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BrewDog Watt Dickie

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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Eisbock
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   EST. CALORIES: 1050   ABV: 35%
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Watt Dickie is a spirit born out of our stone-faced misadventures in high ABV brewing. The bastard lovechild of the technique we developed to produce idiosyncratic masterpieces such as Tactical Nuclear Penguin, Sink the Bismarck and the infamous End of History – a beer which reached 55% ABV.

This is an insanely amplified IPA masquerading as a spirit. A faux spirit, a dead spirit, a new spirit. Born as an India Pale Ale, Watt Dickie then undergoes patent pending (and consequentely for now secret) freezing alchemy which transforms the beer into a high octane roller coaster of flavour, craftsmanship, originality and audacity.

The process condenses & amplifies the flavour, body and mouth-feel resulting in full bodied malty, hoppy rock ‘n roll opulence which is unlike anything you (or anyone else) has ever tasted before. Watt Dickie is uncarbonated and designed to be drunk and enjoyed as a spirit: have it neat, have it on the rocks or even make a cocktail with it.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andregoncalves (1302) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from brewdog online store. Dark orange, brown color. Clear. Taste is medium bitter and sweet. Medium and oily body. Aroma is caramel, malt, alcohol and fruits.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20486) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle at home. Clear orange coloured with no head. Sweet aroma of caramel and alcohol with notes of dried fruits. Sweet flavour of soy sauce and alcohol with notes of dried fruits. Burning alcoholic finish.

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
zenkis (537) - Ogre, LATVIA - JUN 15, 2014
thanks to Andris from ALEhouse Riga
Coppery, dark amber in color with no top, on nose - malty, berries and far away wooden, pleasant combo. Taste - mostly yeasty and darker malts bitter. It actually tastes like home made liqor or shnabs. No trace of beer to me. Palate - pungent, astringent, boozy, medium bodied, dry, unpleasant finish for beer.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mcberko (5918) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle at Brewdog Camden, pours burgundy with no head. Nose is fairly phenolic and boozy, with brandy notes and loads of alcohol. Flavour is fairly offensive, with loads of alcohol, herbal notes, and boozy liqueur. Lots of harsh notes here - super boozy and without complexity. Not good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (302) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Mini 60ml bottle - Pours hazelnut red, very clear for such a dark beer. A bit like muddy water. Absolutely no head. Aroma is nutty and heavy on coffee, some oak, roasted malt and very fierce alcohol unless you inhale very gently. Taste is liquorice and loads of it, treacly, some medium bitterness, very warming. Sticky and syrupy. Burns your eyes a bit, can only take a tiny sip at a time, the aroma is surprisingly pleasant but the taste is overridden by alcohol - overall it’s not so bad. I had half the bottle so I can have the other half today. Upon my second tasting, I’ve decided it’s actually pretty nice - but you can barely call it beer.

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
MayumiH (41) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Brown with zero head. I had it on the rocks as suggested. It wasn’t as strong as i expected. Not my thing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jamedra (447) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 20, 2014
Lahvička 60 ml. Aroma je velmi výrazné, ořechově s nádechem zrajícího sýru a silným alkoholovým podkladem. Pěna je nulová. Barva samotného piva je tmavší měděná. Chuť je velmi likérově sladká až medová, má nádech pomerančů, celkově je velmi alkoholově palčivá a zanechává po sobě rázný alkoholový dozvuk. V ústech pivo působí jako řidší med, je vcelku jemné, posléze však přechází do mocné alkoholové palčivosti. Celkově se jedná o velmi zajímavý experiment, který si nejsem úplně jist jak ohodnotit, dalo by se to považovat za velmi chutný tvrdý alkohol, ale na druhou stranu za velmi přehnané pivo.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andriesradu (452) - ROMANIA - MAY 13, 2014
6cl bottle. Pours dark copper/brown with absolutely no head. Really nice sharp aroma, heavy sweet, caramel, alchool, fruity, similar to cognac but much better :). Warm, thick, with notes of caramel and hops leading to a strong alchool finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with no head. Has a spicy malty caramel and dark fruit aroma with hoppy hints. Malty dry spicy warming caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty dry warming alcohol finish with hints of caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (779) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
6cl. Bottle.
Pours clear amber with no head.
Aroma alcohol, caramel, pine, sweet, herbal, toffee.
Taste warming bitter alcohol, sweet.
Mouthfeel warming alcohol, oily.
Rich nose, alcohol bomb. But in the sense of a spirit actually nice.


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