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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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very good

1,200 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,200
Reviews: 351
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 58
Gots: 196 | FT: 1
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-21-2007

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Photo of nickhiller
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of UAyeroc2425
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of railman
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of waiting4lunch
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of rangerred
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.

Photo of WoodersonMB
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of jjauga
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of shand
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Photo of ColSanders123
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Portertime
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Photo of KevinSP
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of DoctorB2B
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of BoringBunny
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Photo of SellaBro1
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Yalc
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of amrozga
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of SFC21
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of JimmyW
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of Brianito
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of tubacharlie
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
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!

Photo of jujigatame
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
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