Innis & Gunn Bourbon Stout
This one raised some intrigue. Innis & Gunn branching out into stout hey? Word was out earlier this year about their take on an IPA. Word was also out that it was awful, and I can see why that wouldn't work. It just wouldn't. I mean imagine someone playing out tracks from Cannibal Corpse's Tomb of the Mutilated... on the pan pipes. It just wouldn't work.
The truth is I don't mind Innis & Gunn beers at all. In the right mood and moment they can be quite special, my only critique being that they do get a bit repetitive across the board. Sweet with spirit like alcohols and an overall viscous feel is way they usually go and this beer follows suit. It also has some added peppery spice from crystal rye malt contrasting sweet plain chocolate and vanilla. Warming bourbon spirit like alcohols dominate throughout.