1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Cask - Innis & Gunn

Not Rated.
Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey CaskInnis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Cask

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

482 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 482
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 32
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn visit their website
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 482 | Reviews: 121 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of JKV96
2/5  rDev -47.4%

JKV96, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of BrianBeers1030
4.84/5  rDev +27.4%

BrianBeers1030, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of SalBottz
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%

SalBottz, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of JML77777
5/5  rDev +31.6%

JML77777, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of bernat1971
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

bernat1971, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Griffith, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of RedDragonsCoach
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

RedDragonsCoach, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of openmind
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

openmind, Sep 16, 2014
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.)

BeerDrinkersWorldTour, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of GCC1
4.75/5  rDev +25%

GCC1, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Sercoli
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Sercoli, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of jakethomp
5/5  rDev +31.6%

jakethomp, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of vwspeedracer
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

vwspeedracer, Aug 29, 2014
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.

magpieken, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of endless1408
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

endless1408, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

spinrsx, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of silamikanico
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

silamikanico, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of AlMarzo
3/5  rDev -21.1%

AlMarzo, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of MacQ32
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

MacQ32, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Jerseyislandbeer, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

jazzyjeff13, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Jimbo321
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Jimbo321, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of BigRedDog
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

BigRedDog, Jul 24, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Cask from Innis & Gunn
86 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.