snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - OCT 17, 2012
Tasted from the bottle @home on 17/10/2012.
Pours of lovely dark copper, crystal-clear color. Head is small off-white and quickly dissapears.
Aroma is full of berries upfront, definitely packs of raspberries, strawberries are somewhere behind. After several sniffs a very nice, elegant sourness appears. Very complex and intensive aroma!
Taste follows that pattern - astonishing mix of raspberrries upfront, tasty malt sweetness, wonderful bitterness lingering the back of the tongue - all covered with that lovely sour taste of fresh raspberries.
After few sips also could feel faint strawberry notes.
Having so much berries it, this beer is still has a "beer taste", pretty much drinkable and enjoyable.
Well done, Brewdog!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tommann (3708) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2010
375ml bottle. Pours dark orange/brown with no head. Aroma is whisky, strawberries, grapefruit and slightly sour. Some alcohol. Taste is fruity to start. Whisky on the finish, with a grapefruit bitterness. Not as full as could be. I am very much enjoying this beer. dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Big thanks to DarkGurdian for sharing this one at a recent tasting. The aroma just explodes with a massive amount of chocolate and strawberries. I noticed a little bit of sediment floating around in the glass, but I figured that it was just from the whisky casks that were used to age this beer, so therefore no harm done. For a beer being at 11%ABV it’s incredible smooth and easily drinkable. It’s got a good amount of carbonation with a very thin head to it. A great beer!! SilkTork (5725) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2012
Brewdog event at the Rake, 7th Sept 2010. Raspberry - musty - oak - sour whiffs. Lovely aroma - inviting, complex and interesting. Rather dry mouthfeel, but not puckering. Whiskey sense to it. Plastic notes from the high alcohol. A serious beer with lots of interesting notes - one of the most fascinating BrewDog beers I’ve had. Lambic whiskey. Tobacco and grass in the aroma. Lovely stuff. ladnewton (1936) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2010
On tap at the Rake, London on 7th September 2010. Amber with little or no head. Notes of marshmallow, sour strawberry and raspberry fruit, deep earthy maltiness. A mildly bitter finish, and a deep, wholemouth texture. Rather better than I had expected.
bobinlondon (1295) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2010
Keg and bottled (I assume) at the Rake. Amber/red with an off white head. Hugely complex with woody malts and spritzy raspberries. Good smooth carbonation and well disguised alcohol. Unlike a few others present on the night, I thought this was superb.
cgarvieuk (24161) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2017 bottle at home ... massive raspberry nose ... soft sweet raspberry fruits .. this is a 10 NOSE... soft fruits .. juicy soft fruits ... juicy fruits ... soff raspberry fruits ... juoicy floral fruits ... light bitter raspberry ... juicy fruits ... zrzty raspberry ... massive fruits ... juicy fruits ... soft swet fruits ... 4.2 nice
Bottle at home aug 2013... Copper... Zezty raspberry nose... Wow awsome. Nose... Tart front.. Juicy raspberry... Floral fruits... Light malts massive rasp...i think this is got better 4.0McNeillR (2313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
cask at cloisters ... deep copper red ... sweet creamy raspberry ... big tart front ... little cremola foam ... some strawberry in middle with a lightmtart raspberry finish ... quite nice... oh yum...3.9
bottle at home ... copper ...raspberry nose ... juicy sweet fruit front ... tart raspberry linger ... alcohol hidden well... but the BOTTLE 30/10/10...is way to FIZZY... little bitter fruits... 3.7
Bottle at home ... Jan 2016 ... AB 01-21(Basha) tastings ...golden copper .. thin white lacing... soft sweet oily berries ... juicy raspberries nose ... light fizz .. dry peppery fruit ... ligth dry zezty raspberry fruit 3.8
Fook meh this has held up. Tawny brown with sliver sand head. Pulped, instant freezed raspberries and sly malt pole. Strong dessert sweetness, big billing of crisp greatness. Silky finish of caressing sour, borrowed Yoda whispering hops, ploughed back over the sweet finish. Dreaming of how this stands on the 10th anniversary.Big rusty amber body with boozy listless head. Coppery nose, firey. Dense oily, oxidsed boozeage slips away to floral rustiness. Crystalled throughout, keeping it steely and narrow. Terse finish, mapelyteorn88 (7671) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle, Brewdog Garvie Gauntlet
Taster from bottle at La Cantinetta, Rimini. It pours a whisky-like intense caramel body with the tiniest tan head. Aroma is intensely fruity with raspberries upfront, then leather and vanilla come through. Taste is on the sweet side with more caramel, leather, vanilla and loads of raspberries and strawberries. Light must in the finish. Medium to thin body with soft carbonation. Overall, fantastic complexity. Gurthnar (5810) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle. Aroma strong harmonic strawberry and raspberry. Almost clear amber to brown colour. The base beer serves as background that lets the fruits shine. Wonderful fresh fruit flavour with moderately intense fruity sourness. Long fruity finish. Sipper, slowly drinkable, but that is how it is meant to be.