Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Aged Stout - Innis & Gunn

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Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Aged StoutInnis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Aged Stout

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552 Ratings
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Ratings: 552
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 36
Gots: 93 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Stout |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 01-20-2012

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Ratings: 552 | Reviews: 146
Photo of apasternak
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Needed more time in the barrel

Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The best that I&G have to offer, a superb stout that matches perfectly with the irish whiskey used to mature it. Carbonation is surprising but subtle and the taste is very well balanced. a great beer.

Photo of mlockman
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Kind of funky... (I know, most helpful description ever!)

Photo of FBGordon
4.94/5  rDev +30%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ridiculous drinkability; my go-to beer as a stout and American brown lover. One of my Top 3 all-time favorites.

Photo of el_michoacano
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cerveza que sabe a jameson irish whiskey un poco dulce pero muy buena para pasar el rato con los camaradas

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from the bottle in a pint glass. This most excellent stout pours a very dark muddled brown with tinges of red on the outside, a very nice light tan head of froth, and decent lacing. Nose of chocolate---dark and sweet, oak, mellow whiskey, and deeply roasted malts. Flavors up front sweet, almost like sweet cream, with roasted malts and chocolaty middle and a smooth whiskey background with a nice oak flavor. This is excellent with nothing overpowering the core brew itself. A fine stout with light carbonation, smooth creamy mouth feel, and a very light dry finish featuring chocolate and whiskey. One of the most astounding stouts I have had to date. VERY solid. Would LOVE to have this on tap. The equal of the sum of ones parts----THIS is a poster child!

Cheers!

Photo of Bran_1914
4.7/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Too bad it's limited. Probably my favorite brew. They nail the taste of Irish whiskey. Actual Irish whiskey

Photo of tigg924
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste is Irish Cream, vanilla, cocoa, and whiskey barrel. The flavor combination is very mellow and there is a good deal of cocoa taste that is accented by the oak. A good beer to relax with.

Photo of LampertLand
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Innis & Gunn 'Irish Whisky Finish' @ 7.4% , served from a couple of 330 mml bottle's purchased for $3.10 each
A-pour is a cola brown from the bottle to a near black in the glass with some crimson red peeking thru a thin tan head leaving a minimal lace along the pint
S-whiskey
T-whiskey flavour beer , hint of oak on the swallow
MF-ok/decent carbonation , big full body
Ov-ok beer , possible good English Stout
prost LampertLand

Photo of bisonfort
4.41/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Growler in mountains. Great stout.

Photo of spedprof
4.75/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Delicious beer! One of the best whiskey aged beers I've drank.

Photo of Toemas
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Much better than I thought. Subtle Oak and Jamesons flavor , not boozy at all for fairly high ABV. Very enjoyable. Couldn't see more than one,maybe 2 at a sitting. Great Offering from I&G

Photo of buschbeer
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2fl.oz. bottle
Served in a nonic pint glass

It is very dark brown with ruby highlights. It is capped with an inch of tan head.

It smells sweet and chocolaty. I pick up on the whiskey, too.

It tastes just like it smells. I get some sweet chocolate and roasted malt. The whiskey that I smelled barely comes through at all.

Full mouthfeel

This is not a bad beer. I like sweet stouts, and the Irish whiskey aging added a slight complexity. I would definitely drink this again.

Photo of DaveBar
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the LCBO for around $3.00 or so for a 330ml bottle. Served at 5deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a 1/2in head that is gone within a minute. Very dark brown color

S- Goodly amount of whiskey nose on this one. Lots of malt and chocolate

T- Solid whiskey backbone. Lots of wood and malt. Chocolate laced.

M- Dry but decently creamy

O- Pretty good brew. Will buy again when I see it. Worth the extra few dollars

Food Pairing

This nice brew went well with..... Beer stew with root veggies and a nice gravy

Enjoy

Photo of tkdchampxi
2.98/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on draft at Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

What a bad CLASH OF FLAVORS. Average beer at best. It tastes like you took a good (not great) Irish Dry Stout and just added mediocre whisky to it. No barrel flavor or melding of flavors... just two separate flavors of stout and whisky that don't seem to work.

I like whisky, and this doesn't taste like good whisky. I also like some Irish Dry stouts, and this tastes kinda like Victory Donnybrook Stout. The flavor of this beer really just lacks melding and complexity.

Appearance is great. Smell is off-putting. Mouthfeel didn't help the beer at all. Might be better on nitro or cask - who knows.

Photo of esiason14
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Robust flavors, but very sweet

Photo of smakawhat
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass. Perhaps a bit big, debating the nonic, but it's whisk(e)y chips and a big abv so we'll skip the nonic. Brown bottle, hopefully good times.

