ilovedarkbeer (2340) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. Cool bag on the outside. Pours a nice dark tawny color with no head. Notes of soy, roasted malt, pure grain alcohol, and raisins. Hard to get many descriptors because this thing is so damn hot. Sticky long lasting mouthfeel.
tomthompson89 (1905) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great concept and I do loe Brewdog, but not one I liked. poured thin dark and with little head. nose was smoke peat and booze. flavor followed suit you can definatly taste the scotch barrels, but little else about the beer. too thin
Sammy (8954) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2010 Almost no head and very dark brown. Smoke city, in the aroma,and in the taste. Almost pure smoke and peat, impeding drinkability. A touch of lace. Average mouthfeel. A little Scotch
MeadMe (1332) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ratebeer Winter Gathering thanks to Diego.
A: Pours a deep brownish black with no head.
S: Evil smelling. A blend of liquid smoke, soy sauce, dirt, ash, and devils breath.
T: Earthy as hell. To call it smokey is an understatement. Lots of peat and moss with dirt still attached. The booze is there and does not even try to hide itself.
M: On the fuller side of medium, earthy, very bold.
D: Not at all. take an ounce or two of this one and sip for awhile. It really is not as bad as people say it is just overthetop in every way.
thirdeye11 (5635) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(330ml bottle thanks to James at BrewDog! Best by 2020) deep brown with absolutely HUGE alcohol legs that last forever. Nose of alcohol, butterscotch, maple and whiskey. Rich aroma. Taste is rich, alcohol, smoke, barbecue and ash. Nicely done and pushes what is possible in beer!
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle thanks to thirdeye11 via james at brewdog) Pours a clear dark brown, red hues, no head. Aroma isn’t very strong, notes of light peat, burnt caramel, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, burnt caramel, wood, faint peat and a 9 volt battery. Mouth feel is very heavy body with no carbonation. Overall, WoW! Certainly worth a try!
vtafro (3835) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle thanks Rciesla, at post EBF tasting. When a 1 ounce pour is more than enough, you know something is different. Black pour with a slight head. Huge boozy bourbon, peat and smokey aromas. Huge warming, well what would you think, taste more like a whiskey than beer. Now to try StB.
olsvammel (3578) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost pitch black with a minimal ring of foam on the side of the glass.
Booze, whisky, wood, mostly oak.
Lots of booze and alcohol. Almost like drinking a smoky whisky. Also allot of licorice.
Dry, medium smooth, thick body.
Wow what an experience! This is an exceptional beer. It is very alcoholic and has lots of booze in both the smell and flavour. It tastes almost like a whisky but in a beer form.
It’s definitely a beer to lean back and sip at. But is it good? Hard to say, I have mixed feelings about the beer. I wouldn’t order it again as it is way to strong for my taste. I would prefer it with allot of flavour but with less alcohol. But yet again the main purpose of the beer is for it to be strong. Considering it as an extremely strong beer I actually like it, not a new favourite but good. Lots of flavour, lack of balance but still nice.
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, nowhere near black. Disparate bubbles quickly fades away. No lacings. If it wasn’t for the nice legs, this would look highly unimpressive.
The nose is intensely boozy with powerful fusel alcohol fumes. Deeper breaths will burn a hole in your nasal septum. Decent aromas underneath the alcohol though. Caramel, roasted malts, smoky whisky and peat. Hints of ham and licorice.
The taste is like getting slapped in the face by Satan. Lots of sweetness, mostly derived from the alcohol. Roasted malts, peat, caramel and charred wood make a quick appearance before the alcohol takes over, leading to a hot finish with powerful notes of salty licorice, sweet whisky, oak and peat.
Full-bodied, basically no carbonation, sticky texture.
If this beer wont grow testicles on your chest, no one will. Better than expected, but far from good.
uhre (384) - DENMARK - MAY 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The most expensive beer I have bought. Not worth the price, but it was nice to try it out. The aroma is of smoke and alcohol. Very thick.