Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer | Innis & Gunn

Rum Cask Oak Aged BeerRum Cask Oak Aged Beer
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Rum Cask Oak Aged BeerRum Cask Oak Aged Beer

Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 10-21-2007

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Sharkophile
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a pint glass, appears a gorgeous amber hue with a big off-white head with good retention.

S: Smells skunky, perhaps due to the clear glass, but there is some brown sugar and light oak evident behind the slightly overpowering skunkiness.

T: Really picks up here, with a huge brown sugar-y sweetness with some caramel and fruity complexities and a dry finish with flashes of oak, tobacco and rum-like alcohol. Very warming.

M: Nice medium to full body with low carbonation.

O: I want to drink this beer after I smoke a cigar. Delicious beer.

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Photo of RollBeerTide
2.83/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought this brew in an Innis & Gunn variety 3 pack that included an I&G glass. Poured into a standard pint.

A- Lighter caramel, almost watery-cola color. Produced a beautiful 2-3 finger off-white head that faded rather quickly. Leaves no lacing at all.

S- Malty, sweet smells going on here. The nose is overall pretty mild. Nothing seems to overpower- faint rum and slightly stronger oaky scents are almost lost in the malt.

T- The first sip is very interesting. Sweetness dominates initially, with some caramel coming through from the roast. The earthy oak flavor comes in next in concert with the rum. Very unique (admittedly, this is my first beer in this liquor cask style). A slight warming sensation from the alcohol sets in at the finish. I initially rated the Taste a 3.5, but as the beer has warmed each sip is becoming less enjoyable. I thought the suggested serving temp. is a bit too cold, but it is making sense now. With about 25% of my beer remaining, all the incipient uniqueness and intrique is gone and now it just tastes like somebody spiked my Newcastle with Bacardi.

M- Somewhat pedestrian- I expected more. It isn't bad, but seems rather light. I was looking for a more viscous mouthfeel. Carbonation is nice and appropriate.

Overall- I really want to love this beer, but I can't. But I can't hate it, either. It seems to me that the balance is off. The rum flavor, sweetness and alcohol begin to dominate soon after the pour. If the ABV was lower I could see this being a very interesting session beer. But unlike most brews I enjoy, this becomes less complex as it warms. Certainly give it a try- I've never had anything like it. 3/5 for me. It's making me crave a 90 Shilling Ale from my favorite brewpub.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks like whiskey and cola with a thin head that disappears to nothing quickly.

The aroma is of treacle, brown sugar and ethanol.

The rum envelops the taste at the start and the finish in between there is hops and sugar but all very watery.

The mouthfeel isn't there for me, very thin, though this means it is not heavy going, it makes it a little disappointing.

Okay, not bad but the whole thing sounds better than it tastes.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of nickfl
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with one finger of light brown foam on top of a clear, amber-brown body. The head settles rapidly and leaves no lace.

S - Aromas of toffee, brown sugar, and a vague oak note.

T - Dark, bready notes up front with some oak character. Toffee, molasses, and dark caramel come out in the middle. Some red apple and more oak character in the finish.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Not bad, but the rum character is a bit disappointment. The dark sugars of the base beer work nicely with the oak, but there really isn't much in the way of rum specific character. Kind of a let down overall.

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Photo of Fatehunter
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet. A thin head formed, a clear copper color body.

It smells like tobacco, vanilla and faint molasses. Very nice.

Sweet but not malty sweet. Vanilla dominates the taste. The ale is in the background with a little, very little, bitterness coming through.

Smooth and creamy with a nice bubbly texture. Medium body.

Wonderful drink. The rum cask did an awesome job with the beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of kawilliams81
2.91/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Port Brewing tasting glass.

A- Nice copper color with a 2 finger light tan head. Minimal lacing.

S- Caramel, some spice, do not get much rum aromas.

T- Lightly toasted malts, with a slight sourdough taste.

M- Medium body and carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

O- Not sure how long this is "cask" aged. Possibly 1 day?

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Arrive in a 25cl Leffe tulip glass. A dark coppery red with a decent head capping it. A good amount of light penetrates through. Head dissipates to a film within two minutes.
Smell is malt, strawberry, herbal/floral with a hint of caramel.
Taste is malty with caramel and burnt sugar notes. A distinct sugary sweetness is unexpected but nice. I suspect this is from the rum previously stored in the cask.
If this was a heavier brew, more full bodied it would rate much higher here. No roasted notes, no smokiness. The disconnect between the style and the sweetness and body are a little hard to overlook. A for effort but B- for execution.

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Photo of Dave1999
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark red with a small fluffy white head.

The sweet smell of the rum is obvious, as well as oak and vanilla.

The taste is quite sweet with the rum and brown sugar. There also a little alcohol in there.

The mouth feel is medium with medium carbonation with a little burn from the alcohol.

Overall I've been impressed by Innes and Gunn and will be looking to try some of their other offerings.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
Beer rating: 66.1% out of 100 with 1,373 ratings
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