mR_fr0g (1416) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Cuso (3392) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
BoBoChamp (4719) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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!
gEUS (790) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
renffisch (681) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Biergasthof Schiffner, by far the best place outside Scotland to drink Brewdog! Deep golden colour with crisp white head. Fruity nose with a heavy butter note. Fresh but medicinal herbal notes on the tongue. Intense palette.
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This very much reminds me of innis & gunn Oaked lager. It has a distinct fruitiness that I think some people may really enjoy. The wood is quite reserved, i think the fruity flavor may come from the vanilla/barrels. Easy drinker for nearly 8%
gunnar (4353) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Brewdog online shop.Pours deep golden/orange with a big creamy white head, fast disappearing. Aroma is sour grassy hops. Taste is sour malts, cloying wood, spicy and peppery end, a lot to dislike here.
Swaroga (969) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Clear and golden liquid with small to medium white head. Nose : lemonade like citrus aromas. Very fruity with dominating raspberry. Little yeast. Sip : Medium carbonation that is still fluffy in the throat but not annoying. Low density with a bit creamy texture. It’s a bit dry and I get the wood aromas perfectly incorporated. It goes bitter hops and lasts just enough to recall the complexity of fruity, dry and bitter mix. Not a bad one. I just had to try barrel aged lager, not I did so let’s move on.
Psytron (1065) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell of citrus and cognac, some apple. Hazy amber colour with small beige head. Aroma of apple and alcohol. Lively carbon, aftertaste of apple and a hint of pepper. Slightly sour. Surprisingly fresh for its strength.
jookos (1325) - FINLAND - JUL 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Yellow, clear. Nose has a load of different flavors. Sweetish fruity mostly; apricots (dried), mango, some citrus, some tripel-like candi/malts, some cantalope, pineapples..but with a strange twang, probably due to the barrel aging. Soft body, not that bitter. Fruits, some tart. A strange brew. Fruity, lots of flavor, but its all just too mixed together. In a blind tasting I would guess this as a strong belge blond or tripel gone terribly wrong. Or deliberately spiced with dried apricots. A fruit beer of some sort.
-- rated with ’lankku’ (N9)