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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

1,113 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,113
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 15.97%
Wants: 50
Gots: 140 | 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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

BoringBunny, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Working my way through the I&G offerings at hand. Good times thus far... This stuff pours a clear rusty brown topped by a minimal amount of off-cream-white foam. The nose is dizzominated by a blast of buttercream and caramel. There might be a bit of marshmallow and oak in there, too, but they're drowned out by the big boys in the room. The taste holds notes of vanilla, cinnamon, buttercream, toffee, rum spice, very light oak, and light ginger. This stuff is very complex, each flavor inhabiting its own layer and its own wave across the tongue. Nice. The body is a light medium, with a light carbonation and a generally smooth feel. Overall, a damn fine beer, no surprise from the I&G crew.

TMoney2591, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of SellaBro1
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

SellaBro1, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Yalc
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Yalc, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of amrozga
4/5  rDev +4.7%

amrozga, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of SFC21
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

SFC21, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of JimmyW
5/5  rDev +30.9%

JimmyW, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of Brianito
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Brianito, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of tubacharlie
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An aggressive pour yields only a short head that quickly dissipates, emitting a pleasant aroma of sugar cane and oak. The brew is a reddish, nutty-brown color and quite still, leaving little to no lacing or residual head. The very clear appearance and lack of bubbles makes it look almost like tea.

Despite the lack of visual carbonation, this Scottish beer has plenty of froth in the mouth, with a nice balance of malt and hops. A quick shot of sweetness at the first sip gives way to a complex, earthy flavor with a bitter kick in the middle and back palate, leaving a sweet trailer.

This was a nice pairing with a plate of spicy shrimp fried rice, which did not overpower the depth of flavor in this visually deceptive brew.

tubacharlie, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of AlexanderCsamaj
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a solid beverage with good character. Super smooth goodness with a nice ABV that treats your gut like soul food would; comfortable and pleasing. Couldn't drink a ton of it at one sitting but had plenty of space for two before calling it a night.

AlexanderCsamaj, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of rootbeerman
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

rootbeerman, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle served in a snifter.

L - clear chestnut colur wi' a off-white heed 'at biddin as a rin' leavin' a haur an' thaur spot oan th' glass.

S - sweit mirk rum wi' toffee an' vanilla in th' backgroond.

T - waw, whit a wunderful tastin' swally, sweit flavors ay mirk rum, vanilla bean an' toffee. Ah keep sippin' but Ah dornt want tae finish it coz Ah only hae thes a body bottle (fur now).

F - light/medium bodied wi' mild carbonation an' smooth drinkability.

O - a huir uv a braw example ay th' style an' Ah will be gettin' mair.

Ah loch thes swally a lot, slainte!

JoeyBeerBelly, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of jujigatame
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

jujigatame, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of DanThomas
3.1/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A-- A nice and rich reddish mahogany. No head but lots of fizzy bubbles.

S-- I smell vanilla, toffee, and a scent reminiscent of a woodshop (in a good way). Oaky and also reminds me of a "rum and coke" mixed drink.

T-- I'm left a little wanting after the pleasant smell. The woodshop scent comes through on the taste, but I also get vanilla and molasses and brown sugar. It's not bad, but I was expected more from the scent. It hides its alcohol well.

M-- It has a nice mouthfeel and body upfront but it all dissipates into a fizzy/watery mess at the back of the mouth, which is disappointing. For its sweetness, its not sticky or cloying at all.

O-- It drinks pretty light overall, especially for its ABV, it tastes decent and I did enjoy it. But it is not worth its price, in my opinion. I like the original I&G better.

DanThomas, Jan 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

whartontallboy, Jan 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

blange3, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong aroma is rather sweet and has a definite overtone of rum-soaked wood, as well as caramel and malty notes. It pours a beautiful clear mahogany with a fairly thick and fluffy pale tan head. Sublime flavor has tones of rum, caramel, malt and wood, and is rather sweet but not cloying. Full-bodied, syrupy texture has just a little fizz, though. A truly satisfying beer to be sipped and savored.

Cyberkedi, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

robuess, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

casualfan, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of puboflyons
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the 25 ouncer. The packaging is beautiful. Sampled on January 13, 2012. The pour is dark amber with a long-lasting, foamy, off-white head. The aroma is sweeter than you might think with a nice supply of malts, brown sugar, and a small note of rum. The body is medium to heavy. After aging in rum barrels you would think the taste might come across as boozy but this is hardly the case. It is very sweet and caramel-like, with toffee and a moderate hop bitterness on the tail end. Well recommended.

puboflyons, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of electtodefer
5/5  rDev +30.9%

electtodefer, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of shagal
3/5  rDev -21.5%

shagal, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of Pahn
2.65/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml clear bottle into Duvel tulip. No freshness info.

Appearance: Free pour yields a half inch, fizzy white head that dissipates quickly. Pours a translucent deep ruby and leaves no lacing.

Smell: Obviously and severely skunked. Smell gives me a wave of college party nostalgia.

Some rum and oak underneath. Seems like there's good happening here, but it's hard to get motivated to sniff a beer that smells like skunk.

Taste: First sip: sweet rum, some candy-like malt flavor, oak, *heavy skunk*, some more oak, leading to a sugary vanilla oak and skunk aftertaste.

Not worth bothering with any more description. The rum and scotch ale combo is arguable, but this beer doesn't really argue for either side; it argues against releasing beer in clear glass bottles.

Mouthfeel: Pretty good, enhancing my annoyance with this beer. Medium bodied, not really juicy or watery, but refreshing. Good carbonation.

Overall: This is probably a good beer when it's not light-struck.

Sidenote: I have a policy not to buy beer in clear bottles. A friend gave me this after he tried it and said it tasted like shit. I don't agree; I think there's worthwhile beer here, but it's destroyed by the brewery's dumb choice.

Pahn, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of Digimaika2
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep mahogany red colour with a tall and milky cream-coloured foam head. Commendable retention and satisfactory lacing.

S: Toffee sweetness, strong banana, coconut, fainter floral elements, dark fruits, and healthy hints of rum. Very sweet, tropical, and boozy which works well and is appealing.

T: Similar to aromas with sweet boozy rum, banana, coconut, and toffee the most detectable. Floral hops in the background provide a slightly bitter element. Dark fruits are faintly present. Quite good but even despite the above flavours, overall it still tastes rather streamlined.

M: Medium body with a moderate carbonation. Oily with a lingering bitterness.

D: Delicious and a product I would certainly drink again. Best characteristic of this is the detectable rum taste.

Digimaika2, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of keanex
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
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
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
86 out of 100 based on 1,113 ratings.