Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer | Innis & Gunn

Rum Cask Oak Aged BeerRum Cask Oak Aged Beer
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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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3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice rocky head that leaves some lace here and there. Very clear light mahogany color. All the right smells with dark molasses, toffee, and rum personality. Taste is smooth and malty with an oaked rum over the whole thing. Vanilla and mild cherry merge with rum and dark sugar and roasted grains. Thickish weight and feel with a delightful, smooth and mild carbonation. An excellent brew that in spite of the elevated abv lends itself to session drinking at a slightly slower pace

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

Mahogany colored, capped with a fizzy one-finger head. With no lace formation, the appearance is nice but unremarkable. Caramel and toffee notes on the nose. Sweetness, like brown sugar is apparent. Notes of oak and rum-soaked fruit.

Malt-forward flavor yet nicely balanced. Hop bitterness picks up toward the finish. Toffee and honey flavors, some fruity esters. Subtle contributions from the oak. Texture is thin, a bit fizzy at first, but it works out pretty well and allows the flavors to linger on the palate.

The rum cask Innis & Gunn is definitely my favorite among the regularly available offerings and is a great after-dinner beer.

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4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The bottle is clear, BUT this beer is not skunky in the least and it can also be reused for homebrew, so Cheers! Homebrew points!

I poured this beer at about 55 degrees into a pint glass and it was a nice mohagany/amber colour and very clear with a thin head of tiny creamy tan bubbles that lasts as a thick ring around the glass throughout the drink leaving an archway pattern of lacing on the glass.

The aroma to first hit me out of the bottle was rum and as my nose got closer the caramel malts came through nice and strong along with molasses. I get some banana yeasties in there along with some figs, some light vanilla and a hint of white bread? Not sure on that one. Notes of alcohol.

The flavour is incredible! It's got a lot going on just as stated above. There's not much in the way of hops but mostly this beer starts off caramel sweet and as it rolls across your tongue flavours of molasses, vanilla and fig come to light half way. Nearing the end is when a banana wallup coats your tongue followed by minutest of a dry finish that can be attributed to a mix of hops and a lightly noticeable skunk taste. Last but not least is a hint of black pepper as it warms your throat and stomach from that alcohol. 7.4% ABV I believe.

The mouthfeel is smooth and not not overly sweet with a body that is lighter that I would expect but that is nice as it is easier to drink. The carbonation is mild and thankfully so because this beer would bite if it were moderate. I think its pretty balanced for being so sweet at first but that is neutralized in the finish. Some alcohol warming is noticeable.

Overall, I am going to consider this beer world class. I think that it would be. I have had only a few, but I could see this as something for a brewer to aspire to or learn from. 4 out of 5 would be on the low side, I may have to give this more.

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330ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for 3.15$

Appearance - Clear light brown colour with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel/butterscotch, dark fruits

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel/butterscotch and malts. There is also a light smokiness and some dark fruit flavour. It ends with a caramel lightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall – It's highly drinkable and while it doesn't pack a punch, it has enough flavour to keep it interesting. I can see this working well as a gateway beer to get others away from Macro's.

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A: Deep blood orange colour, pours an off white head that settles down after 30-45 seconds. Beer is very clear.

S: Caramalization, hints of smokiness, hints of wood aromas, dark fruits and figs.

T: Caramel with some toasted bread. Figs and prune flavours come through.

M: Crisp and a very sudden dry finish.

O: Again, a great beer by these guys.

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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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