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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
THE BROS
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +13%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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

Colorado

4/5  rDev +13%

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

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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!

Serving type: bottle

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

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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

West Virginia

2.54/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.3%

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

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -15.3%

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

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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

Georgia

2.84/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.3%

11-23-2013 19:26:52 | More by michaelfcasey
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.26/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear dark copper with a foamy khaki head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, toffee, and slight molasses aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet caramel, toffee, and dark fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is very sweet and not too much like a porter in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 05:33:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from an 11.2 oz. clear bottle into a standard pint glass.
Deep copper/ruby in color, with a thick head of off-white foam.
Aroma-a bit of skunkiness(due to clear bottle perhaps) sweet toasted malt.
Taste-Oakey, sweet, toasted malt, some vanilla notes, warming alcohol in the finish. Rather smooth, interesting flavor.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 17:16:33 | More by hosehead83
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.24/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From the 330 ml. bottle. Sampled on November 15, 2013.

It has a mahogany brown to dark amber pour with a head that lasts for a second and completely dissolves and relatively good clarity.

The nose has some chocolate malts and the oak barrel mustiness with a little vanilla thrown in, molasses, and bread. Once I figure out it was molasses I found it to be a bit more acceptable.

The body is less than medium.

The taste has a lightly roasted malt character but it is more overwhelmed by the vanilla or molasses. The alcohol could be better integrated because it had a slight boozy feel. No smoke like I like in Porters.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 00:36:25 | More by puboflyons
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.3%

11-14-2013 19:37:44 | More by djrn2
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swgwilt

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

11-10-2013 03:47:01 | More by swgwilt
Innis & Gunn Scottish Porter from Innis & Gunn
81 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.