bierkoning (9747) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2010
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ UDRM, Oirschot. Hopflowers and peach in the glorious aroma. Grapefruit. Pineapple, peach, loads and loads of malt, fresh hops. You almost forget the alcohol. Concentrated op hopbitterness, floral and fruity hop flavors, hopoil, tropical fruit. Very intense fluid, but it is impossible to finish the bottle.
sebletitje (6234) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
cheers to askdrtodd for opening this one.
pours deep orange, no head.
Aroma, thank goodness for having some hops in there covering the mess that felt almost as huming boozy fumes. Just that could get you wasted.
Flavors, lots of booze with an acetone/alcohol. Despite the whole boozy moutfeel, the hop profile is decent adding some nice citrus and grapefruit presence. Some caramel malts to be noticed as well. I’d definitely like to try this DIPA with about 30% less abv.
Don’t know what else to say, this race for strongest beer is getting a little ridiculous. I feel if I wanted to try a good whiskey I’d drink that, and this beer does just that, add to the wow factor. The price certainly does not warrant what you are getting.
Marko (3743) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tremendous, enormous thanks to TBone who shared this one with us! Poured a red-gold body. Appley aroma hops in the nose, some sweet maltiness too but mainly alcohol. Aromatic hopiness mixing with saltiness in the taste, definitively quite malty too, maybe some notes of caramel. The alcohol is warming. You can definitely feel that this is huge, maybe not this huge but what can I compare it to? Still, I don’t care much for beers with some kind of alcohol presence, and this one fits the bill unfortunately. Still, huge respect and again huge thanks to Timo!
Theis (12484) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ØLbutikken - thanks Yespr. Clear amber - no head. High hoppy, resin, citrus, grape fruity, caramel, light nutty, light malty sweetness, high alcoholic, acetone, sharpness, chlorid, swømmehal, unbalanced.
tomthompson89 (1862) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
WOW most extreme beer i have ever encountered. Thanx Sammy for bringing this one in. Amberish almost rose color. nose is resinous, alcoholic hops, hops of every variety . Flavor is booozzzyyy, and tons more hops. I thought the Dogfish 120 was crazy this one takes the cake, drinks like a sherry/hoppy scotch
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from the brewer, wrapped in a paper bag with a 41%! warning on it, and a bottle stopper should you choose self-control and drink some many hours later. