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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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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.65%
Wants: 5
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of TMoney2591
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%

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
Photo of ohiobeer29
2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

ohiobeer29, Aug 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

HiWire, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

jgunther71, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

krome, Aug 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

dunlap926, Aug 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

MacQ32, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of DCHritz
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

DCHritz, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Brutaltruth
3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
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.


Brutaltruth, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

SuperHop18, Jul 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Reaudribion, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

snowmageddon, Jul 03, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

basickness, Jun 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

DavidHume, Jun 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

DamnYankeeHeadHunter, Jun 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

Thejoe1027, Jun 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

hAle2theWort, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

DarrenBrule, Jun 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

RHB33, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Hessian257, May 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

bcsbeer, May 27, 2014
Photo of Bouleboubier
4/5  rDev +12.7%
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

Bouleboubier, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

speak72, May 06, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
2.63/5  rDev -25.9%
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
Innis & Gunn Scottish Porter from Innis & Gunn
81 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.