Interstellar - BrewDog
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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 2 | Show All Ratings:
United Kingdom (Scotland)
2.88/5 rDev -17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£2.50):
Dark amber with a half-centimetre tall, foamy white head that holds fairly well.
Sweeter than expected initially and with some caramel combined with quite a hop filled, grapefruit and tropical fruits aroma. Pine and a further caramel coming through as well. There is some spice and what I assume is some grain coming through towards the end as well, with some bitterness at the finish.
Sweet, just like the nose indicated it would be but even still the strength of the sweetness took me by surprise. There is a lot of caramel and some strong bitter flavours with some grain and a little alcohol as well. I got a lot of pine and grapefruit too.
Sweet with more alcohol that I would have liked and I felt this could have been better hidden. The balance just didn't seem right on this one with the sweetness and even the bitterness overpowering as soon as you took a drink. Medium body and moderate carbonation but proved difficult to drink.
Not a great Brewdog offering despite the fact it looked and smelt good, sadly these qualities didn't carry through to the taste which was a real disappointment along with the poor balance and mouthfeel of the beer. It was a bit all over the place, hopefully this one doesn't win the prototype challenge as Hobo Pop was better.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2014 11:14:17 | More by flyingpig
3.78/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Quick notes and ratings:
Floral and exotic hops in the smell, caramel sweetness, vanilla;
Taste starts with a nice crispness, from oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, complemented by some juicy berries (some strawberry, actually), apricots, cherries and exotic passion fruit;
Malts also are kind of dry, a bit sweeter later on with a faint butterscotch and caramel;
Floral, spicy, leafy hops (faint dankness) provide a bitter finish;
Finish gets a bit too rough and dry, punching away the fruity taste and the already weak malts;
Still good, but it feels like it's lacking something
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2014 17:53:52 | More by dcmchew
Interstellar from BrewDog
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