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Innis & Gunn Scottish Porter

Innis & Gunn
Brewed at Wellpark (C&C Group)

Style: Porter
Edinburgh, Scotland


on tap

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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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This beer takes its inspiration from the history books. As well as using flavour-packed chocolate and crystal malt, we also added treacle (molasses) which gives the beer its rich, bittersweet character. 100 years ago in Scotland, treacle was used by brewers to create depth and sweetness and to give beers a richer mouthfeel and more rounded finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (809) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Cola brown pour, little head. A little too sweet and thin despite the abv for my palate. Flavor of molasses light smoke and booze. One dimensional but pretty tasty. Ok. Not my favorite I&G, though...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HippyHop (88) - CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
Itís flippin 11 (celsius) in mid-August and Iím drinking a treacle porter. Seems about right... Pours a nice reddish brown with a bit of off-white head. Lots of molasses, as advertised, with caramel, ripe banana, and a couple other things I canít quite identify. Taste is molasses, warm booze, and banana, maybe a bit of ripe stone fruit? A bit of chocolate on the finish, which has a nice little touch of bitterness to quell the alcohol warmth. Itís more drinkable, and less heavy, than I expected, but maybe thatís the weather.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drostj (105) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle. Dark, rich amber brown with a thin head. Sweet aroma - caramel, coffee, loam, peat. Full, complex flavor, sweet up front with a bit a dry bitterness afterwards that keeps it from being cloying. Flavors of caramel, coffee, molasses, bourbon and some spice. Smooth with a dry aftertaste. Good special occasion beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hockeybeerguy (1981) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into the Innis and Gunn tulip. The appearance was a semi-dark brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute leaving some light spider web lacing. The smell had a rich bittersweet cocoa bean aroma running around some nice woodiness. The taste was basically the same. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with somewhat of a sessionability about it. The carbonation was there but somewhat subdued allowing a nice smoothness about it. Overall, I say this was quite an enjoyable beer worthy of having again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigguns22 (661) - Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Brown sugar is all over this beer. Pours clear brown not as cloudy and dark as most porters. Aroma is sweat and balanced. A sweat and malty brown sugar bomb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3439) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2014
(bottle - 330 ml) Ruby pour with a thin tan head. Big sweet malt aroma with tons of caramel and molasses. Flavor is much the same. Buttery caramel and molasses with some sweet malts leading to a sticky sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Graham77 (233) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Very smooth rounded porter, with a very pleasant, balanced flavour. Treacle sweetness well balanced by hops

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Burgers (313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Innis & Gunn Treacle Porter. 330ml bottle. Clear amber with crema. Aromas of caramel, dark fruits and alcohol. Taste balanced sweet and bitter. Moderate carbonation. Finish quite light and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maltser85 (256) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Pours a dark brown, mahogany color. Aroma is vanilla, honey, some toffee/caramel. Definitely some molasses notes as we say here in the states. Notes of the barrel, some dark fruit. Taste is similar. Vanilla is more present, with some woody nuttiness. Sweet caramel/"treacle". Slight grape/dark fruit note. Some hoppyness to the finish. Iíll take it! Thanks Cards04!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cattaneopapa (155) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Innis & Gunn Treacle Porter. 330ml bottle. 7.4 % alc./vol. Toronto, ON. Pours a clear brown colour with a mocha head which recedes to a 1/4" ring. Aroma is grapes and dark fruits. Taste is boozy and has notes of caramel, dark fruits with a well-balanced hoppy finish. Has a oily, light body with moderate carbonation.

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