Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 840   ABV: 28%
Say hello to Ghost Deer. A defiant and irreverent, devil may care, supersonic bitch of a beer. Ghost Deer is a 28% fermented beer, the strongest ever fermented beer which is only ever served from a single handcrafted and authentic deer’s head.

The beer itself is a robust 28% blonde ale. After fermentation it is aged for 6 months in some amazing whisky, bourbon, rum and sherry barrels. There is only one Ghost Deer head and this beer will only ever be available on draft, served in a stemmed glass, direct from the mouth of the deer himself.

Scopey's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12720) - Croydon, Greater London, - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle from Brewdog online store. It pours clear deep amber with no head. The nose is fruit cake, ginger, cinnamon, wood, caramel, burnt toffee, bourbon, sherry, vanilla and dark fruit. The taste is smoother than expected, wood, earth, maritime salty edge, spice, big on the alcohol, gingerbread, dried fruit, toffee, honey, vanilla, dried apricot, orange peel and sherry with a long, warming finish. Full body, no carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Great depth of flavour. Drinks like a fine spirit. Pretty impressive actually.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2016
Tiny bottle thanks to Stuu666 for my 9k. Pours hazy amber with no head. Big bag of booze on the nose, sherry, rum, raisins, caramel. Faint aniseed. Taste is hot, more like a spirit than a beer. More dried fruit and sherry. Glad to have tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (2844) - GREECE - NOV 8, 2015
From a small bottle courtesy of skullgeorge at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Dark amber copper color with no head. Malty alcoholic aroma, caramel, fruity, brandy - sherry. Sweet alcoholic taste, fruity. Full syrupy body with flat carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17254) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle split at Reubs flat on night 1 of RBESG ’15, thanks to Kenny for this juan, 20/08/15. Amber with moderate off white spotting that is eager to dissipate. Nose carries rich sherry tones, toffee, dark malt, wood, caramel, booze tunes but well tempered. Taste comprises woody tunes, boozey, a touch harsh, rich fruit cake, menthol notes, not a patch on the nose. Full body, slightly cloying but not OTT, warming alcohol in the close. Not a bad effort for the ABV to be fair, tidy nose but became a little harsh thereafter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (3352) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2015
Sample from 6 cl. bottle, courtesy of Colin, thanks! Amber colour with no head. Sweet aroma with lots of booze, barrel - bourbon, sherry. Rich caramel malts and dark, dried fruits. Taste is sweet. Thick texture with a flat carbonation. Lasting sweet and boozy finish with barrel and dark fruits. Pleasant beer despite the alcohol content. Still to extreme for me to be really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (8735) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle thanks to Colin - Amber pour with almost no head. Aroma and taste is sweet malty and dark fruity with sherry and whisky infused wooden notes, sweet on the palate, boozy sweet finish. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23393) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber brown color with no head. Has a fruity malty spicy boozy caramel aroma with woody hints. Fruity malty spicy woody caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy woody caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (2463) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
Light brown with no head or carbonation. Aroma is vanilla, raisins, brown sugar, raisins, caramel, dates, booze. Full bodied, smooth on the palate with some sweetness, not as much booze as you'd think. Taste is vanilla, whiskey, wood, bourbon, brown sugar, dates, raisins, rum. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10658) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2015 Bottle (2 oz.)... This beer rocks!... Pours clear and deep amber with no head. The aroma is a complex and bold blitz of port, molasses, dark honey and maple syrup. Full-bodied with only the dawn of carbonation. Bold and boozy, the flavor boasts sweet maple syrup, dark dried-fruits and tawny port. Finishes surprisingly smooth with afterthoughts of maple, dark honey, light molasses and ethanol. I thought this would suck. I was wrong. Complex, world-class beer, courtesy of biggsbowler!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (17303) - P´Castle, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle @ koelschtrinker Tasting: Leicht trübes orangegoldenes Bier, kein Schaum. Geruch sehr alkoholiscih, Kleber, süß malzig, Dörrobst. Geschmack zunächst sehr mild nach Vanille, dann alkoholisch, holzig, brennend, im Abgang auch brennend alkoholisch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (17738) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 5, 2014
Kaum karbonisierter, sehr spritiger Antrunk. Wenig Aromen, eher wie ein guter Brand. Minimal malzig, zum Ende hin noch etwas alkoholischer. Interessant. 7/9/5/9/12/8

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