Alengrin (1023) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What would happen if geniuses meet? Well, something like this, apparently: a partially barrel-aged barley wine with a yellowish head on a misty copper-coloured beer, with a complex, beautifully perfumed aroma of strawberry, cognac, banana, peat, oak, mango and honey and a sweetish caramelly and honeyishly malty taste, some toast, some wood, some smokiness, finishing with bitter but most of all, aromatic hops and warming, brandy-like, but not astringent alcohol. Simply said: Mikkeller and Brewdog collaborating could result in nothing less than a near-masterpiece...
Stuu666 (2024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s tasting. Sweet fruity toffee, bitter, dry, pine, slight oxidisation.
zimbo (553) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Banana is your first thought followed by some very generous massaging silky quality throughout the taste and body. Some sap leading to the unmistakable dominant banana fritter end.
allmyvinyl (3096) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle courtesy of Craig, never thought I’d get to try this, cheers! Pours opaque brown, no head. Aromas are oxidised sherry and whisky. Taste is more of the same. Astringent booze finish.
BenH (2239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep ruby with off white head. Aroma is oxidised, sherry fruits. Taste is a little harsh, sherry, dried fruit and toffee, biscuit. Sweet and tangy. Ok
Scopey (6660) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, thanks to Kenny! BrewDog #199. Promisingly opens with a soft hiss... It pours deep brown with an orange hue and small tan head. The nose is initially lightly musty (although this dissipates with time), then plum, caramel, prune, date, spice, wood, slight oxidation, marmalade and stewed orange. The taste is raisin, orange peel, kumquat, peach, plum, prune, wood, varnish, earth, resin, nice bitterness, good alcohol kick, peppery notes, with a dry, warming finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Interesting, well rounded and good depth of flavour. Rather nice.
ericdevin (721) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Corvallis Brew Supply. 2009 bottling. Aroma is rich, full and roasty. Definitely notes of oak and booze, some Scotch as well. Body is full, dull and heavy. Very boozy, finish round and smooth. Aging was a good call on this one.
Tgn (21) - Herefordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice coppery body and a well laced head. smell of ageing scotch and barrels. Herb and spice finishes. nice effort
Christpuncher (1103) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A super malty ale with a strong whiskey finish. Smells super malty and has a slight hoppy taste. Not very bitter
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eric1 (2) - BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fairly good looking beer, nothing really in terms of head unfortunately. What was there disappeared fast but of course the density of the beer and the alcohol content explain this sufficiently. Nose is a little disappointing for a beer of this complexity - it’s all in the taste really which doesn’t disappoint. It’s multilayered in a pleasing way and is something that quite a few brewdog beers fail to achieve! Sweet dark toffee, caramel and really nice latte notes which are subtle enough so as not to dominate. Velvety texture is sliced through with warm alcohol and then relatively clean grapefruity, hoppy bitterness.