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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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81
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135 Ratings
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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 5
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Segelstrom on 10-13-2013

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Photo of Act25
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is currently available in a brown bottle and it's better than the reviews here.

A: Looks great. Espresso clear body, with intense head and lots of dotty lacing.
S: Powerful. A bit odd. Starts with molasses along with a vegetal fermented fruit note.
T: First impression: Over ripe, and border line nasty, but not off. Some dark malt porter, then buttery oaky aromas like fresh cut oak barrel. Then a mild booze, caramel, nuts, and brown sugar. A bit too sweet, and a bit too nasty next to a better Ale.

F: Mouth is medium but syrupy, low carb. Slightly wood, splintery finish.

O: Densely flavor packed and complex but marred by the off-fermented taste. Also, like a Cola (which I rarely drink) so sweet, I had to eat too many pretzels to counter it, to finish.

Photo of biboergosum
3.17/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

Photo of ThaHealer
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of akillerburrito
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of PvtSnowball
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of artemh
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of ESimmons
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of pwdiamond
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of drinking12many
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of GlendonTT
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of kim_thayil
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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

Photo of pjkelley82
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of dynosaurus
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of drwatson32
4.28/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of iTunesUpdates
3/5  rDev -16.2%

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.

Photo of JamesBondGA
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.15/5  rDev -12%

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.

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of HiWire
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of dunlap926
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of MacQ32
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of DCHritz
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Cheers!

Innis & Gunn Scottish Porter from Innis & Gunn
81 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.