Haleale (5) - Fish Hoek, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 29, 2016 does not count
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured dark brown with a large caramel head that dissipated very quickly. Smell was that of burnt caramel and spices. The taste was rather bitter. I expected more
EvaMess (9) - - MAR 21, 2016 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin and bitter taste roasted malt
Dark brown colour
Taste of caramel and roasted nuts cinnamon flavoured
Nearly no head
sweet and smooth tastes like Christmas sweet
easy to drink
jasonbenali (92) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown to black with an off-white thin to medium head and subtle carbonation.
Aroma isn’t the best with some plastic, liquorice, peaty, dark caramel notes, with very light spice. Taste is thin, bitter with a slightly medicinal finish.
Not one of their best and certainly didn’t live up to the over-hyped billing.
Westkyoto77 (605) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured dark brown from the bottle with a frothy head that lasted all of 30 seconds. Not a lot snoutwise- maybe some woody caramel, roasted nuts. Nice palate; not too viscous. Just didn’t have the special something that grabs me the way most other Brewdogs have.
Ascelja (640) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red to brown body, almost no head. Sweet aroma of honey, caramel, wood, red fruits. Taste is sour, dry and slightly bitter. Peat, some tartness, dark fruit, rowanberries, coffee, roasted nuts, some spiciness like white pepper and minerals. Medium body, low carbonation.
Just nice! Very tasty one.
Rotin (648) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,33l. Clear, dark red to brown colored. AROMA- honey sweet, dark fruit, caramel, touch of coffee, wood. FLAVOR- very smooth, dry, a bit sour, lightly bitter and tart, chocolate, dark fruit, coffee. Medium bodied.
Great beer, so smooth, so tasty! Nice surprise.
Senka (1037) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
FTA: Not a 2015 brew tick. So far I have not seen it tin shops. From last season - it was a good seasonal spicy brew. Cloves, honey and some peppers as noted.
Gangstergafje (535) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer is not what I expected. I expected an amber colored ale, but this beer looks delicious. On the naked eye the beer looks dark brown or black. When seen with a light behind it, the beer has a beautiful deep dark ruby red color. The beer pours a moderate layer of beautiful light brown foam. The foam is quite rough and collapses quickly. A tiny drape of foam remains in top of the beer. The beer smells delicious. There is a delicious bitter dark roast aroma. This smell is linked to a magnificent bitter licorice aroma. I really love this typical English/Irish beer aromas. The taste also has this amazing features. There is a delicious licorice bitterness and some roasted barley. The taste is a little bit less strong than the smell; it is a tiny bit watery. The beer gives a little creamy sensation. I really like this beer and it is better than I expected. Chapeau.
jazzyniels (1) - - DEC 25, 2015 does not count
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Savner lidt særlig julekarakter. Fin bitterhed. Flot farve. Fed etiket. Ellers noget anonym smag.
77ships (7023) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
#80 BrewDog. 330 ml. bottle @ BrewDog Brussels. BBF 14/08/2016. Black, little mocha. Nose is metallic, caramel, sugar, licorice, feels a bit thinned out, powdery chocolate,… Taste is caramel, furniture, thinned out, weird plastic, touch chestnut, sugar, licorice, a bit empty, touch spice,… Feels a bit thinned out & a bit hollow. Not too crazy about this one.