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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: 292   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Fin (8099) - 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, itís 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 (151) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Pours a black colour. Aroma is a bit soapy. Taste is of treacle and some sweetness. Syrupy malts on the palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pumpkin87 (85) - - FEB 28, 2015
Looks dark brown, but in the glass itís 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. Thereís 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, itís smooth and sprightly. A very decent brew, sessionable without grabbing attention.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (4316) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Aroma is grapes, malts and slightly perfumed. The flavor is grapes, dark malts, mild smokiness, mild/medium sweetness and a mildly acidic/tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
scotchzombie (399) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Pours very dark brown with a bubbly character and a large lacy tan head that fades to a strong rim and coating. Aroma is dark malts, molasses and a touch of brown sugar. Very scotch ale like. Taste follows the aroma but with some boozy bitterness and an oaky roasted finish. Quite an active mouthfeel. Another review suggested this beer tastes like Jim Beam and Coke and I think that is a spot-on characterization. Almost no detectable chocolate flavor. This is a unique beer and well-made, but not one for the ages.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1151) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Good deep brown pour w/ a tan head that leaves lacing. The aroma is very nice! It reminds me of a Jim beam & coke & an aroma truly unique to a y beer that Iíve ever come across. The taste is far more of a scotch ale than a porter. Itís caramel sweet & lacking in any chocolate or roasty notes. I like the originality but whether or not it pulls it off, is in the palate of the beholder!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dchad56 (58) - - JAN 15, 2015
Chocolate and very treacle, dark red and dense with very minimal head. Very treacle taste - too sweet for my taste. Fairly thin, flat carbonation. Not a favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Dark reddish-brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, sweetness of treacle?. Taste is roasted malt, treacle. Low carbonation. OK beer. So-so lacing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (268) - Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Poured beer from 11.2 oz brown bottle. Appearance looks expresso dark. Aroma with molasses along with a fruit note. Taste is mild booze, caramel, nuts, and brown sugar. Palate is medium but syrupy. Pretty good but very molasses-y, lol.

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