Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer | Innis & Gunn

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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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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.01/5  rDev -19.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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2/5  rDev -46.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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5/5  rDev +34%

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4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
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 +9.7%
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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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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5/5  rDev +34%

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3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Innis & Gunn
Rum Cask Oak Aged Ale
Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy 7.4% abv

APPEARANCE : Pours an Orangeish copper, with a soapy white foam and good lacing. Perfect clarity on a pretty attractive looking brew.

SMELL: Sugary sweet rum, vanilla, whiskey malts. Smells more like its brethren alcoholic elixirs than a typical ale, and you can definitely tell it was aged on rum barrels.

TASTE: Big on the rum, with oaky drying tannins coming through. Rummy but very smooth and somewhat sweet. Scotch malts are an appropriate companion to the candy like booze flavors. Gets more enjoyable as it warms, the malts and vanilla pull through more.

FEEL: Medium bodied ale with a oaky drying finish. Smooth with moderate carbonation.

OVERALL: For fans of rum and unique beer alike, this is a must try. An unassuming scotch ale with a nice kick of sweet rum barrel flavor.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

300 ml

Pours a deep clear brown. Tannish head about half an inch, dissipates quickly to a film.

Smells of dry barley malt, oak, brown sugar and slight smoke.

Tastes of rich rum with some oakey woodiness. Some oats and mild fruitiness as well.

Medium body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Pretty good scotch ale, less rich than some of the other ones I've had which makes it a bit easier going down. Good flavor, a little different from others I've had in that department as well. Like this, looking forward to trying more from these brewers.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer from Innis & Gunn
3.73 out of 5 based on 1,369 ratings.
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