chrisv10 (12653) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Very dark brown with tiny tan head. Flavour is roasted malts, vinous, notes of alcohol, sweet, little liquorice, dark fruit, hops and plume.
maledictum (719) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUN 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour with brown edges and not much of a head to speak of. The aroma is mazzive Port Wine Vintage with hints of oak, dark charred sugars, and a massive ethanol presence. The flavor comes through with caramelized molasses, chocolate, vanilla, booze, wood, and more booze. The palate is medium to full with little effervescence and a warming finish. Really tasty, and one of Brew Dog’s better offerings.
stouby (4067) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at DBF 2011.
Dark red with a brown head. Aroma alcohol, malt (caramel), fruit (craneberries). The flavor is sweet and sour, vinous and some alcohol felt. Fantastic.
pintbypint (2953) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml brown bottle. Deep brown colour, thin tan foam, leaves a slight swirl on the surface, a few isolated spots of lace stick around. Viscous, leaves legs on the glass. Nose has a lot of alcohol, also notes of chocolate. Flavour has chocolate/cocoa up front, intitial sweet taste. Moves into roasty notes, hints of ash, wood, bourbon. Finishes with sweet alcohol and chocolate. Full body, heavy mouthfeel. Very fine carboantion. Woody feel on the tounge. Has a residual alcohol burn that is quite noticable, but not all that unpleasant. Overall, this beer is huge. Bigger than I was expecting, and sweeter than I had anticipated. I was not prepared for it, but I still found it pleasurable to drink, although I probably will not revisit this one, at least not by myself. 330mls did not seem like an unreasonable amount to drink, but half a bottle and I’m already questioning my dedication to this one.
DutchDrebus (4775) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very black, not a lot of foam. Smells and tastes very alcoholic, which pushes back much of the taste. Too alcoholic for me.
JoeZasada (298) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark cloudy brown with a reddish tinge - lasting light brown coloured head. Powerful aroma of chocolate and nuts. Taste: Strong sweet malty taste, strong oak notes. Notes of chocolate and caramel. Very warming mouthfeel. Finishes with a strong malty sweetness, same notes as above. A bit numbing on the tongue. Very full bodied, a tad oily on the mouthfeel. This is a powerful winner! Absolutely outstanding for a barrel aged imperial stout...
LoFi (1678) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2011 Bottle. Pitch black with a cappuccino head. Aroma: alcohol, acetone, nail polish remover. After a while some chocolate and licorice. Taste: salmiak, alcohol, sweet onions. In the background chocolate, berries, vanilla. Full-bodied, oily, medium carbonation.
Way too fresh, I think. A pity, the last time I tried it it there was still lots of alcohol, but also a lot of chocolate, licorice and wine gums. I have to rate it after what’s in the glass though.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Geln’s bevereage.
Appearance : Pitch black almost no head.
Aroma : Lots of sweetness, molasses, raisins, figs. Very rich and sweet.
Taste : Lots of molasses, sweet roasted malt. Lots of alcohol. Finish has real nice raisins and figs with lots of alcohol.
Overall : Very sweet but very rich and complex. Nice notes of molasses, figs and raisins but overdue. Alcohol was quite present even if sweetness did it’s best to mask it. Overall big sweet and alcoholic beer. Not very cohesive. A bit messy. Disapointing and too expensive.
Hair6a11 (1426) - Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; Murky, Dark Brown pour with amber highlights; modest beige head that does not retain well into this glass - the nose is syrup, port, chocolate, and booze. The flavor profile is very sweet, syrupy, dark fruits, vinousness, oak, and a bit of bitterness at the finish. Ultimately though, this thing is a boozy desert beer, isn’t it
Mjollnir (391) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330mL bottle with a high class of wank on the label. Pours hazy dark red-brown with a thin tan head that settles to a ring and a faint swirl on the surface. The aroma’s sweet, malty and floral with dried fruit, fortified wine, a little oak and lots of alcohol. Fairly sweet and alcoholic flavour with some dried fruit, grapes and a little roasted malt. Full bodied, thick, almost syrupy, soft carbonation, not amazingly smooth, quite hot and a sweet and roasty finish.