Abio (1572) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Comparing the two beers like it should be probably be. Thy both smell heavily herbal. The black label even unpleasant. But at the taste the flying dog is slightly favorite. But both are not my kind of beer for sure.
Osprey87 (1693) - WALES - MAR 14, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2013 Oct 2012 - bottle. No hops, replaced with herbs and roots etc. Sweet, sasparilla, tastes like incense smells. Slight apple juice taste. Gives me a tickly throat. Doesn’t taste like beer. Isn’t very nice really.
nick76 (4218) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is sweet and reminds me of my grandparents basement (some grandparents right) with malt, fruit, herbs, and grass. The appearance is hazy copper with a smallish head. The taste is like the aroma with dry finish. The palate is unremarkable. The beer overall is drinkable but not great.
Aniela (2313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Dark amber beer with a small not lasting offwhite head. Spicy and floral aroma and flavour.
anfractuosity (127) - - MAR 12, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Orangy citrus notes. Undefined notes of spiciness. Warming taste. Wouldn’t buy again.
tderoeck (4671) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
10/III/13 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 23/V/13 (2013-231) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!
Clear amber beer, irregular off-white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: some caramel, hay, bit nutty, sugary, some alcohol, disinfectant. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit spicy, herbal, cardamom, bit sweet, grains. Aftertaste: little sweet, caramel, lots of spices, cardamom, bit sourish. Flying Dog: you lose, Brewdog: you "win", but it’s more of a pity cup you get. Neither of these beers are very good.
ClubGonzo (4018) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a deep orange body with a small off-white head. Nose is boozy grass tones, resin, rummy malts and hints of grains. Taste is slightly herbal papery tones, sherry, hints of grape peel and berries. Medium body, soft carbonation. A bit strange and OK, but not more. Not much to the BrewDog effort in this "battle"; the Flying Dog version was absolutely superior and I really don’t get the low ratings it gets.
suprchunk (2231) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear amber colored pour. No carbonation. No head. No lacing. Big heather aroma. I thought I mistakenly poured a Williams Bros. Heather Ale. Taste is slightly sweet with a huge heather flavor. Some astringency. Better than the other side’s offering. That’s for sure.
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark orange color with a spicy orange peel aroma. I like this version more than the flying dog version. Flavors blend better.
mnoud (279) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013.03.03 - Brewdog/Flying Dog International Arms Race - 11.2oz bottle in pint glass. Bottle marked batch 163 best before 22-05-13.
Aroma: as on the label, berries and herbs.
Appearance: Pours around 12-16 on SRM scale. Very clear nice mid copper. Not much head/carbonation but a sticky lacy ring, and a few bubbles here and there from bottom.
Taste: Follows nose, berry floral notes and spices. A cinnamon-y dryness without obvious cinnamon taste, other herbs I cannot pick out. Interesting. I wouldn't drink a ton of it but I think it may be rated too harshly here at RB.
Palate/Mouthfeel: medium light.
Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 13/20