mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark cloudy cola brown with a tan ring. Aroma is chocolate and dark dried fruits with a good amount of caramel. Flavor is chocolate and assorted dried fruits, some sharp cranberry flavor, and a good deal of alcohol heat. A puckering, slightly dry finish. Full bodied with light carbonation.
MisoW (121) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 10, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black color, medium beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, some berries. Taste of roasted malt, coffee, berries, vanilla and alcohol (quite well hidden). This is a BEER, must have.
DuffMan (5247) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with my wife. Very dark brown, viscous pour with a dense brown cap. Super-sweet sticky body, lots of barrel character but that isnít what kills this for me. There is so much residual sugar, itís cloying. Not as hot as Iíd expected for a brew that clocks in at 18+% ABV, but it is a sweet cloying mess. The first Brewdog brew that is a major disappointment for me (I donít count Penguin-- my hopes were not set high for that one in the first place!).
queenholly (1914) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark fruit, chocolate, alcohol, molasses aroma. Near black with a minimal head. Syrupy sweet molasses, chocolate, roasty malt, and alcohol flavor. Heavy sticky body, soft carbonation. Drinks a bit like a syrupy sweet liqueur.
shrubber85 (6047) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Oak, brown sugar, chocolate malt, and alcohol aroma. Black with minimal head. Very sweet chocolate syrup, berry, oak, malt, alcohol and bitter herbal flavor. A bit too sweet for me.
andriesradu (198) - ROMANIA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl. Dark black with a huge beige long lasting head. Aroma is malty, sweet, alchool, roasted. Flavour is heavy sweet, roasted malt, alchool. Texture is oily.
gruberm (85) - - MAY 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong smelling with a sugary alcohol aroma. A wonderfully pleasant taste, almost port like in quality with a to he of roughness from the high alcohol content.
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dnicolaescu (155) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head: coffee, medium, frothy, fast disappearing. Colour: black with some dark amber highlights.
Aroma: super-intense, sweet, dried fruit/berries, chocolate, alcohol, stale. Taste: very sweet dried berries and alcohol, very bitter and spicy as well. Not that boozy for its abv, the sweetness keeps alcohol under control. A very intense beer, but also very hard to drink. They should sell it bottles half the size.
kerenmk (1241) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at our place. Thanks beerandbeyond for fetching it. Cloudy to opaque muddy brown with tar tan ring. Smoke and cranberry aroma, very fruity with some jasmine tea and then ink and roast. Very heavy, sweet and a little alcoholic, liquor, and maybe a little soy in the mouth. Syrupy, smooth texture, full body and no carbonation.
womencantsail (7100) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, almost black, pour with a small khaki head. Caramel, herbal (anise?), dark fruit, and booze on the nose. Some brown sugar, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. The flavor is boozy and overly sweet. Caramel, sugar, and licorice. Dark fruit, some roasted malt, and notes of dark chocolate and coffee.
spacecube (369) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 330ml bottle, deep dark pour with a foamy head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, white sugar, wood, cherries and a touch of port. Very sweet to start, unsure at first whether this is a quality brew or just a big sugar rush. It does calm down and I got used to the sweetness and there is a nice balance of flavours. Extra marks for being 18%.