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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
good

82 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 3
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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jcubz

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

01-01-2014 04:51:05 | More by jcubz
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Hoagie

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +27%

12-30-2013 13:47:19 | More by Hoagie
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DoubleJ

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-27-2013 02:14:47 | More by DoubleJ
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Extol

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

12-25-2013 20:04:28 | More by Extol
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jucifer1818

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-20-2013 00:18:25 | More by jucifer1818
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -19.8%

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-17-2013 03:05:39 | More by DMarlinJ
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

12-15-2013 04:59:13 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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JWU

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into an Innis & Gunn glass.

A- dark brown/ruby, translucent, which a stout should certainly not be. A nice tan head sits on top, but it's anything but dense, and dissipates quickly.

S- Much closer to a scotch ale than a stout on the nose. Sweetness, some oak and vanilla.

T- Very pleasant, some soft dark roast it met with a nice scotch ale type sweetness. Bourbon aging is a complexity thing here, and not a dominant character like the KBS's and BCBS's of the world. Some nice vanilla, oak, and very mild bourbon notes are detectable. I REALLY like the vanilla note on this one.

M- Thin. But otherwise carbonation is appropriate.

O- Everything about this beer is mediocre, except the taste, which is what truly matters. You need to put aside your american stout expectations when tackling this one, as it's much more of a stout/scotch ale hybrid. When it comes down to it, it's downright delicious.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 01:52:27 | More by JWU
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-14-2013 22:13:01 | More by GoHabsGo
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

12-14-2013 01:36:11 | More by Dougwillhike
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Waveoff

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

12-13-2013 14:23:10 | More by Waveoff
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I love the holiday season. Especially when it comes to buying beer. you can always count on the holiday-style gift packs, usually a mix of the Breweries finest and or holiday appropriate beers plus a glass. This time around it's Innis & Gunn with a unique three pack of different aged styles along with a glass and for only $5.99. What can I say? I'm sucker for good marketing. And a sucker for Cask Aged brews.

I'm pouring this amber/red scotch-like color into the new glass. A 1/2" light brown cap of foam forms and slowly dissipates.

The aroma is so interesting because it really takes on the Bourbon Oak chips, but it really, really smells like bourbon or Scotch Whiskey, big vanilla, Huge "heat" or alcohol, it totally fools you into thinking you're about to drink something 80 proof. Sweet malt, light herbals and pepper. Old Leather and mild sweet fruits come through as the brew warms.

A thin or light bodied feel, it really is easy...not at all the lazy or thicker feel, which is interesting for something aged for 54 days. Refreshing feel, then becomes thick, slick and pretty darn smooth.

The flavor is a light, sweet malt, dark bread, sweet vanilla oak comes through big time, just like the aroma it seems like you might be taking a shot of something big, but a very mild heat makes you realize your not putting down a glass of bourbon. A sweet malt, light smokiness and peat, which is a classic flavor for Scottish style brews. The hops are subtle but come out even more as the brew warms with a light bitter, herbal earthiness that provides at least, a bit of balance to the oak and malt.

I'm amazed at how long the mouth feel stays solid with a malt-heavy and aged stout, making this easy to drink for the duration of the session.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 23:23:04 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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ADZA

Australia

3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
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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Newfoundland (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

12-08-2013 22:26:09 | More by AndrewC
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addiwilliams

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +27%

11-28-2013 02:18:50 | More by roadhouse
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7%

11-21-2013 08:19:02 | More by schnarr84
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger cream head that fades quickly and leaves no lace. Deep opaque amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Bourbon nose and flavor is bourbon and vanilla, hints of caramel. 330ml clear bottle part of 4-pak (glass is included that just holds 330ml) $5.99 from Market Basket Concord, NH.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 23:29:06 | More by jdhilt
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.01/5  rDev -19.5%
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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Florida

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

11-16-2013 22:16:43 | More by Bromine
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

11-01-2013 21:30:21 | More by Giggy
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-30-2013 22:10:52 | More by kylehay2004
Innis & Gunn Bourbon Stout from Innis & Gunn
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