chrisv10 (7860) - DENMARK - MAR 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ FOneFan. Black with big brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, wood, little peat, vanilla and notes of alcohol. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, peat, whiskey, liquorice, vanilla, whiskey with strong notes of alcohol.
Dedollewaitor (12294) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Ulfborg Mid March Tasting, 2012. Pours black as W. Goldbergs lips and a creamy beige head on top. Ash, Charcoal, slight whisky and alcohol. Heavy warmth. Coffee roast. Sticky and slick. A sipper for sure. Heavy!
magdalar (500) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Erzbierschof.
Pours black, with a tan head.
Smells muted, with roasted malt, some wood, and some dried fruit notes.
Tastes excessively sweet, smoked, with a lot of soy, whiskey, and alcohol.
Texture is oily, body is full, carbonation is tingly.
Finishes with a roasted bitterness, and some cloying sweetness.
It’s interesting, but hard to enjoy -- the sweetness comes first, and extreme, followed by the soy and whisky, and then the bitterness comes in. Quite an assault.
saxo (11255) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Brewdog Camden. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, coffee, wood, chocolate and hops. Full bodied and soft carbonated.
Leighton (6989) - London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at BrewDog Camden, London. Pours deadly, oily black with a lively, creamy beige foam head. With just the slightest of swirls the beer comes back to life with the head as good as new. The aroma does not suggest the beer is as strong as it is. There are certainly notes of whiskey, but the intensity is less than I’d expect. Also notes of vanilla, burnt cocoa, wood and lots of dark, ripe fruits in the nose. The flavor makes you believe in the 15%. It is very sweet, yes, but there’s also a boozy sting that hits you right away. Once you get beyond the strong alcohol, there is some nice burnt wood character, along with raisins, dark cocoa, licorice, and mild peat. Full, full in body with fine tot average carbonation. Hot finish with the booze really stinging the teeth and all. There’s a long, oaky and burnt malty finish as well, highlighted with sugary, dark and ripe fruits, licorice, alcohol, prunes, light tobacco, earth, moss, dark sugars, toffee and molasses. This is a HUGE beer. A 1/3 of a pint is almost too much, but that’s what I’ve got. I do enjoy it, but now, afterr three beers in this pub on a warm Sunday afternoon, I am ready to go home.
gnoff (6320) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget. BB 23-12-16, sampled on March 9, 2012
Black color, small brown head. Sweet, malty, smoke, lactic, alcohol scent. Alcohol, sweet, charcoal taste. Charcoal aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
suprchunk (1402) - Heinsberg, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jet black with a mocha tan head. Little bit of lacing. Peaty, bourbony, malty and sweet - in both the mouth and nose. Sweet with a boozy warmness. Not bad, but a bit much.
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a medium tan head. Aromas of caramel, sugar, smoked wood .Flavours of all of these plus some liquorice and a hint of alcohol.
Atek (2) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 10, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle, Csakajósör, Budapest, Hungary.
Very dark ruby color, small fugitive baige head. Whiskey, smoked malt, some coffee and chocolate in the aroma. Texture is moderate oily, carbonation is soft. At finish I felt like to bite into some bacon. Jura is a crazy scottish stuff like other Brewdog materials.
tommann (1997) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a small head. Aroma is whisky, thick tar, a little roast underneath. Taste is quite mild compared to the other paradoxes. Smooth whisky. Sweet, syrupy. Some tar and raisin. A little warming, no real heat at all.