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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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80
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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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2/5  rDev -43.3%

GinsuDave, Nov 08, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

ohiobeer29, Aug 07, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

basickness, Jun 30, 2014
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2.54/5  rDev -28%
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.

WVbeergeek, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
2.63/5  rDev -25.5%
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.

Fatehunter, Apr 30, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jan 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

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

kim_thayil, Sep 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

HiWire, Aug 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Thullin187, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.84/5  rDev -19.5%
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.

ChainGangGuy, Nov 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

dertyd, Jan 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

rjm0715, Feb 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

mmink27, Oct 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

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.

iTunesUpdates, Sep 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

MO5290, Oct 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

rickcrip76, Feb 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

michaelfcasey, Nov 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

npendres, Nov 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

pwdiamond, Oct 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

djrn2, Nov 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

NYR_Rob, Dec 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

dunlap926, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of JamieDuncan
3.05/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

JamieDuncan, Mar 18, 2014
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3.15/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle, called "Scotch Whisky Porter" in shipments to Alberta.

This beer pours a clear, very dark bronzed amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and somewhat creamy beige head, which leaves a few broad swaths of awkward hanging cloud lace around the glass as things eventually recede.

It smells of rather sweet, musty oaken vanilla, a lesser bready caramel maltiness, pithy yeast, a hint of stale bittersweet cocoa, and a weird boozy fruitiness, the sort you get with those cheap holiday candied chocolate confections. The taste is more of the same - that standard I&G house flavour of overwrought vanilla and caramel sweetness - hollow chocolate wafers, ethereal day-old coffee notes, a touch of toasty treacle, and some bruised apple and cherry compote fruitiness.

The bubbles are quite understated in their barely frothy emanations, the body a sturdy medium weight, but at what cost, with the smoothness coming in under a heady clammy umbrella. It finishes on the sweet side, duh, as the vanilla, caramel, and stilted woodiness (chips, man, chips!) prevail.

Sigh, while I could rail on about the lack of any sort of porter characteristics in this offering, that would be putting the cart before the horse. This may look the part, but in the end, it comes off as nothing more than a typical 'wood aged' strong ale, this time with perhaps a bit more roasted blather. Yeah, you know how I feel.

biboergosum, Yesterday at 03:57 AM
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3.15/5  rDev -10.8%

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.

TMoney2591, Aug 27, 2014
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Innis & Gunn Scottish Porter from Innis & Gunn
80 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.