Christopsy (18) - SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The most beautiful beer Iíve ever tasted. Rich, sweet, strong, dark.. I donít care if its expensive, I love it. I first tried this last January out of the bottle. I couldnít believe how great it was.. my taste buds exploded in excitement!
Adenila (1543) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sampled at "the strongest beer in the world" tasting session on ōrsted ōlbar. The best experience among the 6 samples. Dark brown/black with no head. Aroma of dark mellow chocolate, caramel sharp alchohol and smoke, nice. Very complex flavor. Chocolate and alchohol with a dry ashy smoked finish. Suprisingly plesant and interesting beer.
joet (1919) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 8, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing wood expression and detail yes itiswarming.roasts are bright coffee roasts fantastic .better than expected
pilsnerrogge (2271) - FinspŚng, 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".
77ships (2156) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
25 ml bottle sample @ Brewdog Camden. This beer is actually shockingly popular due to many gents ordering from time to time the most expensive beer on the menu or due to the allure of the very high alcohol. Even at the time I was @ Brewdog Camden - I heard people talking about it, people showing interest and people ordering it. The bartender showed zero surprise when I got it. I know that these days it is just made from the failed batches of every dark beer Brewdog eisboked and that it costs them 1 £ to make. I simply needed to know... I was a willing victim. Unsurprisingly this was completely stil, dark brown, very dark bordeaux red with huge legs. Smell is dominated by booze but oddly this is rather enjoyable, getting some syrup and liquorice as well, extremely thick dark fruits. Taste is very sweet, gluhwine like, a bit like that very sweet Canadian wine thing, I recently tasted, syrup, syrup de Liege, super concentrated dark sugarm crazy amounts of syrup, abhorn syrup, liquorice, toffee, soy sauce light hint, very sticky, very sweet, plenty of cough syrup, sticky. This stuff sticks to the inside of the glass, I was prepared for the worst but this turned out quite lovely honestly - huge surprise.
TheBeerGod (4632) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - sample courtesy of GandGKevin! Pours a dark brown with ruby edges. No head at all. Pretty, sticky and thick legs on the glass. Aroma is almost pure Islay single malt. Lots of iodine, wood, peat and roasted notes. Taste is not really a beer but more a liquor. Warming alcohol up front followed by more of the Islay flavors(peat, iodine) with roasted malt, sweet malt and vanilla. Body is thick and very warming but cools as it goes down. No carbonation whatsoever. Ends with more iodine, peat, roasted malt, vanilla and sweet malt. Big thanks to Kevin for the sample!
GregClow (2736) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
RATING 2500! A couple of bottles shared with several other lucky folks courtesy of Vlado & Liliana from Roland + Russell, the importers of Brewdog for Canada - many thanks to them for this pre-Christmas treat! First, I must confess that this isnít actually the 2500th beer Iíve had since starting on RateBeer - Iíve currently got a backlog of several hundred ratings in notebooks, and have been entering ratings very haphazardly and out of order for the past year or so. But when I found out that I was going to have a chance to try this, I decided to use it for this big milestone anyway. So, as for the beer - it has a deep brown-black colour with ruby highlights and a very still body. Aroma is outstanding - smoky, peaty, salty, soy sauce, toffee, and some alcohol heat, but not nearly as much as expected. Mouthfeel is smooth and supple, very nice! Flavour is deep and complex with notes of peat, salt, vanilla, licorice, burnt wood, whisky, smoke... and yes, of course, some boozy heat, but as with the aroma, not nearly as much as I anticipated from 32%. A truly unique and absolutely delicious beer that totally lives up to the hype. I would have no problem consuming a whole bottle of this over the course of a long winterís evening, although it would be rude not to share...
DrnkMcDermott (2621) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
2 oz. sample from bottle. Rating #2200! $20 @ Palmer Place. They charged this much for a taste of Utopias, so itís a value. Big sweet smell of sherry and brandy. No foam, just a dark ruby beer that bounces off a lot of room lights. Smell now has notes of Baileyís Irish Cream. First tiny sip is a bottomless pit of brown malt. Full of alcohol fumes, but somehow not hot. Just the first two sips have left the inside of my mouth with a coating of malt and resin. Heck, itís varnish and a clear coat on top, too. Even less than an ounce worth is quite intoxicating. No one who doesnít know the story of this drink would think itís a beer. Yet itís nothing less than, say, a Krampus distilled and reduced to its barest essence. No carbonation on my tongue. Definitely more potent than an 80 proof brandy. Alcoholic to the end.
Cletus (6177) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of rciesla. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Smells of dark fruit, figs, licorice, tobacco. Tastes of raisins, prunes, cognac, toffee, some big roasty hints, peppery. Alcohol is there but masked. Great beer!
HenrikSoegaard (9146) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Voldby BrewDog tasting. No head. Brown colour. Exploding powerfull Islay whisky aroma and flavor. Ashtray, medicin and all other nice stuff very present. Tastes more like whisky than beer. Really long fantastic finish. I am a sucker for Islay and alas fantastic "beer".
How speyside and deliver this much Islay notes I dont understand.....
Maybee the smokehead....