kerenmk (2438) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a tasting at Basel Airport, December 2012. Rather opaque dark brown (do consider the poor lighting condition at the airport), tan head. Wood, espresso and a little bit of acetone aroma, tastes bitter, a little sweet and woody, roasty, malty sourness and coffee. Sandy texture, full body and floral aftertaste.
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Malting Pot. Dark black body with slight tan head. Nose is chocolate, caramel, some scotch. Taste is malty up front, with scotch, caramel, brown sugar. Smooth texture. Enjoyable.
tom10101 (2965) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (330 ml). Traded by SlovakSniper, thanks Patrick! Molasse color with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of caramel, honey, roasted malt and molasses. Taste is sweet with caramel, honey, molasses, maple, nuts and a slight bitter finish. Mouthfeel is almost syrupy. Medium body. Average complexity. Good Scotch Ale. Good use of the honey, it enhance the beer. A tad too sugary, even for a Scotch Ale. Some similitudes with Le Bilboquet Mackroken Flower.
Eructoblaster (3064) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 330ml. Dark brown body with a thin beige foamy head. Strong, complex malty/hoppy aroma with honeyish, spicy, and fruity hints. Its robust malty/hoppy taste carries toffee, oaky, and caramel notes. Ends with a long warming bittersweet finish. Very enjoyable Scotch Ale.
SirRepsol (158) - Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
from bottle. pours a clear dark red colour and a frothy brown head that quickly disappears. fantastic and complex aroma: sweet malts, honey, chocolate, caramel and praline. medium to full body, average carbonation and thick and sticky texture. sweet and rich honey and (roasted) malt flavours, it is like drinking a nectar from a heaven. wonderful sweet and pleasent aftertaste with hints of dark chocolate and mokka. amazing stuff!
Cunningham (4678) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brownish colour with a tan head. A bit sweet caramel malt aroma. Medium to full body. A bit sweet and smooth texture. Balanced sweet malt flavour. Mild toffee and vanilla. Well hidden alcohol.
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Fredrikstad, Norway]
gnoff (7942) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Ölrepubliken on November 12, 2012.
During the BrewDog tap take over/week.
Clear dark brown to black color, dense tan head. Sweet, malty, mineral, roasted taste. Coffee, mineral and metallic aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium low bitterness. Sweet, slight bit acidic, roasted scent.
When warming up sweetness comes though more, with hints of sugar as well as mild smoke in the taste.
teddybeer (2250) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head, minimal duration. Aroma is toasty, roasty, alcoholic and red fruits. Flavor is vanilla, toasty, burnt sugar, wooden notes are present. The final has an average bitterness with a long duration. Carbonation is medium. Body is high. Texture is oily.
rodenbach99 (3194) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une bouteille de 33 cl. Batch 166. Meilleure avant le 24-05-13. Bière brune avec une mousse beige. Cette mousse est durable. Le nez est agréable car il ne met pas trop en scène le bruyère, qui n’est pas mon herbe préféré. Il y a une masse de caramel, de noix. La bouche est sucrée, digeste. Les herbes se mêlent aux malts de façon harmonieuse. Une bière sucrée mais qui enlève la soif.
Palme (3459) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33l bottle from #048 (I don’t understand the batch system Brewdog is operating with) This is a clear deep brown one with a really good looking big and lasting strong espresso-colored head. The aroma is sweet and vanilla-woody with dark fruits, black honey, sticky super-sweet caramel and some sharp spices. It both smells and looks really really good, so let’s hope it taste the same: oh yeah. It’s average carbonated and has a really creamy and cloudy texture in the mouth. Flavors are influenced with espresso-caramel, woody dry and dark chocolate, vanilla, dark honey, roasted malts and a soft mild acidity all the way in the background with a perfectly suiting little hint of alcohol in the finish and aftertaste. I’m sold! This was a really good one! 06.07.2012