Innis & Gunn Kindred Spirits | Innis & Gunn

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3.81/5
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92 Ratings
Innis & Gunn Kindred SpiritsInnis & Gunn Kindred Spirits
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Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn
Scotland, United Kingdom
innisandgunn.com

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by chinchill on 01-23-2018

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Ranking:
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Reviews:
36
Ratings:
92
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of Holderness
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L -- Pours a very deep brownish amber body with 3+ fingers of tan head produced with aerated pour. Fabulous retention and good lacing
S -- Roasted barley malt, herbal hop, molasses, charred oak, copper, maple
T -- Smoke, light umami, strong herbal hop kick, brown sugar, burnt blueberry waffle, peat
F -- Medium+ mouthfeel, medium+ carb. Surprisingly robust for the ABV. Has a lasting bitterness, I think primarily from hops
O -- Another nice, well-priced offering from the folks at Innis & Gunn. I think they're very underrated here in the States.

79/100

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Photo of BeardedWalrus
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaPan
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kier
3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jotora
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skabiski
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

This is the best import I have had in a long time. Tastes like a well-done American craft. Killer stout with malty/coffee/toffee notes and a slight bit of whisky aftertaste.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste: complex, bright malty notes, woody, herbal, some coffee, whisky, chocolate flavors, creamy.
Black, opaque, dark tan head with broken ring lattice. Medium body. 40 IBUs

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Treyliff
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep black color with a one-finger foamy off-white head that has good retention after the pour

S- roasted malt and chocolate on the nose, with a floral and honey-like undertone, perhaps a hint of Tullamore influence

T- charred malt and chocolate up front, followed by a floral notes that follows the nose. Mid-palate gives a soft whiskey note that adds some honey and oak, the finish gives more roast and chocolate

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish

O- an interesting beer, the irish whiskey barrel imparts softer notes than a typical bourbon barrel

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I got a bottle of this off the single shelf at my local Giant Eagle. It poured an opaque dark with no head and no lace. The scent had faint whiskey and scotch malt. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with English toffee malt base and whiskey accents. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's an ok beer.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Kindred Spirits has a very thick, creamy, tan head, a dark brown (black) appearance, and medium glass lacing. Aroma is of dark-roasted malt, with background whiskey, and the flavor is of dark bread crust, cream, chocolate, and some underlying whiskey. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Kindred Spirits finishes medium sweet.

RJT

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Photo of drmeto
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L:
-pours a dark brown with no light coming through and a medium,frothy,khaki head
S:
-vanilla,coffee,licorice,sour cherry
T:
-vanilla,very roasty,coffee,bubble gum,sour cherry,slight chocolate
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
O:
A good BA Stout, but fairly far from a great one.

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thought I would try it. I liked it.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeeradleyDale
2.01/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of MichaelProcton
4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Opaque black (with a slight brown hue) with a thick, tall chocolate-milk brown head. The smell is subtle. You have the roasted malts, but you don't get much char or burnt character. The balance is absolutely there in the flavor. There is some roast and some bitterness, but the sweetness of the whiskey barrels is apparent. Mouthfeel is a bit fuller than average.

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Photo of MAB
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Scottish "English Stout"?

Nice and dark with classic roasted barley head, coffee and roasted grains on the nose and not much hop aroma at all.
Sweet and extremely smooth. Not as foamy as a Guinness and the mouthfeel is a bit thinner because of the lack of nitrogen bubbles.
Not that it's a bad thing, though.
This is a delicious beer.

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Photo of tbryan5
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gr0g
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sisterofba
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sohearn
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 92 ratings