Irish Whiskey Aged Scottish Stout | Innis & Gunn

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Irish Whiskey Aged Scottish StoutIrish Whiskey Aged Scottish Stout

Brewed by:
Innis & Gunn
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TMoney2591 on 01-20-2012

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Photo of magpieken
4/5  rDev +5%

330ml bottle. Deep brown colour; tall, frothy, beige head which lasted well and left some nice lacing. Gentle aroma of whiskey, dark fruits, caramel and sweet malt. Gentle sweetness and a little bit of spice develops into a hint of bitterness. Light to medium palate and a suggestion of alcoholic warmth. Not aggressively assertive but pleasant and drinkable, nonetheless. Very similar to their rum offerings.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml clear glass bottle with a BB of April 2014, so it's a bit out of date. Picked up a while back from a supermarket and stashed in a cupboard. Hopefully still in drinkable condition. As the name suggests, this is a Scottish stout aged in Irish whiskey casks.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A dark reddish-brown that appears virtually black in the glass. Yields a massive head of creamy light-brown foam that lasts for a while before steadily reducing to a surface layer. Some lacing. Aroma of dark malt with hints of roasted grain, cocoa, a hint of coffee, warming whiskey notes, woodiness and a touch of booze in the background. Rather nice.

Tastes of dark malt with a significant whiskey character and a rounded, boozy finish. Notes of mild roasted malt, whiskey, wood, warming alcohol, brown sugar, faint caramel, a hint of chocolate and faint stewed leaves. Quite sweet, followed by a subtle bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with spritzy carbonation and an insubstantial body for the style. Lightly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of boozy whiskey notes, mild roasted malt, wood and stewed leaves.

Pretty good - a solid take on the style. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are rich with alcoholic whiskey and dark malt character. Body is a shade too thin. A decent brew; the only problem is that it comes across as over-polished (like many I&G beers). Could be enhanced by bottle conditioning, but I won't hold my breath. That said, it's worth sampling if you come across it.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours very dark with a decent head. Smells pretty good. Smell a little hint of whiskey. Not overpowering. Tastes pretty good. Less stout than what I thought it would from the appearance. Just like the smell a little whiskey aftertaste. I like this beer. I would drink it again.

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Irish Whiskey Aged Scottish Stout from Innis & Gunn
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