austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - APR 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, bbe 01/2009. Dark brown to black, lacing tanned head. Nose is burned, slightly syrupy and woody, piney hops. A bit like Koff porter with more hops. Full and intensive flavor, strong liquorice, burned malt and piney hops. Sweetish, but finishes drier with grapefruity bitterness. Medium to full bodied, oily palate. Intensive and well hopped, but that liquorice gets maybe a bit too overpowering sometimes.
RomanW70 (297) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - APR 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a thick tan head.Aroma of cocoa, dark fruits, coffee and alcohol. Wow, this is tasty, Comes on smooth with chocolate, dark fruits and coffee, sliding very nicely into a lasting bitter coffee finish. Med-thick mouthfeel. Very nicely done! Moves fluidly from sweet start to bitter finish. Welcome to the US Brewdog!!! Iím going to a Brewdog tasting tomorrow night, and this definitely has whet my appetite.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with tiny short lasting head. Sweet char aroma with liquerice and smoky notes. Sweet flavor with smoky, char and liquerice notes.
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose: Big coffee notes underscored by faint hops.
Palate: Rich, luscious coffee and dark, bitter chocolate. Very faint, fruity hops. Classicly styled.
bigrond (1443) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
another very nice brew fom brew dog. I like this company and am anixous to try more of it. This stout was very, very good.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Coventry Beer Festival 08. Very dark brown, almost black. Small brown head. Despite the opinions of others, I think the aroma is wonderful; ginger cake, alcohol and dates. Smooth oily taste has a sort of iced coffee tang, and soon plunges into a deep, slightly brutal hoppiness. Yes, the aroma is the stand-out feature.
HenrikSoegaard (10058) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate hoppy and malty aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Bitter finish. Moderate bitter average finish. Creamy palate.
SilkTork (5109) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2008
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Not sure of the reason for the high ratings - and like Rastacouere Iím surprised at the amount of two line high scores. Iíd appreciate people saying why they liked it: "Colour is black, aroma is coffee, flavour is strong, I liked it." seems a bit shallow. Itís a strong stout for sure, and people like strong stouts, but this is really not one of the best strong stouts Iíve encountered - and considering how easy they are to make, and how home brewed strong stout can taste really nice even from kit, Iím perplexed at the scores (canít say praise as nobody has really praised it) this beer is getting. The aroma is not exciting. Itís an indifferent slightly fish-tinged chocolate. The taste is strong, but not actually that pleasant - and Iím aware that people can get quite excited about intensity. There is a strong bitterness. Itís quite oily with a viscous and firm mouthfeel - and a firm mouthfeel is often rated highly. For me the beer is not good. Given that a strong stout is baby school easy to impress with, the brewers are revealing themselves as inept with this garbage. It smells unpleasant, tastes unpleasant, is boring and unadventurous, is too bitter, too oily, too fishy, and lacks character, This is simply a badly designed and brewed beer. Crap.
daniele (4888) - ITALY - APR 11, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
scura buona schiuma un po grossolana media persistenza note luppolaote tostato scaldandosi anche frutta in bocca taglio netto amaro tostato caffe leggiero cioccolato un poco liquoroso
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25.4oz bottle, batch 001. Poured deep reddish brown with a moderate sized tan head. Aroma of liquorice, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is sweet chocolate malt at first, which is then joined by citric hops. Finish is fairly bitter, with an ashy/salty mouthfeel.