Innis & Gunn Bourbon Stout | Innis & Gunn

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Innis & Gunn Bourbon StoutInnis & Gunn Bourbon Stout

Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by biboergosum on 10-19-2013

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Photo of CreekyJarls
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TP_43
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I found this to be a really well done bourbon oak-aged stout. Glad I had the chance to try this one.

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Photo of ryanmcd
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenBull3030
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of atone315
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of markdrinksbeer
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of sonic4482
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of MDHopster
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer that introduced me to Innes & Gunn. Black appearance but actually deep mahoghany with red hues when backlit with a lasting but frothy tan head, leaves some lacing on glass. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, and charred oak. Tastes of malt and chocolate with lingering bourbon flavor. Mouth feel has slight carbonation bite but not heavily carbonated., not as smooth as many stouts.

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Photo of JimmyVortex
4.04/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of MaineBrewing
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - poured an apparent dark brown with gave way to pure ruby when held to a decent source of light. The head was about one finger light tan with a mix of fine a large bubbles.

S - the smell is very sweet, sweet candy sugar and malt, heavy toffee, lots of vanilla and rum. Aroma seems to be a prelude to a overly sweet cloying beer.

T - the taste is very complex, tons of sweet malt, but not as sweet as the aroma. There certainly is a candied flavor, but it is still enjoyable. What I love most is the smokey almost peaty notes I'm picking up, finish is nice and smokey, with a good balance of hop bitterness.

M - the feel is a little weak for a BBA stout, but on par for the abv though, ample carbonation. Finish Is mid sweet, not to bad and balanced well with the bitter hops.

O - overall an interesting beer. It is certainly a reprieve from most stouts, on the sweeter side but not offensively cloying. The smokey character makes it stands out and is really enjoyable. I'd drink it again but not more then one in a sitting.

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Photo of RedAleMan
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of GTJayG
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of rdilauro
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Across the board, an even 4. Right from the start, this one was pure. A nice golden, amber, almost rich oak in color. The bourbon aroma came right through from the start. The initial taste had a little alcohol present, yet this was very smooth. A big mouthful, bigger than other Innis & Gunn's I've tried.
The aftertaste end as beer began.. Smooth with a presence of bourbon, just enough to let you know it was there.

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Photo of MaltLickyWithTheCandy
2.7/5  rDev -24.8%

Disappointing beverage.
Had an overly sweet caramel taste, and got a faint metallic smell when i poured it, like the smell of an oily coin. The beer itself tasted ok. However, the weird smell, and sweetness makes this a not so good beer.

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Photo of Flabbyjandro
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of ChrisForman
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of Devon_
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Acubflem
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of jds16
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

If you're looking for a Bourbon Barrel Aged American Double Stout, look elsewhere. But if you take it for what it is, it's pretty tasty.

Deep red, thick head dissipated fairly quickly but left a ring all the way down the glass.
Smells of brown sugar, nuts, vanilla.
Taste: sweet, slightly smoky, slightly boozy, dark fruits. The bourbon comes out more as the beer warms, but never dominates. Something about the sweetness and booze reminds me of a not-quite-as-good Yorkshire Stingo.
Great creamy mouthfeel, with a nice prickly carbonation.

This is my favorite of the Innis & Gunn beers I've had, and would happily drink again.

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Photo of Benesi88
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of mychalg9
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of beerbully
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Poured into HF stemware

A-Black with a reddish hue that shows through when held up to light. inch foamy white head. Thick lacing that clings to the glass (4.0)

S-sweet chocolate and bourbon and faint oak, molasses, vanilla, caramel (3.5)

T-Very sweet, quite a bit of chocolate mild booze and oak, slight metallic taste, a good dose of molasses , caramel, vanilla, lingering sweetness (3.0)

M-failrly thick, low carbonation, (3.0)

O-decent beer a bit too sweet as the molasses seems to dominate the finish . almost on the verge of drinking flat soda( or a watered down Jack and coke that sat out for a while and went flat. Certainly couldn't drink many of these due to the overly sweet flavors (3.25)

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Photo of mikeincharleston
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Innis & Gunn Bourbon Stout from Innis & Gunn
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