allmyvinyl (1069) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Brewdog Online shop. Jet black pour with thin tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, dark sugars, liquorice and dark stone fruit. Cooked plums. Something port-like, that continues in the taste - very much like a fortified wine. Full bodied and sticky, but good with it. Long finish. Perfect after-dinner beer.
BOSSbrewer (1030) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark brown. Thin head that persists. Pungent aroma almost tart. Alcohol is very up front. Almost solventy. Plums and prunes and lots of dark fruits. Lots of alcohol on the finish. Medium bodied.
Ptrck (9) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at home (from Bierwinkel in Leiden, NL).
Typical stout black colour with a creamy colored head. Smells after caramelized sugar, berries, (hazel)nuts, roasted malts, oak and brandy. Complex and silky smooth mouthfeel. Sweet, berries, cherries, chocolate, raisins, vanilla and with a hint of alcohol (although the18,2% alcohol is dangerously hidden). More than excellent!
Killcore (22) - - OCT 11, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Bierkoning Amsterdam.
Pours your classic stout black with a finger of a praline colored head.
Aroma: caramelized sugar, licorice and a plenty of brandy-like alcohol.
Taste: Oh my god, this is sweet. To the point of being unbearable. Licorice overkill with a hint alcohol burn. This pretty much sums up the taste - licorice syrup with some added booze. No chocolate, no coffee here - everything is drowned up in this friggin’ syrup. You can’t even really feel the 18,2 abv...
Hops only show themselves in the aftertaste, with a touch of medicinal bitterness.
Never again. As much as I love sweeter RIS...just no.
Will stick to BrewDog’s IPA propositions...
kraddel (1920) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ home by myself . Had no clue this was such high abv
Pours black , no sign of foam
Soft carbo . Sweet , bitter , very thick , very drinkable , some chocolate
This combines everything i love in a stout . I stand amazed . Big applause , brewdog , you just made me cross the line from ’ intrested in brewdog ’ to ’ fan of brewdog ’
Btw , i need more of this stuff !
TriggerHappy (55) - Łódź, POLAND - OCT 4, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Brązowa piana, słodycz piernika przechodząca w alkoholowy posmak, suszone śliwki i rodzynki, w smaku alkoholowa słodycz. Rewelacja.
Silvan7 (432) - Samarate, ITALY - OCT 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Colore marrone scuro con riflessi rubino. impenetrabile.
Schiuma beige finissima, decisamente cremosa e poco persistente. profuma di caffè torrefatto, di vino passito , e di uvetta. il profumo dell’alcool è intensissimo. Sorprendentemente nascosto il gusto dell’alcool sviluppa però un calore deciso. In bocca ricorda il vinsanto toscano, la frutta candita ed un caffè ben zuccherato. Piacevolissima. Equilibrata e armonica.
VT (1181) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle from czar - thanks, mate. Pours a ruby reddish black with a beige head. Aroma is hazelnut, almonds, chocolate, alcohol, and violence. Domestic violence. Flavor is black cherry, port wine, mead, sweet chocolate, raspberry, black licorice. Finish is alcohol, port wine, hazelnut, wood, toasty. Lingering alcohol burn, red berries. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel, weak carbonation. Excellent.
Philym (337) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Dark brown with a tan finger thick creamy head.
Aroma: Treacle, bread/toast, grassy, berry fruit, wood, liquorice and spiritous.
Taste: Medium/high sweetness and low/medium bitterness and sourness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture and medium body, no carbonation and very easy to drink. Initially there is an upfront sweetness with a treacle taste this then develops into a slight tartness in the middle. The finish lingers with sweetness (honey/treacle like) and a slight alcohol warmth.
Comments: Very tasty and left a glass lace. This is quite sweet and is more like a liqueur in that respect. This is a bottle from batch 911.
czar (3257) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark brown burgundish with a small somewhat persistent beige cap, few lacing patterns. booze, nail polish, soy, brown sugar, high fructose corn syrup, cherries and other dark berries, burnt caramel, aniseed, licorice, light woodsy notes. moderate carbonation, über-cloying with light bittering coffee notes in the finish. not bad. a sipper.