thebeertourist (5187) - 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, Södermalm. 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 (5420) - 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 hadn’t 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 I’ve been taking a hit from the Bismarck’s 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 wouldn’t describe the project as an unconditional success. It’s 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, I’ll take a penguin any day.
Zita (6121) - 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 (7693) - 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 @ O’Hara’s, 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 (15537) - 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 (4304) - 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 (4439) - Holbæk, 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.
mar (5248) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour thanks to jjfoodie. Wow, that nose is incredible, alcohol, hops, malts, caramel. Great palate, flavor is hops, alcohol, chewy syrup, and caramel.
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
4xIPA for the dedicated! Deep amber color, absolutely no head. Aroma has simcoe-ish hop notes, nice freshness, considering the alcohol. Some booze but not as much as you might expect. Very spicy with a resiny feel. Taste is very nice - in small amounts. Plenty of hops, spruce, pine, alcohol and a caramel base from which malt and honey provide a nice balance. Enjoyable as something like a whisky. Heavy-duty and interesting.
chrisv10 (15286) - DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear golden with no head. Flavour is malt, hops, alcohol, burning and bitter.