Irish Whiskey Aged Scottish Stout
Innis & Gunn

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From:
Innis & Gunn
 
Scotland, United Kingdom
Style:
Stout - English
Ranked #45
ABV:
7.4%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,357
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 13.05%
Ratings:
722
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 10, 2021
Added:
Jan 20, 2012
Wants:
  50
Gots:
  162
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Photo of blazerkor
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by blazerkor from Nevada

Smells like a very faint coffee with whiskey sweetness.  Not as strong as I was hoping for.

A hint of sweetness quickly followed by coffee with a dash of wood.

Light to medium bodied with just enough carbonation to make it bubbly smooth. It has a weak but long coffee finish.

It's subtle but really good. Overall it gets a 5.1 out of 6.

May 10, 2021
 
4.57 by thingman from Alabama on Mar 12, 2021
Photo of Manta200
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Manta200 from Kentucky

4-pack of bottles from Jungle Jims.
Deep brown with a nice head.
Smell of dark chocolate and coffee and a distinctive whiskey aroma.
Taste follows the nose with a very sweet malty finish.
Crisp and dry. An easy drinker for a 7.4% stout.

Oct 22, 2020
 
3.65 by randelhall from Ohio on Oct 11, 2020
 
3.84 by 22Blue from Kansas on Sep 18, 2020
Photo of liberty-and-beer
4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by liberty-and-beer from Pennsylvania

Dark tan head, the heavenly scent of whiskey, and a deep stout flavor with a slight edge. Flavor notes of roasted coffee, fig or prune, vanilla, and yes, whiskey. While the whiskey is a bit more present in the scent than it is the taste, it proves to be a masterful combination.

Sep 07, 2020
 
4.11 by Pythanoc from New York on May 21, 2020
Photo of StretchZep
4.8/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by StretchZep from Ohio

Oh my goodness! This is an awesome stout. Quite possibly my all time favorite. The aging in the Irish Whisky barrels gives this a flavor that is hard to describe. I love Innis & Gunn and the hit this one out of the park!

Mar 28, 2020
 
3.98 by animal69 from Louisiana on Mar 24, 2020
 
3.75 by njbusa from New Jersey on Mar 08, 2020
 
3.09 by sentrytec from Pennsylvania on Feb 20, 2020
Photo of Gordono
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Gordono from Nevada

You taste with your eyes first and this ones a real looker, pour very dark/black producing a thick, dark, lacy head. I get a slight chocolate aroma. Sparkling and dry on the tongue. Just the right amount of bitter from the roasted grain. A very good Scottish stout but I don’t get much of the whiskey.

Jan 05, 2020
 
4.3 by dcall384 from Indiana on Nov 08, 2019
Photo of tonefish
4.29/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by tonefish from New Mexico

Love this stuff. Stout and Irish Whiskey hints makes for a truly tasty brew! Color, feel, taste, and smell all delightful. I'll leave the hints to others as I just really like it!

Nov 02, 2019
 
3.77 by Corburk from Pennsylvania on Jun 21, 2019
 
4.5 by Keggarmaker from Oklahoma on Jun 01, 2019
Photo of JohnDee
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by JohnDee from Texas

Pours black with a tan head. Smells a bit like a whisky with hints of stone fruit and molasses. Hints of stone fruit and whisky also in the taste but dominated (to my dismay) by the rather charred flavor of the roasted barley. Not the best barrel aged ale or stout, but decent.

May 12, 2019
Photo of octortus
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by octortus from Canada (ON)

330 mL Bottle. ABV 6.1%.
Appearance: Dark brown-black, One finger of frothy tan head.
Aroma: Coffee, Roasted barley, Dark chocolate, Molasses, Vanilla, Slight whisky.
Mouthfeel: Just under medium body (slightly watery), Noticeable carbonation, Whisky warmth.
Flavour: Roasted barley, Coffee, Slight chocolate, Slight cream.
Overall: It's a decent stout and good enough example of the style but could be balanced a bit better.

Review: 23

May 05, 2019
Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

Scotch tasting stout, with a bit of a dark ale note and a tinny bitterness

Apr 21, 2019
 
3.85 by CruzinCooler from New Jersey on Apr 03, 2019
 
3.93 by Mrseanworldwide from Ohio on Mar 18, 2019
Photo of lastmango
3.46/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by lastmango from Pennsylvania

Poured black with a one finger tan head that dissipated quickly. Faint nose of malt and whiskey, with a soda like hint. Light taste of malt, dark chocolate and a slight hint of whisky and oak. Feel is a bit light for a stout with moderate carbonation that is slightly too much. Overall, a bit lackluster.

Mar 16, 2019
 
3.43 by WynnO from Florida on Mar 11, 2019
 
3.61 by SpaethJam from New York on Feb 25, 2019
 
3.74 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire on Feb 17, 2019
 
4.07 by chiefz1 from New York on Sep 17, 2018
Photo of Dourrieu
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Dourrieu from Florida

Pretty good the Irish whiskey is present but faint not over powering . A bit to carbonated for my taste an amazing smell and nice look. I will purchase it again

Aug 22, 2018
 
4.25 by AngusOg from North Carolina on Jun 17, 2018
 
4.28 by I3eer from Massachusetts on Jun 07, 2018
Photo of gshak
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by gshak from Texas

My bottle says 6.1% ABV.
This one is a smooth sipper. Malted milk balls, burnt toast, bitterness from earthy hops and burnt grains. This one tastes pretty sweet. Overall I enjoyed it very much, and at $2.99 for a single, this one won't break the bank. Recommended!

Jun 03, 2018
 
4.15 by RodSmith from District of Columbia on Apr 02, 2018
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3.16/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by stevoj from Idaho

Grunt fill from Albertsons. Light bodied for a stout, and pretty sweet too. Black body, small thin head. Sweet malty aroma, milk, burnt toast. Taste also seems overly sweet. Not too many whiskey notes. Still figuring this one out.

Mar 29, 2018
 
3.46 by LucMcD17 from Indiana on Mar 22, 2018
 
3.98 by kkarimi from Texas on Mar 21, 2018
 
3.77 by shelby415 from Oregon on Mar 18, 2018
 
4 by WVbeergeek from West Virginia on Mar 17, 2018
Photo of Roguer
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Roguer from Connecticut

Pours a big, slightly frothy head; very good retention, and leaving behind adequate lacing. Brew is absolutely black.

Very dark and roasty on the nose, with hints of dark fruit, oak, and smoke.

Less than impressive on the palate; it's really a fairly straight forward dry stout, with lots of roasted barley, and red grape and dark fruit notes. The oak comes through on the palate, adding a nice extra dimension, but there's almost no trace of the whiskey, save a slightly sweet kiss right at the beginning. Some chocolate, and a touch of butterscotch.

Mouthfeel is far too fizzy, which really takes away from the enjoyment. A little back end heat.

This could easily replace any normal single digit ABV stout on tap in Scotland. Few would be likely to complain, but honestly, few would notice; it's just not particularly remarkable, which is what one should expect when a brewer with I&G's pedigree ages a stout on whiskey. What one should not expect is a lunch time porter indistinguishable in style from Guinness, and carrying only slightly greater body and fuller taste.

Mar 13, 2018
 
4 by MichialTanner1 from Texas on Mar 10, 2018
 
4.05 by Ryften from Pennsylvania on Jan 21, 2018
 
4.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 01, 2018
Irish Whiskey Aged Scottish Stout from Innis & Gunn
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 722 ratings