pilsnerrogge (2489) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown colour, small head. Very sweet aroma of dark rum, brown sugar and raisins. Very sweet flavour of dark rum and alcohol. Too much rum and too little porter.
_angst_ (2730) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours dark reddish brown (almost black) with a rather small brownish white head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet with rum, wood, vanilla, alcohol, roasted malts, raisins, chocolate, lemon zest and toffee. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter with rum, wood, alcohol, vanilla, raisins, bitter chocolate, sweetened coffee, liquorice fudge and toffee. Mouthfeel is tiny dry, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and bitter with bitter chocolate, rum, raisins, roasted malts and coffee.
sebletitje (6641) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with _angst_ Batch #176.
Brune claire, léger col beige/ocre laissant un léger filament doré sur le verre.
Arôme de rhum, malt, le tout reste assez faiblard, caramel et toffee.
En bouche, rhum est présent mais pour moi l’influence de Lost Abbey s’en retrouve faible et on voit bien là une bière qui signe bien Brewdog.
Le tout est bien alcoolisé, malté, raisin/rhum a partager à plusieurs sur une pointe de vanille et barrique.
Nisse666 (4167) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from SB cons 2012-05-05 Göteborg
Ar: tropical fruits, chocolate, coffey and bourbone vanilla, pruns and dadles are developed after a wee wile.
Ap: deep brown like julmust, julmust fizzy creme brown quickly disapperaring head
F: fizzy, fruity sticky - like the sauce of a tined pineapple,, chocolate, cherries in maderia, tropical fruits, warming feeling, medium bitterness, finish is warming, highly fruit and vanilla chocolate
Rune (7995) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, batch 176, bought at The BrewDog Bar in Glasgow. Tan-coloured head covering a deep, ruby-brown body. Rich aroma of malty sweetness and liquorice added by a touch of rum. Dried fruit and berries in flavour, lots of raisin, offset by prominent bittersweet malt-fruity notes towards the ending. Subdued rum to it, otherwise masked alcohol. Very relaxing sipper on a Friday eve (Tromsø, 20.04.2012).
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 330ml (Kaisla, batch 176, bottled on 05-12-11)
A bottle shared with tiong. Dark ruby color, small brown head. Rum, cellar, licorice and raisins in the nose. Medium-bodied. Hides ABV very well. Rum. caramel, light cellar - Innis&Gun on drugs. Mellow. Something Lost Abbeysh here, not so much from BD. Good rum beer, but certainly not the worth of 26 euros ...
gnoff (7783) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle consumed on May 4, 2012. Thanks to _angst_!
Bottled on 05-12-11
Clear very dark brown color, light brown head. Alcohol, light acidic, rum , solvents scent. Grainy, malty, red wine, butter taste, also alcohol. Warming alcohol. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Too boozy. Lingering rum aftertaste.
tiong (3727) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle @ Kaisla, Helsinki
<i->Batch 176, bottled on 05-12-11
Pours pitch black with a bubbly white head. Aroma of roasted malts, ripe fruits, rum, wood, oak, earthy notes. Taste is malty, slightly sweet and roasty with heavy rum notes, hints of wood, ash, ripe fruits, molasses and chocolate. Finish is malty and sweet with ripe fruits, slight roastiness and heavy rum notes. Reminds me a bit of Lost Abbey’s barrel aged barley wines. A bit unbalanced but still quite tasty.
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty woody rum aroma. Roasted malty woody licorice and caramel flavor with hints of rum. Has a roasted malty woody licorice finish.
Dashimus (219) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours as a thick, sweet, sticky beer. Creamy small head that is short lived. Strong aromas of galaxy chocolate, hints of coffee. Huge malty flavour with liquor undertone of rum and sherry. Complex finish.