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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: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dlovell2 (573) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2014
Pours clear brown amber color with tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt, vanilla, oak and alcohol. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, vanilla, toffee, molasses followed with oak and boozy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flying_pig (834) - SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2014
330ml Bottle as a Christmas gift:
Sweet with some caramel, toffee and various malts along with hints of treacle and some light vanilla. Dark fruits and sugar & some spice feature as well.
Caramel with a 1cm beige head that is creamy & holds quite well.
Sweet treacle and some bitterness along with it, there is some vanilla & butterscotch with a slight bit of alcohol & fruits too. I could detect some banana and toffee with some earthy malts on top of that. It is definitely an interesting tasting beer and one that goes down well.
Smooth with a light medium body and a sweetness through with strong carbonation. The beer has touches of bitterness towards the end with the finish a dry and crisp one.

Quite a good Innis & Gunn offering, a good combination of sweetness and slightly darker malts coming through, the only real downside was that the nose could have done with being a little stronger although it wasn’t weak or bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
closey22 (648) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Dark brown with ruby hilites and a thin lasting beige head; aroma is slight scothy malty; Flava is malty and somewhat sweet hints of maple syrup and scotch barrel notes and hints of vanilla; feels a bit light for porter; finishes dry and slightly acidic

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SnakeTown (494) - SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2014
Rödaktig i färgen med litet skum. Doftar som alla innis lite sött och smörigt. Samma i smaken. Hur kan detta kallas för porter? :)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichTheVillan (2132) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle from Aldi; opaque dark chestnut brown pour with a thin beige head, caramel and rum aroma, taste is brown sugar sweet with a hint of rum and wood, not a porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours a near-opaque deep ruby, with a small light beige head, which lasts fairly well but does not leave too much lacing. Sweetly fruity treacle is the dominant aroma, with a little oak and milk chocolate lurking in there. Very mild floral hops up front are overcome by dark, sweet treacle, which gives the beer a nice, rounded mouthfeel. Mild milk chocolate and the buttery, oaky flavour common to all I & G beers join the treacle in the mid-palate, with bittersweet treacle in the finish. This is not a bad beer, but to mind the treacle is a bit too dominant. I would have liked it to have taken more of a supporting role to the beer itself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
[5357-20130510] Clear bottle. Malty toasted grains aroma. Clear, dark amber body with a foamy tan head. Sweet grainy toasted malt flavour has a barrelly booze aftertaste. Medium-full body is a little boozy. Quite interesting. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(Called "Barrel Aged Winter Treacle Porter")

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5053) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle. Ruby pour with a short tan head.Strong caramel and molasses in the nose with toasted malt and soft grains. Taste is big molasses and caramel, sweet malt, candy, toffee notes, toasted grains and dark bread. Body is medium with a strong bubbly carbonation. More caramel and molasses up front during the finish, dark bread, hints of dark fruit, toasted malt and grains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (3587) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle at worldbeertaste’s temporary leaving The Hague tasting. Poured a clear dark brown with a reddish hue and a frothy off white head. The aroma is overripe fruit, malt and slightly alcoholic. The flavour is medium sweet, light bitter, with a light fruit hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. I didn’t dislike this but I expected more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zer0 (1125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle shared at tasting. Pours clear light brown. Aroma is citrus, caramel, maple syrup and malts. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied, ok.

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