Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2012
In bottle. Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair light tan head. Aroma of cherries, roasty malt, dark chocolate and caramel. Similar flavours with mild carbonation, CO2 prickle and an oily mouth-feel. Mild bitterness and lingering dark chocolate and cherries. Reminds me of liquid Cherry Ripes. Superb! McNeillR (2329) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 Dark auburn, no head. So soft now. Buckets of tayberry, ripples of Sharp sweetness. Tight tart slalom of moreish wisened malt and very trickly berry in the gaps. Finish is mouth of roof, cartoony panel beating back and forth. This had aged for its ABV better than any Abstrakt. One of my favourites of all time now, thanks for digging this out Craig.Big rusty amber body with boozy listless head.weaselkenievil (1609) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2011
Bottle, Brewdog Garvie Gauntlet
Bottle. Ooh I liked this one. Poured pretty much black with a thin short lasting tan head. Aroma is sweet and yeasty. Flavour is whiskey ice cream, some fruit, wood, little licorice. Long dry bitter finish. The American influence comes through. I like countries having a bash at another countries style. Bursting with awesomeness. Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Sample at the White Horse, Parsons Green, 28th Oct 2010 (Brewdog Abstrakt 04 launch). 25kg of tayberries used for every 100L of beer apparently. Black with a small reddish cream head. Superb nose of dark chocolate, tayberry/raspberry panacotta. Flavour similar to standard Bashah but with added woodiness. maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor #423. Sinister black pour with a very dark tan head which quickly disappears leaving spotty lacing. Nose first up reminded me exactly of red skin lollies. Whisky and red skin note is very balanced. The berries add a light tartness to it which is sweet and appealing. Berries come through fantastically balanced in the taste. Light tart and sourness works superbly. Heavy chocolate, whisky and berries all balance well together. Really well made and polished stuff. Very enjoyable
cgarvieuk (25738) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2017 Bottle at home... Deep dark... No head... Soft roast... Big fruit..
Raspberry and licorice... Soft fruits... Deep rich soft fruitd... Zezty... Juicy... Whisky has mellowed allowing fruit and malts to shine... Real nice 4.2 really nice mellow body
Bottle at Stone dinner ... huge soft blackberry ... lots of whiskey nose ...rich whiskey ... big alcohol ... raspberry sauce ... light chocolage 3.8Scopey (15475) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
bottle at brewdog bar ... dark black ... quite alcoholic open light fruit soft whisky nose ... big sweet fruit front ... quite sweet .... increadible fruit .... loads of berries... 3.7
bottle at home ... deep black... thinest lacing ... sweet rosast ... light dark fruits ... dark fruits ... no real whisky nose ... light fizz ... soft roast ... very fruity ... rich fruit ... sweet fruits ... huge berry ... has to e tayberry ...
Bottle at home ... Jan 2016 ... AB 01-21(Basha) tastings ...dark blackk.. thin tan lacing ... soft fruits ... soft sweet chcolate roast malt nose ... tart fruit .. big woody roast malts .. heave chocolate .. rich malts ... big tart berries ... rich malts .. 4.0
Bottle at the Grove Inn, Huddersfield. It pours very dark purple/brown, with a thin beige head. The nose is jam, alcohol warmth, berry, roasted malt, toasted coconut, vanilla, wood and toffee. The taste is tangy berry, tayberry, raspberry, plum, prune, jam, roasted malt, charcoal, hint of coffee, sour fruit and port/vinous notes, with a dry, warming finish. Medium-full body, fine carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Complex, well balanced and juicy. A few years of age on this has developed the flavour and balance. I much preferred it to when I had it fresh. Delicious. BenH (3436) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle. Thanks Craig. Lots of berries, particularly raspberry, licorice. Taste is intense raspberry and licorice. Quite bitter and tart. A delicous beer. zimbo (970) - SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Roasty malty berry juicy with a wicked balance of roast, smoke, meat and a gentle sweetness. so complex so nice. love that raspberry coulis ripple relaxing in there. love it. whisky is gone. 50belair (3680) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Big props to Darkguardian for coming through with yet another crazy Brewdog ale. Black pour with a small tan head. Interesting blend of somewhat peppery/spicy notes with tangy grape like flavors. I preferred the highland, but this is great too..