Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big thanks to askdrtodd for the share. Pours clear deep copper with thin white to off white head. The aroma is thick sludgy malts backed up by mild yet intense citrus hops and followed by the expected burn to the nose near the end of the draw. The taste is rough with a brief moment of malts rushing headlong into syrupy yet tart hop bitterness and astringency and then getting more and more boozy and rough. It continues to warm deep into the long after taste. Interesting. I doubt I can take much more than an ounce of this without something to re-set my palate.
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 15, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[9/27/16] Bottle sample at Brewdog in Brussels. Nice deep reddish amber. Aroma of hops, piney, a bit stale, caramelly malt, and some alcohol (but doesn’t smell like 41%). Flavor is very boozy (duh…) with sweet caramelly malt, and very bitter hops. Oily syrupy mouthfeel. Extreme and overpowering (burns my lips), but better than expected.
lmojoh (371) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap på Grunerløkka Brygghus. Farge mørk rødlig mot sort uten skum. Lukt alkoholen er tydelig, noe søtlig. Smak markert lakris og alkoholsmak, noe frukt som appelsin og grape. Grei bitterhet. En merkelig øl som bør smakes, men i små mengder
spechtacular (62) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ciemnobursztynowe, praktycznie bez piany, bardzo oleiste, w aromacie alkohol, karmel, w smaku słodko-alkoholwe, likierowate, bardzo mocno wyczuwalny alkohol. To na pewno jeszcze piwo?
birocotsios (147) - - SEP 9, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark amber copper with no head. Strong aroma sweet alcohol and wood barrel. Very strong sweet whskey like taste of the barrel wood. Not a coventional beer but defently fun to try.
hackobock (3577) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ocotber 1, 2015. Bottle at SBWF.
Clear amber with no head. Aroma is sweet and boozy with caramel, peach, figs, prunes, some hoppy grapefruit and pine notes. Taste is very sweet, malty, medium bitter and very boozy. Harsh alcohol finish with astringent bitterness, sweet caramel, peach and dried fruits. Full bodied, oily texture.
Sharp and boozy.
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at RBWG Tampa. Thanks to whoever shared this! Copper pour with a tiny white head. Nose is pretty hot, as expected. Some tropical fruit character peaks though - orange and a bit of grapefruit. Donut. Similar flavor. Dominated by booze with slight accents of peppery, earthy hop. Some sweet caramelized orange. Full body, oily.
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick caramel color with no foam at all and thick viscous marks in the glass. Sweet, hoppy, caramel, thick alcohol nose. This smells like hop liqueur. Thick raisin sweet alcoholic taste with a light sting. Too much hops and alcohol and diabetes. Bitter tart aftertaste. This beer is an interesting experiment, but bring a lot of friends if you open a bottle, you don’t need a lot of this beer.
Slautar (531) - Gdañsk, POLAND - AUG 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
BrewDog Warszawa, 31.07.2016. W aromacie alkohol i silny akcent rafineryjny występujący w wielu ipach lecz mi nieodmiennie kojarzący się z Big Worster. Intensywnie słodko - gorzkie, esencjonalnie rafineryjne. Szorstkie i zawiesiste. Bardzo, bardzo gęste. Bardzo dużo ipy w ipie czyli wręcz esencja ipy.
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
25ml sample at Brewdog Dundee. Wednesday afternoon and the bartender rolled her eyes when I ordered. Ha. Bottle had a wine-saver style cork in it and had already been opened, not that it gets points off for that. Pours an oily, clear, caramel brown with not the faintest sign of any head and heavy legs like a scotch. Nose is just booze really, more cheap Irish whiskey than anything else, honey too, a bit musky - like overdone melon, plenty of pine too. Flavor has... WOOO.... hot booze. HAHAHA. Wow, rocket fuel. Very harsh, caramel, honey, lots of pine, industrial too. Very hard on the palate and hot all the way down. Yowzers. Nothing about this reads beer, this is a liqueur, plain and simple. Shouldn’t be rateable.
Brewhemia (210) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light nutbrown with no head. Draws curtains like a cognac in the glass. Aroma has tons og alcohol but also intense aroma of raisins and plumbs. I sensed hoppiness at first but the alcohol quickly tool over and now its all I can smell. The taste is extreme. Lots of sweetness and lots of salty liqourice taste. Leaves a burn. Hardcore stuff. But actually not bad. Kind of like a hardcore bitter like Fernet Branca.