In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Innis & Gunn. It is Oak Aged Beer that is Irish Whiskey Barrels with their Scottish Stout. If you read my earlier beer blog on their flagship, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please, read that beer post. Let us get into the beer.
It has a black color without a head on the beer. The smell is chocolate whiskey to the beer. The taste has a chocolate with a nice well balance taste. The aftertaste has a slight bite like whiskey to it. It is drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
This special bottling of Innis & Gunn has been matured in rare oak barrels from a famous distillery in Ireland. These barrels had been used to mature one of the unique maturation is a big, full flavored, complex beer with a delightful warming finish.
We hope you enjoy this beer as much as we do.
Here is a description from their website (www.innisandgunn.com):
Irish Whiskey Cask
Our sturdy Scottish Stout gains even greater flavour during its maturation in rare oak casks, obtained from a renowned Irish Whiskey distillery. The resulting beer is rich, complex and velvety smooth with notes of coffee and dark chocolate, and proves that it pays to have friends in the beverage business.
Irish Whiskey Cask garnered a gold medal in the International Beer Challenge 2012.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In closing, I really enjoyed this beer. They are doing something different than most breweries. They make some killer beers and then age them in barrels. I know this has been a huge trend in the craft beer world but there is not too many breweries that all of their beers they make are aged in barrels. This brewery is one of the few and the only one I know of out there. This stout is something else. I would love to try it before they put it in the barrels. I know the price might be a little pricey, however, it is well worth the price. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser