ThisWangsChung (836) - 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.
mateuszk (1767) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown in colour, thin head. Aroma of caramel, mal and some chocolate. In taste medium sweet, malty with some raisins. Medium body, soft carbonation, light bitter in the finish.
CJRainerz (3) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle. Another wonderful drop from Brewdog. Pours dark with a rich head that quickly dissipates. Flavours of bitter cocoa, charred barley and coca cola strike initially with a pleasent bitterness to follow carrying sweet, almost burnt caramel notes to finish. Mouth feel is oily and thick and coats the palate. Fantastic ale.
cmacklin (816) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with a red hue and a medium, creamy, long lasting, tan head that laces. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and caramel. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice, honey, caramel, coffee and dark fruit with a dry, mildly bitter, warming alcohol finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Quite nice, very tasty.
Enteogenisk (148) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2016 (33 cl bottle in wine glass.) Pours a rather dark chestnut brown with a thin and fine-looking head. Aroma has toffee/caramel and chocolate in it and the texture is really awesome. Not all convinced by the taste though which (much like the aroma) is rather thin. Feels like there?s going to happen something great but it doesn?t. Sort of ends with a chocolate caramel grainy kick that lingers for quite a while! Decided to pair it with a dram of Auchentoshan 12 :)
jmgreenuk (7475) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Changkat, Kuala, Lumpur. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head and some clingy lace. The aroma is rich red berry fruit, alcohol, some malt. The flavour is moderate sweet with a big fruity, light burning alcohol bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
BuckeyeBoy (5847) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours out a dark brown topped with a small head. nose is roast some light chocolate plenty of spice and some earthy hop notes. Taste is more of the light chocolate roast a nice spice combo and the earth notes.
Vili (245) - FINLAND - MAR 18, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Dark brown pour with thin brown head, no lacing. Aromas of caramel, roast and coffee. Taste is sweet, bitter and full-bodied. Low carbonation, oily palate. Aftertaste is sweet and warm. Good beer, a bit too sweet for my taste.
BobyFischer (296) - FRANCE - MAR 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Une belle robe noire encre, un corps onctueux, des arômes subtils de miel, douceur, épices et des saveurs agréables faites de douceur, de miel, de fleurs et d’épices.
Plus pas mal avec mention spéciale pour le nez surpassant le reste.
lliams (204) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma’s really spil out the glass. Sweet, boozy, some hops. Palate is long and dry. Rich, robust. Drinks like a real sipper- thought it was up around 9%. Delicious
artemb (631) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Look: dark brown, transparent, strong head.
Aroma: biscuits, chocolate, roasted bredcrumbs, some fruity notes.
Taste: sweet with some spices.
Flavour: biscuits, some woody vanilla notes, sweet cake.
Good, complex and balanced.