tombyars (1304) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted this at the BrewDog, Glasgow in January 2012. Cask, draft flow system dispense. Dull black in colour with a thin buff head which rapidly vanished. Strong notes of liquorice and molasses, long in the nose. Creamy smooth mouthfeel and poor lacing. Dark malts give a sweet complex base with a clootie dumpling base laden with strong honey notes. Very sweet treacle toffee and Bassets liquorice allsorts full in the mouth. No sign of hop resins in this. Finish like the aftertaste is sweet and very malty with oak cask mead notes warming in the throat. One of my favourites from the portfolio.
stravale (1810) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from brewdog.com
Dark ruby brown...frothy tan head that dissipated to thin layer..some lacing
Aroma - dark sweet caramel malts..light smoke..hint of spicy hops in background but loads of malt....some roasted malt...touch of honey...dark fruits
Taste - Dark rick sweet caramel malts...some sweet roasted malt....plain sweet chocolate...bit of treacle..dark honey...bit woody...dark fruits...molasses...some port notes
Palate - soft carb...medium to full body...very smooth...silky...sticky bit oily texture. Finish - lots of complex malts...bit more woody bitterness ...smooth..cleans well.....very little hop
Overall - I like these rich malty Scotch Ales...itís really good - glad I had it bottled, would not work on tap.
ClubGonzo (3445) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared by BBGTC. Pours a deep brown, near-black body with a small beige head. Aroma is caramelized sugars, hints of licorice, molasses and dark malts. Taste is licorice, dark malts, dark syrup, caramel and hints of burnt sugar. Nice. Smooth and velvety mouthfeel. A very good scotch from the Scots of BrewDog.
Palme (2915) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33l bottle from BrewDog webshop. A really dark dark brown - almost black - beer with a nice big and quite lasting creamy chocolaty head thatís lacing nicely down the glass. Itís quite malty with grassy biscuits - an almost herbal grassy flavor also with some dry chocolate and deep dark caramel. Not extreme but quite nice. Has a average carbonation level and itís really slick and oily texture. Lovely roasted and dark coffee flavors with sweet sweet licorice and caramel. Itís actually almost a bit cloying itís so sweet, but eventually it worked out to be a really nice sipper that lasted for quite some time. 21.01.2011
tommann (2439) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a large head. Aroma is chestnut and woody malt, touch of honey. Taste has a woody, dark malfunction start. Sweet, burnt finish. Thick mouthfeel.
Bullit (3823) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Brewdog Glasgow. Black colour, beige head. Nose is deep roasted malts, chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits. Medium bodied. Dry and roasty finish. Pleasant.
JohnRMurdoch (2886) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg @ BrewDog Glasgow. Very dark brown colour fast disappearing head. Toffee malt aroma. Roasted chocolate flavour, quite smooth. Strong & heavy but not bad.
SaintMatty (4501) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml Bottle - Dark brown with a foamy tan head. Marzipan, dried fruit, roasted malt and some smoky hints in the aroma. Fruity, malty and roasted taste with raisins, marzipan and almonds detected. There is also a noticeable, yet subtle, sweetness in the finish.
markas101 (1779) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via Brewdog shareholder online preorder. Opaque dark brown, very sweet black liquorice aroma. Sweet, somewhat oily resin texture and flavour. Some ink, Long alcohol infused herbal finish.
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at BrewDog. deep red/brown pour, thin head. Cola, treacle, molasses, slightly burnt nose. Cola front, dark chocolate, some honey in the palate. Short sweet finish. Not bad.