Palme (3956) - 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.
natejgood (470) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUN 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
smells extremely malty and strong. Medium clear brown in appearance. Light brown. Tastes like a very strong barely wine, only more malty. This beer was not brewed for the taste. There are many other drinks at this alcohol content that are more appealing, but as an experiment as to what what a beer can do this is interesting. I wonít drink it again, but this is an interesting experiment.
Rasmus40 (17054) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber without head. Aroma is very sweet, quite alcoholic and rather hoppy - citrus. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet finish with burning alcohol. Better than the Penguin. 260511
thebeertourist (5178) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle at The Bishops Arms, SŲdermalm. Deep orangey golden with no head. Orangey and alcoholic nose. Intense in all dimensions- very fruity, lots of orange flavours, sweet and alcoholic. Sirupy. One of a kind.
ClubGonzo (5359) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. First of all: thanks to BrewDog for generously pouring 5 cl samples of this expensive beast for a meager token at the festival - surely a financially bad idea but what a treat for all the fans who hadnít yet paid top money to get their hands on a bottle! ;-) Looks like a whiskey in my glass; clear golden and with no head. Of course. Aroma is intriguing and complex: booze-propelled mango, resin, grass, grapefruit and hints of peaches plus cognac-like wooden notes. I take a sip. BAAAM!! Whuuut??? The alcohol completely explodes in my mouth; I feel like Iíve been taking a hit from the Bismarckís mighty cannons. When the smoke fades and fires subside, I check the wreckage of my palate for remains of the explosion. Rubbling through the ashes, I manage to salvage some grassy hop tones and bits of mango fairly unscathed. Everything else is blown away. While this is an interesting beer to have tasted, I wouldnít describe the project as an unconditional success. Itís just too alcoholic for the IPA stuff to really work. I know a lot of people are divided between liking either this one or the Tactical Nuclear Penguin. Me, Iíll take a penguin any day.
Zita (6083) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBF;sweet bread alcohol with fruit,brown, hazy,very bitter, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, strong alcohol finish.
lusikka (7680) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2 cl sample @ OíHaraís, Tampere.
Pours a dark reddish brown colour without a head. Aroma of massive amount of floral hops, licorice and pine needles with some caramel. Flavour of sweet floral hops, caramel, pine needles and a massive amount of licorice. Full bodied with a burning alcohol finish. Long, warming, fruity, bitter finish with loads of licorice. The amount of licorice and hops surprised me and actually made this quite enjoyable. A lot better than The Penguin. 2 cl is still enough.
Dedollewaitor (15435) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copenhagen Beer Festival, 2011. Thanks ChrisV10. Pours copper with no head. Pine cones and alcohol. Plenty off it . . and also lots of burning alcohol - to the extreme.
tkrjukoff (4294) - SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@CBF. Pours thick clear dark amber with no head. Aroma is very hoppy, suprisingly very little alcohol hits my nose, caramel, dark fruits, fidges, fresh fruity and sweet. Flavor is very tasty, burning alcohol, fruity, concentrated hop juice. Finishes longlived bitter and sweet with burning alcohol touch.
stouby (4418) - Holbśk, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at DBF 2011.
Clear amber with no head. Aroma heavy hoppy (spicy, like dry hopped). Strong in alcohol. Lots of caramel, fruity, heavy bitter and spicy. Not exactly drinkable, but very interesting experiment.