Innis & Gunn Scottish Porter - Innis & Gunn
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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Innis & Gunn Scottish Porter from Innis & Gunn
80 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.