collins81 (2) - Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Double bastard lived up to its name. Hops upon awesome upon that feeling when a stiff right is delivered to a backstabbing persons jaw is what awaits you for the first taste. Very strong, great taste.
ChrisSc (138) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Bottled 09.06.2013
Appearance: red/copper in color. mostly clear with a slight haze. Small tan head.
Aroma: Caramel and brown sugar is most present. Citrus and floral hop notes back it up. Slight alcohol.
Taste: Sweet at first, but evolves into a bitter, long lasting finish. The bitterness builds as you continue to drink the bottle.
Palate: A full body and mouthfeel. Light carbonation. Long bitter finish.
Overall: Strong ale indeed. Nothing subtle about this beer. The flavors are upfront and intense. More bitter than I expected, but still very nice. For me this beer is less about complexity, and more about straight forward, strong flavor.
JDBaker11058 (1070) - Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: deep clear amber with a silky, creamy, dense, near white head, poured into a snifter. Aroma: caramel and roasted nuts, toffee, plums in syrup, a hint of woody booze . Taste: brown sugar, raisin, caramel, candied nuts, a big wash of resinous, piney hops toward the back end. Finish: slowly building boozy warmth grows over a lingering malty caramel and brown sugar thread, balanced by the lingering hoppy dryness. Notes: Definitely a big, strong ale, but it maintained a good semblance of balance and was surprisingly drinkable for an 11.2% beer--the alcohol was reasonably well-hidden. Beerdvent 2013, day seven.
k0mpsa (771) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at stone brewing, escondido. Clear deep amber color, white head. Aroma is malts, oak, cherry, fruits, hops. Balanced malty body, big hops, some oak, fruits and some berries.
dunn4040 (43) - Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky orangish-red with a decent off-white head. Aroma is slightly boozy, nuts, dark fruits, brown sugar, and some hops. Bold flavor that kicks you right in the taste buds. Roasted nuts, malts, a hint of sweetness, and a surge of hop bitterness to keep you humble. This beer packs a punch at 11.2 percent and they do not hold back with the flavor profile. There really is not mistaking that you are drinking a very strong beer. Sometimes, that’s exactly what you need though.
jcartamdg (1445) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 bottle, pours a deep murky brown with no head. Aroma big on malt with slight hop bitterness. Taste is caramel, brown sugar, toffee, pine and slight grapefruit. I’m amazed that the hops stuck around this long. Not
drsordr (572) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour dark amber copper. Nose sweet malt, dank hop. Hint of earthy spice. Taste sweet malt, spicy hop. Bitter starts in mid palate and lasts through a long finish. Reasonable mouth feel. I once drank a 3L of this for New Years.
ADesenberg (392) - Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at jungle jims: pours a dark, orangish red color with a healthy tan head. Aroma is toffee and pine needles... You know it’ll be bitter before you try it. Taste is a bit of caramel and sweetness, but that gets knocked out by the bracing piney bitterness. Lovely.
tadahster (100) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper, very yeasty, no head, strong lacing, sweet, flowers and alcoholic, candy sugar, intensely sweet on the palate with a long lingering harsh and strong bitterness, almost medical in its bitterness
flying_pig (760) - SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A 3rd of a pint in Brewdog Glasgow (£4.25):
An alright beer at best and I felt that the beer was only about loading the flavour with a mix of hops and alcohol meaning the balance was poor and the beer was a hard on to drink with everything in your face and to the extreme. I’m glad I got to try this one but I don’t think I’ll be giving it a go again.
firemarshal (68) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into snifter. Dark red color, dense small head. Aroma is toasty, resin, earthy, caramel, honey, banana. Flavor is powerful, with plenty of hops, roasted coffee caramel. Full bodied, sticky, lots of carbonation, extra bitter finish. Doesn’t live up to the diatribe on the back of the bottle, but pretty good.