Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer | Innis & Gunn

1,372 Ratings
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

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

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle, no freshness dating. Pours a deep, amber, mostly clear body, with a slight red tint. The head starts out strong with about two-fingers of tan head, but does not retain long and leaves only a little lacing.

The aroma is very sweet. The rum is apparent, as is brown sugar, molasses, and a bit of earthy hops. A good set up for the taste overall.

The taste is along similar lines of the aroma with a sweet malt flavor featuring molasses and a hint of chocolate, and the ever-present rum notes. The earthy hop notes are muted and take a back seat to the sweet malt and rum flavors.

Medium texture in the mouthfeel and only a slight note of the alcohol. Overall, for my first rum-barrel aged brew, I'm decently impressed with the flavors and would recommend this brew.

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of caisno
4.9/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance- beautiful dark inviting!

Smell- Molassas, brown sugar, raisin, grain bread, and RUM!

Taste- A sweet beer with tonnes of follow up to the nose! Lots of molasses and run. Truely more complex than my meager palate can translate. Grain bread dark fruits and the tail has a sweet rum that leaves you craving more.

Mouth- a bit boozey with the smallest sting. Lightness on the young and a hint of lingering satisfying film.

Overall- 9.5 out of 10! I'll be looking for this to bring home! A beer very well thought out!

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Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on draft at WFM Columbus circle- poured a dark brown color, with a one finger off-white head, very little retention and no lacing. Kinda clear like cola without the bubbles.

Definitely smells like rum- sweet dark rum with the alcohol softened by dark malt. Oak lingers but is hard to pinpoint.

Tastes pretty sweet- not sickeningly so at all. The sweet rum is omnipresent and is mixed with some malt sweetness and a little of the oak. Alcohol warms in the way day but very pleasantly.

Mouthfeel is syrupy but with the proper carbonation to make it highly quaffable. Of course its not a beer you'll tear through but it's not disgustingly thick. Good stuff.

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Photo of leansean88
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - A lot of fizz, but not much of a head. Thick, amber hue makes up for it.

S - Sweet caramel and roast coffee aroma.

T/M - Smooth, sweet taste of the above. Hints of cinnamon, brown sugar, mocha and syrup. It's all a bit too sweet. Carbonation hurts the mouthfeel a bit.

O - I had previously called this one of the best beers around. Time has changed me a bit. Still, it's a lovely tasting beer for sipping, and I admire a great deal about it. Grab a bottle and hang out on the deck this spring.

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5/5  rDev +34%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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1/5  rDev -73.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into tulip 3/3/12

A clear reddish amber with a short lived two finger beige head that leaves no lace

S rye bread dipped in molasses with some vanilla

T some oak, cola and a little rum raisin on top of what I smell

M medium bodied with decent carbonation, spicy finish with just a little heat

O worth the price but not worth searching for

the pioneers of barrel aging beer haven't really kept up with the times IMO, decent stuff but not the best barrel aged offering I've had recently

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap at Sunset Boston.
Pours an amber brown with good head.
Smells of vanilla malts and alcohol - rum.
Taste is of malty alcohol. Typical scotch ale flavors but lots of rum flavors. It seems lacking and unbalanced.
Not my fav style but its ok. I wouldn't get again.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very clear dark brown like an extremely deep copper.

The sell is malty and buttery, kind of like buttered popcorn.

Flavor is somewhat unique, is that an oxymoron? There is toasty malt, caramel, butter, and some tartness.

The mouthfeel is slightly is slightly creamy with mild carbonation.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
3.73 out of 5 based on 1,372 ratings.
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