Turboninja (476) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle as Dog C. Medium aroma with chili, dark fruits and some coffee notes. Black reddish color with minimal white head. In the taste the components of chili somewhat dampens other flavors like licorice, salty licorice and dark fruits. Some chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Balanced with wide/medium taste spectrum. Medium/long aftertaste with chili flavors and licorice. Full/medium body with average/soft carbonation. Overall a high-quality Imperial Stout with chili stealing the show.
Muggus69 (2035) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml Dog C bottled 20/06/14 from Camperdown cellars
Sinfully black stuff, head is the colour of cola.
Staunch aroma, smells dark! Coffee & chocolate liqueur, christmas pudding, treacle, dried & dark fruits.
Carbonation is low, thick, luscious, almost liqueur like texture, with comparable booziness.
Body is sweet with plenty of treacle, strong brewed coffee, glace fruits, dark chocolate. Lots of booze, big bitterness, still finishes somewhat sweet.
Very serious stuff, probably a bit too boozy.
Mjp12 (1386) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dog B bottle,at cellar temp. Loads of liquorice on a aroma and flavour, the chilli hints seem to have disappeared.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque black with a medium sized deep brown head that becomes a thin ring over time and displays really good legs. Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, cocoa, chili spice, licorice, sweet caramel, and light coffee notes. Flavour is rich dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, roasted malts, chili spice(or maybe that’s how I’m perceiving the alcohol otherwise the alcohol is not present which is impressive for being over 15 abv), licorice, sweet caramel and light dark fruity esters.
inesfilipa (25) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 23, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: coffee, dried fruits, chocolate, chili. Dark color. Thin head. Medium body. Medium bitterness.
dinkle50 (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BrewDog B bottle. Jet black pour with a thin espresso head that fades quick. Aroma is full of dark chocolate. Huge mouth. Taste is full of dark chocolate and a little roasted barley. Hints of chili peppers. A little vanilla and lots of booze. Very complex. No lace. As this warms up, the coffee really rears its head, and it is good. The chili pepper leaves a slight burn on your lips.
Unde (855) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black beer with not much head to speak of. Aroma has cocoa, chili, licorice, chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is very sweet. There is syrup, caramel malts, chocolate, milk coffee / vanilla and ending with a chili burn. Of course the body is really bold and full, carbonation is at minimum. Really sweet high abv stout.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[6453-20140705] Tap. Mild toasted wood malt aroma. Black tar body with a medium-lasting foamy brown head. Tarred charcoal malt flavour. Full body is fairly boozy and thick. Good. (7/3/8/4/16) 3.8
(@ Brew Dog, Aberdeen, Scotland; Called "Dog C")
rouhlas (2675) - GREECE - DEC 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2015 330ml bottle, Dog A, at home. Black color with nice brown head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, dark fruits, raisins, light vanilla and alcohol. Taste is sweet and bitter, like the aroma, sweet chocolate, bitter dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits at the finish, the alcohol is very well hidden. Medium to full, silky almost creamy body with soft carbonation, sweet and bitter chocolate and coffee aftertaste.
Torrefacto (1406) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Negro opaco y espuma beige oscura. Aromas de café, cacao, chocolate, frutos rojos, vainilla y regaliz. Cuerpo denso, inicio de cacao dulce y vainilla con ligero picor que acaba en un amargor tostado y acafetado equilibrado al que poco a poco se suma un justo toque picante del chili. Excelente.