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:
174
Reviews:
56
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
12.06%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear amber orange in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of rum are present in the nose along with hints of vanilla from the oak barrels aging.
T: The overall taste contains a mixture of rum, vanilla and toffee flavors. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed this beer because it seemed that the flavors imparted by the rum and oak barrels were well incorporated into the overall smell and taste of this beer. It is rather easy to drink because the alcohol is well masked from the taste. I would definitely considering trying this beer again.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Kremlock
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle is 7.4% ABV (0.5) more then shown on the posting.

A: Medium copper/orange colour. Pours a nice 1/2 inch foam on top that settles to a film. Very clear with no particles.

S: Typical Innis and Gunn scent but can't pick up on any "spices" from the spice rum cask. Bread all the way with some caramel sweetness.

T: Vanilla, hint of cinnamon, white pepper, caramel, and bread.

M: Medium to full body, some warm feeling going down. Not a hot alcohol feeling, just a warm body sensation.

O: Flavours are similar to the regular rum cask but I prefer the warm feeling from this one.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Date of Sep2013 on the back, most likely a best by date

A: Pours an amber color with a fingers worth of head that fades quite quickly

S: Very malty, with a distinct spiced rum note and some oak. Very straight forward

T: Starts off malty and sweet. This is followed by a nice, mellow spiced rum and oak flavor. Finishes clean and slightly sweet

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Not sticky or sickly sweet

O: A nice dessert beer that doesn't over-do the oak aging. Just sweet enough to satisfy a sweet-tooth craving. Worth a try

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle served in a I&G fluted glass.

L - clear carmel color with a white head that vanished in a few minutes.

S - vanilla spice aroma.

T - the spiced rum flavor comes through nicely with sweet malt remaining solid in the background.

F - medium bodied with a smooth, easy drinking feel.

O - a nice treat.

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of mick303
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
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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Innis & Gunn Spiced Rum Finish from Innis & Gunn
3.73 out of 5 based on 174 ratings.
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