Irish Whiskey Aged Scottish Stout
Innis & Gunn

Irish Whiskey Aged Scottish StoutIrish Whiskey Aged Scottish Stout
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Style:
English Stout
Ranked #27
ABV:
7.4%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,435
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 13.02%
Reviews:
189
Ratings:
716
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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SCORE
86
Very Good
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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Photo of DaveBar
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the LCBO for around $3.00 or so for a 330ml bottle. Served at 5deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a 1/2in head that is gone within a minute. Very dark brown color

S- Goodly amount of whiskey nose on this one. Lots of malt and chocolate

T- Solid whiskey backbone. Lots of wood and malt. Chocolate laced.

M- Dry but decently creamy

O- Pretty good brew. Will buy again when I see it. Worth the extra few dollars

Food Pairing

This nice brew went well with..... Beer stew with root veggies and a nice gravy

Enjoy

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Photo of buschbeer
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2fl.oz. bottle
Served in a nonic pint glass

It is very dark brown with ruby highlights. It is capped with an inch of tan head.

It smells sweet and chocolaty. I pick up on the whiskey, too.

It tastes just like it smells. I get some sweet chocolate and roasted malt. The whiskey that I smelled barely comes through at all.

Full mouthfeel

This is not a bad beer. I like sweet stouts, and the Irish whiskey aging added a slight complexity. I would definitely drink this again.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

Photo of Morningside
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Southern Tier Pint Glass. Best before March 2013.

Appearance- Midnight black with a hint of reddish brown around the edges when held to the light. Pours a one finger head that dissipates quickly down to about an 1/8 inch but retains.

Nose- You can really smell the whiskey in here, which I love because I love whiskey. Other than that, I get big notes of toffee, rum raisins, and other assorted dark fruits.

Taste- Very nice. A little dry on the finish, kind of bready, but mostly I get a lot of the same things I got from the nose. Dried dark fruits and toffee.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied and mildly carbonated, but the carbonation that is present is effervescent.

Overall- I like this, and I would definitely buy this again if I saw it. It's nothing earth shattering, but it is easy to drink and very dangerous at 7%.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Bf_89
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Labelled as Irish Whiskey Finish for Canadian markets. Also aged 60 days so i'm assuming this is the same beer. 330 ml bottle purchased from local LCBO for $3.50 CDN. Served cool into a pint glass.

Appearance - Very dark brown in color with some mahogany hues. Virtually no head was poured although a small swirl of foam does linger on top.

Smell - Signature Innis & Gunn Vanilla and oak notes blended nicely with a solid whiskey base. Some oak, some earth and a butterscotch note in there too.

Taste - Quite delicious with the oak and whiskey flavors shining, with just enough Vanilla and oak in the background to let you know who made this. Light yet filling and satisfying.

Mouthfeel - Lacking on carbonation and a thinner body than you would expect, but it works just right. Alcohol is imperceptible.

Overall - One of the best products I've had from Innis & Gunn and I'm a pretty big fan. Great winter beer.

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of cjgiant
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle:
Pours thin dark brown, but a nice bit of tan head covers almost 50% of the surface, minutes after the pour.

Smell is almost Irish coffee-like. The whiskey is a bit overpowering; even though it is a barrel beer, my initial impression is where is the beer part.

Luckily the taste doesn't bring the heat the nose suggested. The feel is a little thin, as if by the whiskey that does come through in the taste. The barrel also comes through in the taste. The beer notes themselves are thin but medium bold coffee, cola, and a hint of licorice. Carbonation level is a bit prickly, but not too bad.

An enjoyable offering, but overall the whiskey hid the beer more than I'd like. It wasn't killing me in all aspects, but made its presence known throughout.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of animal69
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gshak
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!

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3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: single finger head and nice lacing on a clear deep mahagony brown body.

S: strong vanilla with irish cream, whiskey and chocolate. some roasted malts.

T: toffee, light coffee, roasted malts. light brown sugar and vanilla. the irish whiskey comes in late in the finish.

M: very smooth, light to medium carbonation and fairly thick body.

Overall: incredibly smooth, nice flavor and very drinkable for the style.

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4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Irish Whiskey Aged Scottish Stout from Innis & Gunn
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 716 ratings