jookos (2314) - FINLAND - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber-chestnut, clear. Dark nutty, slight oaky, soft cream-tarry, nose. Dark fruityness, plummy dry fruit cake, some dark spices. Thick body, but quite alright- isn’t overly sticky or anything, even though there’s a bunch of sweet malty flavours. Soft, with bourbony vanilla, salty dark buttery pudding. A bit short in the finish. Nice drink. There’s definitely a lot of flavours, pleasantly softly mixed together. Forgot about the popcorns, but re-reading the description; sure, there’s some of that in the aroma, and I could contribute some of the buttery pudding to those as well. Very nice as an experience, but not one of the best AB’s.
JohnRMurdoch (3317) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Keg @ BrewDog. Dark reddish brown, not much head. Strong sweet syrupy alcohol aroma. Sweet cough mixture & cake flavour. Sweet alcohol aftertaste. What I have come to expect from an Abstrakt beer. Not my sort of thing.
RichTheVillan (3135) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Brewdog Birmingham; cloudy chestnut pour with creamy magnolia head, boozy rum and raisin aroma, taste is quite boozy and spicy, fruity a hint of vanilla and toffee slick mouthfeel .
jbeatty (1039) - New York, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 03/01/2014. Pours dark brown, slight ruby tint, thin white head fades relatively quickly, medium ring of lacing around the glass. Aroma is chewy, rich toffee and vanilla, digging a bit deeper comes the sweet caramel popcorn, fruity rum, wood, darker chocolate roast. Taste is sweet caramel, butterscotch, subtle salty character with dark fruity malts, sweet bourbon with prominent vanilla, lingering spiciness, alcohol. Thick, round body. Tasty, good entry in the series.
leebotton (212) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at BrewDog Bristol. Strong sherry like caramel aroma. I get the saltiness which does lend a savoury flavour to this meal of a beer. Lightly burnt Toffee caramel flavour. High quality but lacks the complexity in extra flavour I have come to expect from cutting edge beers
spacecube (890) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle, pours dark brown with a tiny head, sweet caramel, toffee malt texture, with fruitiness coming through with raisin, damson and blueberry. Little alcohol burn for the abv. Tastes like a very high quality barley wine, didn’t get much popcorn though! Excellent
Scopey (7054) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BD Online store. It pours deep brown with a short-lived beige head. The nose is uncannily like popcorn..... as well as earth, bourbon, wood, meatiness, vanilla, caramel, butterscotch and light spice. The taste is smooth, sweet caramel, butterscotch, dark fruits, berry, vinous, rum, wood, light warmth, some bitterness and a touch of spice with a warming finish. Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Well realized. You really do get this Butterkist Toffee Popcorn. Fun and rather drinkable stuff.
Beersiveknown (3072) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from brewdog online
opaque dark ruby, toffee, rich vanilla and fruity oak character. Tonnes of bourbon character on the nose. Spritzy carbonation, sweet malt, warming booze lots of butterscotch, vanilla, banoffee. Fruity dry warming finish
Philym (1004) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Clear dark brown with ruby highlights and no head.
Aroma: Spiritous, caramel, earthy, hint of popcorn, woody, treacle and vanilla.
Taste: medium/ high sweetness, low bitter and sourness. Slight saltiness.
Palate: Smooth thick texture, medium body, low carbonation, lingering sweet, treacle, spiritous, spicy, vanilla finish with alcohol warmth.
Comments: Very good.