magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark cloudy orange with a small head.
Smells divine, of prunes, caramel, red berries, wood, and a slight hint of whisky.
Tastes of a heavy bitter, medium tartness, and medium sweetness. Pine, prune, acetic, and heavy alcohol.
Texture is oily, carbonation is medium, body is medium. Finishes quite alcoholic, with a large bitterness, Interesting, but mostly a one-time beer.
Mosborne (11) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brown with a light brown head with not much retention. Huge alcohol punch, slightly fruity malty flavour and a hint of oak. Thick on the palette with lingering malty flavours.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SimplySike (590) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poors cloudy dark amber off creme head. Aroma is alcohol malts. Taste alcohol sweet sour some salt intens.
zacgillbanks (1476) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the BrewDog website. A dark red beer with extremely rich red fruity whisky like flavours and an extremely powerfully alcoholic dry malty hazelnut and vanilla finish.
yiannnos (609) - , CYPRUS - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2012 Bottle, aged. Dark brown colour. Some whiskey in the aroma. Taste is whiskey, raisins, umami and alcohol.
Blairgus (2193) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
27 jan 2012, bottle. Ruby w a pink notes. First whif had something of oak barrel in it. Ever since all I’ve gotten is sweet, meaty ale. Med/full body and a bit fizzy. Slight dry woodiness (that especially comes out in the finish), winey, wet, alcoholic raisins, fermenting bread. Nice. A little tartness in there certainly makes this unique.
Hugh (153) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good head declining to a British type head as appropriate. Medium carbonation, amber colour. The slight aroma I took to be ’old beer’ but it isallied to the flavour, which is whisky, salty and burned malt. The palate has an alcohol burn which is the overriding sense, and a little sweetness. I do like this, but alcohol does bite the tongue.
ClubGonzo (3200) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. After passing on this because of luggage weight priority issues I finally managed to pick this one up, and I guess it doesn’t hurt from a couple of extra years in the cellar. :-) Pours a deep clear bronze-coppery body with a small, short-lived white head. Aroma is lovely: wood, dark fruits, red berries, whisky, deep malts, cognac and hints of molasses and tar. Taste is deep caramel malty tones with burnt sugar, whisky, wood and hints of dark fruits and peat. Extremely smooth blend, only spoiled by a vicious level of over-carbonation: a fizzy barley wine kinda misses the mark in my book. If I were to speculate (and I am, this is MY rating :-P), I’d say it feels like someone decided to force carb it after the barrel aging (which sometimes drains the beer of CO2) and then went a little trigger happy. Still a damn fine brew.
Benzai (5753) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle shared with Joes. Average sized off-white to beige, a little bit rough head on top of a cloudy, murky amber colored beer. Smell malts, yeast, sweetness, alcohol. Taste is quite sharp, or maybe I should say heavy. Caught me a little off-guard. Slight hint of roastyness in the aftertaste. Taste also some whisky it seems, some alcohol at least. Full body, medium carbo.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Devine Rebel
Date: September 29, 2010
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, creamy beige head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet malty flavor, touch of fruityness, gritty brown sugar, light earthyness, light bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4