mR_fr0g (13500) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2017
Bottle shared on Level 42 for Cloin's 20K Tasting, 13/09/2017. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. A clear reddy brown coloured pour with a loose beige head. Aroma is big peaty islya, salty, caramel, oark. Palate is medium sweet, woody, lowish carbonation, oily. Flavour is composed of oily oak, salty peated malts, charcoal, burnt toffee. Nice big peated malts, phenols. Lingering jammy fruits, and peat. Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2017
Bottle shared on cloin's 20k - cheers! Pours mostly clear amber-brown with a frothy, white head. Big peat aroma, some dates, brown bread, fruitcake. Medium sweet flavourbwith great big peatand rubber character, which really dominates all else. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm-hot finish with more prominent peat, a little burnt toast. Great peat monster. Theydon_Bois (20628) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2017
Bottle split at my 20 KAY tastin, thanks to the OZpray (Danyell), 13/09/17.
Slightly unclear mahogany brown with a decent beige covering.
Nose is smoked malts, Islay on the bone, spice, medicina heat.
Taste comprises smokey malts, better than the nose, spice, toffee, fruit loaf, brown bread, smoked malts, xoy sauce zuggestion, mellow barrel.
Full body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a rising boost.
Decent ... has held up well. MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2017
Bottle. quite old, kept it in my collection since I bought it. Batch 044. Pours a very hazy murky amber beer with a quickly disappearing white head on top, that settles quickly into nothing. Aroma has Laphroaig all over, thick on the booze and Islay influences. Toffee and fudge in there, little signs of aging in the aroma, possibly overpowered by the massive Islay. Flavor is very sweet, fruity, lots of Laphroaig again, a vague hint of Madeira and overall quite boozy and powerful. Mouthfeel is rather thin and quite watery, strangely so, and a bit undercarbonated, but that’s probably the age coming into play here. Aftertaste is long, strong and very peaty. Held up very well, signs of aging are showing, probably drank it a tad too late for it to be even better. Ow well... glad to try it eitherway. djoeye (5210) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2016
Finn (8149) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2016
Aroma; fire in the wooden casks, peaty caramel, tropic tar, whisky notes, lots of knock on wood. Look; off white head, silk ruby body. Taste; peat, tar, wood, oakey dokey malts, tropic scotch, smoked malts - fully warming finish. Feel; full bodied, softly carbonated. Overall; nice sipper, real luxury. [33cl.btl 13.5% BB:14.02.2017 #044 - B by Rune in Glasgow 2011 - [email protected]
Flaske 330ml - batch 044. Delt med djoeye og Rune i WCveien 10 Des 16. Mørk amber. Uklar. Filmskum. Heftig aroma av røkt torv. Smaken mye røkt torv. Tørr. Utmerket øl men ble litt ensformig. Farlig nær røykwhisky.
Rune (13508) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2016
330ml bottle, batch 044, 13.5 % abv, stored in my cellar for a few years after I bought the bottle at the BrewDog bar in Glasgow in April 2012. Filmy layer, a rustic tint to a dark brown body, close to clear. Scattered lacing. Strong aroma of peaty smoke, hints of oak. Peaty smoke flavours joined by caramel and dried fruits. Roasted, warming bitterness to a lingering finish. Full bodied. A solid sipper, indeed (Shared with djoeye and Finn, rating session in Tromsø 10.12.2016). chinchill (5314) - South Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2016
12 Oz bottle.
Off putting rubbery aroma with a unpleasant flavor dominated by ash. FA Food Science expert in the tasting group said phenols in the aroma.
Overall. Avoid. The worse brew I’ve had from either FFF or Brewdog. PartyFowle (954) - - APR 16, 2015
Bottle. Muddy, murky burgundy. One finger of tan froth. Nose: candied dates, peat smoke, caramel, toffee, some earthy hops. Nice blend of peat and sweet. Hops lead the flavor, with earthy, woody bite. Peat is next, then old oranges. Some caramel on the sides. Hefty, lingering bitterness. Surprisingly light body -- medium-light. Mild, pinching bubbles. Tons of alcohol heat all the way down. Some more malt sweetness would provide more balance. Right now it’s too bitter, the smoke clashes a bit with the hops. Smoke flavor and level are nice, though. TheFoamhead (260) - Vught, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
The aroma was just the prelude - when this liquid gets on your tongue, be prepared: an awful lot of taste nuances will explode in your mouth, on your tongue, in your throat! Love it, or hate it - fact is that this brew offers a geniouds complex taste that can only be discovered and honoured when drinking it slowly with a lot of time and an open mind. Smoked flavours mix with toffee, coffee, roasted bread and a dry hop note. I even could detect a hint of sandlewood and a lot of alcohol. This beer warms you up! But don’t give up after the first sip - there is so much to discover!
Awfully complex. So much to discover and so dividing. Love or hate - nothing else. But fact is - this is a great brew!