Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Cask - Innis & Gunn
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2.55/5 rDev -32.7%
This looks like cola while being poured, but it comes together to make a nearly black glass of beer. The head is about half of an inch with some decent retention...enough to get some foam on my nose while grabbing my first whiff. That first whiff was pretty vinous with some roast and a load of caramel. The vanillins did their job in the cask.
I'm not fond of how the whiskey flavors and the stout married. The stout comes off as buttery and I don't believe it's from diacetyl. The whiskey is very evident but at odds with the beer. The fizziness of this thin stout leaves behind an okay mess on the tongue which is the remnants of the whiskey.
If you were hoping for an Irish Car Bomb, forget it. And although this sounds like a marriage made in heaven, it's not. In fact, there should be a divorce.
04-07-2012 01:50:37 | More by Naugros
2.93/5 rDev -22.7%
330 ml bottle
Served into a snifter
A: Dark brown and mahogany body, not quite looking black at any point on the pour or once settled. Small off-white, almost tan, head forms but quickly dissipates. No real lacing or retention either.
S: Chocolate malt, classic I&G style astringent "oak" aroma, semi-sweet...something. Perhaps vanilla, and maybe even a buttery or butterscotch note.
T: Oak is immediate, it's the same flavor you get with almost all the I&G oak-aged beers. A bit of sweetness, vanilla, black patent malt and some caramel undertones.
M: On the thinner side of a medium body, not full and robust. Slick and oily on the palate not every really coating, just sort of there.
I'm glad I picked this up to try, I really enjoy the Rum cask and original Oak aged varieties and while this one wasn't bad, it was certainly my least favorite so far.
07-03-2012 16:12:15 | More by ShanePB
2.93/5 rDev -22.7%
I heard pretty good things about this I&G stout so I was looking forward to tasting.
Poured from a bottle into a tulip. Very dark with a half finger of light brown head. Looks like a stout should.
Smell is nondescript. Bottle says aged in Irish Whiskey casks but I definitely don't smell it.
I do taste the Whiskey cask and it's not too pleasing. Way too much alcohol in the taste for a stout. I pretty much only taste the alcohol. Very flat in the mouth.
Overall I am not impressed. Don't think I'll be purchasing this one again.
05-22-2012 00:51:57 | More by Pjev11
2.95/5 rDev -22.2%
BBE Dec 14
Appearance: Dark, almost no light coming through. Thick-ish, tan head.
Aroma: Irish whiskey, booze, dried mint skunk, cocoa, treacle(molasses), some dark chocolate, faint oak. Upfront skunk though, maybe due to the clear glass bottle.
Taste: Not as good as the aroma. Tastes ok, malt and booze.
Mouthfeel: lighter bodied than you would expect with tons of carbonation.
Overall: I bet this is outstanding on draft, would be a great St. Patty's Day brew. I just don't under stand the clear bottle on this one. Not a bad beer at all, just think it could be more.
05-21-2014 00:38:07 | More by BriantheBeerGeek
3/5 rDev -20.8%
Bottle dated MAR 2013 poured in to Founders tulip.
A - Medium to dark brown with a slight ruby glow around some of the edges. One finger of bubbly light brown head formed from the pour and very quickly receded to a few bubbles.
S - Toffee, whiskey, roasted malts and brown sugar. The barrel aromas are very subdued and the base beer does not have typical stout aromas either. Not nearly as robust as I expected overall.
T - Whiskey notes up front that are much stronger than the nose indicated but still weaker than expected. Roasted malts, molasses and toffee from the base beer compliment the whiskey. The overall palate is decent but disappointing for the style (especially considering the ABV).
M - Light body with light carbonation. Very thin and watery.
T - While this was decent enough, considering the style and the price point ($5 for 12 oz.) it was extremely disappointing. This might be my last purchase of an Innis & Gunn beer.
04-13-2012 23:53:17 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Cask from Innis & Gunn
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