Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer
Innis & Gunn

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From:
Innis & Gunn
 
Scotland, United Kingdom
Style:
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
Ranked #115
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,241
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 15.45%
Reviews:
379
Ratings:
1,021
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 19, 2022
Added:
Oct 21, 2007
Wants:
  85
Gots:
  316
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Rated: 3.74 by QuintusHorace from California

Nov 19, 2022
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Reviewed by klarcbarr3 from Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a pint glass. A one-inch head came and went in a few minutes, leaving enough foam for a surprising amount of lacing. The smell is a bit on the mild side, rum and vanilla, a slight maltiness... and there's nothing wrong with that. The taste is quite good, rum. oak barrel and vanilla rise above the faint hops , but enough malt is there to provide the 'scotch' aspect to this beer. I noticed a bit of 'cola' aftertaste as the beer warmed. The mouthfeel is a bit watery, but the overall brew is good, and the taste is the best quality here. The 6.8% ABV is refreshingly light compared to the Scotch Ales I usually prefer. I'm sure I will buying more than this single I got in a make your own sixpack, Cheers, me lads!
Sep 19, 2022
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Reviewed by LanceBiggums from Canada (AB)

3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Very dark, almost purple cherry colour, with barely one finger of fizzy off-white head. Quite pretty. On the nose, an odd, "wet dog" sort of smell, and a bit of ethanol. Not much else. The flavour is quite big. Sweet, dark fruit, mostly, and the barrel wood does impart its flavour as well. Ethanol is noticeable but unobtrusive, quite well managed for its 6.8% ABV. Can't tell if there's a very subtle hops presence, or if that hint of bitterness is just from roasted malt. Either way it's very subtle. This one is definitely on the sweet side. Goes down pretty nice but I don't think I'd drink more than two in a sitting. Overall interesting and enjoyable, but by no means a go-to.
Jul 27, 2022
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Rated by bad_poetry from England

1.89/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2
A sweet rummy flavour with harsh alcoholic taste. Lacking in depth. Not for me.
Aug 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
330 ml clear bottle in cardboard box, now available in Norway (Vinmonopolet, bestillingsutvalget) - also at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.4%. Clear mahogany coloured beer with an off-white to beige head. Intense aroma of oak rum cask, notes of vanilla, spices, alcohol, brown sugar, treacle, rum-raisin and dark dried fruits. The flavour is distinctly oaky, but more mellow and rounded (without the strong notes of fresh wood) compared to the ordinary Innis & Gunn. Moderate sweetness, moderate notes of rum and spices, dry finish, very moderate hops. Should not be drunk too cold.
Jun 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.93 by Jonnybgood from Massachusetts

Feb 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.77 by TheGent from New Jersey

Jul 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.88 by marcrech from Brazil

Jul 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.92 by gobrewsome from Alabama

Jan 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.29 by chiefz1 from New York

Sep 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.89 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon

Jul 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.62 by Scud31 from New York

May 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.81 by ADKbeerguy from New York

May 13, 2018
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Look: Extremely dark brown, black unless you hold it up to light. Small white head with decent retention.

Smell: Citrus, a little yeast and malt, and a sweet undercurrent.

Taste: A subdued porter flavor with minimal roasted flavor. A little hop bitterness mixed with that sweetness.

Mouthfeel: A little thick and decent carbonation.

Overall: Not really detecting a lot of rum, but still a good beer.
May 12, 2018
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Brown with an amber tint. There's a quarter inch of densely creamy light brown to beige on top. The aroma is a blend of caramel, cola, oak, dark rum, and German bittering hops. I taste the oak and sweet rum along with caramel and alcohol. The mouth is a bit thick and warm with alcohol. Hard to believe it is only 6.8%.
Apr 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.98 by JBDE16 from Minnesota

Mar 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.87 by Laika777ftw from Ohio

Feb 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.96 by brewnme from Maine

Feb 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.6 by OzmanBey from Massachusetts

Jan 31, 2018
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Reviewed by Phineasco from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: Dark amber/brown. No head. Has medium low carbonation.
Smell: Maple syrup, molasses, rum, butterscotch, raisins, and figs.
Taste: Mollases, maple, rum, oak, butterscotch, and figs.
Mouthfeel: Medium light.
Overall: An enjoyable scotch ale from Innis and Gunn.
Jan 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.89 by dpgoblejr from New Hampshire

Jan 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.15 by Diura from New York

Jan 07, 2018
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Interesting beer. Cherry wood color...transparent and deep. The head is slim and leaves a wonderful lace. Woody aroma...a bit smokey, peaty, malty, and interesting. I didn't get any rum, but it does have a boozy quality. Full in body and drinkable.
Dec 09, 2017
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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

2.73/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Assumed 11.2 oz. bottle aged on rum chips for 57 days. Why 57? Did someone get bored? Fondness for prime numbers? Not germane. But still.

The pour is lovely ruby red with highlights of copper piping with plenty of visible carbonation. As with the original, nose is light malt, caramel, vanilla. No rum was harmed in creating this beer’s aroma.

Innis & Gunn Rum Aged – the rum chips have had a poor effect on this fine brew. Where the original had a lot going on, somebody hit the mute button here. Light rum, astringency, touch of malt, vanishingly tiny bit of vanilla, & the whole thing tastes like it’s been left out in the sun for six years.

Meh. I don’t know how you can take the original beer (which is excellent), stick rum chips into it, & come away with this. Sub-mediocre.
Dec 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Nov 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.73 by dertyd from California

Nov 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.83 by Celtics76 from Rhode Island

Nov 03, 2017
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Dark, reddish-copper colored body topped with a one-finger thick, frothy head. Caramel sweetness infused with a rum barrel booziness; plum. Much of the flavor spins off from the aroma; boozier; a hint of hazelnut. Seems a bit thin yet with plenty of residual sugars adding body; slick and smooth; some alcohol dryness, perhaps some from the barrel aging as well.

By and large, this beer is a fine mix of malt heaviness with some rum barrel booze and wood. Caramelized sugars give things a brown sugar and mixed nuts quality. It has enough body to make this seem like a sipping beer yet knocking a few wouldn't be a problem either. A fine malt-forward beer with depth and complexity.
Oct 26, 2017
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Rated by dinomite from Virginia

3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A good, somewhat lighter dark beer. Moderate flavors, moderate mouthfeel.
Oct 18, 2017
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Reviewed by Shanex from France

3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Purchased this one in a beer store in northern France.

Good scotch ale, wee heavy. It's an oak aged beer with a rum finish.

A manly and delicious offereing from this Scottish brewery.
Oct 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by MrJuengling from Pennsylvania

Sep 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Aug 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Aug 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.87 by SynthetikReality95 from Arkansas

Aug 02, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a dark hazy brown to black color with a level white one finger foamy head. Once it died off a bit, there’s a nice adequate somewhat foamy lacing. The smell had some sweet English malts with a sliding in and out oaky to somewhat nuttiness. The taste was basically the same with more of a pronounced nuttiness trying to invade my taste buds. On the palate, this one sat between sessionable and sipping quality. The carbonation finishes somewhat sweet and smooth. Overall, good English Strong stout that hides its ABV quite well.
Jun 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.79 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania

Jun 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4.28 by afsdan from Colorado

Jun 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.87 by harrisjohnson from Maryland

May 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.31 by Vader444 from Scotland

May 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.23 by qcghost from North Carolina

May 27, 2017
Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 1400 ratings