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Innis & Gunn Brewing Company

Innis & Gunn Brewing Company
Bourbon Dark Ale Scottish Porter

Category: Porter

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 7.4%
81 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Innis & Gunn Brewing Company
Bourbon Dark Ale Scottish Porter

Category: Porter

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 7.4%
Minutely hazy bronze color. Roasted aromas and flavors of baking chocolate, dark roasted nuts, and dark sourdough toast with a supple, racy, finely carbonated, sourish medium body and a tingling, brisk finish imparting notes of chocolate yogurt, grilled sweet potato, hint of sauerkraut, and wet paper finish. A savory, earthy porter.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Crisp & Light & Funky
Aroma Aroma: baking chocolate, dark roasted nuts, and dark sourdough toast
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of chocolate yogurt, grilled sweet potato, hint of sauerkraut, and wet paper
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Queso Fundido, Shepherd’s Pie, Beaufort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory, earthy porter.

The Producer

Innis & Gunn USA

The Producer
3000 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 318
Levittown, NY 11756
USA
1 516-605-2648

Porter

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
Porters are red-brown to black in color and range from 4.5-6.5% in alcohol. They are medium to full-bodied and characterized by a flavor profile that varies from subtle dark malts to fully-roasted, smoky flavors. Although porter was the drink of the masses in 1700s London, it is no longer a significant factor in the British market today. However, porters are increasingly popular in today’s US market and often display the influence of hops in richer craft-brewed examples. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Fuller’s London Porter, Samuel Smiths Taddy Porter, Meantime London Porter and Flossmoor Station Pullman Brown Ale.