ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml (I think?) bottle into a tulip glass.
A: Pours a very dark red color. The head is a nice looking two finger mocha shade with a good texture. Rock-solid retention and attractive lacing are also present.
S: There is a lot of chocolate, along side some cola, honey, and a very subtle herbal component. All the sweetness comes across enjoyably.
T: The flavors presented are far more caramel-forward in general than the nose suggested. Despite that, there’s a strong suggestion of sweet cola and faint chocolate to start, before it gradually dries out near the finish. The honey qualities come across both dryly and sweetly.
M: At first, it’s a very clean, dry brew, but after a while sweetness will accumulate on the front of the palate (the sides and back remain dry, however). Carbonation is low, which fits its somewhat syrupy nature - but the thinner texture doesn’t, really.
O: For about 4 oz, this one truly kicks ass in terms of both drinkability and enjoyment factor. But as soon as the sweetness accumulates, it becomes a little less likable for my tastes. Killing an entire bottle would be difficult, but not unbearable; this is one to share with others. Between this and taking heroin, I’d pick drinking this 11 times out of 10.
ajnepple (1046) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22.4 oz bottle from Tipsy’s into a tulip glass (batch 120). Dark brown, almost black, with a dissipating tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with caramel, honey, nuts, brown sugar, toffee, herbs, fruit and light spice. Similar flavor, quite sweet with minimal bitterness. Medium body with a slick oily feel, low carbonation and a sweet finish.
Tom303 (37) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A deep dark mahogany colour with tanned head. A thick malty and very sweet ale with a slight roasted bitter finish, it has a nice lingering warmth.
dfinney23 (1248) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark and oily with a solid head that melts away unevenly. Has an exotic malted cola taste, quite sweet but offset but some bitter and roasty notes.
Fritz123 (561) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at the house. Thanks Dan! Snifter pour. Deep brown in color with a fluffy head. Good lacing. Deep aroma of roasted malts and toastyness. Some booze and hops on the nose as well. Taste was roasted malts, toffee, hops, coffee and booze. Medium body, good carbonation. Rather dry finish with a heavy malt aftertaste.
nealm759 (29) - Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark brown, light brown head and lacing
Sweet malty a little scotch aand coffee smell
Taste is very unique, sweet nice malt a littlw coffee bitterness , kind of raisen flavor, very delicious, glad I found it.
Ktwse (1211) - SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with low tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate malts, light vanilla, milk chocolate. Taste is milk chocolate sweet with a light coffee bitter kick towards the finish. Body is medium full and creamy with soft carbonation.
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BrewTom (56) - - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, malty, sweet and complex ale. Chocolate malt stands out with a strong burnt toffee taste.
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llkc (121) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewdog. dogma. scotch ale. 7,4%. en meget meget meget fyldig øl. men en smule blød i smagen til slut. en god eftersmag. lidt bittersød i midtsmagen.har ikke smagt noget der minder om i samme fyldighed
ryanscourt (456) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark heavy mouthfeel. Toasty deep flavor. A little bit of balsamic vinegar like qualities. Strong malt flavor . Well done, not one I would drink a lot of though.
Cybercat (2770) - Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a barely translucent, reddish chocolate brown with a thick and rather persistent tan head. Malt-cored aroma teases the nose with caramel, horehound and even fruity hints. Flavor has malty, molasses and caramel notes plus whispers of horehound and pear - a bit on the syrupy side, though. Texture is thick and firm, if not fizzy; woody hops sneak through in the finish. This one will have you barking.