ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, - JUN 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
375ml bottle. Pours an opaque deep chestnut, bordering on black, with a tiny light beige head, which neither lasts well nor leaves any lacing to speak of. Rye bread and biscuit malt notes, slightly musty red wine and very mild floral hops make up the aroma. A touch of sweet red wine introduces it, giving way to moderate fruity, spicy hops. The wine comes in strongly at the mid-palate, which is dominated by its slightly musty sweetness, although a touch of rye bread malt does come through. Charry oak leads into an oaked red wine finish, which leaves a slight alcoholic aftertaste. This is not BrewDog’s best effort. It lacks the hops presence implied by the "imperial brown ale" styling, and is dominated by the musty sweetness of the wine, making for a fairly messy beer.
ciocanelu (42) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is dark brown. Forms a small head that disappears completely.
Smell is quite nice: sweet, roasted malt, caramel and also some fruits.
Taste hits you sweet right away. Resembles a 20 year old wine I had once. Complex, sweet and fruity. Alcohol is present but not overwhelming.
Body feels medium and crisp. Carbonation is low but present.
Not bad at all but I’m not that much into sweet beers.
dfearnley (767) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to pint glass
Aroma of plum, soy, port, brown sugar, fudge, and wood. Dark amberish brown with a thin tan head. Taste is brown sugar, port, candy floss, cigarette ash, roasted malt, hazelnut, chocolate and ending with pure vanilla. I expected it to be too sweet, but it was pleasant, and not overbearing or cloying. Very well done.
pictoman (376) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a corked 375mL bottle [bottle 4162 of 9987 bottled on 20/06/12]. Murky dark brown with minimal tan head. Aroma of plum, molasses, alcohol, wood, and caramel (reminds me of a low-hop barley wine). Taste similar with the wine characteristics coming through and very subtle chocolate. No carbonation. Light-medium body.
SuperTiti33 (348) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brune très foncé presque noire. Presqu'aucun collet. Café. Très caramélisé. Vanille. Noisette. Banane. Réglisse. Fine amertume de torréfaction. Liquoreuse avec une légère chaleur d'alcool. Excellente.
Satyroneto (62) - - MAR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
IMPERIAL BROWN ALE AGED IN SPANISH RED WINE BARRELS
ARRIVED: JUNE 2012
Cor marrom escura com depósitos em suspensão; espuma de baixa formação e persistência de uma fina camada com pouco lacing;
Aroma de ameixa, baunilha, um pouco de chocolate e intenso de café;
Sabor de início de café, madeira e chocolate com meio que lembra vinho e final amargo de moderado para intenso; retrogosto amadeirado e com notas de tanino;
---Rated via Beer Buddy by Sátyro
Hypo_Luxa (53) - Osaka, JAPAN - FEB 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, red. Small tight head that congregates quickly around the edge of glass.
Aroma is plum, brown sugar, booze.
Med to heavy body, raisins, caramelized brown sugar, hot and boozy finish that creeps back up your throat. Red licorice and cough medicine.
rlgk (9495) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy amber/mahogany beer with a smell beige head. Fruity aroma, vanilla, woody notes, raisins, caramel, figs, plums, nutcreme, hazelnuts, vinous, toffee, some sweet licorice, roasted, cocoa notes, some ash. Malty fruity flavor, tar, licorice, roasted, caramel, warming alcohol, a bit boozy, floral, toffee, vinous, some raisins and figs. Malty boozy finish with figs, raisins, caramel and vinous notes.
_angst_ (2377) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours hazy goldenish dark brown with a very small bubbly goldenish beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and fruity with caramel, moist wood, hay, alcohol, toffee, sweet red desert wine, sweet dark bread and moist soil. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and fruity with caramel, sweet dark bread, sweet red desert wine, hay, moist wood, toffee, red berry fudge, moist soil and alcohol. Mouthfeel is sticky sweet, round, tiny astringent, slightly boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter, malty and fruity with caramel, biscuits, hay, moist soil, moist wood, dark grapes, raisins and hints of cocoa powder. Very sweet but yet very nice. I had lower expectations than this I must confess.
stefannilssons (1319) - SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jepp, det här var bra, riktigt bra. Smaken var fint balanserad med toner av choklad, jäst, dov fruktighet och lite syra. Balansen satt på sin plats och det gjorde även kroppen.
SlackerMads (1259) - DENMARK - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a quickly diminishing beige head. Barrel, light vinous, prunes, sherry, light wood, cocoa, brown sugar. Medium body, soft and smooth texture, very soft carbonation. Medium sweet with some bitterness in the finish. Warming alcohol.