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Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Aged Stout - Innis & Gunn

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BA SCORE
86
very good

503 Ratings
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Ratings: 503
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 34
Gots: 61 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Stout |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 01-20-2012

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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. 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 BB1980
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdwardK77
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 sneth019
4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Adaminski818
3.12/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of russwilliam
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ddedhed
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of shagal
3.32/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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 athomasPSU
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of VeganUndead
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of imfinished
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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 bsling
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of cmq103
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of Svendozen
2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of AndrewC
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of R_Kole
4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of TheSamKuehn
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of d_brommer_nh
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of JKV96
2/5  rDev -47.4%

Photo of BrianBeers1030
4.84/5  rDev +27.4%

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Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Aged Stout from Innis & Gunn
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