Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer

11.2 oz single from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. recently in four packs in Atlanta.
Clear bottle presentation with the blue accents makes a very attractive proposition.
The color of this beer is truly a sight to behold. Beautiful clarity on the pour and a copper/red/burgandy body sits underneath a white head. Some lace and a fine film forms on the surface of the shimmering body.
Nose is surprisingly muted to be honest. Even on warming the liquor aspect is not strong to me (although it is certainly there), rather we get a slightly acidic, apple based note.
Similarly the tastes are not quite a huge as I thought that they may be. For some that may seem problematic, but for me it’s the contrary. This really is quite a subtle beer, and had this been inspired elsewhere, the rum notes could have been overwhelming. As it is, it’s pretty light. Sweet, mellow and surprisingly light and drinkable, the beer actually screams subtlety which is not how it could have turned out. Low carbonation which works well, and the dryish rum notes build over the glass, but ultimately still work swell with only a slight warming alcohol effect. For me the oak character is really pretty reserved and light.
Very enjoyable and it has a drinkability that is much higher than I was anticipating. Tasty and easy drinking.

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11/26/2010
Brewery:
Innis & Gunn
Format:
bottle
ABV: 7.4 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.35
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