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Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer | Innis & Gunn

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3.82/5
Very Good
1,381 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn
Scotland, United Kingdom
innisandgunn.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 10-21-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,062
Reviews:
371
Ratings:
1,381
pDev:
15.45%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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76
Gots:
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Photo of Suds
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.

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Photo of maximum12
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.

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Photo of StormAles
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Celtics76
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergoot
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.

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Photo of dinomite
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.

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Photo of Shanex
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.

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Photo of MrJuengling
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.87/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
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.

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Photo of madelf66
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of afsdan
4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of harrisjohnson
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vader444
3.31/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of qcghost
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EmeraldMist
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look - Pours crystal clear dark copper in color, a thin cap of rocky white head quickly dissolves, no lacing.
Aroma -Very rich, rum, earthy, vanilla, tobacco, spice.
Taste - Malt, syrupy caramel, walnut-like bitterness, vanilla through the finish. The aftertaste is sugary with a hint of alcohol.
Feel - On the thin side, low carbonation, a bit sticky.

Overall - One dimensional but enjoyable. Glad to give it a try but it isn't something I'd buy again.

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Photo of Can_if_you_can
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cwkash
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrfrancis
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours reddish brown. Thick, tall, off white head that lasts a while.

Smells caramel malt, fruit, oak, vanilla hints and nutty hints.

Tastes Caramel, fruit, some earthiness and nuttiness, light oaky vanilla, light rum. Finish semi dry light bitter fruity linger. Fuller medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of tappangordo
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StevenH
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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