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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4.52/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not sure why this beer gets so much hate on this site. For the price, it is hard to find a more complex yet well balanced beer that has been barrel aged. Malty, soft notes of vanilla and rum blended together very well make this beer one of my favorites and also a must try.

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. clear bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber-brown with a half-inch white head.

Smell: Rum, oak, sweet caramel. The rum and oak are fairly muted, but definitely present. Smell is very sweet. Could use some more complexity.

Taste: Similar to the smell - a lot of caramel sweetness with some rum and some oak. Nice flavors, but it feels like it's missing something. Could definitely be more complex, and the rum flavor could be a bit bolder.

Mouthfeel: Pretty thin, but very smooth and drinkable. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Some good things going on, but I'd like to see the flavor profile developed a little more.

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5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wonderful beer, no nasty aftertaste, just dark enough ale for a stout drinker, lovely aroma, very smooth. Now on my top of the heap ale list. The Seacoast area of New Hampshire is becoming a "beer destination". Many new micro breweries and I actually get a great selection at the supermarket. This bottle was from a Market Basket and they were 3 for $12. I am visiting Edinburgh in two weeks and I can't wait to have this on tap.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark copper with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and some woody aromas. There is also a slight metallic aroma that comes out more as the beer warms. Taste is much the same with rum, vanilla, and woody flavors on the finish. There is a caramel sweetness that lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the rum presence is only coming through in the taste and even then it's pretty subdued.

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4.17/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

super dark mahogany pour. little head on top.
smell is of alcohol burn, really! hard alcohol.... there is some toffee and fruit aroma in the sniff too.
taste has that alcohol burn too! it's really interesting in that it tastes 'hotter' than the 6.8% and it does have a rum taste to it. some unidentifiable fruit taste, maybe figs or something.
this is an odd brew. i can see getting used to it, but it is not your 'run-of-the-mill' brew and after reading more about the brewery i understand why. i also wonder if there isnt a stronger abv, somehow, as i feel a little bit more of the alcohol.
the taste has a fullness to it, with the fruit and toffee, and a small bitterness at the end. there is a smokiness which i am not fond of, however.

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4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a large bottle (1 pt, 9.4 oz) into an Ommegang tulip pint glass. A georgeous dark brown/red and clear with a thin white head on top.

Smells of rum, molasses, brown bread.

Tastes immediately of light molasses and vanilla. Subtle rum flavor behind it with a barely noticeable alcohol heat. Very very malt forward, but not too sweet. Just enough hops to give it a nice crisp finish.

Fairly light bodied for a beer of such character. It tastes a lot fuller than it feels--which is good, since I can keep drinking it without filling up. Fairly low carbonation keeps it smooth and easy drinking.

Overall--I really don't like this style much, but this beer is amazingly well balanced and complex. I'd definitely grab some whenever I can afford it.

Some minor dings: clear bottle (though no hint of skunkiness here) and an odd suggestion on the bottle to serve at 4-6 celcius (that's way too cold and hides the complexities of this beer).

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