Juusto (32) - FINLAND - FEB 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted 4cl. Dark brown, like syrup. Surprisingly easy to drink! (at least 4cl)
Thick oily palate. Fruity and smoky... Dunno what to say more. I expected far worse :)
Alecwallace (89) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A trick beer to rate, as its closer to spirit than beer abv wise. The beer poured black with no head. The aroma was a strong rich alcohol and dark fruits. The flavour was salty, savoury, and rich. There was a considerable alcohol burn and is definitely to be drank in small quantities, as you would a spirit or after dinner / end of the night drink. An interesting beer, and pushed my understanding and knowledge of beer.
johninmelb (1032) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intensely vinous nose with tons of syrupy dried fruits. Pours a deep amber. Flavour is intense - rich and resiny with a long, juicy finish. Intense.
Pith (122) - New York, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(From memory) Pours deep mahogany/brown thick with minimal but bubbly dark cream head that dissipates quickly. Thick creamy sherry-esque taste. Caramel, light fruity flavor aftertaste
Cunningham (3039) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Deep clear brownish color with a small bubbly tan head.
Aroma: Fruity as in sherry.
Palate: Full body. Sweet and a light bitterness. Low carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: A really complex flavor. Berry fruity and deep malty. Whisky and a bit spicy. Warming alcohol without being disturbing.
Overall impression: A really cracy brew. Nice for a dessert.
Personal stats: A small glass from a bottle at Førtito Bar & Bowling in Sarpsborg, Norway.
MrW (240) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shot from a bottle @ Brew Dog, Edinburgh.
Nose opener, coffee, whisky, burned wood, sour.
Darkred, brownish colour. Shot, nice bodied.
Tastes like Liege syrup, sweet, burned, hot spices.
Full body, light carbo.
Maris (772) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 375ml bottle on 11/2/2013 (batch number 19, BB 11/09/21), courtesy of my most wonderful, gorgeous wife, who bought this and a Sink The Bismarck for me for Christmas. Pours a very dark brown with no head. Has a massive aroma of raisins, prunes, soy sauce and alcohol. The flavour is really explosive, and exceptionally sweet with the dark fruit (more raisins and prunes, and cherries) dominating at the start. But there are also subtle touches of toffee, chocolate and licorice. The huge sweetness is countered by a distinct slightly tart and spicy alcoholic bitterness.The texture is oily and sticky,and there’s just a slightest hint of carbonation.This is surprisingly easy drinking for 32%. Not just a novelty - this is actually a really good, if slightly insane, dessert beer.
yiannnos (501) - , CYPRUS - JAN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample from a 2 year old bottle. Whiskey and darl fruit aroma and flavour, along whith loads of harsh alcohol. Have another bottle of this, will try again in a few years.
Dommod2011 (511) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great way to finish the afternoon. Warming down the chest like a quality whiskey, holds it together well. And that was BrewDog Birmingham. What next?
Jimmythespoon (330) - CYPRUS - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle aged for 2 years. I had tried this before when I first got these guys fresh and it was a lot more harsh. After some ageing the beer has settled and become less harsh. Pours a dark brownish, strong sweet aromas, sweet taste with a nice balance of alcohol. This I would not say is a beer but more of a liquer. Perfect to share after dinner and so forth. For what it is this is good, but this beer (same with tokyo) needs to be cellared for a couple of years or else it’s to harsh.