AndySnow (8163) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2017 hopscotch (11311) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle… South Florida Throwdown 2010… Clear maple syrup-colored ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Decent retention. Smells like boozy, woody, strawberry cough syrup… only worse. Light to medium-bodied and abrasive with tickling carbonation. The flavor is a boozy, bitter, fruity and acidic mess of a concoction. Finishes astringent and dry. Well, everyone else at the throwdown liked it a good bit. I think it’s a total mess of a beer. It rubs me in all the wrong ways and in all the wrong places. I’m a big BrewDog fan, but this one was a major disappointment for me. I’m still grateful to have had the opportunity to try it. Thanks go out to darkguardian for providing the bottles for all of us to share! I’m glad I was in the absolute minority at the Throwdown as far as the level to which I disliked this beer. Admittedly, only my craft beer bias prevented me from scoring this as low as the BMC beers.
How: Bottle, no 1992. omhper (25808) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2017
Where: Tasting 2017-05-06.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with a minimal head.
Aroma: Raspberries, tart, strawberries.
Body: Medium body, low to low carbonation.
Flavour: Raspberries, some caramel, tart, strawberries.
Bottled at AndySnow tasting. Hazy copper colour, no head. Concentrated tart strawberry jam aroma with some whisky. Tart with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel, no carbonation. Strawberries and caramel. Low bitterness. Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle @Craig’s (Abstrakt tasting). Pours dark copper, slight white head which did go very quickly. Nose is big fruits , cherry pie and fruit cake. Taste is cherry, huge cherry, (Trump hands), the carbonation lifts the beer, tastes a bit like Haribo Tangtastics. GlasgowTAD (1986) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle at Craigs. Pours brownish orange with no head. Aroma is muted strawberry, raspberry and a hint of caramel. Taste is strawberry fruit, sherbety sourness, raspberry sweet, slight alco heat, sherry notes in the finish. fiulijn (21399) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
Courtesy of Daniele; synthetic cork, bottled 08.09.10; April 2012
Holmen1 (6571) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2015
Hazy red-amber color, with very small head. Smell of fruit, yeast and alcohol, jam, cheese. Strong body, caramel flavor with some berries; quite hash alcohol and bitterness. Some late astringency and acidity. Unpleasant.
Fra flaske (bottled 080910) på RBHD-treff hos OG: vi feirer Asle Bjørns rating nr. 3000 med denne, som han hadde spart til anledningen. Åpnes med Lumbyes Champagnegalop på anlegget. Jordbær og rips på lang avstand, og gylden med et rødlig skjær og meget kort skum. Tørr, snerpende munnfølelse med preg av gamle bær, eik og vanilje. Besk og med sur magefølelse. Whiskytoner i ettersmaken. Bærer ikke alderen med eleganse. Sigmund (7962) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2015
Shared 375 ml bottle at local tasting, thanks to abemorsten. Reddish brown colour, moderate to low off-white head. Strong and intense aroma of ripe and over-ripe raspberries, strawberries and oak. Mouthppuckering and astringent dry flavour of oak, over-ripe raspberries and stale strawberry jam, hints of whisky and hops. Uh, well - INTERESTING, to say the least. abemorsten (3683) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2015
Shared bottle at RBHD gathering, March 2015. Misty orange golden body with an off-white rim. Inviting vinuous raspberries on the nose. Heavy salty,bitter and acidic, fermented berries, Full bodied and light juicy texture with an alco warmth. Berries and whiskey notes in the finish. gunnar (9762) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2015
Shared bottle at local tasting, Abemorstens 3000 rating edt. Pours almost clear deep golden with a small white head. Aroma is strong raspberries. Taste is very dry oak and wood, shy raspberry, lots of oxidation, harsh bitter finish with a light alcohol burn as well Holmen2 (4132) - NORWAY - MAR 3, 2015
Shared bottle at RB/HD at OGJ’s 03.03.15. Cloudy dark orange. Small, off-white head. Aroma of raspberries and malt. Complex taste of raspberries, strawberries.and malt, with hints of Whisky and bitter berries in aftertaste.