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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
80
good

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.2%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn visit their website
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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scotorum

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +11.6%

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.

01-28-2014 06:21:52 | More by scotorum
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y2jrock60

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +19%

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.

01-28-2014 01:43:17 | More by y2jrock60
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Giggy

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

01-07-2014 01:20:28 | More by JaxBen_20J
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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -14.8%

01-05-2014 08:21:43 | More by dertyd
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +13.6%

01-03-2014 21:53:38 | More by Dougwillhike
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-02-2014 04:34:06 | More by st9647v3
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

01-01-2014 19:06:14 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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Hypersomnia

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

01-01-2014 03:00:18 | More by Hypersomnia
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ScottHeidrich119

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

12-28-2013 00:39:57 | More by ScottHeidrich119
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +13.6%

12-23-2013 21:58:05 | More by MarkyMOD
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +5.1%

Bottle at reefer temp into goblet, no date
Aroma slightly malty with a hint of oak
Head small (2 cm), frothy, light brown
No lacing
Body clear, dark amber
Flavor begins heavily sweet with vanillin and maybe a hint of oak; no hoppiness noted. It ends with a touch of astringency.
No diacetyl.
Body is medium to full, creamy, soft carbonation.

I assume the molasses is to provide sweetness and increase the body. Not being very familiar with molasses as a food, I can't tell if it imparts any flavor. Beer sitting in clear bottles under fluorescent lighting has to be suspect!

12-22-2013 09:58:26 | More by Ozzylizard
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Thullin187

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

12-15-2013 11:50:14 | More by Thullin187
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

12-08-2013 00:05:12 | More by DMarlinJ
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

2.54/5  rDev -27.8%

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.

12-07-2013 15:34:47 | More by WVbeergeek
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braican

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

12-06-2013 17:09:12 | More by braican
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addiwilliams

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

12-06-2013 03:17:30 | More by addiwilliams
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.8%

12-01-2013 03:39:29 | More by NYR_Rob
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npendres

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -14.8%

11-30-2013 01:25:13 | More by npendres
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Soomars

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

11-29-2013 19:35:35 | More by Soomars
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

11-29-2013 01:06:07 | More by Proclarush
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.84/5  rDev -19.3%

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.

11-28-2013 05:02:24 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Carpentiere

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

11-23-2013 21:46:41 | More by Carpentiere
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michaelfcasey

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14.8%

11-23-2013 19:26:52 | More by michaelfcasey
Innis & Gunn Scottish Porter from Innis & Gunn
80 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.