Sunday, March 17, 2013

Irish Whiskey Cask

I love all Innis & Gunn beers. They're a little on the pricey side, but they're a great treat to have when you want a change.

I find that there's something unique about the flavour in all of their variations, likely due to the oak aging process. I could probably pick them out blind folded.

This one is their Irish Whiskey Cask. It was tough to find at our local LCBO. For some reason, they don't all carry it and we had to go a little out of our way to find this one. When my wife was going out shopping in the area near an LCBO that had it in stock, I asked her to pick up a few. Confident that we'd like it, we picked up four bottles.

Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey Cask
As with all Innis & Gunn beers, they did not disappoint.

This is a stout, but unlike other stouts I've tried. It had a little more bite and a light aroma, but a smooth finish. The head retention was poor, but that seems to be the norm for Innis & Gunn. I wouldn't hold that against them because the flavour is so delicious.

It clocks in at a higher than usual 7.4% alcohol.

The finish is smooth, as always. I honestly can't say whether or not it had an Irish whiskey flavour because I'm not too familiar with Irish Whiskey, but what I tasted I liked. I'm glad we got 4 bottles of this.

I ranked it as my second favourite Innis & Gunn beer.

However, after trying their Treacle Porter, that may change.... ;)

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