JohnnyJ (4081) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber pour, with an off white head. Moderately peaty, iodine, caramel, a bit of dark fruit, and boozy whisky. I like islay malt, but this isn’t working very well.
Lilja (1391) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Doftar nedmonterad radioapparat. Smaker av rökighet, whiskey, malt men alkoholen slår igenom alldeles för mycket. Tydlig beska. Inte Brewdogs bästa försök.
shoutman (3) - Livingston, Montana, USA - APR 9, 2013 does not count
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
This beer smells bad and drinks worse. It is very harsh alcohol in the mouth, and the malts don’t have a chance. The barrel aging only comes through in acrid, unpleasant waves that remind one of green wood, not cured wood. It resembles a barleywine in color only.
Ratman197 (9034) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle poured a hazy reddish amber with a lingering ring of ivory foam. Aromas of dirty ashtray, iodine, peat smoke and a hint of carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of peat smoke, iodine and light carmel with a smooth lingering peat smoke finish. Tastes a bit better than it smells but I would never buy this beer again!
zimbo (483) - SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells of smoke, peat and TCP when opened before pouring.Gorgeously tight nose going in the glass with a good glossy tan two finger head. Brown somewhat hazy colour with some orange hue. Starts slow before the density and slight sappiness of the beer shows. Some fine medical gauze in there too. Well integrated. Especially the whisky element,
Shows what BrewDog can do when they stop pounding the puppy and put their mind fully on brewing.
ansermadide (1451) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown in color, murky, with an off-white head. Aroma is smoky, with immediate notes of peat. It’s unique in its smokiness. It’s really neat in the mouth. Odd, but smooth and smoky with strong peat. I like it. It’s really smooth. I think I want to age mine 3-4 years. Probably 3. It has a lingering finish of alcohol and peat, with the smoke burning off pretty fast. This is a very complex, interesting beer that’s smooth, mature, and awesome - regardless of what other people think of it.
warhorseman (1) - - MAR 20, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell is smokey and inviting. Taste is much like a good whisky, smokey peaty, and smooth all the way until the end, when it shows a little bitterness to remind you it is a craft brew from brew dog. I was very impressed with this brew one of my absolute favorites.
zoucrew102 (374) - - MAR 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is boozy with strong peaty, whisky notes. Pours dark amber with little head. Taste is more like a scotch than a beer with heavy peaty notes along with some alcohol. Excellent.
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SimplySike (690) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poors dark clear amber with tiny tan head.
Aroma alcohol, booze, smoke, whisky, dark fruits.
Taste warming alcohol, smoke, heavy sweet.
Had this in my cellar for more than a year, never reted before. There is more smoke and whisky than I remember. Still good!
wheresthepath (1445) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[330ml bottle, gift from my wife - thank you!] Pours a deep amber with a slight whitehead. Lots of pepper and ginger up front - rather spicy in fact. The alcohol is VERY evident. There’s some medicinal-tasting smokey peat, and then leafy hops in the finish. It’s very unusual, very powerful and very distinctive. But it just doesn’t really work - too many different things going on here and fighting each other. Nevertheless, as is always the case with Brewdog beers, it was engaging and challenging, and I’m glad I had the chance to experience it, even though it didn’t do it for me.