gnoff (8506) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to David and Jenna! (Not on ratebeer). Sampled with friends on December 27, 2012
Black color, dark brown head. Vinous, sweet, blueberry, some sweet cherries, fruity scent, also alcohol. Chocolate, bitter, alcohol, vinous, grainy, fudge, raosted taste. Very smooth and lean mouthfeel. Dry, grainy, cocoa aftertaste. High dry bitterness, though well balanced with a raisinous sweetness.
Cool_Bond (1981) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells great and not so great, the taste is good, but a little taste of pine needles. The aftertaste is left for a while. Merry Christmas to you all!
omhper (20931) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Very black, small head. Aroma of prunes and licorice. Sweet and sugary with full body and well rounded mouthfeel. Tar and raisins, some vanilla. Growing bitterness in a warming, mildly peppery finish. Potent, yet mellow.
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours nearly black with mocha head that lasts decently and leaves a reasonable amount of lace. There’s some serious chilli pepper on the nose with a medicinal edge. Fresh ground coffee as well. Has an almost scotchy entry onto the palate that gives way to some warmth and spiciness across the middle. Finishes with a slightly chalky texture, alcohol warmth and chilli heat (mild heat).
Marduk (3842) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle. Pitch black color. Peat root leaves, soil, dirt, malty aroma. Metallic, very earthy, roast, ashy notes in flavor. For that price? Never again!
FatPhil (10702) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2012 330ml bottle (Beer Shop, Tallinn) "100 Euros of Shit Beer" tasting - shared by Marduk - thanks!
Super stale coffee aroma - really stale, and tons of booze. In fact, it’s packed full of chickory. Oh God! So dirty. Sweet, sticky body, and a whole fucking metric buttload of booze too. Chickory certainly everywhere. Funny - chickory was the poor man’s coffee in the olden days. Bitter chicory, or endive. Chilli burn is only vaguely interesting, I’m sorry but I’ve had way too much chillli to be surprised or excited by them in a beer. So much freaking booze everywhere, the chilli only makes the alcohol burn more! Outragiously overpriced nonsense.
sputnikus (96) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 19, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Silky black in glass, with gorgeous brown head (kinda like espresso crema). In aroma theres chocolate and coffee with vanilla and chilli dust, all playing nicely together, nothing really sticks out. Tastes medium sweet and lightly sour, with umami in-between. Beer has medium body with creamy texture, flat carbonation and long, chilli finish. Perfectly balanced beer for long nights.
mcberko (9223) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330mL bottle, pours a silky jet black with a beautiful small brown head. Nose is luscious and deep, with deep dark chocolate, vanilla and chili peppers that are not at all out place, but rather blended deep into the aromatics - smells just like AB:04. Flavour is extremely complex, with melted high percentage dark chocolate, dark roasted espresso notes, a bit of vanilla, and leaving perfectly situated chili pepper notes, more so than AB:04, but also not that different. This could be my memory failing me, but this doesn’t seem that far removed from AB:04; perhaps just a bit less silky and less like it’s melting on your tongue. Nevertheless, the palate is still relatively, very silky and smooth, with a very well-balanced assortment of flavours. A great re-creation of my vote for Brewdog’s best beers,
RichTheVillan (4384) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at official BrewDog Birmingham Launch Night; dark black pour small mocha head, intense coffee aroma, sticky mouth feel, thankfully the chilli doesn’t overpower other flavours in this stout, the vanilla manages to pop its head up, really good impy stout.
Psytron (1553) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2012 Very faint smell of wine. Black colour with dark brown creamy head. Aroma of coffee, red wine. Negligible carbon. Mild, but clear chili flavour. Also some licorice. A bit less than I expected.