Innis & Gunn Rum Aged
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Scottish Ale
Ranked #22
Ranked #23,277
3.83 | pDev: 12.79%
Innis & Gunn
Scotland, United Kingdom
Very Good
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stevoj from Idaho

3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Catch up rating from notes, 2012: Bottle from the BritShop on Ramstein. Pours out a nice dark brown,but clear, small half finger tan head. Rum is readily apparent in the aroma, caramel malts, woody notes. The rum also brings sweetness to the malts, along with what seems like a very boozy vibe. Nice feel overall, and despite the seemingly boozy flavor and warmth, it's not that strong of a beer.

Nov 29, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Unknown vintage; drank 9/8/15 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque red/purple appearance.

Nice tan head; nice lace.

Candle wax, plum & mild cinnamon notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Raisin, cinnamon & rum flavors up front; candle wax notes on the finish.

Too sweet, but still enjoyable.

Sep 02, 2019
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 11.2 oz bottle in a snifter. This rather fine ale pours a
nice medium dark mahogany with a nice head of off white foam
that subsides to a thick ring, thin film, and displays some rather
nice sudsy lacing. Nose of rum, vanilla, brown sugars, and subtle
orchard fruit notes. Flavors surpass the nose with mild oak, sweet
rum. brown sugars, hints of peach and raisin, touches of toffee,
nice mild vanilla, and a hint of herbal hops. Very nice mouth feel;
medium light carbonation, medium body, and a sweet and mildly
dry finish.

Excellence in a glass from a fantastic brewer.


Jun 25, 2018
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pat61 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: brilliant brown with ruby highlights under a 1" cream colored foam cap with fair retention and light lace

S: rum, alcohol, fruit, a hint of mustiness, dark dried fruit, a hint of vanilla and traces of nuts, coconut, oak, raisins and plum

T: Light chocolate, toffee, rum and a hint of coffee start the flavors supported by fruit, nuts, plums, raisins and a touch of vanilla. It finishes with a light fruity tartness and a lingering dry malty toffee taste

F: The body and carbonation are medium

O: a very fine, well built, subtle and layered beer. The Scottish Ale and the rum go very well together with neither overpowering the other

Jan 13, 2018
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours a translucent reddish-brown with an eggshell-white head. Initial impression is a muted assortment of oak, caramel, vanilla, and a touch of rum. Mouthfeel is medium; carbonation is light. Finish is semi-dry with a hint of rum in the aftertaste. This would be a whole lot better with more body and more emphasis on the flavors. Good idea but leaves a lot to be desired, taste-wise.

Jan 13, 2018
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SaCkErZ9 from South Carolina

2.39/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

This one is no different than the regular version. No oak or rum or anything. Just beer. Very disappointed. Smells a bit sour and the taste reflects the same. Not a fan of this whole series but glad I tried it.

Dec 14, 2017
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.71/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Innis & Gunn Rum Aged Ale has a thin-to-medium ivory head, a chestnut brown, clear appearance, with some ascending bubbles and sheet glass lacing. Aroma is not strong, but some liquor, oak, and malt can be detected. Taste is of brown sugar, moderately-toasted malt, vanilla, oak, and a touch of balancing bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Innis & Gunn Rum Aged Ale finishes mostly dry.


Nov 30, 2017
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MrPepper from England

3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Eine einigermassen klares dunkles Braun, wenig Schaum, insgesamt stimmiger Eindruck. Geruch weniger ausgeprägt als erwartet, wenn auch Rum-Noten wahrzunehmen sind. Das setzt sich im Mund fort, der Abgang wird von Rum begleitet, die Aromen sind aber nicht sehr präsent. Es ist gut aufeinander abgestimmt, aber überrollt einem nicht. Ein subtiles Rumbier, schmeckt gut, aber überrascht nicht.

Nov 28, 2017
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very nice deep brown with mild head and sticky lacing. Nose is very soft rum, char, oak. The taste is super clean, nice smooth rum mixed with a char flavor and oaky finish. This is a super clean and fun to drink beer, love it out by the fire, outstanding.

Nov 21, 2017
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beergoot from Colorado

3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mahogany hued body; one-finger thick head, creamy and dense. Toasted grain aroma blended with some notes of rum and oak. Caramel flavored; a little boozy; black pepper. Heavy body; rich and smooth on the palate; some alcohol heat.

This beer delivers a nice, malt-intense body with some low-key notes of barrel-aging across the board.

