Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Cask - Innis & Gunn
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United Kingdom (England)
3.53/5 rDev -6.9%
A 330ml clear glass bottle with a BB of April 2014, so it's a bit out of date.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.
07-29-2014 00:44:26 | More by jazzyjeff13
3.64/5 rDev -4%
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.
06-28-2014 01:19:44 | More by IPAlpha
Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Cask from Innis & Gunn
85 out of 100 based on 466 ratings.