Doghair (257) - Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2013 Dark brown and viscous. No foam. Aroma is sour fruit, malt and vinegar. Heavy on the tongue. Dark malty berries and some noticeable alcohol warmth and chocolate. Finish is a little medical and sourish. Nothing to really compare it with. I really enjoyed it but not everyone will. I don’t have the bottle but I was sure it said 18%.
venom666 (329) - Alicante, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with brown notes and a beige short lasting head. Aroma is complex, liquorish, with dark fruits and coffee. Taste is very sweet, with cranberries, toffee, licorice and vanilla. Full bodied and with dry finish. Can’t find the hops at all. A bit unbalanced aftertaste, with clearly alcoholic touches. Extreme and complex.
JeyAre (204) - - AUG 16, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taste first in 16,5% bottle (was a short version in System Bolaget??)
Dark, almost black espresso color, quite liquid with minimal brown head.
The aroma is caramel, chocolate.
The taste extremely sweet. Not my style at all...
Very full body, oily texture, flat carbonisation and abrupt finish (sweet anyhow)
Overall, a bit too extreme. Could have appreciated it, even without liking the kind of beer, but in this case it is so extreme that it is difficult to rate better ...
Maybe will rerate with the 18,2 version in the cellar now, but it can’t ne much different ... Or?
zacgillbanks (2244) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BrewDog website. 2014: Aged for 5 years; powerful, rich red fruit, marzipan, and port-like flavours, red wine notes and a warming, smooth creamy alchoholic finish. Tastes like a 10% beer rather that 18%, nice! 2009: A thick black beer with a very, very, extremely! rich, hot spicy stout-like flavour. It has notes of extremely rich red fruit, chocolate and liquorice and a smokey hoppy warming alcoholic finish.
rejtable (1262) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge beer. Pours black lots lacing some head. Nose is syrup sweet. Flavours maple syrup, some espresso. Taste heavy sweet medium bitter. Creamy full body medium carbonation. Nose is very boozy but don’t feel it inmouth.
motelpogo (6453) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample from a bottle at the beergeek stall at slunce ve skle 2012. rich dark brown with a thin but lingering beige head; aroma of vanilla and cocoa powder; plenty of burnt bitterness cuts through some raw alcohol burn. potent stuff
POLK (2195) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@DØE Århus Syd: Scary strong beer which surprisingly fits well. Tastes lovely but not of the barrel.
ragnevi (1) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014 does not count
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
It is not the best Stout I have tried but probably the strongest one... That is probably also the whole thing, it must have been more important to make a beer with 18.2 percent alcohol than great taste. It tastes a bit like cold coffe if you would have drunken it from a cup of wood. Nice color of the beer, black as night and cool label but I won’t buy this again.
Bruds (6) - - AUG 3, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favorites, poors black. Sweet and a little boozy, which I like. Extremely smooth beer, nothing like it.
Chrishrt30 (98) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black pour with a hint of cola and little to no head,
Whiskey, oak, licorice and strong alcoholic spirit burn to the nose. Cocoa and ash hint at the bitterness.
Very sweet to start, licorice, coca cola, drambuie liquor, sweetness definitely dominates. A nice woody edge and some grapefruit acid to help cut through the sweetness.
The finish is mostly alcoholic, a little burnt malt, but mostly drinks like a nice whiskey based liquor.
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Andresvendsen (195) - - AUG 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Totally freaking awesome. My first one was in scotland. Now i have 2 in the cooler
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