phaleslu (10265) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2012
330 ml bottle via trade. Batch 002. Best by 14/12/19. Whew, had it just in the nick of time. Pours a dark amber-hued brown with a small tan head. Aroma of dark fruits (cranberry especially), earth, charred oak, spices (must be the jasmine, though that one is hard to pick out alone), and warming booze. Flavor of woody booze, jasmine, cranberry, brown sugar, caramel malts, tobacco, earth, and deep roast. Medium-full bodied, with a warming, roasty, boozy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Pretty neat imperial stout. Bygers (1185) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2012
02/02/2012 Bought at Camperdown Cellars in Sydney. 25 AUD.
Pours opaque with a thin off white foam.
Aroma is whiskey, raisin, oak, vanilla, and coffee. Heavy mouthfeel with taste of medicine, oak, cranberries, dates, prune, brown sugar and vanilla. Excellent beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone kathouse (1893) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Pours black with a thin off white foam. Aroma is soaked with bourbon, oak, vanilla, and alcohol. Big mouthfeel with powerful fruit and toasted flavors. Oak, vanilla, and condensed caramel linger on the tongue. Sweet finish and alcohol dryness. Excellent beer. AdamChandler (5052) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2012
UPDATED: APR 12, 2014 HAD THIS AGAIN IN 2014, THIS IS TERRIBLE DO NOT DRINK IT!
"Purchased for $11.99 at State Line in Elkton MD. This is Batch 07, Best by 1-15-2021. I poured this into a shot glass and sipped. No snifter was around.
A - Deep brown, TONS of amber on the edges but no head. The alcohol fingers reside on the edges of the glass for a while.
S - Cranberries, juniper, pine, figs and grapes
T - Vanilla, lots of heat, citrus and pineapple!
M - HUGE mouthfeel. Mild carbonation and an intense lingering.
O - AMAZING. The price is right for an 18% beer.
I love this beer and have 4 at the house just sitting around for another 10 years. Too bad this is retired. It’s a fantastic brew." RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
Hats off to Brewdog for producing such uniqueness. Flavours of alcohol and dry fruits with notes of plum and wood. Definitely worth the try.
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2012
Bottle (shared with friends!) Incredible alcohol aroma, definite medicinal aroma. Very tasty (in small doses). TronnyJenkins (92) - Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Ok- so I had this after the Stone 15th on draft... Thought with the 18% that it would’ve been stronger tasting. Surprisingly it doesn’t taste very strong at all.
Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Slight burnt toasty flavor. Good, but could be more thick if ya ask me ;-) tderoeck (9724) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2012
21/I/2012 on tap @ La Capsule (Lille) - BB: n/a (2012-71) capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - JAN 25, 2012
Clear dark brown beer, small beige to brown head. Aroma: caramel, raisins, mocha, alcohol, dark chocolate. MF: low carbon, full body, cloying texture. Taste: sweet caramel, vanilla, mocha, whiskey, raisins, dried fruits, alcohol. Aftertaste: whiskey, alcoholic, some sweet malts, peppery finish.
Dark brown. No head. Aroma is big on alcohol. Tastes very sweet drinkable and smooth. little bit too much... Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Pours dark brown-black with a thin dark tan head. Aroma is big, boozy, oak, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol, some dark fruit. Taste is sweet, vanilla, roasty, chocolate, dark fruits and berries, nice coffee finish; very strong and boozy, clears the sinuses. HOWEVER, it’s very tasty and drinkable. For those capable of chewing this beer, the mouth feel is pleasantly surprising. I’m shocked at how tasty and drinkable this is considering the
strength. I’d be very interested in finding out how many of these I could handle.