Oct 09, 2017
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LiquidAmber from Washington

3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a medium to dark coppery amber with a half finger ivory head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, light oaky vanilla and rum. Flavor is lightly caramel and biscuit malt, woody oak with a little tannin and mild rum. Finishes with moderate woody light malt. Medium bodied with light creaminess and good carbonation. Somewhat mild in flavor for an oak aged ale. There is a Scottish profile here, but it is very light in flavor. Fortunately the oaking and rum influence are also lightly done, so things are balanced. Good, with no off notes, but the light, traditional flavors really beg for a more robust Scottish ale base. This would shine with a little more flavor.

Aug 22, 2017
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MoohMooh from France

2.76/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours dark red/brown, very clear with little to no head.

Smells sweet and fruity (plum?), bready. Coffee and some cocoa. Lots of rum once it warms.

Tastes of apple, caramel and mayyyyybe rum? Strong vanilla. It actually makes me think of flat coke, taste-wise -- not a very good thing. Kinda strong rum aftertaste as well, but it's almost unpleasant for some reason.

This is the serial killer of beers, because I can't seem to find the body. It was carbonated at first, but after 5 minutes that was gone as well.

Probably won't be having this one again.

Aug 15, 2017
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VoxRationis from New York

3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Decanted into a conical pint glass; no production information
A: Pours a clear, dark copper with very robust carbonation leading to a nearly one inch head and rich, solid Belgian lacing.
S: Toasty with more floral than citrus, raisin, and mineral aromas, and a slightly sour note.
T: Sweet with flavors of caramel, Jaffa oranges and rum. Bitterness mild and in nice balance. Refreshing.
M: Medium bodied with very solid carbonation
O: A nicely balanced Scottish Ale with an orange twist.

Jul 29, 2017
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Cthulhusquid from Washington

4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Orange-brown body, one finger white head.

Smell: See below.

Taste: Mild caramel, mild toast, mild oak, some smokiness, and a little bit of fruitness.

Feel: Medium-light body and carbonation. Balanced for the most part.

May 23, 2017
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jjamadorphd from Florida

3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Though I prefer rum over bourbon, I'm beginning to think bourbon goes better with beer than rum, much better...

Quite possibly my least favorite I&G, which is strange considering that I love rum. But there is something with, at the very least, how I&G put this together. It has a decent enough look, though there is no head or lacing, the smell has rumm-ish scent, thought not necessarily appealing, and the mouthfeel is certainly the weirdest i have had in quite some time. Too much spiciness to go with a strong astringent tightness on the tongue, not awful, just very weird. The taste was decent enough, a slight taste of rum that maybe doesn't blend well with the beer taste, but hey, it still worked for me. Overall, not a great beer, but not a terrible one either.

Apr 03, 2017
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seedyone from New York

4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From bottle at home. Having had this before without any negative memories, I figured & I'd give it a go for the record. Seeing the "Oak Aged" designation with the "aged with rum oak chips" notation, had me skeptical at first, but since it's what's in the glass...& not in my head...that matters I can honestly say this iq enjoyable.

Loads of vanilla, more rum then oak, but just hints if both. The usual nice body, as all well made Scottish Ales should have. The mahogany tone adds just the right touch of class. Minor complaint is the lack of a any head or lacing, which at this point is merely cosmetic.

Not for everyday, but in the middle of a session to bridge from lights to darks, this mediates nicely.

Feb 27, 2017
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whatthehull from California

3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a snifter/tulip/wine hybrid glass

A - Almost identical in look and color to the "original".

S - rum, vanilla, sugar, tons of sweet malt/grain, toffee earthy hops, fruity and very velvety and a slight more booze on the nose.

T - little to no difference from the nose to the taste, seriously, it is kind of odd how close the smell and taste are.

M - medium minus body, nice balance, decent complexity, medium minus carbonation and sweet from start to finish

D/O - Again, almost exactly like the original, tasty, smooth, easy to drink but with a hint of rum, though lacking in any booze flavor.

Final thoughts - at $10 a four pack it is worth a try (just like the original), though at that price range the under 8% is lackluster

Feb 24, 2017
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RockAZ from Arizona

4.51/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Interesting nose on this one, cinnamon vanilla, a little bit of wood. Bottle says best before July 2017, but it looks fresh today. Hoped to get more rum out of it, but yes - it is there. The malty biscuit flavor threw me off for the first few sips, obviously my tongue is whack from IPA's. This is a mild beer, a little flat and thin with little carbonation. Not an awful beer, would love to try it above 9% abv however, that would bring that sweetness in line proportionately.

