Theis (12549) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Ølbutikken - Thanks to Tom. Black - brown head. Burned. Cocoa. Fruity. High sweetness. Soft body. High fruity. Nice coffee. Chocolate. Light licorice. Lovely.
Leighton (9645) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2013 Tap at the White Horse. Outstanding. Dark brown pour with a light, beige head. Holds a strong malt nose with some ripe fruit, alcohol and chocolate. Very sweet, with plenty of booze and dominant dark malts, then some roasty bitterness. Medium to full in body with loads of warmth and fine carbonation. Finishes fairly sweet with plenty of sugar and more roasty dryness. The chilies affect more in feel than flavor it seems, providing a hint of tingle in the aftertaste. Just fantastic overall. Supremely drinkable. (4.7)
Bottle at the White Horse. Opaque, dark brown pour. Strong aroma with dark malts, coffee beans, and dark cocoa. Mild alcohol and ripe, dark fruits. Flavor is divine. Very sweet but not cloying. Loads of dark chocolate syrup, plenty of roast, wood, and bark, along with light chili spice. Some dry roastiness. Full bodied with effervescent carbonation and plenty of warmth. I can feel this beer journey from my mouth to my esophagus to my gut. It feels good in my gut. The finish ends the experience wonderfully: sweet, with spices, chocolate, alcohol, bitter coffee and some overripe, dark fruits. Superb on all fronts. It would be very hard to make this beer any better. (4.9)
ClubGonzo (3451) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste @ Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. Thanks to Tom from BrewDog. My previous experience with chili plus beer (Midtfyns Chili Tripel) was quite disappointing. Abstract AB:04 showed me how it’s done; a nicely integrated, yet very present chili flavor mingled with a very saucy and robust imperial stout. Chili is all around; both in the aroma where it mixes with equally robust notes of chocolate, and coffee and in the taste, where it dances around with additional vanilla, wood and cocoa. A very tasty and interesting creation from BrewDog, whose experimentalism is sure to hit the big time jackpot at some point. This one isn’t quite there, but not far behind.
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 (6934) - 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 (19371) - 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 (2606) - 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 (10596) - 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 (9037) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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 (1798) - 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.