ComradeK (1067) - The Vale of Dundas, - MAY 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with no head, but with viscous legs. The aroma is a potent blend of Vegemite, soy sauce and hot alcohol, with fortified wine and smoky Scotch notes coming through. A faint muscat flavour up front is overcome by herbal hops and peaty Scotch whisky. Bittersweet dark chocolate and savoury soy sauce come in at the mid-palate, with luscious sweet muscat at the finish. There is warming alcohol aftertaste, mixed with herbal hops. This is a very interesting one. I have always liked the bombastic lunacy of BrewDog, and this is a prime example. It feels more like a fine whisky or fortified wine than a beer as such. It presents a curious blend of sweet, savoury and boozy, that overall works very well. Nice stuff.
core04 (1) - ITALY - MAY 22, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bellissima, liquore, caffè , al naso si sente l?alcool. . Calda al palato.. da meditazione..
Advocate_Ames (493) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with no head. Aroma is of warming whiskey spiced booze, salty, oak, chocolate malts, and buttery toffee. It reminds me of a tasty sweet glazed meat. The flavor is rather rich of dark roasted malts, sweet burnt caramel syrup, some bitterness, and some vanilla. The finish is more of a roasted coffee liqueur without the dark coffee bitterness. Overall it is rather good. If you consider the potent nature of this brew it blends rather well. It remains vand very flavorful and is intriguing. I never had anything like this. I would recommend this beverage even that it is not your typical imperial stout style.
linusb (75) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Chocolate! Liqourice, Hay, plum T: Smokey, Liqourice, salt, salmiak O: Very nice! Much better than expected! I really enjoy it, but a small glass OS enough.
GlasgowTAD (383) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a viscous black with no head. Aroma is sweet molasses with slight dark chocolate notes. Taste is sweet malt, dark chocolate, slight leather with an alcohol burn. Thick as oil.
OwainTurner (390) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad. A sweet think ans syrupy brew. Nice but not worth more than to satisfy curiosity. :-)
chinchill (2770) - South Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small sample from a swingtop bottle in Edinburgh.
Dark reddish-brown body looks quite thick. Smells much like a barleywine. Tastes like barleywine concentrate.
Syrupy. No mistaking high ABV in the mouthfeel.
Boozy, but much less so than expected given the extraordinary ABV.
AdiBeer (1902) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: toasted malts, coffee, salty, smoked flavours. Appearance: slightly hazy black, no head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: salty flavours coming up quickly, alcohol, toasted malts, coffee liqueur. Overall: very extreme, interesting, yet nothing I would drink again. Bottle at the brewery, Ellon.
leaparsons (8718) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, Brewdog, Leicester. Dark brown with a thin head. Aromas are sticky toffee with smoked ham and Chinese five spice. Earthy with lemon, raisins and toasted malts. Very spicy booze with marzipan and brandy. Flavours are sweet, burnt toffee and raisins with alcohol and coriander burn. Thick on the palate with brandy and leafy hops. Smoky meatiness with honey and lemon. The opposite of a session beer but still surprisingly drinkable. Good.
mkam (322) - POLAND - APR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown color with no head. Malty aroma with a notes of cherries. Taste like no beer, more similar to some cherry liquor. Warming alcoholic finish.
nihtila (1473) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nip from bottle at DogTap. Pours dark brown. Nose is very strong and boozy, sweet chocolate, whisky, vanilla, oak. Taste is also strong, thick, liqueur like, toasted and burnt malts, chocolate, raisin. Beer of itsown style but I still rather take an IS or whisky or portwine.