Innis and Gunn Rum Cask (Scotland: Strong Ale: 7.4% ABV)

Visual: Extreme dark red with wine like elements. Fizzy head dissipates quickly.

Nose: Sea salt, distinct rum and red wine. Slight soured cherries. Spicy and draws you in. Almost nautical character. Salt and vinegar crisps.

Body: Slick and smooth, red wine and marzipan. The rum characteristics are unmistakable, Chewy raisins. Not too heavy, drips sweetly down your throat. Rich feel and seems like the liquid crumbles in your mouth.

Finish: Raspberries and cherries mixed in cinnamon. Touch of black treacle.

Conclusion: So far the best Innis and Gunn beer made. A wonderful mix of red wine and beer character with a brilliant rum influence.

It is rich and fruity with a slight salt and nautical character that rounds it wonderfully. Never too harsh, it is a drink of leisure and for remising on times of adventure and past glories, a true call to days filled with wonder.

So yes, it is a fine beer in case you were still wondering.

(Note: Thanks to Paul Henderson for providing some bottles of this fine beer)