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BrewDog Shark

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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The brewery’s special edition Christmas beer, of which only 30 bottles will be released in 2009. Riptide as base, aged two years in a 1960 Islay cask.


DonMagi's rating

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, - FEB 24, 2010
Bottle at the brewdog tasting autumn ’09 in the rake. Alround rating: Massive whisky character, very islay smokey and iodine, the roastyness is big aswell, theres some nice sherry notes come through from the oxidation as this is over 2yrs old. Acht its too much for me, but im sure some people would be mad on it. Not that they’ll ever see it!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepeter (278) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Very lucky to have the chance to try this one. A 12 oz bottle that is hand decorated with a gold puffy paint/glue. Just a picture of a shark and 22/30 (only 30 12oz bottles of this were released) Pretty cool! a- dark but not black, a bit of lacing from a thin film head s- It’s like being under a car. motor oil and burnt rubber t- burning tire, tobacco, motor oil, whisky and you know what? I like it! A "Manly" Brew if ever there was one. MD- Thinner than the taste and smell would have made me think, but a much cleaner aftertaste as well. No toverly drinkable but with each sip I did want a bit more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4580) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2010
Bottled. Tnx Vaiz & dEnk. The aroma has peated whisky, coffee, roast. Black coloured beer with a beige head. The taste is a bit sweet, has a lot medicin, some coffee. Ok.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5226) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2010
Bottled, thx to Vaiz and dEnk. Opaque color, short head. Big aroma of peat, iodine, whisky, hint of roasted malt shimmering through the huge islay wooden perfume. Strong dry peated whisky taste on a roasted malty RIS. Quite dry, but very good if you like these strong islay whiskeys.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2010
Bottle@Home, 22/30. Loads of peat and coffee in the aroma, promising. Complex flavours, whiskey, peat, fruits and bitter. Mouth feel is strange, sparkling yet soft and thinnish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2010
Had this one at the UDRBM, 31-07-2010. Bottle 27/30. Black colored brew. Loads and loads of iodine and peat in the aroma. Flavor has some hops, licorice, iodine, peat and some malts. Really hard to drink, but interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (3836) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2010
Bottle 27/30 (won with Brewdog photocontest, thanks again!) @ meeting. Deep dark black pour, medium tanned head. Huge iodine and peat aroma with whiskey, earth and more peat. Flavour is huge whiskey, peat, iodine, very intense, way more smooth than expected from the aroma. The longer you leave it out, the more smooth and rich it becomes, initial harshness fades away and hands out a really rich earth, whiskey and peat flavour, lingering for ever. This is silt, iodine and peat to the max, in a very good way. Too bad only 30 bottles were made.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borresteijn (4816) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2010
33cl Bottle at UDRBM, thanks for sharing Vaiz and dEnk! Black colour, beige head. Aroma of bandaid, iodine, peat, alcohol. Flavour is sweet, earth, liquorice, iodine, hard roasted malts, earthy finish with iodine. Medium bodied. Too much, too salty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3400) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2010
Bottle at Dutch RB Meeting. Bottle 27/30. Won at the Brewdog Photo Contest. Massive thanks! Thick pitch black pour, thin creamy tan head that leaves lacing. Aroma is iodine all over, massively peaty, dark fruits, smoke, salt and whiskey. Flavor is bitter, salty, massively peaty and with loads of iodine. Very medicinal and heavy but still quite awesome. Creamy texture and average carbonation. Massive brew, can understand it’s not something everybody would be able to enjoy, but I definitely do.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (13897) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
Bottle at Chris’ Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia tasting. Thanks to Craig for bringing this one along. Peaty, touch of TCP and burning tyre aroma. Islay all over it. Touch bleachy too for me. Blackcurrant fruit. Islay is just not my thing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15420) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2011 22nd May 2010.
ChrisOs ’Blue Ridge Mountains Of Virginia’ tasting! Big thanks to Craig for sharing bottle 22/30 and also a big thanks to Melissa Cole for donating to Craig! Opaque dark brown beer. Good light brown head. Smells like an old tire with some engine oil! Light soft dry palate. Sourish whisky, a little peaty. A whisper of chocolate and a little rubber! It’s a grower. Rumours abound this is Paradox 004 in Sharks clothing but having tasted that very Paradox about 10 days before I can’t see it. This is much darker and with more whisky and a completely different nose whereas the 004 was remarkably fruity and altogether lighter than this beast!


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