BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 005 with a best before of some time in 2020 (I believe it) thanks to James at Brewdog via thirdeye11. Pours with a lots of legs (more legs than the entire adult entertainment industry) over a clear brown, distillate looking body. Aroma is obviously alcohol, but underneath the aroma is strongly caramelized, smokey, a good bit of heat, coffee, marshmallow, and burnt flan. Taste is a ton of peat, burn, alcohol and raisin. Tasty. Thick, syrupy, and alcoholic. Very nice.
MiP (13724) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Handbottled in a 10 cl Wilthener Goldkrone bottle. Fat and smokey aroma. Clear almost black colour. No head. The flavour is sweet and smokey, like a good campfire. Rather thick mouthfeel, probably because of the sugar. Burning alcohol aftertaste. Very good, but in small doses, of course.
caesar (5295) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, 1st release, that might explode upon warming up to room temperature. Dark color, short head. Aroma of terpentine, glue, malty. Alcoholic taste, woody notes, malty. I dont like the buzz about these kind of beers, but I must admit, it’s actually not that bad. But drink a couple before this, otherwise it burns out your lungs.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle shared at RBWG, pours black with thin tan head. Aroma is hot to death. Lots of booze and peat. Smokey, peaty, cured meat, it burns really bad.
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with no head or lace. Aroma of abv, cough syrup, and plastic. Cough syrup, grassy, and harsh abv. Thin and watery as well. not my favorite.
dEnk (3911) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, massive thanks for sharing Vaiz!!
Brown reddish pour, quite clear without any head.
Sharp alcoholic aroma with liquorice, caramel, peat, smoke, band aid, and spices.
Take some time to get used to the alcohol so you can actually smell the more delicate aroma´s. Quite alcoholic (no shit) flavour with liquorice extract and side notes of smoky peat, oak and spices. Very intense but no balance, liquorice and alcohol dominate too much. Definitely expected more.
BoBoChamp (5659) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl (5cl sample), Batch 2, new exclusive Scottish brew Anno 2009, from Bier-winkel Oudehaske, complex Stout, but too heavy, not balanced, clear, no head, nice brew, yet very original brew!, but way too expensive, WOW!
FatPhil (9492) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2010
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 Sample from 330ml bottle (Black Door, Helsinki)
3 big boozy aroma, no hint of stout or beer
3 clear deep glassy red
3 burnt carbon, boozy. where’s the beer?
1 oily and astringent, diametrically opposite to drinkable.
Vaiz (3523) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks so much for this amazing birthday present, dEnk! Pours a surprisingly clear dark amber color without any head. Aroma is heavily dominated by the alcohol but accompanied by some sweet malts, smoke and licorice. The flavor is extremely alcoholic. Wondering where all the stout went. Lots of licorice, caramel and chocolate, but the texture is surprisingly watery. Way too much alcohol to balance the rest of the flavors. Interesting but undrinkable brew. Given the price, I think I would be better off drinking licorice liquor and I even detest that. Still very glad I got the chance to try this.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this in Scotland and UDRB, Oirschot. Black colored brew. Sweet, malty, roasted chocolate, soy aroma. Flavor is very alcoholic, burning! Sipping is the way to drink it. Chocolate, malts, some sticky sweetness. Overall unbalanced and too strong. But still got a good flavor and aroma. Good work of BrewDog.