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Innis & Gunn Bourbon Stout - Innis & Gunn

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Innis & Gunn Bourbon StoutInnis & Gunn Bourbon Stout

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BA SCORE
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172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.28%
Wants: 6
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Stout |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: biboergosum on 10-19-2013

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Photo of beersgud
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stoutmeister
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A 330ml clear glass bottle with a BB of Sept 2014, so it's a bit out of date. Picked up last Christmas from a supermarket and stashed in a cupboard. I'm hoping it's strength will have preserved it. The label describes it as a red stout aged on bourbon-infused oak.

A: Poured into a snifter. A very deep reddish-brown that appears almost black in the glass. Yields a smallish head of creamy beige foam that lasts for a moment before collapsing and disappearing.

S: Aroma of rich caramel malt with hints of mild roasted grain, brown sugar, subtle molasses, dried fruit, woodiness/oak, vanilla, stewed leaves and faint bourbon. A whiff of warming booze in the background. Decent but lacking in depth and intensity for the style.

T: Tastes of sweet caramel malt with a woody, boozy character and a lingering finish. Notes of brown sugar, raisins, dried fruit, mild molasses, subtle roasted grain, wood/oak, vanilla, stewed leaves, a hint of spice and faint bourbon. A touch of alcohol in the background. Somewhat sweet, followed by a subdued bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and rather insubstantial body for the style. Slightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of sweet caramel malt, dried fruit, booziness and wood/stewed leaves.

O: So-so. A decent enough beer on it's own terms, but doesn't really fulfill expectations for a bourbon stout. Looks OK, while the aroma and flavour are quite sweet and boozy with hints of brown sugar, dried fruit, stewed leaves and woodiness. Lacklustre body - too thin. The malt character isn't beefy enough to match the aging and doesn't provide sufficient balance. The result is slightly cloying; a sort of 'light' bourbon stout. Drinkable but not memorable - no need to hunt this one down.

Photo of jren
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very solid and accessible. I will definitely grab more in the future.

Photo of TastyFoodAndDrink
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pouring a dark chocolate brown with a foamy espresso head, Innis & Gunn Bourbon Aged Stout gives off just the vaguest hint of transparency at the edges of the glass, producing a deep caramel – molasses color on the edges. The smell that wafts off the head is familiar to any Innis & Gunn fan, giving a deeply roasted, brown sugar and malt hit. The closer you get to the smell, the more it adds a slight amount of smoke and boozy bourbon notes, channeling vanilla, cherries, wood, toast, and just a touch of almost banana. While not particularly stoutish, it has plenty of complexity and depth.

Innis & Gunn Bourbon Aged Stout’s flavor immediately leans sweet, channeling dates, caramel, toffee, and touches of chocolate. There are boozy touches of cooked fruit and alcohol soaked oak barrels. The mouthfeel ends up being thick between the sugary nature and the high booze. The elements of bourbon tend to take over toward the end, giving off burnt chocolate, caramelized sugars, and the flavor of preserved fruit. The finish goes on for some time moving closer to bourbon as it goes.

Photo of redleg411
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hypersomnia
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shagal
3.36/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A different stout that's semi transparent and easier to drink than others.

Photo of Bandi
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear and very dark red in color (black when viewed from afar) with a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige colored head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge, and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of sweet malts are present in the nose along with some hints of vanilla.
T: Like the smell, the taste is a little sweet and has some hints of vanilla from the bourbon oak chip aging.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a lot different compared to American bourbon barrel aged counterparts as it doesn't have as strong of a bourbon taste and is instead sweet.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of Noxious26
3.2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ljc973
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DannyDaBeerMan34
2.41/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Nicely Package and that's about where it ends. Draws no comparisons to other BA stouts offered. Really disappointed

Photo of TimErickson
3.09/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Tim725
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dllman25
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GlendonTT
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TP_43
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I found this to be a really well done bourbon oak-aged stout. Glad I had the chance to try this one.

Photo of ryanmcd
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenBull3030
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of atone315
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Innis & Gunn Bourbon Stout from Innis & Gunn
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