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Innis & Gunn Scottish Porter - Innis & Gunn

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Innis & Gunn Scottish PorterInnis & Gunn Scottish Porter

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81
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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Segelstrom on 10-13-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

06-22-2014 20:44:23 | More by Thejoe1027
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

01-07-2014 05:28:36 | More by Slats89
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

12-06-2013 03:17:30 | More by addiwilliams
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

11-29-2013 19:35:35 | More by Soomars
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

02-25-2014 00:55:43 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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y2jrock60

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 01:43:17 | More by y2jrock60
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.01/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 19:48:29 | More by kylehay2004
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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +13%

01-30-2014 02:02:02 | More by DudMan
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 07:24:47 | More by Bouleboubier
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13%

03-16-2014 11:17:06 | More by Fettpopps
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4/5  rDev +13%

02-23-2014 05:39:31 | More by paulgarrison
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ThisLadyLovesBeer

New Hampshire

3.96/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 18:13:39 | More by ThisLadyLovesBeer
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scotorum

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 06:21:52 | More by scotorum
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Brutaltruth

Ohio

3.91/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 23:01:03 | More by Brutaltruth
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 02:13:34 | More by Segelstrom
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DCHritz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-28-2014 19:52:03 | More by DCHritz
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Hessian257

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

05-29-2014 03:26:24 | More by Hessian257
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Innis & Gunn Scottish Porter from Innis & Gunn
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