Irish Whiskey Aged Scottish Stout | Innis & Gunn

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Irish Whiskey Aged Scottish StoutIrish Whiskey Aged Scottish Stout
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Irish Whiskey Aged Scottish StoutIrish Whiskey Aged Scottish Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TMoney2591 on 01-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,384
Reviews:
179
Ratings:
684
pDev:
13.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.37/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque black in the glass with a thin brown head that dissipates to small patches with light lacing. Aroma of semi-sweet dark toasted malt, cocoa and slight whiskey and caramel. Flavor is mild dark toasted malt, cocoa, light nondescript whiskey and mild oak. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. A rather light weight stout with distinct, but subdued whiskey and oak barrel notes. The stout base has an Export Stout profile with good malt and light chocolate notes. This is pleasant to drink, but surprisingly restrained flavors overall. I've liked the beers from this brewery, but all felt like they are pulling back from robust flavors. Although there is a good whisky flavor, it is muted enough to not be able to get any Irish whiskey character. Worth a try for the decent light stout base and whiskey barrel notes.

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Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Damian74
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zorro
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Black colored beer with a medium sized brown colored head. Nearly light proof it takes a strong flashlight to revel that this is indeed clear.

Smells of molasses and smoked malt. Lesser scent of black licorice. Smells of sweet whiskey. Slightly perfume scented and fruity and flowery.

Starts out on the sweet side with a notable smoke flavor. The flavor is bittersweet. Whiskey is subdued. Mostly this is just a mild flavorful stout.

Mouthfeel is on the thin side for a stout.

Overall pretty tasty, just don't expect strong whiskey flavor.

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3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.12/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.49/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a mug: color is black, with dark brown edges at the bottom, head is light tan made of fine bubbles, some lacing.

Smell is stouty: light chocolate, light roast, molasses.

Taste is similar, though a slight bit thin for 7.5% - chocolate, roast, molasses, hints of whiskey at the very end and more so as it warms

Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation, lingering bitterness, light sweetness.

Overall a decent beer with solid stout qualities and a just so subtle whiskey flavor.

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3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

have had several bottles in this series tucked away for some time now, awaiting the moment to strike. I have just been inspired by another site's user and am now embarking on a journey, not of body, but of sight, mind and casks! The eradication of the Bottle Baklog at Chez Woody continues.

From the bottle: "Oak Aged like no other beer"; "Hand-Crafted Sottish Beer"; "Scottish Stout matured with Irish Whiskey oak chips"; "Carefully matured for 60 days prior to release"; "Approved for bottling [undersigned] Esther M Binnie"; "Master Brewer [undersigned] Douglas Gunn Sharp"; "Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Aged Oak Aged Beer"; "This Innis & Gunn stout has been aged with Irish Whiskey oak chips. The result is a rich, complex beer with a velvety smooth finish and notes of dark chocolate, coffee and treacle."

I Pop!ped the cap & commenced a slow, gentle pour since I have gone off of aggro pours (unless warranted). Once sufficiently decanted, I gave it a vigorous in-glass swirl that raised two-plus fingers of dense, rocky, ldeep-tan/light-brown with moderate retention, leaving behind nice lacing. Color was Very Dark Brown to Black/Opaque (SRM = > 34, < 44) with NE-quality clarity & garnet highlights. Nose was rich with smoke, coffee, treacle & a woodiness that I could not easily peg as oak. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but close. The taste was quite smoky with a good deal of treacle and baker's chocolate atop leather, coffee and a woodiness that was just beyond my ken. I am not sure that I would have guessed Irish Whiskey or oak chips without their prompting, but there was something beyond mere English Stout going on. Finish was semi-dry and pleasant enough. My only bugaboo was the value added to the aging on oak chips. I just did not taste whiskey, of any stripe, strongly enough to say that it jumped out at me. This struck me as more of a novelty than something that would warrant my drinking on a regular basis. YMMV.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown. Thin, foamy, tan head fades fast.

Smells caramel malt, light roast, oaky, vanilla, hints of chocolate and fruit.

Tastes Caramel malt, roasty, cream, light oaky vanilla and some light earthiness. Semi sweet finish with malt linger. Light side of full body. Creamy medium carbonation

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