Deep dark ruby brown colour, tall thick frothy tan head, good retention and lacing. Rich aroma of roasted malts, caramel, dark fruits, dark bread, liquorice, some coffee, spicy notes. Flavour is medium bitter and light sweet, malty, fruity, dark toffee, coffee, with long duration, dry malty and hopbitter finish, coffee, spicy notes. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation; rich and very good.
LCRBM2: Huge vinous aroma with raisin. Nutty bitter flavor. There was too little beer left to get a really good impression, but the aroma was great. Need a re-rate on this one. (8 3 6 3 14 = 3.4) And here it is.... Bottle from the brewmaster himself. Malt, cacao and licorice in the aroma. Malty sweetish flavor with cacao and a firm herbal hopbitter explosion in which I even can trace grapefruit and blackcurrant. A flavor bomb, very well made.
33cl bottle. Clear dark ruby-brown pour with a medium height beige head. Notes of citrus hops, metal, lightly roasted malts, some pine hops, light dark chocolate. Medium body, high carbonation and a bitter, refreshing finish.
330ml bottle from Brewdog online. Hazy dark brown with a ridiculous 8 finger tan head, dying down to a stable and more reasonable one finger froth after a few minutes. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate, hint of coffee, gentle roast. Taste is malty, caramel, roast, coffee, some dark chocolate, bit of a spice/yeast note, hoppy bitterness at the end. Not too dissimilar to a porter actually. Very smooth oily texture. Great.
Just a weird observation but this is a Danish beer that’s brewed in Belgium then exported to the US then imported to the UK. Bizarrely inefficient way for BrewDog to source this beer but I guess it was worth it.
Keg @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours deep brown with lovely beige head. Aroma is nutty, hoppy. Taste is wonderfully complex with layered malts, pine, chocolate, roast & dried dark fruits, with a great autumnal chestnut finish. A really very good American Brown Ale.