Dec 27, 2016
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Samlover55 from New York

3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle into nonic pint
BB 12/2016
L- light brown, fuzzy tan head quickly fizzling out
S- loads of fruity toffee on the nose
T- not that much different than the nose, toffee and caramel in the malt with fruity follow and finish, and slight hints of the rum chips
F- light to medium bodied, dry syrup-y feel
O- ok beer, not that the much different than the original non Rum-Chips Aged

Dec 18, 2016
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours an effervescent brown/hazel with a sliver of tan head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Brown sugar, faint peat & the rum once warm

T: Follows the nose, a little cinnamon, & leafy hops up front. Slight boozeyness, slight fig notes & a little drynesss as this warms. Finishes dry, slight rums sweetness & maybe a little cinnamon

MF: A touch thin, subtle carbonation

Slight rum sweetness. Honestly, I could take or leave this. It is folly to barrel or wood age most medium ABV beers IMHO, this is no exception

Dec 10, 2016
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jettjon from Florida

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From an 11.2 oz bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass, clear chestnut color with moderate precipitating carbonation. Frothy tan-brown head quickly fades to a thin collar with some minor lace. Nose of sweet, slightly buttery toasted malt. On the palate, leaning toward the sweet end of spectrum without becoming cloying; nice caramel malt flavors. Clean, crisp mouth. Overall quite drinkable and enjoyable, bordering on the sweet side. Would enjoy again.

Dec 08, 2016
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Tone from Missouri

3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, mahogany color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of liquor, alcohol, sweet malt, caramel malt, hint of hops, and a hint of sugar. Fits the style of a Scottish Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of liquor, alcohol, sweet malt, caramel malt, hint of hops, and a hint of sugar. Overall, good feel, blend, and decent body and aroma.

Nov 18, 2016
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fscottkey from New York

3.29/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: [4.00] The bottle says "BBE Feb 16" - so I assume that is best before 02/01/2016. Anyway it also lists the ABV (6.8%). Beer has a really nice brown cola color. It creates a 1 finger creamy tan head. It looks inviting in a glass.

S: [3.75] Peat, mesquite, smoke and some caramel and toffee.

T: [3.00] Different than the nose. I am getting cherry, dark fruit, marshmallow, and some charred hardwood. The taste is also unexpectedly sweet.

M: [3.00] A little thinner than I anticipated given the rich looking head. The carbonation level is low.

O: [3.25] The nose advertises a lot of complexity but the taste doesn't deliver as much. It is a bit flat on flavor and carbonation. Overall it is tasty but not one I'd seek out.

Sep 01, 2016
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mfnmbvp from Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 fl oz. bottle, no apparent bottled on date. Acquired a single bottle of this stuff from the local bottle shop, and i've been hanging onto it for a while, so it's time to give it a go! "Beer aged with rum oak chips".

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - Pours just a bit darker than expected, a tawny reddish-brown body with just under two fingers of frothy soapy light khaki-tan head that stays awhile, leaving good scattered strands of lacing. Medium haze, with adequate carbonation. Looks good.

S - The oak chip aging is most apparent, but feels a bit light - notes of must, oak wood, vanilla, caramel, toffee, some subtle notes of boozy tropical rum. A smooth underlying nutty dark maltiness. Very lightly fumey / metallic on the end. It's ok.

T - Taste follows the nose: notes of musty oak wood, some pungent notes of booze / rum flavor, vanilla, toffee, caramel, subtle notes of toasted brown malt, and some wet cardboard flavor near the end.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, clean. Semi-thin / watery for the style, oak aging, & the abv. Notes of oak wood, vanilla, caramel, & watery grain / cardboard linger on the finish.

Overall, not the best i've had from Innis & Gunn, one of their lesser impressive offerings. Reminded me of the Original variant in some ways. Glad to have tried it, but i would not recommend this or have it again.

Innis & Gunn Rum Aged -----3.5/5

Jun 30, 2016
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Innis & Gunn "Rum Aged"
11.2 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BBE JUN 16" on 3 June 2016

This is the new version of the "Rum Cask" - it's probably impossible to get enough casks anymore, and I'd imagine they just don't have the room to do it either given the volume they're producing. It's aged on oak chips that have been soaked in rum, rather than inside of a cask that once held rum. It's been far too long for me to remember what the original was like, and I hope that I'm not imagining it, but I don't feel this is quite as complex.

The oak remains readily apparent in both the flavor and the aroma; and it still has notes of toasty biscuits, soft caramel and brown sugar, oaky dryness, vanilla, rum, and a very light dusting of cocoa. Oh, and even coconut, but it just doesn't seem as complex as I remember it.

Is that a problem? By no means! This is still a great beer that offers you a fine Scottish ale with the addition of rum and oak characteristics. I'd imagine I could drink this all day, yet I know that the oak would eventually build on me and I'd want something else. An absolutely great beer!

Jun 03, 2016
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