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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
85
very good

81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | 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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arlingtonjoe

Illinois

3.46/5  rDev -8%
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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Hyperionecta

Australia

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-06-2014 05:49:01 | More by NOLANDMAN
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Inglewood

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-26-2014 19:11:33 | More by Inglewood
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peachwave

Connecticut

3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really like this beer very nice drinkable stout . Crisp and clean tons of flavor l'm not a real fancy sophisticated reviewer , I highly recommend trying this beer. Has nice fruit very smooth words words words ! Bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla 250 characters

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 21:37:26 | More by peachwave
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Paincane

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pretty mahogany body with thick tan head. Fairly generous lacing.
S: Bourbon, oak, smoky malt & vanilla nose.
T: Bourbon is definitely prominent but not overpowering. Smoky, woodsy, oak and sweet vanilla flavors emerge.
M: Medium bodied, smooth with a warming finish.
O: A very nice bourbon stout that is a bit sweet but very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 02:57:42 | More by Paincane
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-15-2014 22:58:40 | More by Eaglefan344
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JesuBab

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-15-2014 18:05:09 | More by JesuBab
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a deep ruby and has a one finger head that surprsingly sticks around for quite a while before breaking to a thin film leaving no lacing in its wake. The smell is Bourbon malts and vanilla. Taste has Bourbon, treacle, malts, and vanilla. The mouth feel is smooth with a lower than expected carbonation. Overall better than expected. I quite liked this and would revisit it and recommend it to others.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 22:03:04 | More by polloenfuego
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-10-2014 02:22:47 | More by JakerLou
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +13%

02-08-2014 16:41:40 | More by swierczt
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From the 11.2 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on February 7, 2014.

The pour is chestnut brown with some reddish hues when held to the light. The head on this beer lasts for only a short time before dissolving completely.

Oh those bourbon esters really climb up my nose with a slightly more muted but still notable dark malt and chocolate character.

Body was on the thin side.

Same evolving flavors of dark malts, chocolate, earth, and bourbon play toss and catch with each other. It ended with a slightly lingering chocolate note. I found it to be delightful.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 00:50:35 | More by puboflyons
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-08-2014 00:12:51 | More by enelson
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the Sainsbury supermarket, presented in a barrel-themed paper case. BB 09/2014, served mildly chilled in a straight pint glass. Notes: the beer label specifies the beer is matured for 54 days (presumably in the bourbon barrels) before release. This “red stout” is brewed using Innis&Gunn’s own ale malt, rye crystal malt, roasted barley and wheat, while Whitbread Golding hops are used “to complement the nutty, biscuit character of the malts with their soft hop bitterness and dried fruit flavour”.

A: pours a dark russet brown colour with good clarity, coming with a thin dark beige head and rather restrained level of carbonation.
S: sour-sweet vanilla Bourbon oakiness comes in full strength (not in terms of alcoholic intensity), edged by coconut flesh-like sweetness, Taiwanese longan fruits, jammy raisins or dried berries, and unnamed sweet herbs; given a good swirl, subtly chocolaty malts, dates and grapy fruitiness combine to render a bit more complexity, but always overshadowed by the lively vanilla-oakiness from the Boubon casks.
T: lightly carbonated, the foretaste is immediately (unsweet) black sugar-ish, vanilla-ish and lightly chocolaty in terms of maltiness, followed by slightly richer notes as of burned caramel, treacle, and herbal-bitter hop hints, whereas the vanilla-ish oakiness seems to outlive all the other elements to prolong the enjoyment with a slightly savoury-sweet, woody/dry-ish palate typical of a well-aged spirit (sherry-like even!). The finish has raisin-ish fruitiness, toasted wood-chips, bitter toffee and smoked longan-fruit shells on display, but only in terms of lingering aroma and impact, which is subtle enough to contribute just enough to the overall complexity instead of taking over. A good weight of chewy hop bitterness is felt in the finish also.
M&O: smooth on the palate, the body comes rather moderate or on the verge of being light at times, but given the moderate flavour profile that doesn’t go heavy on malts plus alc. well hidden, the overall balance is pretty respectful. Being a “Red Stout” oak-aged in Bourbon casks, I find this beer very enjoyable and would certainly recommend it amongst most other Innis&Gunn’s products I’ve tasted.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 21:15:34 | More by wl0307
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

01-24-2014 03:30:13 | More by swimnadd
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y2jrock60

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A- Clear dark brown with a thin white that disipats quickly while leaving behind no lacing.

S- Sweet dark carmel and plum notes. Their is a nice hint of mild whiskey and vanilla at the end.

T- Tastes very similar to its aroma. Sweet, vanilla, and caramel flavors.

M- Medium bodied w/ low carbonation.

O- A very enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 02:28:08 | More by y2jrock60
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mikerems

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13%

01-14-2014 01:45:17 | More by mikerems
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Buster

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-13-2014 02:47:41 | More by Buster
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

After sampling the excellent Original and then the curiously subdued Rum Cask version, I finished off the holiday gift pack with this - a return to the silky-smooth, flavor burst of vanilla and fresh-cut oak staves.

Used-motor-oil sooty-red in color with an open foam structure that doesn't support head retention, poured into a snifter, the aforementioned redolent vanilla and a soft syrupy roasted malt aroma burst forth quite invitingly. These and the oak radiate with exceeding-moderate intensity, with esters well-developed but in check on the edges and a surprising yet mellow earthy hop flavor and bitterness to balance, yet nearly entirely absent of any unmistakable bourbon character.

With a lovely fullish, viscous yet vanishing texture, the beer overall caught me off-guard with just how moreish and enjoyable it was. In hindsight, I can say I am relieved that this wasn't a bourbon-bomb - not even close. This is yet another satisfying, uniquely distinctive ale from Innis & Gunn and, after sampling this entire set, I am sold on trying more of their products. Their beers have a refined, characteristic British taste to them - which is right up my alley.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 06:00:30 | More by Bouleboubier
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-07-2014 00:07:27 | More by EmperorBevis
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-03-2014 02:44:48 | More by erialbill
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jcubz

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-01-2014 04:51:05 | More by jcubz
Innis & Gunn Bourbon Stout from Innis & Gunn
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