Rasmus40 (22944) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2011
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, burnt and alcohol. Flavor is rather sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and alcoholic finish. Too sweet and too much alcohol. 290908 fiulijn (21590) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2009
Black color; almost still, just a small frothy head by pouring it from high. Intense aroma, of cookies and chocolate; later, some leather too. Ful body strength, it has undoubtly a good mix of caramel, malt and chocolate, with the sugar sticking on the lips; in the beginning there is an amount of liquorice, that fades away to reappear much later; some leather. Hidden by the generous amount of malts, there is a good hopping; the final has some roasted nuts too, and overall manages to hide well the alcohol. Strangely, I prefer it in the beginning than after some time resting in the glass (1 hour). Very good. saxo (20113) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2011
Bottle traded from Meilby. Medium head with medium duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are wood, roast malt, tobacco, coffee and chocolate. harrisoni (20045) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2008
Twickenham Brewery tasting 08. Slightly berryish on an impy stout aroma. Lovely creamyness in mouth. Thickish but light. Sweetish but great cranberry finish with herb. Beer of the evening. TBone (19190) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2008
Bottled, Ølbaren (BB 11/2009)
chrisv10 (19029) - DENMARK - MAY 7, 2011
Pitch black color, small expresso head. Coffee, dark malts, chocolate in the nose. Tar, oak barrel and smoke. Less alcoholic than 12+ could expect, but sticky beer with wineous palate. Long coal-alcoholic aftertaste. Very tasty. It is not a sauna beer.
Bottle. very dark brown with small beige head. Flavour is roasted malts, oak, chocolate, sweet, tobacco and warming. FatPhil (17745) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 18, 2009
330ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)yngwie (17540) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2010
Sweet porridgy aroma - sticky and sweaty. Bit of an initial alcohol and astringent burntness kick, but that mellows in the mouth quickly. Some apple, some burntness, some occasional hops - all work fairly well together. It’s almost light despite its heaviness. Covers the 12% pretty well once you’re past the initial whack. Suffers from being chipped rather than properly barrel aged. Henrikb’s comments below are very astute - I wish I had read them before tasting this beer. However, when push comes to shove, hedonistically, I liked sipping this one.
Bottle. Its black body looks gorgeous, but the tan head is way too small, almost non-excisting. The aroma has alcohol, a whiff of dms, some whisky, oak and vanilla, molasses and butterscotch. Full-bodied and warming in the mouth, with molasses, butterscotch and caramel, some flavors from the oak chips, and a faint dms note. Some bitterness towards the end. Dangerously easy to drink considering it’s strenght, and quite tasteful too. Still, there’s something missing. 091016 Scopey (17080) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2012
100th BrewDog rate! Bottle, many thanks to thepeter. It pours jet black, with a bubbly tan head. The nose is quite subdued - chocolate, caramel, toasted coconut, sweet and chewy. The taste is roasted malt, alcohol warmth, charcoal, chocolate, caramel, oak, smoke, treacle and some dried fruit, with a roasty finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Smooth and well balanced. This has held up pretty well. Dedollewaitor (16755) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
Bottle at EBF. Thanks Maria. Pitch black with nearly no head. Roasted, vinous, round, sticky, smooth, coffee, wood & hints of smoke. Very nice & quite heavy!