maneliquor (1551) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Has been put away for almost a year now. Opened on Ryanís birthday. Pour is a thick and murky toffee colour with no head to speak of. Nose is not too bad. Rather sweet and sugary with loads of malt driven undertones. Heaps of caramel and toffee in there with dried apricot and vanilla. Taste is a little one dimensional for my liking. Tons of caramel and biscuit with a bitter sweet finish. Not too boozy considering the abv. Thin and oily palate. Not my kinda thing
kschep (1494) - DENMARK - DEC 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is rye, very heavy wine notes, sweet, broad, warm alcohol, hazel, mahogany, mushroom, feel is quite fat, carb is mediumlow, taste Is quite heavy alcohol throughout, cork, earth, sour leaves and a mellow, quite sweet malt notes
TheJester (1458) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 mL (green) bottle with a classy little label. (bottled on 16.06.10). Dark auburn with a small head. The aroma really knocks you on your ass: itís big. Alcohol, pineapple, cough syrup, and caramel. The flavour is equally huge, with the alcohol being dominant again. There is a stronger toasty malt presence, as well as a some dark fruit and nuts. Bitter finish. Could have used some time to mellow, but a damn interesting beer.
AshtonMcCobb (1442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle thanks to Stu. Pours a cloudy brown with very little head. The nose has a savoury/earthy thing which is almost meaty, also rubbery note with a sour edge to it which makes me think of ginger bread. The taste is of more ginger bread and rubber, with more savoury meat notes after, then a pate finish. The palate is rich, full bodied, a big tangy and creamy texture and an elegant finish. Overall, this beer is hugely individual, I love it.
BenH (1333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 12, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle opened today after a year of aging. Pours murky brown with little white head. Smell is of raisins and alcohol. Alcohol on the taste, raisins, some slight fruity hop notes, alcohol burn going down. Flavour is much more tame than bottle I had a year ago, seems to have lost some of itís pizazz. Some bad flavours present. Maybe I remember it to be better than it is, probably more likely thatís itís just aged badly.
evergreen0199 (1327) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at The Cask pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. A dark amber pour with a smallish white head on top. Aroma of dark fruit, hops, caramel. Tastes malty, caramel, pleasant bitterness, nicely hopped. A well balanced big beer from Brewdog and really easy to drink despite its high strength. I am not Brewdogs biggest fan but this one is pretty good.
hallinghansen (1321) - Odense S, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Plovmand. Hazy amber body with a medium offwhite head. Aroma is fruit, alcohol, caramel, grape fruit. Flavor is alcohol, fruit, caramel, pine, peach.
daje (1289) - NORWAY - MAR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared at a friends house.
amber color, head is beige and small.
Aroma of alcohol and several fruity hops.
A tad unbalanced taste of caramel, alcohol and red fruits. Massive body. Finish seems pretty dry hopped, which makes a nice end to a special beer.
BelgBeerGeek (1263) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ 2nd RBBSG, thx to Gene!
Head: off white, creamy , small
Colour: hazy brown
Smell: bit of hops, very sweet, very boozey, lots of malts
Taste: sweet boozey start, some hops, a bit of dried fruits, caramel, end is dry, bitter and a bit boozey. better then the 01 but still doesnít satisfy me price wise ...
bobinlondon (1214) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the C&K launch. Amber/ red with a tan head. Initially the massive hop count masks the excessive alcohol but in the finish this beer is un integrated and too strong for itís own good. Nevertheless, extra marks for an adventurous effort. It will no doubt round off with moderate aging and might well have benefited from cask presentation at a colder time of year.