- My Rating: [C], I gave it a (2.9 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Innis & Gunn Rum Finish – matured for 57 days, 6.8% ABV, 33 cl., (Edinburgh, Scotland)
on the back label:
“This ruby red beer is matured over the finest rum-infused American Oak heartwood resulting in a beer with delicious warming character that is bursting with fruit and lively spiciness. These vibrant flavours perfectly balance the beer’s toffee-malt backbone making it an ideal accompaniment to game meats like venison or duck. It is sublime with mature cheeses served with good chutneys and relishes.”
- Style: (barrel-aged – American Oak Rum cask) English Strong Ale
- Taste: Dense overly sweet toffee’d barley malt brown sugar-molasses
- Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
- How much: $16 CAD – 4 x 330 ml., November 2014
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: fabulous
Visual: Pours clear mahogany brown without a significant lasting head, ringed retention with a small island, countable singular sporadic streams.
Nose: sugary thick toffee’d liquid barley malt (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: crisp, incoming densely sweet malts
Mid-palate: heavy (lvl-7-sweetness), brown sugar-molasses, toffee’d liquid malted barley
Finish: residual malted sugars
Summary: I usually enjoy I&G brews but this one tasted awfully plain, short, and uninspiring. The toffee profile just becomes overly heavy with the addition of the rum barrel.