PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells fruity and fresh, with hints of wild raspberries. The flavour is interesting and complex, with a large contrast between the taste and the aftertaste - first there is a berry-like and mildy sickening sweetness, and then a hoppy and smoky aftertaste kicks in. Beautiful smoke-coloured, with a little bit too little foam. 0.33 is a bit too much, which is a bad sign.
trevor211 (1470) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a cloudy amber. Really nice aroma -- almost like a barleywine, with loads of caramel-drenched fruit. The flavor, unfortunately, goes for about a third of a second, then stops quite abruptly -- it just shuts down, and moves to a watery finish. Really weird that it quits so quickly.
mikkellund42 (660) - DENMARK - JAN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark reddish amber with small white head. Aroma is roses, bitter citrus fruits, redcurrant, strawberries, papaya, passion fruit, caramel and hints of soap and hints of licorice. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Body is light oily with fizzy carbonation. Finish is long and bitter with notes of tropical fruits (passion, melon, banana, papaya) spruce, bitter grapefruit, chalk, butter and cream. Complex but easy-to-drink beer.
S_Side_Smitty (614) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber-red with a minimal off white head. Aroma is mild hops, honey & lite malts. Taste is an evenly balanced blend of pine and honey-like syrup with a pleasant lite malt finish. A great session beer.
agent_persik (571) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red amber color, small beige head . Strong fruity aroma of citrus and lychee, some pine. Bitter and dry taste with malty caramel and grapefruit.
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thankfully this was poured by the barman and ordered by someone else - no chance of having to read the usual infantile twaddle on the bottle; reddish brown in appearance with quite a thick head; hops massively to the fore in both aroma and flavour - pine/floral/grapefruit, the usual kind of thing that they do so well; unlike some other Brewdog beers (DPC, Libertine) this had a decent malt backbone and was much more balanced as a result; a bitter finish, quite dry; good stuff.
KoNrRiI (823) - Århus, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2013 0.33 bottle. Seriously amber colored, delicately hazy with an off-white head going into brown. Extremely hop aroma, some citrus... grapefruit for my money, as well as grass and a bit of spruce. Hop taste, medium sweet, medium bitter, medium sour, nicely and equally distributed. Medium body, slick texture and soft carbonation make it easy to enjoy the mouthfeel. Finish also presents a uniformity of flavors. All in all the beer is really balanced, surprises with its consistency and refinement.
Blade86 (1003) - Wrocław, POLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: fruits, little grassy, maybe spruce, some malty notes; Appearance: dark amber, clear, big falling to minimal off-white head; Taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness, a little bit sour notes; Palate: medium body, little creamy feel, average carbonation, quite long slightly bitter finish;
Overall: great beer, fantastic aroma and drinkability
Lore (1576) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
reddish colour, moderate head; the aroma and taste is dominated by hops with citrus (mainly grapefruit) - apart from its colour, this beer is more like an IPA than anything else...at least for me
chinchill (3223) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz bottle (batch 023), Dated best by 22 Jan. 2013.
Beer is hazy, orange-brown with a moderate head that soon reduces to a durable ring.
VERY hoppy aroma for style; more like an IPA .. seriously! The hops remain in the flavor but in a very subdued and mild form. It seems like I’m drinking a different beer than the one I am smelling. Nice.
Beer is medium bodied and has appropriate medium carbonation, lending a crisp feel.