markwise (4175) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2010
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Thanks to the person who brought this to RBWG. Please don’t take the rating personally. Pours brown with an off-white head. Nose is band-aid, booze, peat, earth, and wet dog. Flavor lives up to the aroma: absolutely awful. Has legs, and is very boozy, but finishes with band-aid and peat. Have a chaser handy. Is it really supposed to be an imp stout??
Bullit (3813) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2010
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2011 Bottle from brewdog online shop. Black colour, no head. Aroma is roasted malts and alcohol. Flavour of roasted malts, fruits, aceton and alcohol. Doesn’t really do it for me.
Rerate: bottle @ JohnM. Absolutely undrinkable. Rubber and glue. -2
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2010
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Is this a sweet and smoky scotch or beer? Aroma is liquid band-aids, alcohol and rubber bands. Flavor is all band-aids and peat. Sweet, hot and messy. And not good. WTF?
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2010
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2010 Bottle at RBWG. Pours brown, oily. Nose is acetone and peat, raisin. Sickening aroma. Flavor is unbearable. Alcohol, hot acetone, nail polish remover, plastic, overwhelming smoke and sickeningly sweet sugary mess. What an abomination. I like boozy beers, but this was absolutely awful. Every time I sipped this or smelled it, a half hour of my life died.
Balazs (737) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light brown color with no head. Lightly sweet taste with a bit of roasty, caramel and dark fruit aroma. Wasn’t sure what to expect, so it was a nice surprise how well the alcohol is hidden in this one.
pilsnerrogge (2395) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Deep red-ish brown, no head. Boozy aroma with notes of peat, liquorice and cough drops. Flavour is really intense and powerful, loads of salty tar, liquorice and peat. The taste of alcohol is well integrated with the other flavours and it turns out to be a great "sipping beer".
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
There should be a warning that says served slightly chilled or at room temperature on this. Bottle, yeah i bought one. Well served chilled the aroma is disguising nail polish remover, grain alcohol, and vodka esk. Huge boozy with chemical sweetness. However as this warms modestly it begins to open up. Scotch like woodiness, chocolate and coco notes, roasted and peaty. Hey i like scotch but this is a bit too much. A fun novelty beer and an expensive lesson.
Ober (2806) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ 3de Pre-ZBF. As far you can sa, it’s a clear black colored beer, with no head. The aroma of alcohol with dark fruits like raisins, in the back are tonsil. The taste of burned malts with fruits like prunes and tonsil, alcohol and very warm and burny. The aftertaste is mostly warm. Not bad and very drinkable, but for me it’s more like a liqueur.
Miksu (4801) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 cl from bottle at Black Door, Helsinki. Bright dark reddish brown color with no head. Sweetish thick toasty toffee aroma with dark caramel, port wine, perfumed berries and alcohol. Thick biscuity and bitter taste with port wine, marmelade and some burning alcohol. Dry charcoaly and smoky finish. Actually quite good substitute for a whisky. There are still some alcohol roughness from young age.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at pre-ZBF, served by Martin, courtesy of Keith - thank you sir! Dark maroon color, no head, no lacing (they both drowned in alcohol). Aroma is prunes, vanilla, dark fruits, brandy. Taste is warm and tingly from tongue to belly, rich dark fruits, raisins, dates. Nothing hidden about this one. Best drunk in front of the fireplace while wearing your smoking jacket.