Home >

Innis & Gunn Scottish Porter

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

Style: Porter
Edinburgh, Scotland


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Share this beer with friends!
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (323) - KÝge, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle (Winter Treacle Porter) @ PrśstÝ 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 (2881) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Sample sent for review Oct 2013. Yes, itís 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 itís 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 (1617) - 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 (8181) - 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 (224) - 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 (102) - - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GranvilleTim (1776) - 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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (4436) - 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 (407) - 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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 30

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50