Innis & Gunn Spiced Rum Finish | Innis & Gunn

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Innis & Gunn Spiced Rum FinishInnis & Gunn Spiced Rum Finish
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn
Scotland, United Kingdom
innisandgunn.com

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oak matured for 57 days

Added by ChrisCage on 10-14-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
175
Reviews:
57
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
12.97%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 175 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of mick303
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is the 7.4% aged for 47 days version. Poured into an I&G Glass yielded a large active head which dissipated quite quickly. Leaves quite minimal lacing. Colour is a chestnut ruby colour, with a lot of carbonation.

Smell has a creamy, toffee note. A lot of soft spiciness. Alcohol is somewhat noticeable. Some fig notes, chestnut, some toasty oak and caramel notes, pretty layered.

Taste has a subtle sweetness, vanilla, clove spice, a lot of oakiness and the flavour hints from the spiced rum cut through the sweetness. Develops more sharp spice notes, hints of butterscotch. Finish has a lot of dry rummy character, spicey and dry.

Mouthfeel is pretty full, pretty sweet, soft carbonation. Actually surprisingly drinkable for the strength. Alcohol combines pretty well with the rum and oakiness. Some prickle at the end, but overall quite light.

Well this is something unique, and a ton of the spice rum comes through and does a decent job dominating this beer. Still it is pretty interesting, with some pretty interesting flavours going on, but it lacks a solid malt backbone to stand up to the strength and spice rum influence. Nice and tasty to drink, but unbalanced at times and shows potential to be really something, I prefer the Rum Finish.

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Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of nogarap
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of deonreds
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of wordemupg
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into tulip 30/12/12 my bottles 7.4%

A clear copper with tiny bubbles everywhere, a three finger cream colored foam quickly falls to a pinky finger and leaves a ring of lace

S vanilla and toffee come out strong, there's a little wood and spice but I'm doubting I'd guess a spiced rum cask, slight fruity notes and a little apple pie

T everything meshes together in a strange way, not nearly as strong as the nose and harder to distinguish but still nice, sweet but not overly so

M a little thin but the pin prick bubbles work well, no booze and a toffee finish

O I liked it but I didn't love it, smells pretty solid but that was the highlight of this one

I could take it or leave it, decent beer but not mind blowing, no reason not to try it but there's just a little something missing like many beer I've had from I&G

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Photo of brod25
3.32/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a bronze color with a slight white head which dissipated almost immediately. Aroma of butterscotch, spices and a hint of booze. Taste a lot of vanilla and spicy rum with a dry finish. Get hints of the oak and a slight buttery flavor. Pretty light body with moderate carbonation. Overall a decent beer although not something I would seek out on a regular basis.

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Photo of sbarre
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of lwadd
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of JohnBender
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Stevie_Janowski
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of cornpone
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of ThreeWiseMonks
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of SandS
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of generallee
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

i really like this stuff, totally different. it pours a clear and fizzy bronze color with a tiny head. the whole beer goes flat and darkens in shade after just a few minutes of air exposure. the nose is very impressive, full of fresh vanilla beans, oak, booze, and some island spice. the rum character really overshadows the beer itself though. the flavor is also rum dominated, with the vanilla being really forward. its sweet and a little fruity, like fermented apples or something. the finish is oddly dry though, and there is almost not tastes left in the mouth after the swallow. the mouthfeel is okay, it starts off pretty bubbly, but goes dead flat quickly. i dont mind that though, as the flavors are allowed to be savored and identified one by one this way. it does make the alcohol component seem a lot stronger though, i would have guessed this beer to be close to 8% abv. nice smooth texture to this, and a 4pack in a night would be about right for me. one of my brothers favorite brews, im not quite as high on it, but its definitely something unique and enjoyable.

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Photo of DannyBaldoni
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of cjgator3
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle

A- Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is vanilla, oak chips, caramel and malt.

T- The taste is sweet malt along with caramel, spice and some alcohol in the finish.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a moderate amount if carbonation.

O- Overall, not a bad beer. Probably not something I'd buy again but it was worth a try.

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Photo of BGDrock
3.27/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: very deep amber colour; clear; head dissipates swiftly to almost nothing

Aroma: sweet caramel, rum, fruity, vanilla, toffee - this is gonna be a sweet one (again)

Taste & Mouthfeel: as expected - overly sweet and syrupy, with big vanilla and fruity rum flavours; cloying, with almost nothing to balance it out; there might be some oak character in the finish, but not much hint of spiced rum influence it could really be any rum; it actually sets your teeth on edge it's so sweet

Overall: pretty typical from Innis & Gunn, but even more sugary than their others; was hoping for some differentiation, didn't get it

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Photo of Woodysbeard
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Brandtmo
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Circleo12
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of ajdemma
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured in to snifter.

A - Medium orange, yellow around the edges. A small layer of cream coloured head formed and immediately disappeared.

S - Toffee, dark caramel, oak, spiced rum.

T - Barrel qualities up front - oak, vanilla, spices and dark rum. Toffee and dark caramel flavours are present as well.

M - Light to medium body. A touch watery. Light carbonation.

O - A decent enough beer, but as is my opinion of most I&G beers, they didn't make the base beer substantial enough to hold up to the barrel aging. Fairly one dimensional.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.17/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cleans orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, mellow spice and a mellow malt. In the taste, spicy cinnamon, faint sugary, and a note of alcohol. A spice like bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry spice and a small sugary alcohol in the aftertaste. Spicy and a bit boozy, and a bit thin under that.

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Innis & Gunn Spiced Rum Finish from Innis & Gunn
3.7 out of 5 based on 175 ratings.
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