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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

88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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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russwilliam

New York

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

04-06-2014 02:10:41 | More by russwilliam
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 00:51:13 | More by JamieDuncan
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-16-2014 12:28:25 | More by InspectorBob
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13%

03-16-2014 11:17:06 | More by Fettpopps
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xk6m6m5x

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-11-2014 17:11:28 | More by xk6m6m5x
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-09-2014 04:11:38 | More by JeffTheJuice
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cozmo

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-02-2014 02:32:07 | More by cozmo
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-01-2014 09:11:06 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-28-2014 01:40:46 | More by Morey
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angeepangie

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-28-2014 00:41:09 | More by angeepangie
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

02-23-2014 15:29:20 | More by dpgoblejr
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paulgarrison

Alabama

4/5  rDev +13%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-22-2014 02:51:48 | More by ummswimmin
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rickcrip76

Georgia

3/5  rDev -15.3%

02-18-2014 20:14:44 | More by rickcrip76
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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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rjm0715

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.3%

02-11-2014 00:51:41 | More by rjm0715
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I do like the idea of all the barrel aging stuff they do, mostly barrels to prep for whisky, but the base beer always seems to be lacking something, and clear bottles?!

Pours a decent fizzy bubbly 1 finger head that fades fairly quickly, it does leave a bit of lacing at least to remember it was there at one point, a dark molasses brown color with a bit of ruby light sneaking through.

Nose has a mix of good and bad, and lots of various aromas, let's see if I can nail them all down now. Starts with the molasses, raw molasses, boot strap almost, as well as a vegetal fermented rotten sugar like note, then mild flashes of dark malt and a little porter like essence, but not very dark either, quickly into loads of buttery oak, nice oaky aromas like fresh cut oak but a bit too much butter at the same time, a mild booze that hints at fusel, a mild caramel and brown sugar. I think that about summarizes it.

Taste starts a bit on the sweet side, candy like and syrupy, with flashes of toffee, nutty flavors, brown sugar, and lots of candy sweetness. Into molasses, lots of molasses again, raw fermented molasses and extract like almost fake sugar. Then a mild, very mild, vegetal fermented flavor almost cooked vegetables. It hints at darker malts with a little almost cocoa butter like flavor, and faint coffee. Next on the list is barrel, more buttery oak and toasty raw oak, a bit of sharp oak tannin too. A mild spicy hop makes its presence known too with mild bitterness. Finish is sweet and a bit sticky still, more molasses, buttery oak, and toffee lingering.

Mouth is med bod, bit syrupy, decent carb but on the low end.

Overall Ok but not great, somewhat meh, so much going on mix of good and bad, even the barrels have a mix of good and bad. Just a taste for me and probably won't get this again.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 02:16:54 | More by jlindros
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Antikythera

New York

3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

I've been neglecting my beer reviews. Finally found something that inspired me to write it down. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

a: thin foamy head that goes away fast. Overall does not look like a porter; it's dark red-brown and clear. First time I've ever had something called porter that I could actually see through.

s: a little odd. Yeasty at first, then sweet and almost buttery. Not sure whether it's pleasant or tolerable.

t: sweet and molasses-y. Pretty nice.

m: heavy and chewable like a porter should be, with just enough fizz to make it more interesting.

o: I'm not completely overwhelmed but this could really grow on me. Will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 01:20:28 | More by Antikythera
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DudMan

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +13%

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

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-16-2014 23:35:10 | More by Giggy
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Slats89

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

01-07-2014 05:28:36 | More by Slats89
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JaxBen_20J

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

01-07-2014 01:20:28 | More by JaxBen_20J
Innis & Gunn Scottish Porter from Innis & Gunn
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