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Innis & Gunn Scottish Porter

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

Style: Porter
Edinburgh, Scotland


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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2539) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Interesting - wonder what the scottish aversion to hops is? Very sweet/malty nose, molasses seems right. Taste is similar but at the end a bit of smoke and dryness rescues it from being cloying. It was okay, but won’t earn a spot in the fridge as a rotational porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smroush (137) - Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Aromas of molasses and oak spice. Hops pretty subdued. Color is a pretty dark brown; small light tan head. Taste is fairly sweet, with the molasses apparent; pretty light on the bitterness. Medium body; texture just slightly oily/slick; carbonation just a bit above average; finish is a little weak - mostly sweet and malty. Overall not bad but a bit simple, lacking the chocolate, coffee and roasted flavors of better porters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hman43 (628) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2015
It pours brown with a brown head. It has aromas of bananas, molasses, and a hint of chocolate. It has sweet flavors from the molasses and chocolate with alcohol as well. It does have slight alcohol warming on the way down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (11490) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Bottled, 330ml from Tesco in Banbury. Dark brown with cream to tan head. Another really sweet beer from Innis & Gunn, there is a treacle element giving a certain richness then a saccharin fruitiness. Maltose notes. It’s okay but I don’t want to have it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (430) - Køge, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle (Winter Treacle Porter) @ Præstø shelte w friends/chef/boilermaker. Appearance: Pours clear dark brown with ok off-white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste notes: caramel, biscuit, toffee, nuts and some chocolate hints. palette: low to medium aroma, low to average carbonation, medium body, average to notable barley sweetness, low to medium bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: ok pale porter with a lot of malt profile

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2912) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Sample sent for review Oct 2013. Yes, it’s sat around in a clear bottle all this time, but at least in a case in my dark cellar. After a bit of foam peeks into the top of the neck, it easily pours into my with just a bit of fizzy head. Deep ruby color. First sniff allows notes of pear and applesauce. Taste has a bit of treacle flavor, but it’s actually rather dry. So I think it has aged past what the brewers intended, but it has no off flavors, just some changes. Mouthfeel remains pretty fizzy. A bit of banana after going halfway through. Can not catch much oak here, probably the treacle overpowers it. Alcohol warming finally starts in toward the end of the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (1843) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle from Aldi as Winter Treacle Porter. Pours black brown with a tan head. Bit of a face puller at first, settles to a pleasant enough bitter porter with plenty of black treacle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Fin (8428) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2015
Bottle that dad left here prior to Rotterdam trip, (erm, cheers dad, I think) consumed at home Thursday 2nd April 2015 Pours amber very dark brown looks a little bit like coca cola. Really sweet with wafts of toffee, caramel, sticky dark fruits and touch of chocolate on the nose, sounds great but a bit overload. More of the same in the mouth, it’s far too sweet in the which you sort of expected, some woodiness, not great at all.A5 A3 T4 P2 Ov9 2.3

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
redders1974 (399) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Drunk in a bottle under the alias treacle porter pours like flat coca cola with very quick disappearing head tastes sweet and syrupy very light for a porter sounds better than it tastes missing the tan head and smokey taste of a great porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pumpkin87 (143) - - FEB 28, 2015
Looks dark brown, but in the glass it’s a deep garnet, beautiful against the light. Thick mocha head reduces quickly, with minimal lacing. Nose is malt, roast, nuts, brown sugar on the edge of burnt. There’s a nice Scotch edge to the taste, but without an alcohol burn. The other flavors follow the aroma, with a lighter body than expected. For a porter, it’s smooth and sprightly. A very decent brew, sessionable without grabbing attention.

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