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Innis & Gunn "Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer"

Top Winter Beers

Innis & Gunn's Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer presents elements of both rum and beer, a delicious union that earned it a spot on our Top 10 Winter Beers list


Innis & Gunn "Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer"
Scotch Ale - Scotland / All-Year
7.4 per cent ABV

Innis & Gunn, Scotland’s largest independent brewery, based in Edinburgh, has invented a new style of ale, one that is a perfect marriage of rum and beer. Aged in oak barrels that previously contained navy rum, the ale acquires aromas of caramel, toffee and citrus fruits. Deep red in color, it's matched with the unique, sweet, spicy flavors imparted by the rum barrel and a hint of vanilla that’s compliments of the oak. Definitely a sipping beer, it’ll grow on you with each taste, and the higher alcohol content of 7.4 per cent ABV results in a warm finish. An interesting experiment is to taste this brew alongside the Innis & Gunn Original, their rum-less version. The complexity of flavors makes this a good beer to cook with or to match with food. Try pairing it with scallops, white fish or rich meats such as pork loin, lamb, or sausages.

Price: $13 / 750 ml.

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(Updated: 11/18/13 AD)

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