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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from a bottle into a Duvel tulip. Bottle date: May 2013.

A- Pours a deep red/amber. 2 finger, fingernail colored head. Head recedes into a thin layer on the top leaving moderate lacing. Decent retention for the entirety of the drink

S- Wet wood. Baking spices. Malt. Sweet carmel toffee. rum.

T- Follows the nose. Add vanilla and brown sugar. There is a wet tree taste to it. It could be oxidation. Or it could be the fact that I still don't like scotch ales...

M- A bit syrupy with a thin finish. Good carbonation.

O- I don't like scotch ales... I did review this to the best of my (limited) ability

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - plum, dark brownish amber with a tall cap of off white head that fades after a few seconds

S - toffee, dark fruit, vanilla

T - toffee, dark fruit, earthy, vanilla, some hints of rum in the finish

M - medium bodied, some faint alcohol warmth, well carbonated

This is a nice wee heavy though not as full flavored or full bodied as I would like. The flavors that are present are definitely pleasant, balanced, and enjoyable. I think I would have this beer again.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a dark whiskey colored amber with a 2 finger off white head. Head retention is low and there isn't much lacing down the glass. It's very clear.

On the nose is vanilla and oak. Very complex. I get a different scent every time I go in for another whiff. I'm picking up on a fruit an I can't quite put my finger on it. Maybe dried sour apple? It also has a kind of yeast-y puky smell in the background that I really can't get my mind off of when sniffing.

At first sip I taste vanilla and toffee and some spice. Very sweet up front. When letting the beer sit in my mouth I pick up flavors of apple. Hints of honey also come through as the beer warms. As the taste evolves the oak from the barrel begins to take over your palate. The end is all barrel and alcohol but its surprisingly smooth for the flavor.

Although the taste isn't bad, I feel as if the taste of the barrel and the rum really overcomes any beer flavor. You could buy a cheap liquor and achieve most of the flavors you'd get from this beer, just with more of a burn going down.

Mouthfeel is smooth. Light carbonation which was expected. Spicy as well.

This is a good beer. Nothing too special to my taste other than the flavors from the barrel. I could stand to drink it again but I doubt I would buy it. Definitely worth a try if you're into liquor though.

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look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A gusher initially, but poured a brilliant amber, and the cream head immediately dissipates to nothing. Scared.

Rum, burnt sugar, butter, vanilla, and lightly roasted malt form the aroma. Toasted oak and a hint of tar add complexity.

Flavor is more savory than anticipated, almost salty, with tar, light soy, and a hint of tobacco accompanying sweet, caramelly, rummy, vanilla characters. The finish is somewhat dried out by oak. Becomes more smoky as it warms.

Body is moderate to a touch syrupy, with carbonation on the low side, and moderate alcohol warmth. There's a bit of a bite in the aftertaste.

Very sweet aroma, fairly sweet and complex flavor, with enough savory character to reign it in from being overwhelmingly cloying. Very complex, but a little too sweet to have more than one.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Deep amber, frothy off-white head.

S - Sweet scents of vanilla, toffee, caramel. Some dried dark fruit sugars, and skins. There is also a tangy aroma in the nose.

T - Much of the nose in the in the flavor too. Vanilla bean and subtle caramel. Definite dry oaky flavors, The dark sweetness is ever present but the flavor profile isn't too assertive. Cream soda and malted wood.

M - Light bodied, with proper carbonation. The flavors are deep in origin but light in their presentation.

O - Really delicious beer, this brewery knows how to use their wood. A treat.

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4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark red and brown with a nice reddish white hue head. The smell is slightly better than ok. Not overpowering on any level or better said sort of a duller smell for a rum oak beer. The taste is dreamt sweet oak taste. The rum hides in the background, probably the sweet taste impn the oak. The nice part is the oak isn't too crazy like many oak beers can be. The mouthfeel is nice too with a smooth creamy feel. The only knock would be is on the flatter side. Kind of feels like the beer has been sitting around too long. Overall, I'm on an Innis and Gunn kick. This is another very well put together beer. I guess they are perfecting barrel aging process.

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