pekorte (6) - FINLAND - JUL 25, 2011 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this at Tampere city. Surprisingly I didnít get those IPA hops nor bitterness. It had of course lots of alcohol but because of the full body, heavy sweetness and caramel I thought it was quite well balanced.. If you can use that word in this content. Mouthfeel was quite thick and beer was flat, tasted sweet malt and licorice. Appearance was clear, no head and colored brown. Props for doing it over the top!
Enjoyit (3757) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unclear amber of color without a head. An aroma of alcohol, malt and hops. A flavor of citrus, hops, alcohol and citruspeel.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a wonderful looking rich amber with zero head. Big piney hop aroma with seemingly less of an abrasive alcohol punch than the tactical but more a refined whisky aroma. Flavor follows, this is how I remember my first devil dancer with the piney resiny hop punch, oxidation is nice, residual sweetness is nice and fitting, palatable, fairly spicy and tongue bruising, hop flavors are quite nice, excellent job here.
50belair (3426) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to darkguardian. Whoa, now thatís a hoppy boozy freakiní IPA. Are you for real, 41%??? WTF??? Aromas of booze and hops. The flavor follows suit. To be honest, it doesnít taste like 41%, great job by Brewdog on this crazy IPA.....
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 2 oz sample courtesy of my good buddy Simon. Thanks Seeemoone. Split with Simon, Vinnie, and Sean. Das Juden. Pours out scotchy brownish maroon witth abosluely no head, no lacing, and no carbonation. Aroma is incredibly dense and smooth, with warm boozy notes arising accompanied by peaty scotch, oak, tangy citrus fruits, apricots, peaches, and subtle notes of honey and mead. Medium bodied, surprisingly loose and roomy, enjoyably warm, spicy, and playful on the tongue. The palate is slightly sticky and chewy, but not as much as one would expect of a 41% quadruple IPA. The flavors are primarily centralized around the booze, with subtle whiskey, oaky, and citrusy notes swirling on the front of the tongue, while an intense, cinnamony heat pervades the incredibley hot finish. This beer was way, way better than I ever imgagined it could be. Fucking hats off to these crazy fuckers for making such a cool beer. Cheers/
Kavu (4187) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear amber with no head. Aroma is extremely strong, with alcohol, some fruits and hops. Flavor is malts, fruits and lots of alcohol and hops. Also extremely strong. Surprisingly good. By far the most over the top IPA Iíve had.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In bottle from Vino, thanks Sev! I like this beer, There is nothing subtle about it. It pours a thick, reddish-amber colour with no head. The aroma is of a very strong barley wine, lots of sugar and resinous hops. Tastes lovely. The hops are still present after having this bottle opened with the provided closure for several months. Lovely oily mouthfeel and lingering bitterness. We treat this like a malt whiskey. Very nice.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 19, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok fine it is novel. Tasted about 2 oz o f it. The aroma is actually not too bad, a bit of malt vinegar I would say but certainly no hops or pine. Flavor is just alcohol. Tastes like some badly done grain alcohol with no nuance. One and done.
abemorsten (3565) - MosterÝy, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampler at CBF 2011-05-27. Clear copper with no head. Floral, dried fruits, prunes and alcohol on the nose. Sweet, alcoholic and salty flavors. Full body. Thick, syrupy texture. Alco warmth. Light sickening.
Palme (4181) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011 from 0.33l bottle: Pours a semi clear orange/golden body with some small floaters and absofrutley no head what so ever. The aroma feels like open-nosingly walking in to a flowering hedge - packed with bee-hives. This shit really stings if you nose it long enough! Sticky mouthfeeling, no carbonation and full-bodied. Tastes bitter alcohol (whatís that?) and I also get some notes of seeds, caramel and itís actually also somewhat fruity. Thatís some strong stuff this! Not so alcohol stingy before it hits the throat, but when it does itís warming like a hibernating grizzly and it really kicks a punch of bitter hopiness. Totally undrinkable in larger quantities of course, but really glad to have tried this extreme super concentrated IPA. If it hadnít been for the stiff price I would really not mind trying more of this.