor.

(M) Slightly grainy, ends just above dry. Medium to light body.

(O) Quite tasty. Really enjoyed this one. Great for a cold night around the holidays. Well balanced and really good.

cjacobsen, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of corby112
2.33/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark amber color with golden orange edges and a two finger frothy, off-white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.

Earthy aroma with grassy hops dominating the nose. Floral with some pine and sweet malt but not much of a barrel presence. only subtle oak but not much else and not a trace of rum.

Medium bodied and much more complex than the aroma suggests. The barrel makes more of a presence here but is still pretty tame. Some dry oak with some spicy rum note but these flavors are subtle allowing the elements of the base beer to come through. Sweet caramel malt backbone with some biscuit, nut and toffee countered by dry, grassy hops without being bitter. Dry finish.

Overall this beer is a disappointment for me. The barrel aging didn't do much to affect the flavor add little oak and hardly any rum. The ABV is nicely masked but it's just kind of boring. I'm glad I found a smaller bottle so I didn't have to dump the majority of a bomber.

corby112, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of godmare
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

godmare, Dec 27, 2011
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1/5  rDev -73.9%

groovemonster, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of Apostlebrews
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I purchased a box set of three of their Oak Aged beers. This Rum Cask was poured into an Innis & Gunn ale glass. Little head that disappeared quickly.

The color is a beautiful amber/ruby.

The aroma is of rum spices, caramel, and cinnamon.

The taste is different than expected. Sweet up front with caramel, apple, and brown sugar. Finishes with the spices from the rum. Very little to no booziness, which was surprising to me.

Overall, I was a pit disappointed with this one. The complexity lacks in comparison to similar aged beers from the US. It's a drinkable beer...just nothing special.

Apostlebrews, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of eristicrat
5/5  rDev +30.5%

eristicrat, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of Darkmagus82
4.63/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into Innis and Gunn glass

Appearance - A beautiful brown/red color. Formed a tan billowing head upon pouring which persisted quite some time.

Smell - A sweet aroma followed by some of the more traditional run aromas

Taste - A caramel taste meets you at the front as well as the end. A sweet vanilla and fruit persist in the middle. At the end the rum flavor comes on and lasts till the very end leaving the rest in the dust. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel - A nice smooth flavor. Not as much alcohol feel as would be expected.

Overall - One great beer. A great blend of sweetness with the rum flavor. One I would definitely recommend

Darkmagus82, Dec 22, 2011
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
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