AlchemikalGab (40) - Borgomanero (Novara), - DEC 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On pump @ Bere Buona Birra, Milan. Clear deep orange colour, with a fluffy off-white head, medium thickness. Nose is very sweet and aromatic, I can’t describe it properly, since it’s quite different from any spiced beer I’ve had, there’s honey, ginger, horseradish, anise, a little pine (but not the piney-hoppy character given by some american hops), a little cloying after a while. Tastes terrible in the mouth, too sweet with no bitterness to counter balance, soft carbonation, it was quite hard to finish. My mouth wasn’t really sticky afer drinking, but anyhow not a nice experience.
JefVerstraete (663) - BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber/copper, small white head. Low carbonation. Floral aroma, nose of spices (anise). Bitter taste with sweet notes. Weird beer, but interesting experiment.
llkc (119) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Collaboration bryg mellem brewdog og Flying dog. 7,5 %. IPA UDEN Humle. denne øl er der ikke brugt humle. der er brugt krydderier til at give smag og bitterhed. lækker øl med fin duft af forskellige krydderier
kraddel (1868) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle side by side
Pours a bit darker than flying dog no real foam
I like this label better
Smell is sweeter , and fuller than FD
Taste is bit sweeter ( sugar ) and slightly less weird than FD . So this is less ’ special ’ but in a way better . Not in the aftertaste , wich is to perfumed , but i think brewdog won , even though its close , they mostly won cause of the better atrwork , i guess ;-)
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle. Pours a amber clear color with a small off white head. Fruity aroma with a sweet background. Smooth and slightly sweet flavor with a decent dark fruit and herb backbone. Medium body and medium carbonation.
worldbeertaste (1360) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep copper with a disappearing beige head. Smells of sweet Unfermented malt, lots of spices like ginger and cinnamon, with some perfume and caramel. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Sweet with a spicy finish. Body of caramel with pepper and herbs. Lots of ginger in the taste with nice spices and a dry finish with a lingering liquorish. A decent work that hides the 7.5% well.
Gr0ve (2077) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Deep copper. Clear. Fizzy tall head that falls down quickly, like soda leaving only a little around the edges. Spicy herbal aroma. No hops in sight, but the beer is well balanced, though leaning towards the sweet. Rich malty flavours that are cut with a nice flavourful perfumey herbal note. Interesting experiment, but not really an IPA.
RavnS (9) - Bodø, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
0,33L bottle from Vinmonopolet. Dark golden/bronze colour, with almost no head. Aroma: Gingerbreaddough, spicy and malt. Taste: ginger (ale), spicy, caramel malt. If I had tasted this blind, I would have guessed it was a ginger ale. Too much ginger in this, and kinda....dull.
Desverger (827) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from BarleyWine, Copenhagen - Gold pour small white head. Very herbal nuances in both taste and aroma, some dark fruit and woddyness. Certainly different to the norm, but didn’t get on well with this.
johndoughty (3519) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bronze with a small head and quite lively on opening. Ginger and spices dominate leaving a lasting aftertaste. Weird and not one of their best.
Majek (200) - Ząbki, POLAND - AUG 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber color, small head. Aroma is thin with some malty, sweety with some sour notes. Taste is smoother than “0 IBU IPA” from Flying Dog. Herbal notes are low that makes this beer definitely more drinkable than Flying Dog. This one is better balanced. IMO Brew Dog is the winner of International Arms Race.