We have reviewed a lot of Innis & Gunn beers and products up here at iScotch, and we only disliked two: Original in a can and the Bourbon Stout. The Scotch Whisky Porter makes post 16 in three years for this particular brand, which is kind of crazy. Should probably keep that in mind when I bitch about the gap between releases.
Similarly, while I’ve also made skeptical comments in the past about the “Oakerators®” that Innis & Gunn use to age some of their stock, if it means they can experiment and push out more interesting beverages, then it’s not really a hill I need to die on.
About this particular experiment, as the name suggests, it’s a porter ale aged over scotch whisky barrel chips for 39 days. It’s one of the heavier beers we’ve had from Innis & Gunn, here’s what we thought:
Davey – purpley medium brown
Simon – dark and opaque, brown
Davey – smooth
Simon – sweet
Davey – sweet, but not strong
Simon – very sweet, slight smoke
Davey – oak removes dark beer bite
Simon – very clean for how heavy it is
Try it? Yes! Buy it? Yes!