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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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very good

482 Ratings
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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)
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

mmurphy525, Jun 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Jordan_B, Jun 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

NorthernSoul, Jun 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

BColton1, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of SmashPants
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: embossed 330mL clear bottle with the standard Innis & Gunn label.

Appearance: pours dark brown with some ruby highlights against the light. A one-finger tan head hangs about for a good long while - great retention and lacing as it slowly drops over the entire session.

Aroma: not much nose as is typical of a stout - roast heavy malts with a touch of those vanilla and whiskey from the cask. Interesting, but a bit demure.

Taste: light chocolate with some peat and warming alcohol. I have to admit I didn't notice all too much of the vanilla and whiskey from the cask. Still, very enjoyable.

Aftertaste: Some bitterness comes through from the chocolate, and some toffee as well. Very nice.

Mouth feel: a very smooth stout - almost feels like a milk stout. Medium in body with a moderate- to- higher carbonation. Not sure if it wouldn't have been better with a little less carbonation.

Overall: first whiskey cask-aged beer I have had, and it hasn't disappointed. A very nice stout thanks to Innis & Gunn, but I'm not sure there was enough difference or added flavour from the cask to warrant the high price tag, since it is over AU$130-140 a case (2013).

SmashPants, Jun 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

dwoolley1, Jun 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

bennettj1087, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 330 ml. clear bottle. Sampled on June 8, 2013.

It pours dark brown with plenty of ruby red hues glowing in the glass. The head is about a finger thick and basically stays around for the whole session.

The aroma is sweet and malty, a tad smoked, but it also has a roasty feel to it along with a little wood. Hops are downplayed.

The body is medium.

The taste has plenty of sweet malts going on with a slightly roasted feel too. Overall it is fairly easy to drink and predictable. But it does not jump out as anything out of the ordinary.

puboflyons, Jun 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

OldTime, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

ralphw56, Jun 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Carpentiere, Jun 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

xaoslaad, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Totowa last week, not having an Innis and Gunn beer in quite some time. I had never had an English Stout before and although it's not as dark or strong as the Irish ones that I've enjoyed, there was a lot to like here and the Whiskey could be felt in the smoothness of the beer, if not necessarily in the taste.

This had a dark brown pour to hit with just a little bit of light seeping through around the edges. Not a lot of head here but there was a good amount after the pour that quickly settled down and stuck to the sides of the glass as I worked my way through it. This almost had the appearance of a handcrafted soda that had gone just a hair flat, as the carbonation wasn't that strong here. There was a good amount of roasted barley and milk chocolate both in the nose and aroma, which combined with a nice, creamy mouthfeel and hints of lactose and vanilla. Only in the aftertaste could I feel the effects of the whiskey cask, as the spice and alcohol from it stuck around both in my mouth and esophagus. The warming effect was pleasing and easygoing at the same time and everything worked seamlessly together, as the carbonation led to the flavors not being too overpowering or lingering.

Hard to believe that this was 7.40% ABV as I didn't feel woozy until I had nearly polished this off. I give these guys credit for pushing the envelope on what beer can be and for making me realize that for all that I've enjoyed over the years, that there's so much out there that I haven't tried and haven't had access to (such as this style). It almost reminded me of an Irish Dry Stout crossed with a Milk Stout but this was "wetter" and "less sweet" and most of all, completely unoffensive. I love what these guys are capable of!

JerzDevl2000, Jun 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

mikerems, Jun 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Profchaos20, Jun 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

dannyhead, May 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

hopley, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

travishardy929, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

swgwilt, May 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

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Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Cask from Innis & Gunn
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