Theydon_Bois (16660) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, from BD Online, 16/10/14.
Amber with reddish hues topped with a decent beige covering.
Nose is candied frut peel, sweet notes, touch of booze, bitter tropical bastards, light smoke, toffee.
Taste comprises sweet tingles, rich caramel, candied fruit peel, booze tunes, light spice, toffee fudge, figs, dates.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close.
Decent offering, boozey do but drinks a good chunk below the ABV!
Stuu666 (10291) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours pale amber, sweet sickly toffee, bitter, quite one dimensional but nice.
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma and flavour is caramel, vanilla, oak, dark fruits, yeast, and a hint of something vinous/boozy – with a bitter, alcoholic finish.
ComradeK (1100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep copper ruby, with a small off-white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves decent lacing. Bergamot and resin hops, raisins, sherry and a touch of Scotch make for a highly appealing aroma. Strong bergamot, floral and resin hops up front give way to honey, raisins and muscat in the mid-palate. Hints of prune lead into a warming Scotch finish. This is the best beer I have had for some time, and really reminds me why I like BrewDog so much. Only they could come up with this lunatic 14.5% blend of IPAs, and somehow have it work so well.
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting: the complicated label doesn’t seem to carry any information about the beer, not even the name; everything is only on the box.
It pours a bright amber color with compact head, although the head is short lived. The aroma is deep and pleasing, very malty, like a good Barley Wine, sweet, hoppy, with hits of vanilla and oak. Full bodied; the flavor is very malty, again like a good Barley Wine, sweet with no excess of roasted malt character, some toffee instead; bold bitterness, but well balanced in this strong malty beer, with a mix of soft hop resins and hop fruits; the vanilla/oak in the final is a cherry on top.
I get the same feeling as the first time I had Dogfish Head Immort Ale and similar beers: powerful and candy-sweet, my kind of sipper.
berlinoise2go (688) - NORWAY - OCT 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (33cl). Half-inch off-white head, reduces quite quickly to a thin film with a small amount of lacing. Gorgeous copper/amber colour, clear. Rich, intense, sweet and complex aroma of concentrated fruit, aged sweet sherry, caramel, tobacco, almonds, herbs, hint of mint/menthol. Full body, soft carbonation. Very sweet taste with some alcohol burn, but taste is pleasantly (dangerously) non-alcoholic. A mild acidity and bitterness gives a good overall balance.
tmrmwel (1720) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an airy mocha head. Aroma is wooden barrels, dark fruits, tobacco and malty grain, as well as some sweet hoppiness. Full creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet and malty with cocoa, tobacco, wooden barrels, kandi and dark fruits, with a fruity and sweet slightly hoppy finish. Solid brew.
GothGargoyle (2319) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share @ Borefts. Golden amber with a small pale head. Aroma is honey, caramel, tropical fruit, grilled peach. Full bodied, sticky mouthfeel, fruity sweet finish. Taste is honey, caramel, dried apricot, dried peach.
gnoff (9548) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Cat (non-ratebeer), sampled on September 20, 2014.
Clear brown color, small teal head. Malty, sweet, alcohol, raisin scent. Sweet, alcohol, raisin taste. Warming alcohol. Perfume aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
jamestulloch (3373) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Andrew. Hazy amber body with a thin off-white head. Aroma of Pinot Noir, caramel, prunes and glazed cherry. Flavour is sweet and strong - honey, citrus and sticky liquorice. Medium body with syrupy mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Boozy, complex and very sweet.