thepeter (275) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A - Deep red amber with a minimal head that consisted of larger light bubbles and foam.
S - pretty faint aromaís of citrus (lemon), honey, herbal notes, and a bit of earthiness.
T - Citrus hops, pine needles, cola, a bit of alcohol warmth and a nutty (Kola nut) finish.
M&D - A bit of a heavy feel to it, moderate carbonation and smooth. I feel like the honey somehow is noticeable here, but maybe thatís just in my mind. I could drink a couple but will not go out of my way.
Very interesting mix of flavors. Just not sure if it is what I am looking for. Either way I love the experimentation and applaud Brewdog for having balls and taking chances.
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Batch number 159. Amber copper color, small white bubbly head with some lace.. Poured into a tumbler. Big Malt nose with grain and honey. Taste has a distinct guarana and a spicy pepper/ poppy seed flavor that mimics a bitter type feeling on your palate. Something about this brew doesnít sit quite right for me. Something is not balanced in it. The smell and taste is complete opposite. The spice kills he good aspects of the brew. Thanks Airforcehops.
7stern (260) - Bromma, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper colour towards red, medium head. Sweetish aroma, hints of melon. Warm aste with malt, honey, pepper. Interesting but no favorite.
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark copper, thin head. Nose is spice, alcohol, malts and honey. Full-bodied. Sweet taste with prominent honey notes and dry toffee, bitter finish with herbs and hay. Very good.
Koyo (251) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, Stockholm, Sweden. Aroma is very sweet, very pleasant with some tropical fruit mixed in with the honey. Pours a nice dark amber, slightly reddish with a thick foam. Taste is sweet with a medium bitterness, extremely well balanced and feels thick on the palate. This is a great beer to drink while being all relaxed, just sitting there, sipping it, I really enjoyed it.
lcwakshul (244) - Chester, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Rich amber color with moderate head. Was expecting more from this one as well. Average stronger ale with mild honey flavors and decent amount of malt. Pretty good.
mcnealc31 (242) - Elida, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color is orange and a bit cloudy, like iced tea. The head is huge and fluffy. Smells floral with honey and hops. Flavor is quite bitter with hops, honey, pepper, and more floral notes in the finish.
Thereís a lot going on, but I think I canít figure it out since there are ingredients I am unfamiliar with.
Complex, but very tasty!
dukeredhair (241) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Park Lane. This is an interesting beer and gets points for that but the overall effect isnít terribly memorable. Aroma is Cola, malt and a bit of spice. Appearance is amber with a nice white head. Taste is Cola and a hint of sweetness from the honey. This addition of honey also lightens the mouthfeel significantly. Overall it is an interesting experiment but not something Iíd purchase again.
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a an amber color. Smells of fruit and citrus. Has a slightly bitter start but blends and mellows throughout the rest of the drink.
theSlipperyPen (226) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber with a yellowish white head. This was well chilled so I only raised about a fingerís worth. Well, I can pick up on the guarana and the honey but for the Kola nut? I really wouldnít know. I can, however, sniff out something of model glue and a bit of cracked black pepper. Itís sharp in the mouth, bitter and also a little acidic, coming across like a mix between an IPA and an ESB; with some added herbs and spices. As this warms the honey develops to become a little too dominating, so Iíd recommend this drunk cold. The mouth feel is thin and the carbonation low. It ends on the guarana berries, sharp and bitter. An interesting beer certainly, but not my kind of thing.