inbirraveritas (1258) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish deep dark brown body, neverending finger thick tan head.
Spicy and mild roasty nose.
The aroma has chocolate and caramel underpainted by distinct spices, some hops and alcohol working in the background.
Sweetbitter and somewhat tannic finish with dark chocolate, hints of pepper and gently warming alcohol.
armando629 (2415) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33 l bottle, Csakajósör, Budapest.
Poured black with a medium tan-beige head. Aroma of cocoa and dark chocolate, ash, liquerice. Medium bodied one with cocoa, caramel and roasted grains, light pepper in the aftertaste.
Marduk (2982) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Pours very dark brown color. Medium tan head, disappears very quickly. Looks bit fizzy. Sweet, malts, roast, faint clove in aroma. Chocolate, some roast, sweet (even tempted to say caramel, but I won’t), malts in flavor. Surprisingly weak aftertaste.
FatPhil (9616) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle (Drink Baar, Tallinn)
Bit of a weird aroma. We’ve had sometghing like it before, but I can’t place it. There’s a bit of OK roast there, but the weird harshness smothers that a bit. In fact the roast bedcomes more charcoaly and oily, and even acidic after a while. Definitelt harsh. Looks pretty OK, though, very deep red, brief tan head settles to a ring. I’ve got it - some of the oily burntness is like Koff Porter, but that is way nicer, and has no harshness. Slight fizziness to the fullish palate. Odd buttery retronasals.Very rich roast, again, reminds me of Koff Porter in some ways. Does have more hops though, and isn’t quite as oily, but the butter’s very salty. So has potential, but is missing out on the balance, and suffering greatly from the Lurpak. Finish quite burnt, very dry and long. Certainly passable, better than most other brewdogs we’ve had this year.
toffeeslot (118) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate and hints of spice. Pours quite thin, with a tan head that reduces, but not completely,
Tastes like Alice Porter, but with a bit more smoke to it. Couldn’t detect any Festive Spices or chilli, but there is some chocolate there. Small amount of bitterness which is down to the malts than the hops.
Not bad, but nothing special.
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - NOV 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from the bottle @The Sheffield Tap, on 05/11/2012.
Pours in brown-to-black color, with an ok beige head.
Aroma is quite faint.
Taste is medium-bodied, which is surprising for 6,2%.
Very acidic, roasted malts are almost absent.
Pretty sweet finish upfront, then having a long bitter&hot spicy part.
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daje (2609) - NORWAY - OCT 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown/black body, red hue, big light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, licorice, lightly spiced. Taste is malty with mocca and coffee, again low spiced. I’d not expect Brewdog to be so careful with the spicing, but it suits the beer well. Medium body, good bittersweet palate, aftertaste of mocca and malt, with some hops staying a while. A good christmas beer this is.
stravale (2280) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vino, Morningside Bottle BBE 23/11/12 Batch 001
Very dark brown, forthy tan head, some lacing, dissipates to thin head. Nose of roasted malts, rich dark caramel malts, some chocolate, bit of chilli on the nose, cocoa. Taste is of quite rich smooth roasted malts, deep dark malts, plain chocolate, not that complex but good flavour, tiny hint of chilli, very slight spice.
Palate - medum carb and body, smooth, soft roast with quite sweet dark chocolate malts. Finish as main flavour, bit dry, perhaps a little dull, only noticed a tiny bit of heat after finishing the bottle
Overall - Quite tasty malts in here and cocoa, very little chilli and spices though, Quite an old bottle so might have mellowed out
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle at Bishops Arms, Falun, called "BrewDog Winter Porter". Sampled on August 17, 2012, BBE 15.09.12
Cocoa, chocolate, smooth, malty, grainy, sweet, spicy, orange peel, alcohol scent. Clear dark reddish brown color, small tan head. Malty, grainy, dry, coffee taste. Grainy, metallic, hints of raissin, dry aftertaste. Full fairly smooth mouthfeel. Medium high bitterness.
Theydon_Bois (9946) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at Brew Dog Camden (Dec ’11). Pours very dark brown to black in colour with a finger or so’s head.
Aroma - was that of malt, slightly burnt but not greatly so, toffee/chocolate, herbs.
Flavour - Slightly smoked/burnt, spiced taste with some herb flavouring, less chocolatey than in the smell.
Didn’t enjoy the mouthfeel - a bit too thin.