planky84 (1786) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beer Ritz. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Burnt toffee, dark fruits, nuts and woody nose. Extremely vinous. Meaty flavours of sultanas, raisins, chocolate and vanilla. Deep, warming brew. Massive alcohol inferno.
AshtonMcCobb (1744) - 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 (1697) - 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.
daje (1693) - 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.
hallinghansen (1684) - 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.
TheJester (1650) - 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.
evergreen0199 (1638) - 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.
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
zacgillbanks (1476) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastle. A very dark red brown beer with a very thick oily mouthfeel. Extremely warming sweet cherry, strawberries, vanilla and slight leather notes with a strong warming fruity alcoholic finish.
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - 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 ...