Beer Information and Tasting Notes

Innis & Gunn Rum Cask

Innis & Gunn Rum Cask

Brand
Innis & Gunn
Expression
Rum Cask
Category
Dark Ale
Style
Speciality
Abv
7.40%
Country
Scotland
Website
www.innisandgunn.com

By Jeff Evans

75
Nose
A sharp, cedary/oaky aroma generally obscures sweet malt and gentle citrus fruit.
Palate
Quite thin for the strength, or perhaps delicate is the word. Flavours major on tart, almost acetic oak, vanilla, a rummy sweetness and a hint of cola from the dark but restrained malt. Gently bitter.
Finish
Sweetness on the swallow runs into the finish, which is otherwise oaky and very dry, with most of its bitterness from the wood.
Comment
An attractive, red-amber ale matured in rum casks, but it doesn't quite deliver for its strength.

By Glenn Payne

57
Nose
Subtle hints of molasses and redolent spiciness with vinous background.
Palate
Malt and spicy sweetness combine well and accompanied by light caramel.
Finish
Sweetness soon gives way to blunt sourness that dominates to the end.
Comment
Russet coloured. Rather imbalanced and needs to maintain the initial malt sweetness.