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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,149 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,149
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 15.97%
Wants: 55
Gots: 153 | FT: 1
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-21-2007)
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Photo of BeRanger
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Photo of AleWatcher
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
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.

Photo of jriggins6
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

Photo of cjacobsen
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Photo of corby112
2.33/5  rDev -39%
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.

Photo of godmare
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of groovemonster
1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of Apostlebrews
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Photo of eristicrat
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.63/5  rDev +21.2%
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

Photo of Ralphs66
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of GallowsThief
4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into my tulip.

A – Poured out a nice caramel brown. A finger of off white head that receded quickly and left a touch of lacing.

S – Pick up the rum immediately followed by a candy like sweetness. Vanilla and caramel.

T – Not over powering on the rum taste which is nice. Its present and subtle and tasty. Vanilla, brown sugar and caramel all lend to a mild sweetness. Nice oaky flavor imparted in the taste. Leaves a nice warm taste in the mouth and all the way down.

M – Smooth, smooth and smooth. Good carbonation. Slightly drying at the end.

O – Damn fine brew here. Has great flavors which all compliment one another. Adding to my list to pick up more. Great on a cold night. Winner all the way.

Photo of Gregwa
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of djcreepshow
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Vylo
4.63/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with little head, a neat amber color.

The smell hits you immediately. Let me state my sense of smells is dulled by years of allergies, but this hit me instantly, in a pleasant way.

The taste and mouthfeel was impressive as well, very very smooth, complex enough to be fully enjoyable.

Clear bottles make me paranoid so I drank this before I suspected it might become light-struck. Don't buy from a display, I bought online.

This was a really nice beer, perfect with breads/pastas.

Photo of BoOmerG
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of jdhilt
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a one-finger cream head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Opaque brown color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light rum and oak nose and flavor is toffee and vanilla with a sweet rum finish. $10.99 for a 750ml bottle from Pamplemousse Salem, Ma.

Photo of ogreen
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of rmalinowski4
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased as a gift pack and poured into the included Innis & Gunn glass.

Pours a clear mahogany brown with a one finger light tan head. The head recedes slowly and leaves some lacing on the glass. You can see the carbonation dancing up the glass. Looks good.

The smell is toffee, caramel, dark fruit, and dark rum. Very intriguing. Almost smells more like a mixed drink than a beer. There is no apparent aroma from hops. This is all malt and rum.

The taste is very much like the smell. Toffee, caramel, dates, fig, and a dark rum finish. There is no hop bitterness. This is very sweet, but not cloyingly so. There is some complexity to the sweetness, the toffee, caramel, and dark fruit flavors dance on the palate and on the finish there is a slight warmth from the tropical rum.

The mouthfeel is good. Moderate carbonation helps the flavors dance on the palate and helps provide a smooth and creamy feel.

Overall, this is a good beer to have every once in a while. If drank too often, this could become rather ordinary.

Photo of bfife
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of TomAtoMusic
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Ghohn
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First impressions are not the ending impressions with this one!

Started with the beer cold out of cooler and was told to wait, let it warm. I definitely was curious so I had to start right away.

First impression was a great still ale with sweet island overtones. Very little head that dissipated quickly. The more this ale warmed the more complex the taste. Ended with tones of oak, cane, and very mild hops.

Definitely worth a try!

Photo of indesertum
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a darker reddish muddy brown. nice head, good retention, beautiful lacing.

smells like rich toffee, caramel, vanilla. tastes like it too. some more notes and complexity than the regular. lovely depth. light malty sweetness.

good carbonation. lightly syrupy.

quite nice of a beer.

Photo of MrTinnedPEach
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Gavage
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a light brown color with a reddish tint. Short head breaks apart quickly.

Smell: earthiness with a hint of rum lingers softly.

Taste: toffee, vanilla, some soft earthy tones, mild bitterness, and a hint of peat. There is a very mild rum flavor that seems to arrive late.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Aftertaste is short lived here.

Overall: a nicely flavored beer that drinks fairly quickly for the style. The rum barrels did not impart that much flavor but it is interesting. Worth trying this one.

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