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Innis & Gunn Spiced Rum Aged

Rating: 3.6

Now for what will be my eighth Innis & Gunn beer, another that I was given as a gift for Christmas and the first of two of the brewerys beers I am planning on reviewing in quick succession. This particular offering is a Scottish ale that over Caribbean Spiced Rum infused oak so I am expecting a sweet and boozy taste to this one. This is another Innis & Gunn limited release that first appeared in late 2012 and is packaged, disappointingly in another clear bottle but at least this one also comes boxed to protect the beer some; God only knows why the brewery persist in using clear bottles.
Innis & Gunn Spiced Rum Finish

Appearance (4/5): Pours a medium amber with a head that is white and made up of small bubbles with just under a centimetre in height and not bad retention either; the beer is quite still and very clear as well.
Aroma (6/10): Sweet with some nice butter and vanilla upfront, along with some alcohol and nice touches of oak. There is the rum that gives the beer its name following this and it comes through stronger than I was expecting to be honest with a fair amount of alcohol, some spice and various fruits too. The beer was a pleasant smelling one with some malts in the mix as well but the strength of the alcohol coming through was a little much for my liking.
Taste (7/10): Sweet malts with toffee and caramel, a lot of vanilla and butterscotch as well with plenty of alcohol infused in the taste. There is some oak and malts further in as well but the alcohol and spices seem to dominate along with a strong taste of diluted rum.
Palate (4/5): Fairly smooth and warming from the spices and rum with only some grain coming through and a medium body and some sweetness throughout. There is more alcohol coming through that I would have liked but the beer wasn’t a difficult one to drink.

Overall (14/20): This one was somewhat of a mix bag with a great mix of sweet malts, spices, vanilla and some rum but the alcohol content of the beer was all to apparent throughout and not particularly well masked. The sweetness and the oak flavours helped things slightly but this one wasn’t one of my favourite Innis & Gunn offerings I’m afraid.

Brewed In:  Edinburgh, Scotland
Brewery: Innis & Gunn Brewing Company
Full Name: Innis & Gunn Spiced Rum Finish Oak Aged Beer
First Brewed: 2012
Type: Scottish Ale
Abv: 7.4%
Serving: Bottle (330ml)
Purchased: Aldi
Price: Gift

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