MarcoDL (4926) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle at tasting. Aroma of roast, vanilla, chocolate, malt and booze. Taste of soft chili, roasted malt, cacao, coffee, mild booze and thick chocolate. Very drinkable for the abv. Typical Brewdog heavy. AtronSeige (1538) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 25, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2016 Dog C (2016-02-24)
Aroma: Medium coffee, dark chocolate. Medium-light alcohol, rose, Fruity, plum, chili, licorice, vanilla,
Appearance: Brilliant, black (almost opaque) body with red highlights. Small, light-brown head, low retention.
Flavour: Wow! Medium-high tobacco, coffee. Medium dark chocolate, licorice, soy, caramel, vanilla. Fruity, plum. Medium bitterness. Light alcohol, peppery. Light chili. Medium-dry finish with lingering roasty malts, soft alcohol (bourbon) and caramel, vanilla, oak.
Mouthfeel: Medium alcohol warmth. Full body, smooth. Medium carbonation. Light chili burn.
Overall: A great beer, well balanced, with the special ingredients not overpowering, but just well balanced, enhancing and a new taste or aroma popping out as the beer warms up. Can do with better head retention, but that is nit-picking.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Tanja!
20C. Imperial Stout
-------& B (2015-11-25) (2.4/5)
Aroma: Medium-high rich, dark malt. Licorice, soy sauce, settles down to bread crusts. Light alcohol
Appearance: Black body with red hues. Very small head that dissipates quickly.
Flavour: Medium-high soy sauce, bitterness. Medium alcohol. Light berries, cardboard. Dry, harsh alcoholic (near nail polish remover), soy sauce finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-high warming, but not harsh. Medium-light carbonation. Medium-high body.
Overall: One sided and very alcoholic. Missing the complexity associated with RIS. It feels like the enamel on your teeth is melting off. Possible oxidation.
330 ml bottle, poured.
30A. Spice, Herb, Vegetable Beer.
13F. Russian Imperial Stout gunnfryd (14872) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2015
KRS 250415. Black colour with a tan head. Flavour is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt,licorice, sugar, alcohol, cocoa, chili. full body. Powerful and a very nice beer. tarmok (1432) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 3, 2015
Black liquid with brown head. Aroma of dried fruits, chocolate, nuts. Taste of dark chocolate, after taste of coffee, light sweet, medium bitter, light sour. Full body, creamy feel, average carb, long coffee finish. JefVerstraete (3355) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle @ Brewdog Brussels. Dark brown/black. Soft carbonation. Roasty with nose of alcohol and whisky. Rather spicy with notes of vanilla. Boozy and alcoholic. Good.
Beergaard (338) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2015
Finally a Brewdog beer that actually really hits the nail. Sweet and cakey notes with undertones of roastiness and pleasant alcohol. Some sweet dark fruit as well. aromawise it is not overwhelming - a bit boozy - still pretty nice though. ruigo (2948) - PORTUGAL - OCT 6, 2015
33cl bottle. Deep dark brown colour with a thin tan head. Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted, leather, molasses, vanilla and chilli in the aroma. Soft carbonation and full oily body. Taste is bitter but almost sweet with dark chocolate upfront but with some liqueur notes in the long finish. Overall, a very good beer. stoutjunkie (89) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Batch 142. bottled on: 17/06/13. Pours thick black, very minimal head that disappears quickly. Sweet rich dark chocolate and coffee aroma, not getting the chilli and vanilla as much as i’d thought. Chilli may accompany the alcohol burn a little. Nice and thick syrupy Imp. stout. hrabren (1186) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 21, 2015
Dog B batch. Bottle from Pivoteka Zagreb, thanks Vi?nja666! Pitch black, almost no head. Nose aroma: leather, vanilla, red peppers, spicy, roasty, coffee. Begins with a overwhelming coffee, alcohol bite, vanilla, dry fruits. Sweet and dry. Very complex and full body. Spices and alcohol in the finish. Very complex. Sigmund (7487) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2015
330 ml bottle in cardboard box, as BrewDog Dog A, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 15.1%. Pitch black colour, low brown head. Intense aroma of vanilla, molasses, oak, fusel alcohols, coffee, liquorice and chili. Moderate carbonation. Intense roasty flavour, quite sweet, loads of coffee, vanilla, liquorice and molasses. A nice warming throatfeel from the chili. Not easy drinking, but fairly impressive.