Rogermoore (34) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
For me this wis one of the most mental beers I’v ever seen. It was on the news for being like the mentalist beer in the world and I bought it off ther websit. I was very expensive and my kids are not going to the zoo this wkend becuause i am skint. The beer wis like thick and chocloate and unbelievable. I wish I was amillionaire so I could fucking die on this. Best of the Dogs this is fucking serious my friend.
RyansRatings (43) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Impenetrable black with tan foam. Persistent, micro fine carbonation. An astonishing nose. Abundant prune, coffee, date, mixed peel, curry powder, spice, polished boards, malt, bacon fat. The flavour profile of this beer is simply astounding. All the flavours offered by the nose, plus an awful lot more, wrapped in an obese, yet glossy texture. It’s a simply mind-bogglingly good product. Extraordinary length, depth and persistence. Probably the best beer in the history of beer.
abergdahl (75) - SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark, very little foam or carbonation. Smells rich, musty and sweet, the taste is full and chocolaty at first then comes a sweetness, almost like a sweet strong wine, and then a warmness of alcohol replaces the sweetness in a long and very pleasant after taste. One bottle lasts a long time, will buy it again,
Would be great with a glass after a pleasant meal, perhaps with a chocolate dessert... Great beer
AlberRueda (58) - - OCT 12, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excelente cerveza con un aroma impresionante, ideal para dejar envejecer mucho mucho tiempo
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was amazing. Many thanks to Craig for sending over a bottle. Pitch black with a faint black head. The usual suspects for an impy in both the aroma and flavor, but the cranberries provided a nice tartness that did not overwhelm the faint jasmine character. A dry mouth feel with a little hoppiness. Fantastic.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at the Tom’s awesome Twickenham Brewery tasting.
Black as night, thick and viscous and an excellent tight tan head. Glorious condition. Vanilla, juniper, more vanilla, brown sugar and some excellent peated malt. Lovely lavender notes. The oak chips really show through but are never over powering. Stunning roasted chocolate malt and massively fruity. I can’t really detect the cranberries, just a barrage of every berry you can imagine. Outstanding spicy and bitter finish where the dry hopping really does its thing. An absolute cracker of a beer. BrewDog have excelled themselves here and that’s really saying something. Tried this twice and it’s a real shame that it’s quite possible I will not ever get the chance again. Incredible stuff. Massive thanks to Crazy Dave.
vintagefergie (21) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Website:
Bought 3 bottles from Website after press attention.
I was startled by this. Aroma, intense chocolate and dark ripe fruit, sherry
taste. deep chocolate, fruit tartness, malt sweetness and a complimentary bitterness, velvety and low carbonation
Lingering chocolate and even vanilla too.
Beuatiful if rather strong brew.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle from the cave- pours engine oil black little carbonation. small tiny red head. nose is, chocolate, coffee, deep deep coffee odors, cheese. oaky woody earthyness, very big complex nose. very good. taste is incredibly hoppy, with a woody finish, full bodied, citrus, really citrus, some acidity from the cranberries, a massive beer that i am so cellaring for a few more years.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - DEC 26, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle/12oz - Pours a very dark black/brown in color with no head and almost no carbonation. Aroma... dark roasted malts, oak/vanilla, chocolate, sweet herbs, sweet malts and plenty of red fruit... awesome. Palate is quite thick and smooth on the tongue. Flavor is medium sweet with lots of fruit... cherries and cranberries (!) mostly... lovely. Lingering dark roasted malts, cranberry tart/bitter and a decent amount of chocolate. Alcohol, in spite of its incredible strength, is well muted and offset by the other strong flavors of the beer. This is a masterful and awesome beer... one of the most enjoyable, if not strongest, I have had for a very long time!! Truly an amazing/excellent beer...
donearlenspry (7) - - DEC 23, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light brown head . very nice sweet & heavy stout. Very long roasted finish with sweet malts & caramel