ComradeK (1016) - 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.
gyllenbock (4575) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought at Systembolaget in September 2012.
Almost black with a small head. Sweet with raisin, chocolate, malt, oak and some red wine. Potent with warming alcohol. A pleasant one to sip.
SirLimpsalot (2124) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Eddan 14-8-30: ganska söt doft. Tydlig smak av russin och alkohol. Fin fyllighet med en något tung eftersmak.
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---- Soberness not garanteed!
thewolf (11180) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep chestnut brown with a small, bubbly, off-white film head. Aroma has hazelnuts, red wine, chocolate, cherries, toasted caramel, softly vinious. Low carbonation, fine dry and quite oily mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of hazelnuts, grapes, oak, vinious, raisins. Lingering, warming finish. Very interesting.
gad905 (29) - - AUG 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From corked bottle at home, couple of months back.
Aroma of red berries, dry vinous notes, toffee, dark fruit, savoury. Murky reddish brown with floaters, no head. Sweet layers of malt and berry fruit, sweet red wine notes, light acidity, dried fruit. Port, wood, dryness, some booze. Full, soft carb.
Very enjoyable, aged nicely. Glad I kept it.
Johnsense (794) - - AUG 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour small head. Aroma and taste of anise, turkish delight, fig, raisin. Smoky, lower carb. Unique and probably at its peak. Still some heat.
Beese (1724) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at BrewDog, Camden on 16 Dec 2012. Poured a hazy, deep brown, with a dense beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, rich berries and earthy notes. Dark fruit flavours, black cherries, damson, prunes and liquorice. Finish turns to a perfect balance of toffee, berries, dark malt and some warming alcohol.
ciocanelu (51) - 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 (944) - 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 (493) - 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 (505) - 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.