Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer | Innis & Gunn

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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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Photo of wvsabbath
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Copper tan, brown with a creamy 1 inch foamy with a ton of lacing.

Smell - Nice mix of caramel, vanilla, oak, rum and whiskey. Some spices, brown sugar and molasses.

Taste - Pretty much on par with the smell, start off with caramel, vanilla and rum mixed with added suagrs. Mild, a little weak really but balanced well. Some sweet fruits like cherry and apple come out in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Tounge gets rum, malts and vanilla. Palate gets fruits, sugars and more oak. The aftertaste is weak/watery rum and malts.

Overall - Its decent, but not worth the money. Id enjoy this more if id never have traquir backwoods bastard. Too mild on the flavors, kind of like a starter wee heavy. Not a fan of any innis beers so far.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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2/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Nitro-Boy
4.9/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Come on Guys... This stuff is Amazing!!!! Smooth drinkable. Not anything like a typical Scotch Ale. This is sooo... Drinkable it sucks its $12.99 a 4 Pack.Even there regular brew one is awesome!!!! But all Beers are NOT creteated Equal!! One of my all time favorites. Another Must Try!!!

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Luigi
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a rich clear ruby color with a two finger light tan creamy head.

The aroma is sweet and smokey, reminding me of a fine bourbon. Caramel, smoked malt, and a butter dialectal aroma. Sweet aged Jamaican rum come to mind.

Sweet and smoke hit the palate at full force. Now I am a fan of aged whiskey and rum, this ale brings out the best of both worlds. The taste is sweet like rum and harsh like a fine whiskey. Caramel, toffee, bourbon, and sweet rum. Fruits like sour apple, plums, and a candy like sweetness from the alcohol.

Smooth and slick on the palate, yet easy to drink if you are familiar with fine whiskey and rum.

Overall this ale is a combination of whiskey and ale. Given my Scottish roots maybe this ale hit my drunken funny bone. But, this is a fine and top notch ale!!! Just give it a try

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Photo of Immortale25
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a snifter. Bottleneck says May 2013.

A- Pours a translucent reddish brown color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that bears little retention time before vanishing to nearly no surface foam. Minimal lacing.

S- Skunky aroma with a hint of brown sugar. Damnit.

T- Lifeless. Just a tinge of brown sugar and alcohol and then just skunk.

M- Watery with a medium body and low carbonation.

O- I've had two Innis & Gunn offerings before: the Irish whiskey cask aged and one other of the rum cask. At first, I refused to take a chance on them because of their clear glass bottles but, when someone recommended the Irish Whiskey cask to me, I bought one from Total Wine and it was great. Then, when at my local beer bar recently, the bartender recommended the Rum cask to me and I decided to give it another go. Once again, great. Even better than the Irish whiskey. So, when I saw a 4-pack of it at my local bottle shop and the best by date said May 2013, I went for it. This beer is obviously light struck and I regret wasting my money. I don't understand why this brewery insists on using clear glass especially when they're exporting this beer such a far distance. I will never buy Innis & Gunn's products again if they continue this trend. Drainpour.

I decided to give another bottle in the 4-pack a try to see if it was just a bad bottle:

A- Basically the same but with a considerably higher amount of carbonation.

S- Wet cardboard aroma that's still a bit skunky but there's some faint brown sugar and a tinge of alcohol underneath all the off aromas.

T- Neutral flavor of wet cardboard at first that gives way to some booze and the slightest amount of rum sweetness.

M- Pretty much the same but with a tad more zing from the carbonation.

O- Still certainly lightstruck and a little oxidized but this one (and the other two in the pack) were actually drinkable and didn't result in a drainpour. I'm gonna consolidate the scores from the two bottles (first one got an even 2, second one got an even 3) and give it a 2.5. Obviously these guys have serious quality control issues. They really need to start considering shelling out the extra capital to invest in colored bottles. At least go for green glass if not brown, guys....

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3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, poured into Leffe chalice. Dark bronze colour, hint of red, clear, no head, minimal lacing. Aroma was bourbon and not much else. Tasted oak, rum, bourbon and a hint of vanila. Finish was long and boozy, eventhough the beer didn't taste too boozy. Mouthfull was smooth but texture was slightly thick and sticky, no carbonation. Overall a decent beer but I can't understand Barrel aging a beer and putting it in a clear glass bottle.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of LeRose
3.01/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Highly recommended by a friend, I really wanted to like this but didn’t live up to expectations/reputation for me. Loved the color - the deep, clear red was beautiful. Found the rum flavor candy-like and artificial. Much too sweet and sticky/syrupy on the mouth feel. Maybe a little malty flavor in the background, but nothing special there to me. Short-lived fizzy head, then basically a flat, syrupy, candy tasting drink. A disappointment in flavor, taste, and especially the palate. I realize I am way down on the bell curve here, but it's what I thought. I would not buy it again. I think I was looking for more of the base beer flavor, and it seemed to be mostly the run candy flavor that dominated here.

Reviewed from notes.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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2/5  rDev -47.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of Bierguy5
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle, 7.4% abv. Darker amber color with some ruby edges. White head is thin and disappears quickly, leaving no lace.

Toasty oak notes, with a slight butterscotch edge. Rum comes in in a subtle note, along with a slight spicy feel.

Clean malt bill, with a hint of buttered toffee. Drying oak adds a nice edge here. Rum is subtle, but lends a very nice feel.

Body may be just a bit light, but carbonation is adequate. Alcohol is felt slightly, but adds to the sipping character. Very nice beer.

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4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Purchased at Wakefield liquors in Wakefield, RI.

A- pours a slightly hazy copper body with a medium Off white head that doesn't leave much lacing.

S- strong vanilla, molasses. Oak and red wine, almost like a Cabernet. Super inviting

T-sweet caramel, vanilla. Very subtle oak in the background. Some citrus orange peel in there.

M- medium carbonation, medium body.

Such a tasty brew. Unique, tasty and complex and an easy drinker. Up there with the other I & G versions. Try them all.

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Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 1,384 ratings
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