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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
84
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79 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.07%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Stout |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: biboergosum on 10-19-2013)
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chugalug06

Colorado

1.53/5  rDev -59.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Clear bottle. OK.

Thin. Blackish-mostly brown brew color. Head is 1/2 finger and thin foamy crust.

Tons of peaty irish malt, kinda weird. Not sure I'm a fan. Very Circus Peanut aroma. Kinda childish. Way too sweet. Forced vanilla.

BLAH. Not pleasant flavors. Very forced fermentation and brewed. Not fluid or "stout-esque". Thin body, carbonation is prickly, sweetness is weird. Too peaty. No bourbon, just fake vanilla. Candy flavors and fake mouthfeel.

Horrid brew. This one went strait down the drain. This has to be near the bottom for style. I'm going to go scrub my mouth out. What a joke of a bad brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2014 23:53:41 | More by chugalug06
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Extol

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

12-25-2013 20:04:28 | More by Extol
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CrazyDavros

Australia

2.93/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Pours black with a large fading off-white head.
Nose shows vanilla, bourbon, woody oak and caramel. Very sweet-smelling.
Overly sweet flavours, pretty cloying. Lots of vanilla, toffee and bourbon. Barely any of the roast malt shows.
Body feels watery.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2014 03:49:35 | More by CrazyDavros
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

2.98/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Dark ruby body that you can barely see through. Rocky tan three finger head. No real lacing.

Mild oak, vanilla, bourbon notes in the aroma.

Taste is light bourbon, the stout nondescript.

Very thin mouthfeel for the style. Smooth but not full or slick.

Very unimpressive. As were the other two beers in the gift box.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 21:24:24 | More by RonfromJersey
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hansenm72

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -20%

07-03-2014 16:46:03 | More by hansenm72
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20%

12-19-2013 01:01:28 | More by cfalovo97
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khargro2

Georgia

3/5  rDev -20%

10-20-2013 22:12:12 | More by khargro2
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20%

07-20-2014 06:32:10 | More by Howlader
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.01/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thankfully, the last beer from the 3 pack gift box.
Pours a dark brown with garnet highlights at the edges and a smallish off white head that quickly dissipates. Aromas of caramel and brown sugar with some dark dried fruit and a bit of oak tannin, light vanilla, and a hint of alcohol. This says its a stout, where is the roast, coffee, and or chocolate? The flavor is quite sweet with dark sugary malt, toffee, dark fruit, light oak and vanilla sweetness. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Stout huh? not by a long shot! Still an overly sweet Scottish ale that maybe they but a hint more color into. Again there is nothing flawed about the beer other than its boring and not to style.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 21:46:36 | More by johnnnniee
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Bromine

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

11-16-2013 22:16:43 | More by Bromine
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Hyperionecta

Australia

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

03-07-2014 08:31:43 | More by Hyperionecta
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

11-10-2013 04:22:54 | More by djrn2
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.34/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

330ml Bottle from Tesco (£1.50):
Dark looking, caramel amber with a few bubbles rising to the surface. There is an inch thick, foamy, light brown head on top.

Earthy with some basic malts and bitterness to kick things off, followed up by some vanilla and butterscotch, with hints of sweetness throughout. There is some smoke coming through and a slightly boozy aroma from the bourbon.

Malty with some vanilla sweetness also appearing as does the bourbon from the nose as well. Some oak and smoked flavours come through along with some caramel malts and a touch of treacle towards the end.

Very smooth to the taste with a medium body and fairly low carbonation. The beer was quite sweet and boozy throughout with a warming alcohol feel coming through.

Fairly average and run-of-the-mill beer to me if I'm honest, it seemed rather plain and unadventurous other than the bourbon coming through and that wasn't an aspect of the beer I particularly enjoyed either.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 14:41:13 | More by flyingpig
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arlingtonjoe

Illinois

3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: poured a nice reddish-brown color with a effervescent tan head that dissipates quickly with a light lacing left behind.

S: nose is pleasant with oak, vanilla, molasses, plum and some peat.

T: a little astringence from the oak, some roasted malt, plum, raisin and a touch of bourbon heat.

M: body is light for a stout,finish is fairly smooth and a bit dry.

O: if you can find the gift pack it is worth the purchase to try a few different things. pretty enjoyable overall as long as you like the lighter side of wood aging. will be drinking again

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 03:23:29 | More by arlingtonjoe
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MJSJr

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-20-2014 05:11:03 | More by MJSJr
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dasunder

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-11-2014 22:47:37 | More by dasunder
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-25-2014 17:42:55 | More by CurtisD
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-04-2014 05:07:53 | More by DamageCase76
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-09-2014 17:35:14 | More by rfgetz
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windypete

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-20-2013 06:31:52 | More by windypete
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-29-2014 23:17:35 | More by DenisKolkin
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12-06-2013 00:03:18 | More by andrenaline
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-02-2014 23:43:28 | More by muskiesman
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml clear bottle. Aged 'over Bourbon-infused oak'. No mention of barrels here.

This beer pours a clear, very dark ruby amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, densely foamy soft mocha head, which leaves some pockmarked limestone wall lace around the glass as things slowly ebb away.

It smells of sweet grainy, biscuity pale malt, a bit of crystallized toffee, dark orchard fruit - plums, apricot, and black currants - and mild vanilla, caramel, and wooden plank notes. The taste is sweet caramel and toffee malt, bittersweet chocolate, muddled pit fruit, an ethereal oak essence, manifest in barely a whisper of vanilla and woody graininess, and subtle earthy, leafy noble hops.

The carbonation is a tad peppy up front, but generally sedate otherwise, the body an introductory medium weight, and fairly smooth, but with a certain clamminess slowly building. It finishes on the sweet side, the caramel, biscuity toffee, chocolate, and obfuscated alcohol running the show.

Like the rest of I & G's offerings, this has 'gateway' beer written all over it. While there is a lot of flavour, everything comes back to that malt sweetness, which I am long past being an apologist for. I thought that the use of American oak (in whatever respect) would lend this the air of an American stout. Nope, still English, the hops surprisingly taking care of that. A bit more complex than I was expecting, but that's about it.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 01:22:57 | More by biboergosum
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ADZA

Australia

3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another new one for me and pours a very dark cherry cola hue with a creamy two finger head and some nice lacing,the smell is sweet bourbon,oak and glazed fruit,the mouthfeel is just medium bodied and moderately carbonated with tastes of predominantly bourbon and coke,the slightest edge of oak,biscuity malts and is finished with a very light hop bitterness and overall it's and drinkable where the bourbon oak is dominant but easily mingles with the base beer and yeah I'd drink it again cheers.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 11:45:29 | More by ADZA
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Innis & Gunn Bourbon Stout from Innis & Gunn
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