Irish Whiskey Aged Scottish Stout | Innis & Gunn

Irish Whiskey Aged Scottish StoutIrish Whiskey Aged Scottish Stout
BA SCORE
3.82/5
680 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by TMoney2591 on 01-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,721
Reviews:
178
Ratings:
680
pDev:
13.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
150
Trade:
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Ratings: 680 |  Reviews: 178
Photo of ccg
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Initial pour produces a half inch of foam. Good retention. It's mostly black with just a hint of brownish tint.
Smell is oak, a bit of roast and malt, and a bit of whisky.
It tastes smooth and a little sweet. The whisky is noticeable but not overpowering. It's subtle. There's a nice dark chocolate flavor on the finish.
The beer is light on the tongue with only a mild carbonation.
Overall, it's nice and smooth.

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep black body with a tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. The scent is a bit ferrous with some cocoa and roasted malt though altogether it is fairly weak. The taste is a wonderful blend of whiskey and stout tones, would be very good for a whiskey lover. It is also incredibly smooth. Really nice offering from Innis & Gunn.

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Photo of fortyfield
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DevWand
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bobreilley
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DarthJustDaTip
4.97/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of rypkr
4.41/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ShoeIn-BrewWin
4.48/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An exceptionally good stout. Nose of strong vanilla, oak, and whiskey; almost like Bailey's. Well rounded smoky flavor with vanilla, cocao, and creamy sweet lactose. Pours dark with good head but is a bit thin. I will be back for more!

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Photo of bigleague
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in Vegas.

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Photo of btg95
4.48/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Bottle, pours near black with a thick light tan head. The nose is sweet, oak, smokey, wood, whiskey. The taste is sweet, dark chocolate, vanilla, roast maltiness, Cocoa very nice.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Undated BROWN bottle at into snifter
$ 2.69/11.2 oz bottle at the Lager Mill
Aroma of vanillin
Head small (two cm, aggressive pour), light brown, frothy, rapidly diminishing to irregular one to three mm ring and partial layer
Lacing poor – small islands and archipelagoes of tiny bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor of oak, roasted malt, slightly bitter; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium to full, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25, Palate 3.75, Overall 4

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Photo of RBuckley73
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikus
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clean and refreshing for an aged stout. Mild whiskey and barrel notes, however, there was also a healthy dose of anise/black licorice in there as well... aroma and taste. A nice brew overall, and readily available. Nice change of pace brew from the murky barrel - aged monsters.

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Photo of Trosevear
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Black. No bubbles present nice toffee colour head that disappeared quickly.

S: Sweet. Can smell a little bit of alcohol dark malts molasses

T: Smooth dark malts. Strong taste of whiskey that lingers

F: Low carbonation but easy to drink

O: Another nice beer from Innis & Gunn but even though I like whiskey this one isn't the favorite on my palate.

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Photo of fishyakLA
4.62/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on tap at Todd English's PUB in Las Vegas. I admit that I am a stout fan and a fan of whiskey barrel aged beers so I really enjoyed this beer. The Irish whiskey element comes through very nicely in both taste and aroma. But it is hard for me to figure out what food to pair with this big boy. I'd say Shepard's Pie or Prime Rib would be good playmates. And it could carry over into the dessert round paired with a creme brulee or flan. I am a fan of this beer, but the IPA crowd would probably say this beer is too much. So your personal mileage may vary one this one.

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Photo of yaksurf
3.09/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmg480
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beersnake1
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pete_IV
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of damndirtyape
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a snifter. No date but I assume a recent bottling.

Appearance: Black with an initial 1/4" tan head that died back to a ring of foam. Thin sheets of lacing noted that slid back down the glass to rejoin the ring.

Smell: Molasses, hint of toffee, and a distinct note of Irish whiskey. With a swirl some vanilla and wood aromas come out as well.

Taste: Remarkably sweet, maybe a little too sweet. Toffee, sugar, milk chocolate, a hint of whiskey. The finish is lightly bitter - this beer could stand some more roasted malt or maybe some bittering hops to counter all the sweetness. It's a bit unbalanced.

Mouthfeel: Nicely smooth and creamy with a prickly carbonation. Some stickiness noted.

Overall / Drinkability: This should have worked better than it did. The stout is too sweet (and that's coming from someone with a major sweet tooth) to really let the whiskey serve as an aging note for the flavor. But I will give it high marks for smell and mouthfeel. In the end, okay. Not good enough for me to buy again.

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Photo of jwhancher
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours what appears to be black. Head that thins out quickly to a thin film. Smells of mostly oak & vanilla, cocoa, & light roast. Wood aroma masks ny hop aroma unless hood are woody or earth like. Tastes balanced with vanilla, cocoa, light oak & whiskey. Taste appears spicy from wood like nutmeg, perhaps done light cinnamon, maybe done brown sugar.

Feels medium bodied and scary drinkable for 7.4%. A tad sweet but not cloying, perhaps form whiskey & oak. Overall, a very nicely balanced beef with just the right touch if whiskey yo go with soft oak character. Nicely done! Nothing that screams extreme, just an easy drinking beer.

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Irish Whiskey Aged Scottish Stout from Innis & Gunn
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 680 ratings
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