kryon (1566) - SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber low off white head
Aromas of oak, vinuous alcohol, loads of caramel, cherries, red fruits
Full bodied loaded with caramel malts, oaky whine notes, red fruits. Quite enjoyable. Wee bit too much alcohol in the end
McWorta (828) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear, deep orange, amber light ruby red in colour with a small lightly tan head. Noses of spruce, acacia/cypress, wood honey, sherry/port, earthy and leather. Chewy honey sweetness with hints of bitterness offering more complex aromas of chilli, bit of licorice, salty and rich honey molasses. Heavy slick texture furthering the complexity into resin and malt molasses. Full bodied with a scratch of bitterness. Long persisting pleasant finish.
Franzen (380) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very caramelly aroma with some nutty elements and hints of scotch.
Clear amber almost red colour with light beige head
The taste starts pretty sweet and malty, mostly caramell. The interlude is like floral scotch, like speyside whisky. in the end the maltiness is nicely balanced out with a medium bitterness. The finish is a bit scotch and a bit alcoholic
Full body, low carbonation dry texture
Nice and very malty and affected by the whisky barrels in a good way.
gam (3478) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small head red hue medium carbonation aromas toffee alcohol caramel hop mix vanilla the flavours toffee crisp alcohol dark fruit honey brown sugar oak a sticky touch has a lovely whiskey taste so good on the palate just wonderful flavours a good mix very well done the finish top class stuff rich malts and alcohol tastes oak so good a brilliantly made beer just so good will buy more
ClubGonzo (4490) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, from trade with Foffern. Pours a crystal clear deep amber body with a large, long-lasting creamy off-white head. Lovely. Nose is hugely complex: whisky, smoke, bourbon, oak, vanilla, pine, spruce, herbs, dry grass, bubble gum and hints of heather honey, cognac and muscovado sugar. Taste is smooth vanilla and oak tones up front, then loads of fruity American hops, red fruits, white bubble gum, bourbon, whisky, sweet floral tones, muscovado sugar and hints of floral and herbal notes in the back. Full body, soft to medium carbonation. A really stunning piece of art, blending new and old in a very stylish and taste-saturated fashion. Props to BrewDog for still keeping their experimental skills high, despite the otherwise evident turn to mass marketing and brewing in other areas of their operation. This is absolutely gorgeous! :-)
yespr (33727) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a small off white head. Thick malty and light alcohol aroma. Toffee, roasted and caramelish malty. Thick, rich malty. Bitter, dry and toasted finish.
poletaem (3) - - FEB 20, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Roasted nuts, chocolate, woody tone. Nice scottish stout, will be good with milk chocolate.
anders37 (18592) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Ungstrup. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter woody aroma with weak hints of caramel. Sweetish malty spicy woody caramel hoppy bitter flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody spicy bitter finish.
SamTheBarrel (544) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml brown bottle packaged in a cardboard box. Poured into a snifter glass, appearance is clear dark ruby red with a small tan head, that reduced quickly and left no lacing. Aroma of caramel, grapes, orange peels and oak wood. Flavours of caramel, maple syrup, raisins, dried apricots, oak wood, orange peels, pine and a hint of scotch. Taste is medium heavy sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, syrup like thick sticky texture and soft carbonation. A decent beer overall, but I think the citrusy/piney hops clash with the heavy sweetness and other flavours in the beer. This beer would have been excellent less hopped, with more maltiness and scotch like character.
daje (2611) - NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared at Øltorget Mathallen november 9th 2013. Dark brown body, small beige head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel malt, wood. Taste is lively, complex blend of fruit, berries, sherry, vanilla. Very enjoyable and quite easy drinking for a 14,5%, I’d have guessed about 8-9%. At the end the fruits are more present, with raisins and a sweet oaky palate, lasting bitterness with mango and orange. A very nice experience.