Innis & Gunn Scottish Porter - Innis & Gunn
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4.19/5 rDev +19%
A- Clear brown with a large bubble head that dissipates quick leaving behind no lacing.
S- Very sweet with vanilla, oak, whiskey, and caramel notes.
T- Sweet, spicy, vanilla, caramel, and whiskey burn.
M- Medium bodied with low carbonation.
O- A very tastey beer with a unique character.
01-28-2014 01:43:17 | More by y2jrock60
4.01/5 rDev +13.9%
My long review was lost after I added it. Shorter version: single finger head, excellent lacing, deep amber body. Aroma of molasses oak caramel, mint, earthy hops. Flavor is similar but less sweet more earthy also with caramel, oak, molasses. Medium body moderate carbonation. Complex and flavorful.
10-19-2013 19:48:29 | More by kylehay2004
4/5 rDev +13.6%
A: clear, dark ruby red liquid topped with a bumpy, messy, dense tuft of coffee-creme colored foam... the head falls down within a couple minutes, little lacing
S: initial unmistakable I&G profile... bold fresh oak grain, perfume of vanilla-creme coated malted chocolate, and potent undercurrent of dry cherry/currant liqueur... tiny hint of cigar in the far background
T: up front - husks of chocolate malt, vanilla-soaked coffee beans... delicate essence of coffee roast on top midway... understated rush of very dry dried cherry with a kiss of tobacco in the finish... hardly sweet and only mildly bitter (tannic)
M: light-medium-bodied... super soft with a warm, sanded-smooth tannic chaser... mellow, dry finish with a faint warmth
O: not too different from their other beers - flavorful, dry, easy drinking, maybe a bit drier - the roasted elements, though subtle, do make this stand out among the rest... of the 4 I've now had, they seem to shine most at the extremes of color - the lightest (original) and darkest (bourbon stout) have been the best and relatively most distinctive... let's see if that trend continues the more I try
05-12-2014 07:24:47 | More by Bouleboubier
3.96/5 rDev +12.5%
A = Deep red brown, short-lived soapy head, with very slight lacing.
S = This one I smell bourbon whiskey, and some "burnt sugar" courtesy of the "molasses added." I like it.
T = I definitely taste the burnt sugar/whiskey. It is full-bodied, but doesn't leave a nasty aftertaste.
M = Medium bodied, lightly carbonated. The "molasses added" suggests syrupiness, but it really isn't.
O = I really like this porter, but because of the molasses and 7.4% alcohol, it wouldn't be a regular for me. I think it would food pair nicely with baby back ribs smothered in a sweet barbecue sauce, cole slaw, and a baked potato and/or corn on the cob. Enjoy!
02-14-2014 18:13:39 | More by ThisLadyLovesBeer
3.93/5 rDev +11.6%
Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into an Innis & Gunn flute.
a; Clear copper-ruby with an inch tall offwhite head which receded quickly to even surface foam and dense lacing.
s; Caramel malt with a kind of floral/burnt sugar tinge.
t: Tangy caramel and dark fruit. Later the oak cask aging pops out.
m; Medium, carbonation tingles the tongue.
o: A unique brew with a lot of flavor. I prefer their plain rum cask aged, but this is a good winter/holiday seasonal.
01-28-2014 06:21:52 | More by scotorum
3.91/5 rDev +11.1%
This brew pours a deep mahogany amber with thin white head, dying down to a thin pond of white foam and light lacing. Nose is of molasses, toffee, crème Brule, a hint of dark fruit, and light oak. Taste is sweet caramel malts up front, medium amber molasses, oak in the back and a light sherry like texture. A light chocolate finish mixing with mild bittering hops on the aftertaste makes this a most excellent brew. I am becoming a fan of Innis and Gunn, and will definitely have them again when the opportunity arises.
07-25-2014 23:01:03 | More by Brutaltruth
3.8/5 rDev +8%
first to review this beer. wife got there first but couldn't find listing so I get to jump on it. this is an oak aged porter with molasses added. it is good but not one of I&G better offerings. doesn't seem to be as full bodied as our domestic porters. has a nice rich floral smell. can't say that I detected the presence of the molasses.
10-13-2013 02:13:34 | More by Segelstrom
Innis & Gunn Scottish Porter from Innis & Gunn
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