MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottles at Chancey Smith’s- Deep opaque black pour with a dark mocha cap that is mountainous. Intense nose of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, vanilla, and alcohol. Sweet with dark chocolate and warming alcohol with lasting bitterness. Long, sweet and boozey finish with dark chocolate and dark rum like finish. Oily, full bodied, a beast!
BeerSkull (1308) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2012 Sweet fragrance with aroma of roasted malt, brown sugar and figs. The taste is incredibly soft with a nice sweetness, it is reminiscent of a sweet wine such as Port wine. The taste has hints of chocolate, raisins, roasted malt and oak. An wonderful thing is that the alcohol of 18.2% by no means is noticeable in the taste, besides as a nice warming substance. An amazing beer! Highly recommended!
Camons (6096) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@Voldby Brewdog tasting. Black, no head, but leaves nice lacings on side of glas. Aroma is sweet sugar, plums and chocolate. Taste is very sweet, sweet fruit, plums, raisins,alcohol. Full body, warming alcohol , low carbonation.
LordDrachen (116) - reggio emilia, ITALY - OCT 23, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Of course, extreme. Aroma is mostly brine, port, liquor. Traces of liquorice and sherry-type fruity. The taste is sweet, very intense; sweet liqueur, licorice, final peat. Persistent. Rather full body. Definitely successful the balance with alcohol, but absolutely sickening. Even difficult to drink an half of the bottle. I love Brewdog but in this case they didn’t a good work. "Too much" in any aspects.
50belair (2356) - Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Darkguardian. Dark brown in color with big booze and pete aromas. This is a chewy stout that you have to let warm up. As it comes to temperature the big boozy burn starts to dissipates and reveals wonderful chocolate and caramel flavors. Great beer, that has to warm up to be truly appreciated......
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch --3 bb 16/02/20. Dark brown, black edges, tan thin cover. Aroma is cranberry, fruity, jasmine tea and chocolate. Taste is heavier chocolate, alcohol, fruit, cranberry.
GatheringBrews (45) - Derby, Vermont, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
At first sip, I enjoyed it, because of its bold flavor, but as noted elsewhere, it became just overbearing and alcoholic, which increased as it warmed in the glass.
Rich mahogony in color, nearly black, with a pale white head that dissipated quicly. Sticky sweet aroma with obvious notes of alcohol.
Dominated by roasted sweetness, almost burnt, there are hints of the smoke and oak, but they’re overwhelmed by the bitterness and alcohol.
tom_clift (44) - Carnegie, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Brilliant. Liqueur style, like a muscat. Thick, malty, sweet, dark, oak. Warmth from alcohol. Complex. Spicy, dark fruits, floral hints.
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
An interesting beer, which I liked immediately due its complexity and sheer strength of flavour, until after a few sips I found it overbearing and unpleasantly alcoholic. Dark red, nearing black, with a foam head that disappeared instantly. The aroma is sweet, molasses, burnt caramel and warming alcohol. The same burnt caramel flavour dominates initially, with wood notes, very sweet., very bitter. The alcohol finishes very strong, too strong. Also I feel a little drunk after half a bottle. A beer worth experiencing once, some may love it, but I didn’t.
Koyo (251) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Ölbutikken, Copenhagen, Denmark. Pours a pitch black colour with a thick head. Taste is coffee and roasted, a little sour note and some sweetness. Despite it being 18,2% ABV I can not say that I think it tastes anyting of alcohol at all.