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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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BA SCORE
81
good

121 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 5
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Segelstrom on 10-13-2013)
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2/5  rDev -43.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.4%

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2.37/5  rDev -33.1%

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2.54/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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.

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2.6/5  rDev -26.6%

Photo of Fatehunter
2.63/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of kim_thayil
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Disappointing. Was expecting more. It's just scotch ale and a bad one at that.

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.84/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Well picked this up the other night and was expecting a porter. More towards a scoth ale. Pours a deep red with not much of head. Tasted like a porter gone wrong but good if you are into the scotch ales. Over all it was ok but wont be going at this again.

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.05/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Innis & Gunn Scottish Porter from Innis & Gunn
81 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.