Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


on tap

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (897) - SCOTLAND - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle (330ml from Brewdog.com):
Some sourness straight off the bat with a mix of lager malts and some vanilla. The smell is very sweet and I can detect some butterscotch and a touch of oak. The smell of this one is great with a touch of grain and alcohol right at the end.
Bright but slightly cloudy golden amber colour with a thin, patchy lacing in lieu of a head. There is some build up of lacing around the sides though and the colour itself is a nice one.
Good sweet notes to begin with mixing a combination of vanilla, butterscotch and a touch of spice and grain. There is some pepper and a little citrus with hints of orange and apricot and a very nice, alcohol laced sweet finish.
Sweet with a good mix of fruits, there is some grain and alcohol present but it is subdued and carbonation is mild to low with a medium body. The finish is a wet some and the sweetness lingers for some time after the drink is swallowed.

Sweet tasting beer with a great mix of vanilla and butterscotch that leaves you wanting more. There is some grain and touches of alcohol that although enjoyable could have done with being slightly weaker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (5927) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
330 ml bottle.
Pours a golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of sour apricot, pale malts and honey. Flavour of sour apricot again, sweet pale malts, grass, honey and some herbs. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and a dry, tart, citric finish. Alcohol warms a bit. This actually reminds me quite a lot of a Flemish red ale, but in a weird way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tiong (3610) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
330ml bottle from Brewdog.com

Bottled (BBE?) on 17.04.13 Pours clear orange with a tiny bubbly head. Aroma has notes of sour fruits, oaky wooden notes, whisky and some berries. Taste is quite untypical with salty malts, sweet vanilla oak whisky notes, sour fruits, spices and biscuity notes. Finish is slightly bitter and sour with sweet vanilla whisky notes. Unbalanced and untypical, but surprisingly not very bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (5405) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
33 cl bottle @ home. Batch #118: bottled on 17.04.2013 (wtf?)
Aroma is rather stinging with oaky notes, whisky and smoke. Like a mixture of oud bruin and whisky. Flavour is slightly sweet with very salty whisky notes and some distant oaky notes. Interesting stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (5854) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
33 cl bottle. Batch #118. BBE 17.04.2013.
Pours clear golden color with minimal head. Aroma of wood, vanilla, grass, mild grain, goose berry bush, rose hip and some faint strawberries. Flavor of goose berries, grapes, wooden notes, fruits and some caramel. Quite odd to say the least.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2598) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours a dark copper with a medium head. Aroma is orange squash, TCP and alcohol. Taste is sour and has lager malts with a plastic finish. Faint whisky aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (2387) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle from brewdog.com. Golden / orange in colour. Poor head retention. Initial aroma is solventy, with bubble gum and then lots of oak / bourbon. Body is quite thin medium carbonation. Flavour is rounded the oak is full but not overpowing. Nice dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (4199) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle from brewdog.com.Dark golden color with small white head. Aroma of malt, oranges, floral hops. Taste, sweet malt, caramel, toffee, citrus, spices, wood, hints of whiskey. Light bitterness in finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoBoChamp (5353) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2012
33cl, new exclusive Scottish brew Anno 2012, from Geers Oostakker, complex brew, malty/woody and slightly sour/fruity, not too heavy, yet not balanced, hazy, small head, nice and original brew, yet expensive!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (982) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2012
330 ml bottle - pours dark golden with a soapy super white head. Aroma of butter flower, pis-en-lit, rucola, citrus, some honey and looooots of vanilla. Medium body with low bitterness, quite some nice sourness and a extra dry finish. Flavour is back to the citrussy side. Yes, I like.

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