Alengrin (3547) - BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BrewDog’s modern approach to the old wee heavy (Scotch) style, at their new pub in Brussels, thanks to Craftmember for sharing. Lightly lacing, creamy, dense, egg-white head of medium thickness on top of a misty, very dark burgundy coloured beer, almost blackish in appearance (and therefore darker than usual for the style), but not quite. Pleasant, clever and elegant aroma of candied cherries, home made caramel, dried banana, ’raisin bread’, beef stock, bayleaf, roasted shallot, hint of black olives, medium dry sherry. Sweet and candyish, but nowhere cloying onset, baked banana and raisins all around, soft carbo with a full, very smooth, soft mouthfeel, resinous, caramelly maltiness with a chocolatey edge and some honeyish sweetness, pleasantly bittersweet ending with toasted malt bitterishness and subtle, earthy hops allowing the malt character to shine, as is custom for the style; some subtle umami-like flavours linger as well. More complex, more ’upholstered’ and more ambitious than the average Scotch from more traditional breweries, but still with a great deal of respect to this old style. Probably among the best wee heavies I had so far.
Sjohnh (514) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
That’s a lovely beer, very impressed. Ruled by the malts of course, with a nutty edge, dried fruits, plums, with a boozy touch. Very dark brown, tiny head. Really good, chewy body.
slowrunner77 (7540) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
odd combo of fruit and nut on the nose, with a hint of smoke underneath. good body, with a little leather and flowery hops in there as well. solid unique brew. the honey is more in the finish than anywhere else.
20107589 (561) - randers, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
appear very dark brown with a small white head. coffee, exotic fruit and caramel aromas, taste medium sweet medium bitter. average carbonation, medium bodied. light bitter aftertaste
yy0pp (971) - - SEP 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear deep brown color with tiny beige head. Aroma - Toffee, caramel, grass. Taste - Medium sweet, dark fruit, caramel, coffee.
Bubeer (147) - - SEP 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark mahogany. Medium brown head with medium retention. Banana, vanilla, hazelnut and blackcurrant in the nose (a bit of coffee). Good bitter/sweet balance. Slightly oily texture. Full body
Borup (8534) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Dark amber colour with an off-wjite head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, hops, fruit, bitterness, spice.
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at BrewDog Helsinki. Dark brown colour. Complex molasses and candy aroma. Semi-sweet, malty flavours. Solid.
anfractuosity (260) - - AUG 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extremely dark brown in colour. Highly enjoyable, not overly strong in terms of alcohol too.
Steven_B (20) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2015 Bottle. Pours a very deep brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is of treacle, chocolate and toffee. Taste is sweet that moves into a bitter finish. The body of the beer is a lot thinner than expected but doesn’t detract from it’s enjoyment.