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Innis & Gunn Rum AgedInnis & Gunn Rum Aged

Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Ratings: 139 |  Reviews: 33
Reviews by RHB33:
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
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.


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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep ruby color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to a thin layer of bubbles after about a minute

S: Some sweet malts, cherry, oak, more dark fruits, and a hint of the rum make up for a majority of the nose. Some nice complexity going on

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a bit of sweetness accompanied by the same cherry, oak, and dark fruits found in the nose. Also get some vanilla and a hint of rum that gives off some more fruitiness

M: Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation. A little on the prickly side

O: A very nice dessert beer with a good amount of sweetness balanced by the oak and fruitiness. A solid example of using spirit-soaked oak chips to add a nice depth and complexity to a beer. Can't complain about price, either

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Photo of RonfromJersey
3.14/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Deep amber color. Rapidly decaying just-off-white head.

Nice mix of rum and wood in the aroma, but it is not as assertive as I would have liked.

Sweetness up front, from both the Scotish Ale base, and the the rum barrel. The rum makes for nice accents, but the base beer seems weak in terms of taste.

Not as full a mouthfeel as I expected.

Decent but not great.

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Photo of DanGeo
2.43/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tbryan5
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
1.75/5  rDev -54.1%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
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

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Photo of butters_mcgee
3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tappangordo
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.39/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.66/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Skabiski
3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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Photo of TheSupremeAJ
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.04/5  rDev +6%
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!

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Photo of Damian74
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ace1117
3.09/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VoxRationis
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of russpowell
3.41/5  rDev -10.5%
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

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Photo of bgage1955
4.84/5  rDev +27%

Photo of bwood06
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap into a pint glass

A - Beer is clear but is hard to see through due to the dark red tint (almost a mahogany). Head is somewhat creamy and leaves out at juster under a finger after it dissipates from the initial pour. Little carbonation is visible. 4/5

S - Very simplistic aroma profile featuring dark stone fruit, toffee (somewhat muted note), herbal hops, and a bit of woodiness. 3.5/5

T - This beer is somewhat on the sweet side of things but the flavor is very subdued. Flavors are more hints than anything. Vanilla, oak, toffee, dates, herbal hops and cereal grains all are discerned but they have to be searched for. No real bitterness to this beer. 3.5/5

M - Smooth and crisp with a bit of carbonation tickle. Medium bodied that is not drying in the slightest and there really is no lingering feel in the mouth after the swallow. 3.75/5

O - While I like to look for flavors in beer and attempt to figure out what the brewmaster used, when the entire profile this way the search is just exhausting. Very subdued beer in both aroma and flavor which allows it to be paired with just about any food, but it is hard to drink by itself and love the flavor. 3.5/5

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Photo of DougT
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated APR2014.

Poured into a porter glass.

1 finger light tan head disipated quickly leaving a layer of foam over a clear dark amber brew with a stead stream of bubbles refreshing the head.

Slight skink at first, but then oak and rum, malt and bread.

Good news, none of the skunk makes it to the flavor. Bright, refreshing, slightly sweet, flowery, a little hop bitter in the middle, nicely rounded in the aftertaste. I can taste the rum, maybe some raisins. It is a rather delightful, and distinct flavor.

The mouthfeel is a medium body with plenty of effervescence.

This is a fine brew. The oak rum barrel chips lend a distinctive and very desirable flavor.

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Photo of Keene
3.37/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VABA
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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