It’s bottle-conditioned and is no 2516 out of 7902. It’s also a hefty 11.8%, so I took two slices of toast with it. It poured amber-yes, amber-not blonde or golden as perhaps you might expect. Or is deconstructed blonde simply another name for amber? Answers on a carrier pigeon to Brewdog.
There was medium carbonation and a small off-white head. Not much in the aroma, but slight traces of roast malt and sourdough. Mouthfeel was quite viscous and definitely warming. You could feel a spicy heat on the inside of your cheeks. Otherwise, there was a sweetness-honey, perhaps, and plenty of caramel and dried fruits.
The finish was a little syrupy and unsatisfying. Sad to say, I didn’t ‘get’ this beer at all. Seems a bit of a mess, frankly, and has all the hallmarks of another failed Brewdog experiment.