Innis & Gunn Scottish Porter - Innis & Gunn
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2.54/5 rDev -27.8%
Looks more like a barleywine than a porter dark crimson ruby brown appearance, light khaki tan head forms fine lacing down the sides of my glass. Aroma has sweet brown sugar, glazed apple, a hint of spice, alcohol and oak barrel aging effects. The first sip is cloying all day, alcohol burn at only 7.4% that's just sad with a watery beer supposedly aged on oak to "unlock the flavor". These guys are brewing half ass beer, so far nothing I've had from them have been nearly acceptable to call this base beer a porter is sacrilege. There's no rounded sweetness this is really harsh on the palate flavor and mouthfeel, watery texture with these big oak character with alcohol levels that are unrelenting for such a modest abv, just unbalanced. Overall a no go for me, it's going to make picking out another Innis and Gunn to try that much harder.
12-07-2013 15:34:47 | More by WVbeergeek
2.63/5 rDev -25.3%
Pours a half finger of head on a clear brown colored body.
The aroma smells like caramel candy. That's it.
The taste is caramel sweet overall with some bitter metallic notes in the middle. It's not particularly pleasing.
The texture is thin with moderate carbonation.
I did not enjoy this beer.
04-30-2014 02:43:40 | More by Fatehunter
2.84/5 rDev -19.3%
11.2 ounce bottle - $3.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a deep, dark amber-brown body, good clarity, with a thin, off-white head.
Smell: Lightly sweetish, with a noted oakiness. A little chocolate, vanilla. Fruit, too. A bit of the added molasses, too.
Taste: Heavy toast and sweet, shaved chocolate. Light roastiness developing, as is a little earthiness. Oaken quality hits the palate quickly, delivering a firm woodiness before the vanilla can really come about. Flash of fruitiness adhering to a vague rum vibe. Steadily drying until the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: I was not particularly keen on it. I was really just hoping for something passable, but, no.
11-28-2013 05:02:24 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.05/5 rDev -13.4%
Picked up a mixed six of Innis and Gunn beers that included this one. Weak appearance, thin with very little head. Smell, however, was very interesting and had me wondering about flavor. Downer, not good at all. My Scottish heritage had me very disappointed in this beer. Will not have again. Gonna grab the Skull Splitter I have in the fridge next to feel better about the homeland.
03-18-2014 00:51:13 | More by JamieDuncan
3.15/5 rDev -10.5%
Served in a Boulevard tulip snifter.
Where better to bring a new I&G beer than to VDubb's? This stuff pours a clear ruby-studded sienna topped by a half-finger or so of wan tan foam. The nose comprises dried maple syrup, oak, vanilla bean, light cocoa powder, very light roasted malts, light vague stonefruit, and a hint of booze wafting in the breeze. The taste is a blast of oak followed by a cigar wrapped in dank greens and dipped in sweet caramel and maple syrup. Unlike most other I&G offerings, this one falls apart on the tongue, coming across muddled, confused, and leaving us in a similar place. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a definite disappointment here. It's not a complete train wreck, but it's not very good, either.
08-27-2014 04:13:02 | More by TMoney2591
3.2/5 rDev -9.1%
Poured from an 11.2 oz. clear bottle into a standard pint glass.
Deep copper/ruby in color, with a thick head of off-white foam.
Aroma-a bit of skunkiness(due to clear bottle perhaps) sweet toasted malt.
Taste-Oakey, sweet, toasted malt, some vanilla notes, warming alcohol in the finish. Rather smooth, interesting flavor.
11-17-2013 17:16:33 | More by hosehead83
3.24/5 rDev -8%
From the 330 ml. bottle. Sampled on November 15, 2013.
It has a mahogany brown to dark amber pour with a head that lasts for a second and completely dissolves and relatively good clarity.
The nose has some chocolate malts and the oak barrel mustiness with a little vanilla thrown in, molasses, and bread. Once I figure out it was molasses I found it to be a bit more acceptable.
The body is less than medium.
The taste has a lightly roasted malt character but it is more overwhelmed by the vanilla or molasses. The alcohol could be better integrated because it had a slight boozy feel. No smoke like I like in Porters.
11-16-2013 00:36:25 | More by puboflyons
Innis & Gunn Scottish Porter from Innis & Gunn
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