mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[3422-20101010] Bottle. Wonderful maple syrup aroma then long juicy wood notes. Clear, golden amber body with no head and thick legs. Super boozy kick in the mouth flavour has strong herbal tips. Full boozy body. Holy schnikes that’s hot! Really interesting to try but after a while I can’t even sip it without my tongue shying away from the glass.
(c/o tuqueboy, w/ him, jerc)
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beer Bloggers Conference 2010 – Boulder, CO
The Night of Beers…
Holy cow batman what the hell was that I just put in my mouth. It was a lot like a barley wine that was iced down 4 times then hops added for extra flavors. It was pure alcohol. This is one for the books to add hair on your toe nails. Thanks to BBC10 for the try.
Travlr (21653) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Churchkey. I tried to share this one, but no one would accept. I had one of the best bowel movements of my life after trying this beer, and that alone was worth the sticker price. Bright amber with 3 tiny bubbles and no detectable carbonation or head. Aroma of pine sol and rubbing alcohol. Taste is massive pine, too overwhelming to finish. Causes tingling in the parotid glands and nasal passages, that eventually transitions to pain. I don’t know what else to say.
pootzboy (1693) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle: words fail me. I haven’t the ability to describe the ecstatic experience a beer geek’s palate goes through when it meets this glorious elixir. All I come up with is; intense, crazy hopping but balanced with super rich malting, peaches, citrus, malt to the max....like a west coast DIPA liqueur.
For the price, I’d rather buy a bottle of this than malt scotch...this is the most intense IPA you will ever encounter.
Rune (11352) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not exactly pretty to look at with its cloudy, almost muddy, apricot coloured body under film-like layer. Hoppy aroma with a solid punch of alcohol. Taste of orange and apricot with strong but surprisingly well integrated alcohol. Bittersweet fruity ending with alcohol sharpness. Good for late night sipping. (Ølbutikkens smagning at Ørsted Ølbar, 06.11.2010)
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold/amber pour with white head and lace. Resiny hops and abv and a paint thinner kicker. Harsh like eating orange and lemon zest combined with pga and a chemical flavor and some sweet.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle-thanks jtclockwork for sharing-pours no head and orange color. Aroma is initially resin/lemon, 2nd medium malt-caramel. Then iodine/acetone. Taste is biting hops, then turns to grain alcohol, warming/burning all the way down the gullet. Both aroma and taste start impressively, then goes explosively downhill. Initial 9/3/7/4/15=3.8 then 4/3/4/2/10=2.3
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Stockholm Ber Festival 2010. Golden color, no head. Malty fruity aroma, of course with some alcohol. Malty flavor with hoppy grassy notes. And alcohol...
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 4, 2010
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I had this beer at Churchill’s in San Marcos during the New Brew Thursday 1st Anniversary Party. I just didn’t enjoy this beer; it seemed tart, but not in a good way.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured a beautiful auburn with some great legs!! aroma was pine, butterscotch, maple, and fusel. flavor was fire!!! Hot!!@##$ pine, and bitter. I really enjoyed this and I think that brewdog is one of the few breweries that can pull off a monstrosity like this.