Innis & Gunn Scottish Porter | Innis & Gunn

Innis & Gunn Scottish PorterInnis & Gunn Scottish Porter
BA SCORE
3.62/5
181 Ratings
Innis & Gunn Scottish PorterInnis & Gunn Scottish Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn
Scotland, United Kingdom
innisandgunn.com

Style: Scottish Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Segelstrom on 10-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,062
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
181
pDev:
13.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
42
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 181 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of jsash10
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerEsquire
3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Well carmalized, smooth malty satisfying mouth feel. A raspberry sweetness on aroma and initial palate.

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Photo of beergorrilla
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rlovitt
4.33/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great beer smooth taste would recommend

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Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jburd19
3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jaisell
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave2234
3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Loudog1411
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bfer1
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MacMalt
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Maybe I got a bad batch but I recall enjoying this beer more last year. I remember a more distinctive and pleasant molasses smell and taste. As a wee heavy, it's not bad but I prefer Dirty Bastard.

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Photo of Mhpendleton
3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Z-man
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Snodman
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – The beer pours a dark brown color with a one finger head of tan colored foam. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell - First thought was WISKEY, then picked up some vanilla and toast in it.
Taste -sweet caramel malts up front, medium amber molasses, oak understated and a very dry dried cherry with a kiss of tobacco in the finish... hardly sweet and only mildly bitter.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side with a carbonation level that was on the slightly lower side.

Overall- more of a wee heavy/scotch ale. It lacks a lot of roasted flavor which a porter should have in my mind, but it does have a nice blend of sweeter/sugary flavors with a nice maltiness.

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Photo of Gemini6
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BodiesLexus
3.24/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nine_Tails
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good Porter with the same style and gunn innis that I love

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Photo of coolandy007
4.68/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Inniss & Gunn take all the characteristics of a solid porter and make it fun with notes of peat, oak and molasses. Nothing mind blowing, just a fun beer showcasing the barrel aging that the brewery is well known for.

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look - Pours dark black, but when held up to a light it shows its true ruby red clarity. Nice frothy and creamy light-tan head. Decent retention and lacing.

Smell - Chocolate malt and molasses are very prominent. Smells like rum.

Taste - Initially it is very sweet (probably the molasses) also with some floral/herbal hints. Finishes somewhat chocolaty with a lot of alcohol heat.

Feel - Smooth and creamy at first with a lingering chalkiness at the end. Somewhat savory.

Overall - The flavor did have a lot going on but the heat of the alcohol kind of ruined it. It also didn't seem very well-balanced as the malt flavor kind of took over. I enjoy Scottish ales a lot but this one was a bit over the top. It seems to be on the verge of being a great beer but is not quite there yet. I don't think I would recommend this one.

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Photo of OldTime
3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waterbuffalo
3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste: Smooth with chocolate, toffee and light coffee finish. A sweetness to start.

I would buy again if in mood for a porter

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle served fairly cold into a pint glass. Purchased from the LBCO for about $3.25 CDN.

Appearance - Pours a dark mahogany color with amber hues and a minuscule white head with very modest retention. not really clear, but not opaque either, kind of translucent.

Smell - Plenty of whiskey from the aging in the whisky barrels. Some of the signature vanilla notes associated with Innis & Gunn and a bit of butterscotch or toffee underneath.

Taste - Whiskey and wood throughout and some vanilla too. A bit too sweet for my liking but flavorful and pretty good for the style. Alcohol is noticeable at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Nice rich body, not thin but not excessively full. Just enough carbonation and not syrupy either. Nailed the feel on this one with just a slight alcoholic burn down the throat.

Overall - Another solid offering from Innis & Gunn.

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Photo of MiWolfman
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brent_B
3.29/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IPAchris
4.19/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Innis & Gunn Scottish Porter from Innis & Gunn
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 181 ratings
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