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

Style: Porter
Edinburgh, Scotland

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
scantron (63) - Ontario, - FEB 22, 2013
January 26, 2013; 7.4% abv, 650 mL, branded stemware Complex spice aromas - vanilla, alcoholic spice. Dark fruits and thick malts also present. Pours a clear mahogany with thin tan head, leaves a nice lace. Generally malt character with a slightly acidic taste. vanilla, licorice, booze - all present. Slightly watery body, which is surprising. Bitey carbonation is nice. A pretty good offering.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ILduce (209) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle Lcbo. Red brown colour with beige head. Aroma is week with dark fruit, hops, toast, and gingerbread coockies. Taste is similar, but with a front load of molasses. Smooth, but thin for a porter. It’s interesting and yet it is still so much of the same from I & G.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1473) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
330ml bottle in a box as Treacle Porter - Deep ruby red body, with a small fluffy beige head, which lasts fairly well but does not leave too much lacing. Aroma is treacle toffee, vanilla, some cake fruits and a bit of chocolate too. Taste is all over the place with this, but not in such a bad way, as the sweet treacle is married up with an odd floralicity*. Not as thick as I’d like, but still not too bad. * © jamesie1857

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2683) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle as Treacle Porter, pours dark brown with a beige head, woody vanilla nose, body perhaps more reminiscent of a sweet brown ale, hints of cocoa and vanilla, toffee and a faint herbal bitterness. Unusual and quite pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9487) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle... Beautiful new-penny-copper pour with a mid-sized, fluffy, off-white head. Decent retention. The faint aroma is a malty fusion of caramel, molasses and maple. Full-bodied with tickling carbonation. The flavor is constructed of sweet caramel, toasted nuts, sorghum molasses and a light fruitcake nuance. Sweet, malty, sugary finish. No balance here. Not supposed to be, I suppose.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mjp12 (424) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Doesn’t taste like a porter, and has the same heavy vanilla characteristics of one of their other "aged" beers, that tastes almost artificial.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spacecube (966) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
330ml botte in box, pours back with a tan head. Aroma has the I&G characteristic toffee and oak, with chocolate and sweet treacle. liquorice, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation. A bit too sweet for me

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bobhund (423) - - NOV 30, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nick76 (4257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2014
The aroma has oak, brown sugar, chocolate, toasted bread and light hops. The appearance is dark brown. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a solid beer if not a porter.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stuu666 (3514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown. Interestingly tastes like all the others - sweet toffee and vanilla, don’t get the treacle or any porter characteristics.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCx240 (78) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Clear, dark brown, small tan head. Smell is faint, with hints of oak, liquorice, raisin, caramel and coffee. Taste is sweet and earthy, with hints of vanilla and cocoa. A bit light on the palate, soft carbonation, and a long lingering finish with a pleasant alcohol warmth to it. Good beer to warm up with on a cool evening.


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