darkguardian (724) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2010 Pours a deep pitch black with a huge tan head thats deep brown. Rather like Hunahpus in appearance. The nose is Massive powdered chocolate up front with noticable chili and some light coffee. Rather like a coffee treatment of Hunahpus (I’m sensing some CCB inspiration from this beer!). Deep full bodied and rich, possessed of a fantastic roasted malt character with some noticable chili heat (more so than hunahpus) and a lingering chocolate aftertaste. I get a little citrus fruit as well? Deeply complex. This is simply an astouding beer. The alchohol is there but well hidden. The body is only slightly inferior to Hunahpus. This is a masterful beer. I don’t know if HUnahpus inspired this beer but its very very similar but yet has its own twists as well. A truly world class beer.
Fin (6671) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this courtesy of Craig, cheers mate. Pours black, leaving an oil slick down the glass. This is really, really smooth in the mouth. Orange and chilli flavours combine. There is some warmth from the alcohol but I’m getting Terry’s chocolate orange flavour above anything else, however I do get some coffee, but the chilli I’m not sure whether I’m imagining it.Very good. A7 A3 T9 P4 Ov17 4.0
joergen (18930) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Ølbutikken, thanks Tom.
Pitch black coloured with a medium sized brown head.
Roasted aroma of dark chocolate and rye bread with notes of pepper.
Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate, rye bread, coffee and pepper.
Sweet and roasted finish.
jesperhammer (2515) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
10-NOV-2010, bottle @ "Ølbutikken".
Amost black with nice brown head.
Roasted, very chocolaty,and coffee’ish as in fresh grind coffee.
Chili not noticeable exept maybe for a fruity note?
Medium carbonation, alcohol extremely well hidden.
Tom says they wanted to make "weazel" just with more added, but Brewdog you are not quite up there yet, but keep trying. I love your experiments.
Pinball (10214) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pitch dark , oily, smooth brown head4 caramel, licorice, rlasted stuff, 7 very well blended , flavor is wood, roasted grains, chili, alc very well hidden also some bitter caramel, 8
rlgk (8508) - Skövde, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at Stockholm Beer Festival 2010. Pitch black color, nice brown head. Oily aroma, tar, figs, chilli notes, licorice, very smooth. Figs flavor, tar, chocolate, cocoa, some chilli, vanilla notes, some coffee, dark chocolate. Fruity notes, malty, vinous. Long vinous finish. Huge body.
mR_fr0g (1418) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the White Horse London for the bredog launch. Very dark black with a thin residual tan head. The liquid was very viscous. Aroma of rich dark chocolate, dry bitter coffee and malts. Taste is is a big coffee and slightly sweet malts. This beer was ’dry hopped’ with one very powerful chillie. Thank goodness they only put one in the whole batch. The chillie does contribute to the beer, but i felt it was very much a secondary or even tertiery role to the big malts and coffee. For a 15% beer there was very little in the way of alchol flavour, this was masked very well be the huge taste.
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
28th October 2010
Brewdog release at the Sloaney Pony. Opaque black beer with a good tan head from the bottle but just a residual one from draft. Nose carries dark malt and a trace of marmite. Incredibly rich coffee and unsweet chocolate. Tangy fruit - particularly cherry bolster via the undertone. There are some faint whisky like flavours and a whisper of vanilla. The chilli - mmm! I’ve bitten in to a Naga chilli and believe me they will blow your head off, but even so - one chilli in a barrel? There is something warming here but it’s quite subtle and I can’t help thinking the warmth is from the otherwise well hidden 15.0% abv. Finishes rich and chocolatey. 4.0 for the bottle, 4.2 for draft. Great beer!
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg, The White Horse, thanks for Brewdog for the bash.
Coffee;; red hot source chillies, chocolate, fierce vanilla, mint chocolate, fiery and utterly awesome chillies, very overpowering on the pallet and feel the chillies are a little too much for the vanilla but it really does taste amazing. Would give this a ten for the taste but the chillies take away the subtlety of the vanilla.
The yeast is utterly superb and so clean and easy to drink. The flow of champagne against a chilli in a stout is extremely forward thinking and a great concept and one which is evocative and enticing. Looking forward to a red wine concept with chillies and that would be perfect for me.
The beer is utterly drinkable and back to form with avengeance. Abstrakt is cult craft brewing and something which needs to be preserved and continued. This kind of art-brewing is what should be encouraged. Cheers, James for the great talk.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A Mes rate. Keg at the Rake and bottle a month or so before.
Fully black with just a faint off white rim. The bottle gave much better head. That’s probably more testimony to the quality of the bar staff at the Sloany than the quality of the beer. In fact, the beer quality is through the fucking roof. This is a seriously complex brew. Thick juicy preserve fruit and jam roly poly character. Utterly amazing chewy cinder toffee and liquorice and chocolate. The chilli is just a hint but it adds plenty of bite. There is a distinct aged character to it, a slight hint of oxidisation giving it so much depth. The finish is utterly sublime. The length and development s beyond description. It’s a journey from chocolate to coffee to chilli and then back to chocolate with a hint of liquorice and smoke. Fanfunkingtastic beer. For me, this is the best BrewDog beer and we all know, that really is saying something. World class. The love care and attention that has gone into the production of this little gem shines through from start to finish. I know this has been cared for like a baby. It’s clear as day in the drinking. Again, world class.