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Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Cask - Innis & Gunn

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Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey CaskInnis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Cask

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BA SCORE
85
very good

461 Ratings
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Ratings: 461
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 28
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
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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: TMoney2591 on 01-20-2012)
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Fatehunter

Oregon

4.58/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. Dark brown in the pour, almost black in the glass. Finger of tan head that held well and great lacing.

Some good roasted malt smell, caramel and toffee.

Tastes like milk cream, harsh malt with a tease of sweet, bitter follows, ends with a good burnt malt grip. The oak cask is the backbone of it all, bringing structure and balance. It has a warming effect but not in the usual whiskey cask aged beer style.

Soft and creamy texture. Low carbonation, medium body, not as heavy as other cask aged beers.

One of my favorite whiskey cask aged beers. It's between a sipper and an easy drinker, which for a cask aged beer is impressive. Not hardly sweet at all, which is great.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 01:26:55 | More by Fatehunter
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml clear glass bottle with a BB of April 2014, so it's a bit out of date. Picked up a while back from a supermarket and stashed in a cupboard. Hopefully still in drinkable condition. As the name suggests, this is a Scottish stout aged in Irish whiskey casks.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A dark reddish-brown that appears virtually black in the glass. Yields a massive head of creamy light-brown foam that lasts for a while before steadily reducing to a surface layer. Some lacing. Aroma of dark malt with hints of roasted grain, cocoa, a hint of coffee, warming whiskey notes, woodiness and a touch of booze in the background. Rather nice.

Tastes of dark malt with a significant whiskey character and a rounded, boozy finish. Notes of mild roasted malt, whiskey, wood, warming alcohol, brown sugar, faint caramel, a hint of chocolate and faint stewed leaves. Quite sweet, followed by a subtle bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with spritzy carbonation and an insubstantial body for the style. Lightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of boozy whiskey notes, mild roasted malt, wood and stewed leaves.

Pretty good - a solid take on the style. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are rich with alcoholic whiskey and dark malt character. Body is a shade too thin. A decent brew; the only problem is that it comes across as over-polished (like many I&G beers). Could be enhanced by bottle conditioning, but I won't hold my breath. That said, it's worth sampling if you come across it.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 00:44:26 | More by jazzyjeff13
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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IPAlpha

Florida

3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours very dark with a decent head. Smells pretty good. Smell a little hint of whiskey. Not overpowering. Tastes pretty good. Less stout than what I thought it would from the appearance. Just like the smell a little whiskey aftertaste. I like this beer. I would drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 01:19:44 | More by IPAlpha
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jmathis

Florida

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PvtSnowball

Florida

3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased from one of the local cigar lounges.

A: Almost pitch black with decent head and retention.

S: Malt forward with a hit of the whiskey.

T: Malt and coffee with some sweetness.

M: Crisp. More carbonation than I would expect from a beer of this style. Maybe a tad thin.

O: Solid beer. Not my favorite of the style but still good.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 22:24:18 | More by PvtSnowball
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Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Cask from Innis & Gunn
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