Fin (6180) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Gent, Belgium 8th June 2012 consumed sat outside Frank (camper) at Bredene-aan-Zee, West Flanders, Belgium the same day. Clear as clear can be, warm gold in colour with a white head. Loz gets butterscotch on the nose, she has now changed her mind to fudge, I got sizzling blackening butter. A decent and very interesting beer, the barrel ageing certainly adds something to this. This is deceptive as the strength does not hit you as much as you might expect. Tangy, fruity edge, soft carbonation lightly numbing bitterness. Good. A7 A5 T7 P4 Ov14 3.7
SimplySike (421) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poors clear yellow with white head.
Aroma is wood, grass, vanilla, caramel, some malts.
Taste is vanilla, fresh, nice little bitter.
Mouth-feel a bit creamy.
A very nice take on a lager.
wheresthepath (1285) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Keg at Brewdog Camden] On the whole I love barrel-aged beers; I wasnít convinced about how it would work with a lager - but I was eager to give it a go. So - it pours pale amber with a moderate off-white head. Thereís vanilla and wood up front, and grass and lemon behind, giving (unsurprisingly) a lagery taste at the back of your mouth. As I suspected, the barrel flavours donít really compliment the lager, and itís rather muted for Brewdog. Itís pleasant enough, though, and I still enjoyed the smoothness of the vanilla, but as other people have said, Innis & Gunn do this better. As an aside though, the Brewdog pork and fennel burger that followed this was fantastic - the best burger Iíve ever had. Canít rate their burgers highly enough!
Leighton (6973) - London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg at BrewDog Camden, London. Pours clear, copper-gold with. Small, white foam head. Aome aged, souring malts in the nose. Flavor is pretty messy, lightly tangy with muted fruit tones, some dry wood, a bit of sugar, some lager character. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Mildly sweet finish with subtle warmth, toasted sugar, light wood, some more tangy malts. This is a very weak effort. If you can age a lager, this isnít how to do it.
AshtonMcCobb (1456) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Pours amber with lazy bubbles and a nicely proportioned head. Nose of wood and caramel. Taste of toffee, candied orange peel and then a fudge finish. The palate is medium to full bodied with a big tangy middle section and a surprisingly balanced finish considering a lager has been hit with a whisky barrel. Overall, didnít give this much hope when I heard what theyíd done, but glad Iíve had it.
DnAuK (112) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Incredibly bright and sparkling. Initial hit is of a good pilsner lager but then the 'woodiness' takes over adding vanilla to the creamy toffee notes. Hops still dominate though making the aftertaste quite sour and then the warming alcohol kicks in... Mutil layered like Innis & Gunn but not as good.
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Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On keg at The BrewDog Bar, Edinburgh. Pours a golden colour with a decent white head. The aroma is a little sour with a Belgian yeast character. Lemon, oak, Wertherís original caramels and raspberry characters. Moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Nice and dry to finish. I really enjoyed this.
JohnRMurdoch (2257) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2012 Keg @ BrewDog Edinburgh. Bright unnatural orange colour, not much head. Sour grassy malt aroma. Bitter sweet aromatic barley flavour. Sour aftertaste. Unbalanced. Not sure what this is. Not BrewDogs best.
dantheman278 (1320) - SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at BrewDog Edinburgh. Pale yellow amber, thin white head. Soft lager malts on the nose, subtle grassy hops and a big whack of oaky vanilla. Surprisingly dry front, with well balanced lager malts. Nice full body from the oak, and a balanced peppery noble hop character. I was skeptical, but this is actually very good.
jacobus1745 (9) - edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2012 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried this on tap at brewdog edinburgh. Crisp clear appearance with a real toffee nose. Very similar to innes & gunn in taste but not as malty. Not bad but wouldnít drink too much of it.