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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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1,206 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,206
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 15.67%
Wants: 60
Gots: 204 | 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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Ratings: 1,206 | Reviews: 354
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of tubacharlie
3.64/5  rDev -5%
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 +4.4%
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 +17.5%

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
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 +17.5%

Photo of DanThomas
3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
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.

Photo of whartontallboy
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of blange3
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

Photo of robuess
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of casualfan
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of puboflyons
4.14/5  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.

Photo of electtodefer
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of shagal
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Pahn
2.66/5  rDev -30.5%
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.

Photo of Digimaika2
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Photo of keanex
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Photo of jwc215
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
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!

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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.

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