GoufCustom (1002) - HONG KONG - MAY 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.
Looks: Clear, deep blackish brown colour; Less than one-quarter finger head with soapy light beige foam which fades in 15 seconds;
Pretty good sticky lacing and near zero carbonation.
Aroma: Quite fragrant roasted dark malt, with strong toffee, caramel, creamed coffee, brown sugar, very light milk powder, yeast and faint grass.
Taste: Close to medium sweet dark malt, with very strong roastyness, very light smoke, soot, faint hint of Whiskey, caramel, light toffee, burnt toast, molasses, moderate coffee, hints of soy sauce, lime, quite strong bitter hops and sharp grass.
Body: Mid to light body. Thin palate.
Mouth Feel: Good dark maltyness in a rather thin body, very strongly roasted with taste more like a Stout. Some notable Peat maltish soot and faint Whiskey taste prevalent. Not much Heather honey on the tongue but rather subtle sweetness match quite well with the roast, burnt toast and bitter hops. A bit of soy sauce here, but otherwise not much imaginative fruityness or sweetness you can find here. This is strange but intense. Not bad at all.
Hoppiness: Faint grass in nose. Lime and sharp grass in nose and taste. Bitterness is quite strong for a lasting bitter-sweet roasty finish.
After Taste: Quite dry. Roasty with light Whiskey, bitter-sweet to mouth.
Comments: This is one of those BrewDog’s experiments that will divide drinkers’ opinion. This tastes more like a Stout than a Scotch Ale, with dark roastyness so strong. The customary Peat-like soots and Whiskey hint is nice but a bit gimmicky. I was looking for some intense honey, cocoa and coffee, but they are muted at best. A decent brew, quite nice to drink but it’s not something I will re-stock again.
Wim (3071) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
at my home along with Yves black colored body with a disappearing off white head and a spicy roasted malt hops aroma a sweet fruity malt hops coffee alcholic bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish
hman43 (520) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours dark, but not black. It has a solid brown head. There are aromas of toffee and roasted malts. It is lively with the carbonation with roasted flavors, bread, and toffee flavors. It is a bit bitter on the palate.
Yves (2508) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared with wim at wim’s place. Black colored beer with almost no head and almost no carbonation. Coffee malted aroma. Medium sparkling palate. Finish is malty bitter roasted ending bit sweet bitter.
ruigo (1456) - PORTUGAL - MAY 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Deep brown colour with a thin tan head. Honey, toffee, raisins, caramel and nuts in the aroma. Soft carbonation and medium body. Taste is more on the sweet side, but quite complex. Overall, a very good beer.
Towey1989 (408) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown to black colour with a thin beige head. Aroma of honey, chocolate, toffee, roasted nuts plus dark fruits like prune and raisin. Taste of chocolate, prune, honey, burnt caramel, roasted nuts and some liquorice. Medium bodied, rich and soft carbonation. A sweet, warming, liquoricey finish. A really good beer, as I expect from Brewdog. Sweet and malty then spicy and bitter.
sdg (112) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown to almost black color, hazy; brown and rather thin head - Aroma is smoky, peat, honey, roasted malt, coffee, black chocolate, caramel, earthy hops - sweet taste at the beginning, rather bitter and clearly less sweet tatste afterwards - full body, soft and rather viscous mouthfeel, soft carbonation.
ChtiBreizh (99) - Rennes, FRANCE - MAY 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first scotch ale so no point of comparison. Aroma of dark honey, nuts, licorice. Very siruppy. Sweet but not cloying at all. Dry. Good one.
LinusStick (2971) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent Scotch ale. Nothing great here. Aroma was alright. Strong malty character with not much else. Pour was a dark brown with an amber hue on the sides with no head. Taste was alright. Strong rich and malty, with roasted caramel, honey and and a slight note of vanilla. Medium carbonation.Very wet and sticky finish.
whoisghost (98) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark cola colour, with a thin, fast dissipating, off white head. The beer smells of subtle honey and caramel with a ever so slight hint of spice. This beer is so damn malty, as you drink it feels like a new layer of malt is revealed. I can taste the honey, as well as a biscuit flavour in combination with molasses and leather. The mouth feel is pretty special, lots of layers and a long, lingering malt presence. Perfect carbonation for the style - the lack of back end agression allows a nightcap sensibility to shine through.