Brenhophead (646) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL bottle. Pours a deep marhogarny with a milk chocolate head and a massive fruity/spice, toffee apple like aroma. A massive toffee like sweetness as it hit the palate with lots a resinous pine to follow and a bitter finish.
Tmoney99 (11800) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample. Poured clear reddish brown color with a moderate frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt and small hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex solid beer.
androman (872) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle @ home from Csak a Jů SŲr, Budapest.
Body is clear, deep ruby-brow,
Head is medium, creamy, brownish, mostly lasting, excellent lacing.
Nose is dried fruits, alcohol, citrus,
Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, mild coffee,
Taste is medium to heavy sweet, medium roasty bitter, light alcohol sour.
Finish is chocolate, dried frits, roasty bitter-sweet, hoppy, heavy alcohol in my throat.
Full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation.
Heavy dessert beer, slightly imperial stout-ish, full aroma, alcohol is present but not that disturbing.
jaghana (4571) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - OCT 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl, A clear amber beer with medium head. Nose is intense on candied orange, hops resin and pine. Aroma is very sweet, caramel and chocolate touch, hops resin, pine, overripped fruits, anise touch, licorice, almond. Good body and good complexity and quite easy to drink for this alcohol level.
thomat (2420) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ BrewDog bar, GŲteborg. dark amber with a tiny tan head. malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, caramel and hops. Full body with a long bitter sweet finish.
Arve_Christian (3850) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway. Dark amber color, ok foam. Aromas of hops, malt, caramel, dried fruits, toffee & light citrus. Full body & high complexity. Some sweetness, but balances ok- ends up a little bit on the sweet side. Enjoyable
flying_pig (1124) - SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£5):
Strong & boozy with a dark fruits (dates/figs/plums) before the dark malts & chocolate come through. Warming alcohol aroma that thankfully isnít overpowering. Traces of hops & pineapple appear in a very complex but excellent smelling beer.
Copper with red tinges, a lot lighter than expected. Thereís a thin, 0.25cm head of fine bubbles that fades to leave quite a patchy lacing after 20 seconds.
Boozy with minor alcohol notes & sweetness with dark fruits standing out. Complex tasting with some plum, dates, raisins & dark cherries, some figs & citrus too; here is faint hops & pine in there as well. Spicy & warming with pineapple, some malts, caramel & chocolate.
Strong, boozy & sweet but it still managed to go down easier than than expected, helped by the great balance, not to mentione the warming & boozy feel that complimented the medium carbonation & dry finish.
A really nice collaborative effort between Brewdog & Oskar Blues, itís definitely up there with the best Iíve tried from Brewdog & it went down a real treat & one that Iím slightly disappointed wonít ever be available again. Wonderfully complex & definitely boozy but the huge array of flavours managed to mask the vast majority of the alcohol & make the beer seem a lot easier to drink than a 10.5% beer should have done; a pleasure to drink.
Simonsen (811) - NORWAY - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Klar, mÝrk brun farget, lavt karbonert med en liten hvit skumtopp. Smaker malt, eik, brunt sukker,karamell,rosiner, honning med innslag av lÝv. Denne var utrolig god. Smaker noe alkohol
alexsdad06 (6873) - Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Dutchís. Pours a dark reddish amber/copper color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma has nice caramel malts, dark fruits with maybe a touch of alcohol. The flavor has caramel, dark fruits, and resiny, herbal hops, hoppy American barley wine, some alcohol, I would probably like this better with age.
onceblind (5307) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Murky chestnut hue with a lasting beige head. Lovely toffee and sweet leafy aroma. Iím getting some hoppy earthy resins with honey and toffee and raisin and light bourbon. Big flavor with leafy hop resins, delicious bitter raisins and dates, orange rind, and sticky sweet earthy toast and caramel malts. Outstanding.