Saturday, July 16, 2011

Innis & Gunn Rum Cask

Today I'm drinking Innis & Gunn Rum Cask brewed by Innis & Gunn in Edinburgh, Scotland. Ed Roberts brought this bottle back for me from his vacation up north. The first thing you'll notice about this beer is that it's bottled in clear glass, an industry no-no for the most part. Next, you will see that this was aged in rum barrels for 57 days before being approved for bottling. A little story on the back describes what you're about to try. Serve at 4 - 6 degrees C (if you need a conversion formula, ask). Oh, and the bottle is 11.2 ounces.

Very nice caramel aroma, a little boozy too. Dark fruity raisin flavors dominate the beginning. Caramel soaked in rum and a distinct buttery flavor come next. So far, pretty sweet, and with a very smooth texture.

The 7.4% alcohol is pretty well known throughout, warming you up, but not a bad factor. After a few sips, you will have a flat Vanilla Coke experience, with rum! Low carbonation, yet a creamy feel in the mouth. Very interesting. I wont say I loved it but it was a pretty decent beer. For sure check it out!

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1 comment:

Michael Jurewicz said...

It looks like soda in the bottle.