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BrewDog Watt Dickie

Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Eisbock
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 1050   ABV: 35%

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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
llkc (1471) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2016
Duft meget sød, ROM dadler svesker brun sukker smag meget smag af sprit rosin lakrids super meget smittet i eftersmagen

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Hullaledrinker (24) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2016
An ale you got to try at least once, in my case strictly once! totally mental strength with powerful alcohol taste but found it undrinkable really. As scary as the cool little bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mentalmind (56) - FINLAND - JUN 18, 2016
Shared a 60ml bottle with my spouse. Aged about two years. Tasted it warm with no ice. Pours dark brown and still. Smell is quite mild and pleasant, cough medicine comes to mind in a good way. Taste is suprisingly strong, condenced barley wine with licorice on top. Alcohol burns in the end. It was a bit too intense for my woman, but I enjoyed it. I could get these as a shot from time to time.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dslam (103) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
Poured from a 60ml bottle. Dark brown clear liquid with no head. Very good aroma, it does not smell very alcoholic at all. Good first sip with a burst of flavor that dissipates rather quickly. It has the alcoholic after bite, but it slowly disappears as well. Since the alcohol bite is so strong, there is nothing left on the palate to enjoy the lasting taste. However I am quite enjoying the tingling caused by the alcohol. On second sip I noticed that the beer is quite viscous, and reminds me of barley wines.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
pictoman (920) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
Poured from 60mL bottle shared with Dslam [aged ~2 years]. Amber brown, no head, no carbonation. Aroma of caramel malt and dark stone fruit, doesn’t smell much more alcohol-y than your average barley wine. Holds much of the same flavours on taste, but dissipates quite quickly from the alcohol. Alcohol isn’t overpowering, but still provides a mild burn, not unpleasant like a cheap spirit. Originally thought it would be a one-off novelty that would just be for the experience, but it’s actually not bad. Add some water back in and it would be like a barley wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (6162) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2015
Poison bottle. Straight from the bottle. Malty, sweet, fruity, oily hops in aroma. Very malty and sweeet and hoppy in taste. Dry mouthfeel. Harsh but full of flavors. Didn’t expect that. Beer is not completely killed and I like it. Sipper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (13610) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2015
60ml bottle (Alus Celle, Riga)
Rather pleasant sweetish malty base, but quite a pleasant hop liqueuer on top of that. Same goes for the taste. Does have a big alcohol booze burn if you drink it at above zero temperatures I’m sure (I can breathe fire from it), but I’m drinking this at -10C, and it slips down rather easily as a sipper, as a hop liqueuer. Bitterness is nettley and spicy, but fits perfectly with whatever it is. I was expecting more breadiness, from what others had said. No mind, I liked it as the hop liqueuer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
gueuze (790) - - SEP 24, 2015
Schwarz, Schlieren im Glas. Ohne CO2. Geruch wie ein Lösemittelschlag in’s Gesicht mit Sherrynoten. Im Mund pappig. Im Nachgeschmack dann sprittig. Läuft heiß den Rachen runter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (6316) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2015
60ml [?] phial. Opaque, dark brown colour, no head, everlasting lacings stain the clear glass into brown. Intense cough syrup aroma, nose cleaning menthol or eucalyptus tang, notes of molasses, liqueur, Grand Marnier, Averna, tea, liquorice, sorrel, Scotch thistle, sage. Four staged taste cascade starts with molasses, moves over liquorice and tea to Scotch thistle and sage; a good deal of alcohol, naturally. Hardly to be rubricated under beer; a taste etude nevertheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brandman (2831) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2015
Deep mahogany body, no head. Aroma has much alcohol, resiny and sweet notes. Much bitterness. Liqourice, some orange. Somehow there is something that reminds me of beer. Harsh.

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