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Innis & Gunn Brewing Company

Innis & Gunn Brewing Company
Rum Finish Scotch Ale

Category: Scottish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 6.8%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Innis & Gunn Brewing Company
Rum Finish Scotch Ale

Category: Scottish Style Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 6.8%
Brilliant dark copper color. Aromas and flavors of buttery caramel corn, date bread, and smoked nuts with a supple, bright, dryish medium body and a tingling, interesting, relaxed finish imparting overtones of watercress, citrus marmalade, brown spices, and apple pie finish. A nice spicy, creamy Scottish ale.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: buttery caramel corn, date bread, and smoked nuts
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of watercress, citrus marmalade, brown spices, and apple pie
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Philly Sandwich, Duck Fajitas, Havarti
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice spicy, creamy Scottish ale.

The Producer

Innis & Gunn USA

The Producer
3000 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 318
Levittown, NY 11756
USA
1 516-605-2648

Scottish Style Ale

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Serve in a Thistle
Classic examples of Scottish ales are dark brown in color and average between 4-10% in alcohol. They are less hoppy than their English counterparts and often have a slightly viscous and sweet caramel malt character due to incomplete fermentation. Included in this category are Scotch ales, or “wee heavys”, which typically sit at the high end of the scale in terms of alcohol. These beers can be found all over the world, including the US market where many craft brewers produce more toned-down versions of the otherwise strong and malty Scottish originals. Some Scottish-style ales feature a slight, peat-like smokiness, but this is not a defining characteristic of the style.

Noteworthy examples of this style include: Founders Dirty Bastard, Oskar Blues Old Chub Scottish Style Ale and Moylan’s Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale.

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Scottish Style Ale