PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Notes from old backlog: Very deep brown pour with a ruby hue- surprisingly decent head retention for the ABV. There’s a sticky thin tna lace left on the glass. Sweet aroma of raisin/date paste, maltose, maple like and solventy with some fusels noted. Cough medicine texture. Goes down slow and hot. Under attenuated, huge and maple like, nondescript booze, and excessive maltose. One dimensional and pretty much undrinkable. Not a fan of Brew Dog.
pictoman (885) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 330mL bottle. Dark brown-ish black with tan head. Roast malt and dried fruits with some mild wood and chocolate notes, mild alcohol kick. Pretty nice, but lacks a little bit of depth. Medium body.
Patersoi (147) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Like drinking brandy! Pours oily black with a reluctant tan head. Was hoping for more aroma. Sweet on first taste but not malt sweet - is it the cranberries? Chocolate and dried fruit/christmas pudding flavours and some date. Some coffee and roast malt late in the piece and the finish finally reveals the epic alcohol content with a warm glowing sunset.
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babilon25 (8) - - MAY 31, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Per mi la millor imperial stout que he sabotejar mai, ara bé, massa cara l’ampolla
Enno101 (69) - - MAY 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours jet black with tan head. Aroma:chcoalte, coffee, molasis, liquorice, roast malt and a lot of booze. Sugar, chocolate, toffee, coffee and a LOT of booze. This one is heavy.
ALLOVATE (2842) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2016
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Batch 2, 18.2% ABV
At just cellar temperature and into a snifter. Black as midnight with a short-lived lather of tannish cream. Highly vinous, fortified wine and plum grappa dominated nose; boozy and spicy, medicinal slightly dank and dirty. Hints at fell, rotting and fermenting fruit. Whoa, wow, what? It is harsh on the palate; sickly sweet like unfermented wort. Astringent and puckering in the back with a hot finish. Viscous, big body is sticky, gammy and cloying. Finish is amazingly short. Fruit sugars atop tawny port notes. Lightly woody with a strong hint of rancid butter and vanilla cream. Something burnt builds but in no way does it compliment. I could hardly get this one down. Nothing worked. The hype does not fit. Harsh and ill-defined. Disappointing! (33cL, BB 21/12/21, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
mariuspoenari (1218) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Craft & Draft Amsterdam. Pitch black with an espresso head. Burnt salted caramel, brewed coffee, cocoa, sherry and a ton of sweet cherries. A bit sweet at first, it develops a nice fruity bitterness as you go.
markoijelena (2050) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAY 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft sample 16.5% at Craft&Draft Amsterdam Netherlands. Thanks for sharing mariuspoenari.03.05.2016.Pour it dark color with medium brown head.Aroma leather,intense coffee,spirit on the back.Taste starts with roasted coffee beans,dark chocolate,vanilla,finishes with warm kick of alcohol,full body,perfect balanced,really to blow your mind.Perfect
Zlotta (1586) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2016 Sampled from tap at ’Craft & Draft’ at 16.5% abv, courtesy of mariuspoenari, thanks a lot! Pitch black with a light brown head. Sweetish-malty, roasty aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, licorice and dark ripe fruits. Sweetish-malty, roasty taste of dark chocolate, caramel, coffee, licorice and dark ripe fruits, followed by a long, medium roasty-bitter, alcoholic-warming finish. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very good!
humpah (79) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes: Old Brewdog label bottle at Harry’s. 16.5% ABV version. Pours black colour with not much head.Malty, very bittery and thick/full body. Has some chocolate, some sweetness, bit of berries. A bit rough. Pretty drinkable even though it’s high on the ABV.
BazScott (62) - - APR 29, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown/black, with a pleasant looking coffee coloured head. Aroma of malts, dark chocolate. Slight initial bitterness, then a smoothness to the palate. Overall, a pleasant sipper for a relaxing evening.