Deep mahogany brown and red. Interesting clarity and very dark with a thick garnet red to the body color. Head billows up creamy, one in a half to just barely two fingers, with thin mocha tan color. Thick and large bubbled collar while settling and a few big bubbles on the top as well with a nice character and not oily. Very nice looking brew.

Nice sense of basic whiskey and a hint of buttery oak to go with it. A surprising amount of creamy milk like chocolate, dare I even say Cadbury smelling dare I even say? Muted roast qualities too. Quite nice and inviting.

Palate comes off nicely and very easy drinking, matching the nose with some surprises. Milky creamy body, with an almost clotted cream but more vanilla note. Light texture of malts hints to milk chocolate and a bit of caramel. Finishes real easy but with a sense of penny store candy and perhaps a hint of mint coming along. A bit sweeter than I would like, but gives to some thin cotton candy like qualities also.

A real nice and light flavorful stout, perhaps a hair sweet, but nice and well made. Coffee angle not very obvious to me as suggested by the makers, but still presents a solid experience.

Photo of Jmamay22
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours very dark. No noticeable highlights at the edges, just black. Mocha colored head thins out to a wispy cap. Smells of raisins, roasted malt, caramel, and a bit of alcohol heat. Taste begins slightly sweet with a distinct caramel flavor. Then moves to chocolate and roast with a mild oak and alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel and body is a little thin for the style and heat it brings. Finishes somewhat sweet.

Photo of Act25
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Unsure what to make of this, want to like it, but it's too sweet, monotone, and unremarkable. If one makes a sweet beer, it needs to balance with bitter, spice, and complexity.

A - Pours a one finger tan head on top of a more cola like, walnut, not black body. The head settles too fast and laces too little for a strong stout.

S - May be the best part. A roasty malt nose with lots of caramel and spicy whiskey barrel, wood, but could use more smoke and spice.

T - Follows smell but too sweet. A bit of sweet, dark bread up front with dark caramel and toffee. Not enough smoky notes. A lot of virgin oak and dark sugar, and whiskey notes. Lots of wood. Mildly interesting, but not fascinating!

M - Medium-thick body, low carbonation, and sweet finish.

D - Not bad. Best of the Innis and Gunn cask aged beer. Too sweet for me.

Photo of TastyFoodAndDrink
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On sight, Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Cask is a deep, dark brown that rests just short of black. It ends up being complete opaque with no light getting through the body. The nose has a hint of whiskey, pulling in hints of nuts, vanilla, sticky toffee, dates, cooked plums, espresso, and chocolate. There’s a fruitiness to the elements of espresso, cigar, and chocolate. On the palate it has a burned malt flavor, like caramel too long on the stove, but channels delicious notes of caramel, espresso, dates, and dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is heavy thanks to the alcohol, but feels somewhat smooth, and doesn’t get hot. The aftertaste is rather short, but channels that charred wood, smoke, espresso flavor combination with a hint of cacao powder.

Photo of montesown
2.65/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Not much here, its ok - but not much

Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.16/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

It's fine. Tastes nice, looks nice, it's all good. Really reminded me of whiskey and cola and I don't like that, so I scored it a bit lower. There's nothing wrong with it, just not my thing.

Photo of snowman17
4.75/5  rDev +25%

Very nice finish for a stout and the good news is that it is coming out of retirement. Should be available the second week of January.

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
4.75/5  rDev +25%

Appearance – Dark brown in colour with a good frothy head that lasts well.

Smell – Gentle aroma of whiskey, dark fruits, caramel and sweet malt.

Taste – In terms of flavour this feels mild for a stout but it has real depth and character to it. Sweet when sipped and nippy when gulped this one has a lovely woody flavour with notes of coffee and a wonderful hint of the whiskey. There are also light notes of caramel and coco that tease the tongue and force you to ask if they are there at all and a little bit of spice develops into a tiny bitterness that linger well.

Mouthfeel – Light to medium in the mouth with great alcoholic warmth. Not at all overpowering just well balanced, pleasant and drinkable.

Overall – This is probably my favourite Stout. Shame it is only brewed in small batches which makes it hard to get in Northern Ireland, although that does make the pleasure of drinking it even greater as I always know it is a limited pleasure. My advice is purchase as much as you can when it is about and hide it away in the cellar for special occasions. On second thoughts it is probably a good job this is only brewed in small batches or I would move to Scotland and drink the lot before it left the yard. (But maybe that is just the Ulster Scots heritage talking.)

Photo of magpieken
4/5  rDev +5.3%

330ml bottle. Deep brown colour; tall, frothy, beige head which lasted well and left some nice lacing. Gentle aroma of whiskey, dark fruits, caramel and sweet malt. Gentle sweetness and a little bit of spice develops into a hint of bitterness. Light to medium palate and a suggestion of alcoholic warmth. Not aggressively assertive but pleasant and drinkable, nonetheless. Very similar to their rum offerings.

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Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Aged Stout from Innis & Gunn
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