mmahut (536) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dickie pours in clear bronze body with absolutely no head. Aroma is liquor like, lots of wood, caramel malt, toffee, for sure a lot of alcohol. Taste is extremely bitter, grassy bitter, cough syrup, almost undrinkable. Too bad, as the aroma has been pretty nice. After few sips there is some pine, licorice, soy sauce. Body is big and heavy, no carbonation.
Ungstrup (28235) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. An amber beer with no head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, and caramel, leading to a dry, burning, alcoholic finish.
yespr (29437) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow to orange with a small to no head. Cheesy and toasted dark malty. Thick minerally. Roasted and caramelish. Dark malty. Warming, alcohol dense. Thick. Dense and toasted finish. Solid alcohol finish.
laiti (4804) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
6 cl bottle @ home
Aroma is boozy all the way. Also some plastic glue, caramel and toffee – feels like a sake with caramel added. Flavour has lots of burning alcohol, some hops(!), caramek, plastic glue and a sake-like feeling. Aftertaste has toffee and plastic. Hard to rate as a beer, but at least the burning alcohol here is rather unpleasant. I find Sink the Bismarck better than this. Quite medicine-like actually.
lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
60 ml bottle.
Pours a clear copper colour without a head. Aroma of biscuit, medicin, some caramel and loads of alcohol. Flavour of biscuit, loads of caramel sweetness, pear, very strong bitterness, licorice and some wooden notes. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a long, bitter, plastic, wooden finish. Extreme and very straightforward. Weird, but unique.
tiong (2967) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark orange with a tiny bubbly head. Aroma of glue, alcohol, booze, mild hints of hops. Taste is boozy, alcoholy, warming, lingering bitter and sticky malty. Finish is boozy, alcoholy and warming with massive amounts of sticky caramely malts and mild bitterness. Quite untypical and a bit messy boozy ale.
olio (5131) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6 cl bottle.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Aroma of caramel malts, tar, syrup and of course alcohol. Flavor is rich with grain, alcohol, caramel, alcohol, syrup, alcohol, malts, alcohol, mild ripe fruits and alcohol, maybe some alcohol also. Lingering sweet caramelly palate overflown by alcohol. Extreme.
Rob_D_UK (598) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a pretty clear amber without a hint of a head. Clear notes of alcohol on the nose. To me there were notes of vanilla in the taste but still pretty harsh.
wheresthepath (1427) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2014 Bottle that Jim gave me- cheers. Pours red-brown with no head. Raw alcohol dominates the aroma and initial taste, giving an impression of rocket fuel. Eventually some other flavours do emerge- garden fence and chocolate maybe, with a lot of salt. Nevertheless, it’s still harsh and feels like it’s dissolving your teeth- it lacks the refinement of, say, their Tactical Nuclear Penguin and instead tastes like something illicit and dangerous to drink from a hillbilly’s secret still. I was slightly worried it would make me go blind. Nevertheless, as always with Brewdog it’s interesting- unfortunately not in a good way this time. The packaging doesn’t seem to show the normal Brewdog motif anywhere, and one wonders if this is a deliberate move to avoid this rough beer damaging the Brewdog brand.
RichTheVillan (1971) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Brewdog Birmingham; dark clear amber pour zero head, sweet boozy aroma, taste is very sweet caramel, a hint if liquorice and some lingering pine hop.