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Innis & Gunn Spiced Rum Finish - Innis & Gunn

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Innis & Gunn Spiced Rum FinishInnis & Gunn Spiced Rum Finish

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BA SCORE
85
very good

155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Oak matured for 57 days

(Beer added by: ChrisCage on 10-14-2011)
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phishbone23

New York

4.5/5  rDev +20%

01-23-2013 17:15:08 | More by phishbone23
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brwnchrstpher

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-22-2013 01:05:42 | More by brwnchrstpher
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VaporDome

New York

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-19-2013 00:23:36 | More by VaporDome
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Beersippin


4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

01-18-2013 01:39:41 | More by Beersippin
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tjsmith910

Florida

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-17-2013 02:08:38 | More by tjsmith910
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is the 7.4% aged for 47 days version. Poured into an I&G Glass yielded a large active head which dissipated quite quickly. Leaves quite minimal lacing. Colour is a chestnut ruby colour, with a lot of carbonation.

Smell has a creamy, toffee note. A lot of soft spiciness. Alcohol is somewhat noticeable. Some fig notes, chestnut, some toasty oak and caramel notes, pretty layered.

Taste has a subtle sweetness, vanilla, clove spice, a lot of oakiness and the flavour hints from the spiced rum cut through the sweetness. Develops more sharp spice notes, hints of butterscotch. Finish has a lot of dry rummy character, spicey and dry.

Mouthfeel is pretty full, pretty sweet, soft carbonation. Actually surprisingly drinkable for the strength. Alcohol combines pretty well with the rum and oakiness. Some prickle at the end, but overall quite light.

Well this is something unique, and a ton of the spice rum comes through and does a decent job dominating this beer. Still it is pretty interesting, with some pretty interesting flavours going on, but it lacks a solid malt backbone to stand up to the strength and spice rum influence. Nice and tasty to drink, but unbalanced at times and shows potential to be really something, I prefer the Rum Finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 00:31:17 | More by mick303
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rab53

Washington

3/5  rDev -20%

01-13-2013 03:40:22 | More by rab53
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nogarap

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-04-2013 00:00:40 | More by nogarap
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deonreds

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-01-2013 05:35:36 | More by deonreds
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20%

12-31-2012 13:32:47 | More by ejimhof
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into tulip 30/12/12 my bottles 7.4%

A clear copper with tiny bubbles everywhere, a three finger cream colored foam quickly falls to a pinky finger and leaves a ring of lace

S vanilla and toffee come out strong, there's a little wood and spice but I'm doubting I'd guess a spiced rum cask, slight fruity notes and a little apple pie

T everything meshes together in a strange way, not nearly as strong as the nose and harder to distinguish but still nice, sweet but not overly so

M a little thin but the pin prick bubbles work well, no booze and a toffee finish

O I liked it but I didn't love it, smells pretty solid but that was the highlight of this one

I could take it or leave it, decent beer but not mind blowing, no reason not to try it but there's just a little something missing like many beer I've had from I&G

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 06:24:02 | More by wordemupg
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brod25

New York

3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a bronze color with a slight white head which dissipated almost immediately. Aroma of butterscotch, spices and a hint of booze. Taste a lot of vanilla and spicy rum with a dry finish. Get hints of the oak and a slight buttery flavor. Pretty light body with moderate carbonation. Overall a decent beer although not something I would seek out on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 04:18:43 | More by brod25
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sbarre

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-29-2012 17:50:31 | More by sbarre
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lwadd

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

12-29-2012 00:21:50 | More by lwadd
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JohnBender

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

12-26-2012 02:40:25 | More by JohnBender
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

12-24-2012 05:46:00 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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cornpone

New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-22-2012 18:31:37 | More by cornpone
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ThreeWiseMonks

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

12-15-2012 02:51:26 | More by ThreeWiseMonks
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SandS

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12-13-2012 01:39:47 | More by SandS
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generallee

New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-10-2012 22:49:44 | More by generallee
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

i really like this stuff, totally different. it pours a clear and fizzy bronze color with a tiny head. the whole beer goes flat and darkens in shade after just a few minutes of air exposure. the nose is very impressive, full of fresh vanilla beans, oak, booze, and some island spice. the rum character really overshadows the beer itself though. the flavor is also rum dominated, with the vanilla being really forward. its sweet and a little fruity, like fermented apples or something. the finish is oddly dry though, and there is almost not tastes left in the mouth after the swallow. the mouthfeel is okay, it starts off pretty bubbly, but goes dead flat quickly. i dont mind that though, as the flavors are allowed to be savored and identified one by one this way. it does make the alcohol component seem a lot stronger though, i would have guessed this beer to be close to 8% abv. nice smooth texture to this, and a 4pack in a night would be about right for me. one of my brothers favorite brews, im not quite as high on it, but its definitely something unique and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 18:43:11 | More by StonedTrippin
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DannyBaldoni

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

12-04-2012 02:15:22 | More by DannyBaldoni
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cjgator3

Florida

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle

A- Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is vanilla, oak chips, caramel and malt.

T- The taste is sweet malt along with caramel, spice and some alcohol in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a moderate amount if carbonation.

O- Overall, not a bad beer. Probably not something I'd buy again but it was worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 03:16:58 | More by cjgator3
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BGDrock

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: very deep amber colour; clear; head dissipates swiftly to almost nothing

Aroma: sweet caramel, rum, fruity, vanilla, toffee - this is gonna be a sweet one (again)

Taste & Mouthfeel: as expected - overly sweet and syrupy, with big vanilla and fruity rum flavours; cloying, with almost nothing to balance it out; there might be some oak character in the finish, but not much hint of spiced rum influence it could really be any rum; it actually sets your teeth on edge it's so sweet

Overall: pretty typical from Innis & Gunn, but even more sugary than their others; was hoping for some differentiation, didn't get it

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 02:59:58 | More by BGDrock
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Woodysbeard

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

12-02-2012 00:13:07 | More by Woodysbeard
Innis & Gunn Spiced Rum Finish from Innis & Gunn
85 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.