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Innis & Gunn Winter Beer 2012 - Innis & Gunn

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Innis & Gunn Winter Beer 2012Innis & Gunn Winter Beer 2012

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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CloudStrife on 10-28-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Porter brewed with molasses.
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4.41/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nice winter beer even after 3yrs.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Some age on this, the bottle reads: "Winter Beer 2012, Porter Brewed With Molasses." It came as part of a leftover 2012 threepack giftset of different Innis & Gunn beers and one of their flute glasses. My local store was selling them for $7 over the summer. I bought six. Such a deal for a beer that normally sells for $11+/4 and does not usually deteriorate for years.

Poured from the 11.2 oz,. bottle into a Samuel Smith English tulip glass.

a: Clear reddish-brown with a huge two inch tan head which receded slowly to heavy rocky surface foam and some lacing. Light-colored for a porter.

s: Strong booze and caramel malt. There may be no barrel-aged beer with more immediately obvious and persistent whiskey or rum aroma than Innis & Gunn, and this version is no different in that department.

t: Sweet malt under heavy boozy flavor that lingers a long time in the mouth. Any smokiness from either the dark malt or oak barrels is totally overshadowed by the liquor the barrels originally held. Yet 7.4 ABV feels more like 5.

m: Light, almost watery, surprisingly light given the color and head retention. Sinfully easy-drinking as a result.

o: If you want normal porter flavor, go elsewhere. The booze flavor from the barrel aging dominates over the caramel malt all the way. If you like that, and I do, you'll forgive the fact that the taste is otherwise off style, or that the "brewed with molasses" noted on the bottle is not really evident either.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz. Clear Bottle.

A: Pours dark brown to ruby red. Small tan head. No retention with very little lacing.

S: Oak. Molasses. Malts. Wheat. Sugary. Dark sweet fruits.

T/M: Malty. Molasses. Oak. Toffee. Wheat. Alcohol. Warming. Medium bodied. Smooth.
The finish is mostly clean with a linger of oak and wheat.

O: Interesting Porter. Flavorful. Boozy. The oak aging really helps the taste. A little watery
and kind of one sided. Not sure I have more than one.


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