thebrymanosu (38) - - JUL 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Holy cow! This beer was described as "a crazy powerful stout." It did not fail the hype. The alcohol is heavy, prominent and extreme. This beer has so much going on with it, it’s difficult to pinpoint one particular flavor that you can focus on. My wife described this beer as tasting like prune juice, gasoline and barbeque sauce. While all off those flavors are there, with age they most likely will settle down and create a very subtle compete bodied stout with an extreme alcohol content.
as (159) - Belgrade / Hamburg, - JUL 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2014 0,33 l bottle from Craft Beer Store in Hamburg, Germany. 15.2% ABV. The 1000th particular beer I tried in my life. Opaque, deep black color with a small brownish head. Intensive bitter / alcoholic kick right from the start. Then the usual aromas for the style jump in - roasted malts, coffee (lots of it) dark chocolate, raisins. The aftertaste then becomes dry and bitter again. Beautiful drinking experience, even though it’s a bit too robust (and yeah, overpriced) for my taste.
dEnk (3734) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ bready, thanks vaiz! Aroma is huge liquorice, coffee, roast, burned molasses. Flavour is very roasty liquorice molasses coffee madness, hugely bitter and roasty yet sweet at the same time. Quite some alcohol in the finish. Long lingering roasty liquorice. Hefty but very nice.
BrunoSanchez (76) - Fermo, ITALY - JUL 18, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Imperial stout d’autore! Colore nero soia ed schiuma inesistente. Al naso molto complessa con note di soia, caffè, cioccolato, liquore, radici e spezie. In bocca equilibrata tra dolcezza, amarezza ed alcolicità. Nel palato una splosione di sapori concentrati in un corpo denso e grasso che finisce in una lunga e persistente aromaticità retronasale. Si tratta di una birra magnifica ma dificile da bere. Comunque un capolaboro!
Beerconnaiseur (45) - BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
37,5cl bottle at Gainsbar in Kortrijk - Belgium. Pours dark dark. Fantastic aroma! Shouldn’t characterize this beer with denominations, it’s one of a kind! Reminds me of some very old matured beers I tasted years back. Hell yeh!
BrewTom (229) - - JUL 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like a light engine oil which is a hint of what is to come. A dark mixture of bitter chocolate & coffee with a sweet taste that is well balanced with some bitter hops. The long woody finish is extremely pleasant. Given this is a blend of three beers this a perfectly balanced beer.
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Lore (994) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
deep dark colour, minimal beige head; aroma of herbal liqueur, coffee, some dark chocolate, intensive spicy alcohol and syrupy notes; taste of syrup, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, roasted sugar, liqueur notes and some ash; spicy alcoholic aftertaste;really good imperial stout
martjoobolut (589) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,33L bottle, bottled 03.06.13, abv 15,2%. Shared by suurjuust, thanks! Pours black with brown head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is intense roast, dark chocolate, and alcohol. Flavor is intense sweet and bitter, roast dark chocolate, raisins, licorice, coffee, and alcohol. Finish is long coffee bitter.
markextrae (887) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared 33cl bottle with a friend. Poured pitch Black with a Nice lasting mocha coloured head. Thick lacing on the glass, Lot’s of sweet baker chocolate, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, marsepin, roasted malts, coffee, alcohol warmth, smooth mouthfeel, very thick mouthfeel. The first Great brewdog beer for me. But it’s Way overpriced for a non BA beer
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cervesa molt bona i dènsa, gust molt intens i alicorat.
Cerveza muy buena y densa, sabor muy intenso y licoroso.
suurjuust (976) - ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
15,2% version, aged for about a year. Black beer, tan head. Nose is raisins, cocoa, sweetness, coffee, alcohol, soy sauce. Flavor is complex and deep with dried fruit and raisins, coffee, hops, rum, alcohol, wood. Thick roasty-malty-coffee finish. Dense and complex.