Innis & Gunn release a bourbon stout

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  1. MrIncognito

    MrIncognito Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2008 Virginia

  2. Stagga_Lee

    Stagga_Lee Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2014 Massachusetts

    The author describes this 7.4% ale as "sessionable"...now there's a definition I can live with!
     
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  3. McMatt7

    McMatt7 Disciple (339) Jul 30, 2014 Pennsylvania

  4. Knobs303

    Knobs303 Aspirant (271) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado

    Looks a Bit Thin in that Clear Bottle? Looks More like a Brown, No? I Guess I'd have to see it in person.
     
  5. rden4654

    rden4654 Aspirant (260) Sep 23, 2014 Ohio

    I have had it!!! It is a English style BA Stout so it is thinner than American versions for $7.99 a bottle. It is a very good $8 bottle of beer. I would pick it up and give it a whirl I thought it a very good flavor to it.
     
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  6. Dogtirednj

    Dogtirednj Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Their ale aged in cognac barrels was amazing. Wish hey'd bring that back.
     
  7. LordCrabapple

    LordCrabapple Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2006 United Kingdom (England)

    I had no idea that there was an 'English style BA stout'.
     
  8. LordCrabapple

    LordCrabapple Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2006 United Kingdom (England)

    I haven't even seen a British barrel aged stout in the shops (most of those that exist are probably brewed by 'American style breweries').
     
  9. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    "The chips have been toasted and mimic the char of a Bourbon barrel, so as the beer is pumped through the oak chips, it picks up the vanillins from the wood. Bourbon Aged Stout was brewed with this new method."

    It's a bourbon soaked oak chip beer, not a barrel aged stout.
     
  10. hmvalp

    hmvalp Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2014 Tennessee

    "Leave it to the Scots to remind Americans that autumn beer releases don't always need to derive from pumpkin."

    Gee, I wish an American brewer had thought of making a BBA Stout :slight_frown:
     
  11. DeviousSpirits

    DeviousSpirits Initiate (81) Mar 23, 2009 Michigan

    Or you could buy a bottle of this when its released again:
    http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/112/87756/
     
  12. rden4654

    rden4654 Aspirant (260) Sep 23, 2014 Ohio

  13. rden4654

    rden4654 Aspirant (260) Sep 23, 2014 Ohio

    $23.00 for 16 ounces is steep!!! At least that is what I paid.
     
  14. Snowdog

    Snowdog Initiate (137) Jul 28, 2010 Ohio
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    Whatever money you are considering paying for this, would no doubt be better spent on something else.
     
  15. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 California

    It looks thin, I had an Innis & Gunn beer once, and my impression was that it tasted artificial and it was thin.
     
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  16. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (4,599) Mar 25, 2013 Georgia
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    I picked one up and haven't gotten around to it yet; I didn't realize it was some newfangled thing of theirs. I remember the price was quite good, though.

    This reminds me that I need to go cellar diving. :wink:
     
  17. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (13,624) Mar 18, 2010 California
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    It's $8.99 in SoCal. I will probably pick one up someday.
     
  18. ohiobeer29

    ohiobeer29 Defender (640) Feb 2, 2013 Ohio

    Average at best
     
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  19. tasterschoice62

    tasterschoice62 Poo-Bah (1,580) May 14, 2014 Rhode Island
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    This brewer is all hype. Its just a poorly crafted brew that is all about the branding. There is no depth o the taste of their beers IMHO
     
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  20. DWheeler379

    DWheeler379 Initiate (193) Jun 15, 2012 Colorado

    Every beer they make is thrown into oak barrels of some sort. Gimmick, IMO. But haven't tried them yet. They are apparently switching to brown bottles in the US since they're competing with American craft and consumers tell them clear makes it skunk easily.
     
  21. tasterschoice62

    tasterschoice62 Poo-Bah (1,580) May 14, 2014 Rhode Island
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    Then the question is: why do you put beer in clear bottles if you're so info quality. Its basic knowledge now a days.
     
  22. floridadrift

    floridadrift Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2014 Florida

    I love to drink a stout I can see through... not.
     
  23. floridadrift

    floridadrift Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2014 Florida

    Thank you, my sentiments exactly. This is what a barrel-aged beer taste like after the beer has been drained out of the barrel and then water is added and then its bottled for Innis & Gunn.
     
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  24. mlhyatt

    mlhyatt Devotee (419) Jul 27, 2013 Georgia
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    Uh, what? Does anyone actually like innis & gunn? Everything i've had from them was very poor. I will gladly pass this up.
     
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  25. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Try finding Innis&Gunn beer in the best pubs/craft beer bars across Scotland and you'll be facing quite a challenge.
     
  26. EveningCordial

    EveningCordial Disciple (300) Apr 29, 2014 New Jersey
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    It's watered down and nothing special, I will not buy again.
     
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