Valgreen (722) - - JUN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at beertasting with Carsten Bertelsen 19 / 6 2013. Very dark brown, almost no head. Thought this was a black ipa, but it is a belgian ale. Aroma, sweet berries(almost perfume) . Taste, berries, some whiskey notes.
Bov (9960) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from Erzbierschof - pretty black beer with no head retention; woodyaroma with notes of tar, whisky, blackcurrants and licorice; full-bodied, thick and moderately carbonated; sweet and with a fair woody sourness; tart earthy finish with more notes of wood, black cherries, blackcurrants and - at last - notes of raspberries
tdtm82 (804) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle; thanks to my friend Kenny.
First off I would not depict this as a radler or a fruit ale but a definite Belgian strong ale. Now to the review.
It pours opaque with minimum head. Thereís a load of booze on the aroma; some TCP; Scotch whisky casks; leather, oak. grains; blackberry muffins; fresh dough; tar and peat.
Taste is licorice; chocolate; tar; leather; vanilla; caramel; dextrine sugar; molasses; incredibly smooth; almost like drinking chocolate milk-shake. The balance is fantastic and the roasted malts are not ott.
The fruits work incredibly well against the assertive whisky flavour. There is a touch of honey as well. Itís actually the best Brewdog beer Iíve had for a long time. The quality just oozes in this one. Not ott sickly but well-measured. Some premium soy source and booze roll off the tongue. The finish is of blackberries; tar; chocolate and booze. Itís long and lingering.
I have been drinking Brewdog beers for a long time. This is what I want from Brewdog.
Florya (517) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How: Bottle Appearance: hazy brown, tan head Aroma: dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla, booze, Palate: medium to full body, smooth carbonation, long finish.
bierkoning (10721) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2657 of 9829. Almost black with a purple haze. No head. Roast, cassis and lots of berry fruit in the aroma. Hardly any carbonation. Malty sweet, caramelly roasty nutty flavor with lots of berry fruit. Well hidden alcohol. Coffee and cassis in the aftertaste.
jackafholmes (469) - - DEC 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from brewdog bar, Sheffield. Black with no head. Aroma is treacle and tar, fruity and with tart berries and strong with whisky and oak. Very complex. Taste is syrupy sweet and tart. Surprisingly thin body but with oil, mild carbonation. Not bad, had better from the abstrakt range though.
kevinflood (1) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, resin, barnyard, leather, leaves, cough drop, licorice, soy sauce, red, brown, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, umami, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish,
Buongiorgio00 (917) - - NOV 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Veramente una birra divina, con un corpo denso e ricco di note tostate che smorzano il grado alcolico, lasciando libero il palato di godere le ricche sfumature di cioccolato e bacche. Superlativa!!
Stuu666 (4556) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is liquorice, tart berries, taste is sweet and fruity with a hint of whisky.
laiti (6215) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
37,5 cl bottle @ lusikka. Bottle #9482/9829, bottled 12.12.2012
Aroma feels stale with ripe fruits and some berries. Also some moldy tones, raspberries, blackcurrant and fruit-like perfume tones. Flavour has dark berries, blackcurrants and some licorice. Also raspberries. Salty and medicine-like, just like other Abstrakts. At the end of the glass raspberries take over, but it does not make this any better.
olio (6771) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle. Bottle No. 9482/9829. Bottled on 12.12.2012.
Pours dark red color with no head. Very berry-dominant aroma, some wooden notes, alcohol, blackcurrant and some fruits. Salty and fruity flavor, dark berries, some wood and faint yeast. Weird but decent.