Caribbean Rum Cask
Innis & Gunn

Caribbean Rum CaskCaribbean Rum Cask
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Innis & Gunn
Scotland, United Kingdom
Scottish Ale
Ranked #27
Ranked #20,768
3.79 | pDev: 10.03%
Sep 22, 2023
Oct 29, 2017
Formerly known as Blood Red Sky, Caribbean rum casks meet Scottish red beer in an explosion of cool, spicy rum notes, vanilla and rich fruit.

We don't accept any borders or boundaries when it comes to our quest for innovation. We want to create flavour combinations that are worth crossing an ocean for. Our Innis & Gunn Caribbean Rum Cask offers just that. It combines the best of Scotland and the Caribbean to create something entirely new and truly special. Scottish red beer meets the finest Caribbean rum casks.

The first sip follows through on that promise. The aromas give way to palate-pleasingly punchy notes of fruit, rum and chocolate. This full bodied flavour is enhanced by the use of Innis & Gunn Ale Malt, Chocolate Malt and Roasted Barley. Super Styrian hops subtly cut through that richness to ensure a perfectly balanced beer. The finish in this one of a kind 6.8% ABV drop is warming yet mellow.
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Rated: 3.94 by RedAleMan from Canada (ON)

Sep 22, 2023
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Reviewed by Braunmeister_1943 from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From a 12 oz bottle. No legible bottle date.

L- Dark reddish amber color.

S- Some mild vanilla aroma.

T- Very smooth. Sweetness is well
balanced with slight spice and vanilla.

F- On the thin side with delicate

O - A very pleasant, easy drinking Scottish
Red Beer!
Jul 15, 2023
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Reviewed by TerryMills from Tennessee

4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Solid brew as will all innis and Gunn products I’ve tried but the smell on this one was really good , taste follows the nose but doesn’t stick around long after it goes down .

Well put together beer that has plenty of flavor but is also crushable as a summer beer.
Jul 04, 2023
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a clear 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a very dark mahogany color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of rum, oak. Taste is malts, rum and oak, Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall this is a pretty good beer.
Jun 20, 2023
Rated: 3.93 by dd53grif from Michigan

Jun 01, 2023
Rated: 3.68 by TrashPanda93 from Canada (SK)

May 30, 2023
Rated: 3.69 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 3.45 by TheHammer from Canada (ON)

Feb 09, 2023
Rated: 4 by Ushouldbeworkinh from England

Dec 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
This one surprised me; simple, clear glass bottle purchased for less than $4, poured into a snifter. Mahogany in color with an off-khaki head that rises and settles slowly. The nose is invitingly distinct but mellow, lovely malty character with aromatic vanilla and earthy oak, mild spice. The palate is fantastically well-rounded with an oaky rum presence completing a malty base that is neither too toasty, fruity, or spicy, though all of those components are present. Deliciously drinkable, I was surprised and pleased with this one.
Nov 17, 2022
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Reviewed by Pegasus from Texas

3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Reddish-amber body, crowned by a massive, somewhat coarse, cream-colored head. Belgian-like lacing adorns the glass wall. Before a strong light, fat bubbles cling to the glass wall beneath the surface, while columns of small bubbles race to the surface.

Aroma: The aroma is, surprisingly, rather Whisky-like, with strong notes of toasted caramel, vanilla, wood, and a definite undercurrent of alcohol, mellow, and gracious.

Taste; On tasting, there is an immediate impression of wood and dark caramel. Soon after, notes of nuts, dark toasted bread, and toasted malt present, as well as a little dark caramel. Late in the taste, the oak really dominates the taste, along with a moderate wave of vanilla, with the end offering a dry finish.

Mouth feel: Soft and very pleasant, quite smooth, with but a suggestion of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Quite nicely-done for an ale with a rather moderate ABV of but 6.8%. While this is on the light side in these times, there is a lot of depth on offer. Quite well done. The previous name, "Blood Red Sky" seems more appropriate to this "All Hallows Eve".

Presentation: Packaged in an 11.2 0unce, 335 ml bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a Lan Fin du Monde chalice.
Nov 01, 2022
Rated: 3.74 by Curt3 from Ohio

Oct 31, 2022
Rated: 3.85 by kjkinsey from Texas

Oct 22, 2022
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Reviewed by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
My bottle says blood red sky so not sure how old this is. Im pretry sure I see two dates on the bottle. One ending in 16 and one ending in 22. Im guessing this is an old bottle from 2016 with a BB 2022.

Normally hate rum barrel beer so im not sure why I bought this. Im not even sure where I got this its been sitting around and passed over by me for quite some time. awesome. The slightest offwhite colored head is like the csp on a Guinness nitro pour.

Smell is pretty bland. Honestly I get seawater and not much else. No rum, maybe a hint of vanilla.

Taste is um... not appealing off the bat. It taste like unsweetened cream soda.

Taste is very, very dry.

Overall dont like. Unsure if ill finish this or not.
Jul 03, 2022
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Reviewed by dkoehler42 from New York

4.17/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This Scottish red from Innis & Gunn husband matured in Caribbean rum cask for 51 days. It's supposed to highlight notes of vanilla, fruit and spice. The beer pour is a remarkably dark red, with an off-white head, and a fruit forward nose (maybe plums?). The sip yields all of the fruit from the nose and the notes from the cask. I don't know if I taste vanilla or whatever spices they were referring to, but it's definitely a polished flavor. The mouthfeel is warm and smooth but seems to disappear quickly. If it were a bit longer lasting, I bet this would be an excellent cold season option.
Jun 28, 2022
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Rated by xmanden from Michigan

3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Clear ruby red that smells of malty vanilla rum. Smells rich. Taste like it smells with a slight bitter finish.
Jun 26, 2022
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a small fizzy head with low retention, fair lacing, semi clear semi hazy semi dark auburn to chestnut color

Nose sweet grainy biscuity malt, fair toasty and quite biscuity, little caramel toffee, nutty, a bit of oak barrel notes, touch of fruity notes and a mild rum character

Taste brings barrel up front, buttery toasted oak with mild sweet molasses rum, with fair malt notes, sweet, quite biscuity, malt with some toffee and caramel, a bit nutty, mild bitterness, light warming alcohol, fruity esters like apple and dates interestingly, dry finish, a touch astringent

Mouth is med bod, med frothy carb, touch of warming alcohol

Overall not bad, decent scottish ale, nose had low barrel but taste had some, generally decent
Jun 06, 2022
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I actually like the base beer and this one shines like good sweet vanilla some barrel and a bit of fruity flavor. Rum is there but not off-putting. For a quick 2.50 single it's quite a tasty beer that I am glad I picked up!

Btw warm it up a bit to cut back the sweetness a tad!
May 22, 2022
Rated: 3.61 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 24, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
11.2oz bottle into a pint glass. No clear freshness dating.

Looks very good in the glass. Deep, deep red body. Small off white head shrinks to a fat collar and covering. Spiders web of lacing.

Aroma a little sweet, lightly of rum, strongly of vanilla.

On tasting, quite smooth, some sweetness. Barrel is faint, strong vanilla presence. There is also an odd faint bubblegum note.

Mouth between medium and full, finish sweet and warm.

Overall, an okay beer. Can appreciate that a lot went in to putting this out. Would have preferred less vanilla and no bubblegum, but overall, not bad at all.
Aug 29, 2021
Caribbean Rum Cask from Innis & Gunn
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 142 ratings