Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A fun dark beer blending black liquorice and tropical fruits. Nice
How: Bottle 330ml. Batch 025, bottled on june 6 2010. Consumed fresh about three months after bottling date. Sent to me by presario. Thanks Trevor
The look: Black body topped by a very small beige head
In long: Nose is medium roasted (fresh burnt cake). Taste has a lot of smooth grape fruity flavored black liquorice candy twist. Some other raisins and other dark fruits, light chocolate notes, soy sauce, kiwis, pineapples, more… This is the type of beer that because of the color you try to find “dark flavors” but when you can really forget about the color your start to notice all these refreshing tropical fruits flavors. Low intensity beer but the mix of liquorice candy twist and refreshing tropical fruits made of a very fun beer. I could drink a six pack of this and still not be satisfied. The carbonation was soft and the body felt a bit juicy. A very nice session beer. In Scotland Zeitgeist has now become the #1 beer of those who prefer BrewDog Zeitgeist over all other beer. Or so I have heard.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like the idea of this, sort of. A black lager, with a label spouting non conformist ideals kind of poking fun at mass produced lagers. Pours black with a nice offwhite head. Nose is roasty toasty, taste is roasty, warm, nothing to interesting, at least not as interesting as the label. Not as good as sam adams black lager but not a bad example either.
Leighton (13853) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Jolly Butchers. Pours chestnut-brown with a modest, tan head. Lightly roasted malt aroma with brown sugar and caramel. Modestly sweet with nice hints of chocolate and some dry bitterness. Light to medium in body with average carbonation. The finish is nice and roasty with dark malts, good drying and light caramel sugar. Pretty good but I could do with a bit more sweetness.
JohnRMurdoch (3747) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2011 Bottle from BrewDog Online Store. Pungent sweet hoppy chocolate malt aroma. Looks like cola with a big head. Flavour sweet spicy roasted hoppy malt with some coffee & chocolate. Sharp with oily texture. Very nice.
Oakes (13454) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The aroma is thin - maybe some light chocolate. Light coffee character. Again, a thin, undeveloped beer. Needs more lagering?
dlau (16) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a jet black and head fades to nothing very quickly. A pleasant roasted malts and Mocha aroma. Tastes pretty much what i can smell but finishes with the dryness of a lager which makes it ’lighter’. Certainly an interesting flavours that isn’t as commonly produced.
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours jet black with a medium and long lasting beige head. Fairly intense sweet malty aroma with chocolate. Sweet flavour, soft toasted malt flavour with some burnt notes and a mild to moderate hop bitterness to balance. The finish is very sweet. Decent.
kjellberg (6) - SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2010 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
caramel, coffee, roasty, floral, brown, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, light body, average carbonation,
Die_Kapusta (190) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a beige frothy head. Aroma is malt, rubber and corn. taste is roasted malt, rubber, corn and grass. Bitter and a bit sour ending. A bit too plain but still ok.
angryrobot (32) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I love a good schwarzbier, and this is one of them. Aroma is typical for style, choc & coffee plus some v slight phenol. Full malty flavour raisins toffee, some toasty bite. Sweet slightly alcholic finish. Pretty good