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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

1,095 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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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%

Merkur, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of grapetonix
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours dark amber with light head. Clear and pleasant.

S: The better components of a garbage bin, caramel, cinnamon, citrus and ginger. Average.

T: Cola caramel, ginger. A lot of rum, so no false advertising! I keep this in high regard.

M: Not offensive, just barely tickles the tongue. Quite dry.

Overall a reasonably good beer, but for 60 SEK per liter I am not sure at all whether I would care for this again.

grapetonix, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

JAHMUR, Nov 21, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

chickenm, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

mnixon86, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of musicforairports
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark amber and very clear. Head doesn't really leave lacing.

Smells like oak, vanilla, rum, chocolate, caramel and other malt notes.

A lot of wood up front, very sweet malt beneath and a strong rum and vanilla character in the finish. Leaves lingering rum/vanilla flavors on the palate. A bit watery. Sweet, but never quite too sweet. I like the barrel flavors here; interesting to see a rum-barrel beer.

Mouthfeel is light-medium and less than expected.

This one is a unique beer and rather tasty, if a bit sweet and one-dimensional. I wish there was more malt complexity in the flavor. But it's got to be one of the better beers you'll find in a clear bottle.

musicforairports, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Josiah2729, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

driftedfc3s, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

jk3, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

imperialking, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

BucsNBucks, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

getjustin, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

rkay3, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Satchboogie, Nov 16, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

xaoslaad, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

richbrew, Nov 16, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

LoveBeerNo7, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

trixdout, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of TheWhiskerReview
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasting sample pours a ruby-tinged mahogany.

I definitely would choose this over their bourbon-barrel aged version, both currently offered on the regular here in TN. The nose shows a bit more restraint on the sloppy-sweet flavors that dominated the 'oak aged' Gunn- earthier aromas of baked orange, birch root, dark bread, cinnamon, brown sugar and baked apple.

The palate is a touch drier too with a dark bready/bran-like maltiness dominating the mouth and joined by more of those savory baked fruit and spice tones- yielding back to doughy dark bread on the moderately long finish with a hint of sunflower seeds.

Like I said, of the two Gunns offered on the regular here in TN, I'd much rather drink this Rum Aged version. A bit bigger alcohol suggests a more robust maltiness which was a great improvement along side the drier, spicier flavors.

TheWhiskerReview, Nov 11, 2011
Photo of chicagoabbot
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz into a snifter...even though I don't love this beer, I tried to give it decent marks for uniqueness. Seems a little light in color for a wee heavy, although I guess the brewery is located in Scotland, so maybe I should stfu and all the other wee heavies I've ever had were too dark. Head doesn't stick around too long. There's tons of rum notes in the nose, as well as oak. Ditto on the tongue. It delivers as promised in that respect. Mouthfeel is quite good. Not something I'll drink again for awhile, but I recommend trying it.

chicagoabbot, Nov 10, 2011
Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased as a part of the gift box so as to avoid light-strike.

Appearance -- Pours a vivid garnet hue with golden highlights and a tuft of sudsy beige head. Soon enough wisps are all that remain of the head, but some banded lacing occurs. Very nice.

Smell -- Malty with notes of chewy bread, spice cake, rum raisin, and a bit of dark fruit. Woody vanilla also present.

Taste -- Again, lots of malt character: pale bread, rum-soaked fruit, spice cake. Woody oak, slight vanillin.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-bodied with crisp prickly carbonation. Feels like a soft drink, but otherwise okay

Overall -- A remarkable improvement from the standard Oak Aged Ale. Much more flavor and complexity from the rum cask. Still, the clear glass bottles sitting out on shelves give me pause.

Unique, but I'd love to try a Scottish Ale more deserving that has been put through the cask treatment. Not as rich or robust as I would like to for a Wee Heavy

yeahnatenelson, Nov 10, 2011
Photo of Stunner97
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- very extremely dark brown in color, low to no carbonation to be seen, pours with fairly thick white head that faded to tan lacing,

Smell- tons of malt and the rum and woodiness can be slightly noticed, mostly just strong punch of malt

Taste- most of the flavor of this beer is malty sweetness with just little bit dryness on the end, can only pick up a little bit of the rum flavor at least to my palate, think i taste some of the wood though in caramel and vanilla notes, flavor is very mellow and overall nice

Mouthfeel- very smooth and mellow, goes down easy

Drinkability/overall- overall this beer is very nice and enjoyable in a similar kind of way as the regular innis and gun beer is, nice mellow some what sweet oaky ale, while i really do like this style of beer they make i cant say I was getting as much of the rum as I thought that I might, good beer for sure but not sure i like it more then the regular beer of theres which is few bucks cheaper

Stunner97, Nov 09, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was another of the beers that came in the Innis and Gunn pack with the glass. I expected this to be heavy in terms of mouthfeel and to have the consistency and hue of a rum. Sure enough, that was the taste and without a doubt, this may have been the one beer that I've had this fall with a full range of flavors that meshed beautifully together. This certainly wasn't like anything I've had before and even though this was quite strong, I enjoyed the craft and different taste of this beer!

The pour to this was brown, like a dark rum, and without much carbonation to speak of. The head faded quickly but looked good while it lasted. Not much of an aroma to this beer but the flavors were present and pleasing, with lots of oak, molasses, vanilla, pumpernickel,, and just a hint of dark fruit. There was quite a boozy undertone to this too the came out in the aftertaste, along with a hint of peat. This was a heavy beer in body but not in mouthfeel, which made it relatively easy to drink given its particular style.

It's good that I got this in a mix pack, given that it would be hard to down more than one in a sitting. That's not because this beer turned me off, but because it's more like a cordial or something that should be poured into a snifter or rocks glass. Like the other Innis and Gunn offering that I've had so far, this certainly pushed the boundary of what I think a beer is and even if not everyone enjoys the end results, this is much more likely to stand out for me over time. This was a solid effort at pushing the envelope!

JerzDevl2000, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of thekevlarkid
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Out of a bottle this beer was a clear copper/garnet color with one finger of tan head. The retention was nice and the lacing in small bands. The aroma was of caramel, toffee, oak, booze, vanilla and dark fruits. The flavors were similar with the oak being strong but behind that were lots of subtleties of rum, tobacco ,toffee, butterscotch, molasses and nuts. The mouthfeel was good, the body medium and the carbonation average. Complex and nuanced despite being strong. A great example of the of a Wee Heavy.

thekevlarkid, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of patm1986
2.2/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Clear Glass 750ml

Auburn with a half-inch grey head that exits very quickly. after a few moments, the beer just sits flatly in glass.

phenolic burst, ginger, vanilla, some oak, a bit of anise, faintly orange but more an orange extract or oil than the whole fruit, slight cinnamon and pepper. if i were blinded and held this to my nose, i'd probably think soda, like a mix of stewart's and sprite.

tasting some wood, that orange extract, ginger, cinnamon, phenol acidity, then it halts and finishes muted and rounds out with a taste like plastic.

it flattens quickly and becomes watery. it still holds a minute amount of carbonation on the swallow for a slight burn and tingle, but it does not last.

i couldn't finish it. it's unfortunate, but it just didn't work for me. it smells like an overly sweetened soft drink, tastes like cheap dark rum watered down with a vanilla cola and is flat after several sips and swirls. sorry.
cheers

patm1986, Nov 03, 2011
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
86 out of 100 based on 1,095 ratings.