From the website:
This special bottling of Innis & Gunn has been matured in rare oak barrels from a famous distillery in Ireland. These barrels had previously been used to mature one of the great triple distilled Irish whiskeys. The result of this unique maturation is a big, full flavoured, complex beer with a delightful warming finish.
Alec: The head on this thing goes for miles.
Vince: This looks like it’s diesel fuel.
Alec: The head on it is solid. It doesn’t even try to even out.
Josh: This is…jet black.
Vince: Murky pond water.
Alec: It smells like a good stout.
Josh: Mmmmm yeah, that’s good.
Vince: Smells really good.
Alec: That’s good.
Vince: It’s a little too sweet for my taste. You can definitely get the whiskey tones to it.
Josh: It’s really weird.
Vince: I don’t like the taste.
Alec: It’s really strong.
Josh: It’s a strange thing.
Josh: The taste of the barrel on top of a stout is very…interesting. It’s what you want when you want to taste whiskey but not get drunk. I don’t hate it, but the taste of the whiskey barrel is definitely there, and I don’t think that I like it.
Vince: I like my stouts on the coffee end instead of the…
Vince: What’s it like to be a dog and be afraid of coins in a jar?
Vince: This tastes like when something is rusting in water.
Alec: It’s diluted oil.
Vince: That’s 6,000 mile oil right there.
Vince: I hate to go back to the Chimay again, but this has those same overtones to me.
Alec: It’s just like the Milk Stout to me.
Josh: I smell the Milk Stout.
Vince: No way, you guys need to have a Milk Stout and compare them.
At this point, Vince takes Alec’s glass into the kitchen to clean it out, and accidentally smashes it into the sink.
Josh: He hates this beer so much he smashed that glass. “What if I can’t clean it enough to get the taste out?”
Josh: The Milk Stout has more coffee tones.
Alec: The Milk Stout tastes weaker.
Vince/Josh: It is weaker.
Vince: But it’s better. It’s so smooth.
Alec: It is smoother, but I don’t think it’s any better.
Josh: The tastes of the whiskey and the beer just don’t compliment each other.
Vince: It’s really heavy. I can feel it sitting.
Alec: This is not a sipping beer. This would go great with Irish food.
Josh: It gets better as you get used to the taste.
Vince: It’s alright.
Alec: I like it as much as I like the Milk Stout.
Josh: I would give this a 2.5.
Vince: It’s an interesting taste for sure. I like it, I think it’s OK.
Josh: If I had options, this would not be what I would choose.
Alec: I’d give this a 4, easily.