Bibendum (117) - ITALY - MAY 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
All’olfatto presenta forti note di luppolo e malto con un sottofondo di caffè. Schiuma non molto persistente, colore decisamente scuro. Birra non esaltante ma in bocca si fa apprezzare per i sentori di cacao e caffè anche se non completamente bilanciati.
TheCellarer (26) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330 ml bottle from Vinmonopolet Sentrum Tromsø shared by Rune at Beer session XVIII 030112. Very christmassy bottle design in typical Brew Dog style. Almost black body with beige head and dotted lacing. Aroma at first resembles the well known and well liked one typical of Brew Dog beers with an added Xmas twist but sharp hints of yeast conspire to weaken the intended cocoa impression. Flavour does not match aroma well and is metallic and almost blood-like as well as more sour than bitter even if there are some hints of spices and roasted malts. Feels dry but watered like wetted paper in the mouth. Especially dissappointing considering the normal standard of the brewer.
JohnRMurdoch (2717) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Treacle coffee malt aroma. Very dark brown colour, reasonable head. Chocolate coffee malt flavour. Smooth with bitter sweet aftertaste.
teddybeer (1900) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Dark brown, almost black colour without head .Aroma has toasty malts notes and slightly smoky. Flavour is toasty, malty, slightly ash and chilly notes. The final has a decent bitterness with a moderate duration and an aftertaste mild coffee. Carbonation is medium. Body is medium. Texture is oily.
kermis (3745) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Bishops Arms Avenyn. Pours black with a bubbly tan head. Aroma of raisins, dark fruit and spice. Flavour of sweet ripe fruit, raisins and spice with a slight pepper kick in the finish.
hcalsos (168) - Rælingen, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. A black colour with a small off-white head. An aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. The taste is medium sweet and light bitter. A medium body.
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gunnfryd (9383) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is spices, coffee, roasted malt, hop. Flavour is spices, coffee, roasted malt, hop, orange, licorice, chocolate. Medium to full body. Nice beer.
GBZ59 (832) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - APR 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella de 330ml. Copa Stem. Saboreada en dic´11. Color caoba y tinte cobre oscuro a contraluz. Capa de burbuja amplia que se disipa con rapidez. Algún anillo fino. Aromas de maltas torrefactas y madera verde con notas herbáceas. Los sabores incluyen un contundente y seco amragor, café negro, matices de tabaco y toque picante. Cuerpo medio y alta carbonatación. Final seco de intenso lúpulo. Retrogusto de café.
330ml bottle. Stem glass. Enjoyed on dec´11. Mahogany in color, dark copper to the light. Large bubbled, quickly dissipated head. Some thin rings. Roasted malts & green wood to the nose, herbal notes. Flavors include dry puckering bitterness, black coffee, hints of tobacco & peppery touch. Medium body, high carbonation. Sharp hoppy dry finish. Coffee on the aftertaste.
Ahrens (37) - Lund, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really nice porter and perfect for christmas food. A lot of nice spices as well.
TBone (11379) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 330ml (Petalax, BB 09/2012)
Deep brown color, steady beige head. Aroma has toasted malts, some earth and tartness, chocolate. Medium-bodied. Toasted malty, a bit earthy cellary, hints of soya sauce and then black chocolate. There is some light fruity chili in the finish. Not the most "common" Brewdog.