Brewed by BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 384   ABV: 12.8%
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A salt caramel popcorn imperial ale. Bourbon and rum barrel aged, this 12.8% ale has complex and twisting flavours. Bitter caramel, wood, smoke, spice, treacle and vanilla are all present and intertwine against a smooth and lightly chewy mouthfeel. The salt caramel popcorn lends subtle hints of a smoky brininess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (5597) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours reddish brown, salty caramel, sweet rich toffee, vanilla, bit sickly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3274) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours dark amber with a small fizzy brownish beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with caramel, charred wood, burning bourbon and rum, vanilla fudge, toffee, coconut shaving golden syrup, hay, soil and salt water taffy. Taste is sweet, tiny bitter, salty and malty with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, raisins, bourbon, toasted coconut, caramelized almonds, hay, moist soil, peppery burning rum, sweet soy sauce, golden syrup and maple syrup. Mouthfeel is round, chewy, boozy, tiny viscous and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, tiny bitter, salty and malty with caramel, toffee, maple syrup, charred wood, raisins in rum, vanilla fudge, coconut shavings and bourbon. A very pleasant surprise... Sweet, heavily barrel aged, intriguingly salty sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gaultier (733) - SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2014
@Nedre Mölla 27/5-14. Flaska från Systembolaget. Arom: Russin, rom, bourbon, trä, vanilj, sötma. Smak: Dito + hög sötma, karamell och toffee. Kroppen är fyllig, avslutningen är söt med smak av bourbon, rom, russin och trä, även något alkoholvärmande.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McWorta (828) - LUXEMBOURG - MAY 26, 2014
Deep mahagony coloured beer with a very fast fading caramel coloured fine head. On the nose aromas of caramelised dates, sugared red fruits and treacle develop. Also offers hints of wet leather, red wine, wood and is pretty complex overall. The taste is sweet with a notch of saltiness which makes it very pleasant with a bold slickness on the palate. NMore flavours of treacle, sweet red grapes and dates develop. Full bodied with a sweet long lasting well balanced lingering finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer_est_deus (820) - örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
Mörk mahogny färgad med ett pytte skum som är brunt. Doft: Choklad, körsbärs likör, fat, söt lakrits, rom russin, super söt malt, choklad banan. Smak: Som doft i stort. På minner om madeira.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarpa (1043) - FINLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle 375ml @ O’haras. Pours clear dark red, small beige head. Vanilla wood, dark fruits aroma. Sweet plums, dark fruits flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7087) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2014
375 ml bottle @ O’Hara’s.
Pours clear dark ruby red color with a small head. Very sweet and caramelly aroma, mild yeast and malt notes with toffee and brown sugar. Sugary sweet palate, caramel, dark fruits on the flavor. A delicacy off a beer. Sweet but with just the right amount of it, nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wihlan (388) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
Flaska hemma - ser bra ut men blir skumkronan försvann snabbt. Djup bärnstensfärg. Doften är inte lika bra som 14. Smaken är underbar och brewdog fortsätter att leverera :) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjs (5043) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
(Bottle, 0.375 l - bottled on 05/01/14 - bottle #5400, at William K Kurvi, 20140502) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had vanilla, wood, caramel and mildly roasted malts. Palate was full bodied, warming and dry with low carbonation. Flavours were vanilla, sweetness, saltiness, wood, malts and low bitterness. Aftertaste had sweetness, saltiness, sweetned popcorn and low bitterness. A bottle of booze and excessive sweetness but a ticker must tick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (4734) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
Bottle at home split with Sarah from Brewdog online. Aviscous chestnut brown / red pour with a fleeting tan head. Aroma is big oak, bourbon, rasin rum and vanilla. Pretty boozy in the nose. Some medeira cake. Flavour has an initial salty kiss, then sweet cakey, rum, dried fruits and considerable booze. Warming alcohol makes this a sipper. Full viscous body with low carbonation and sweet cakey finish. Dried fruits and run booze lingers. Tasty but not as good as other abstracts.

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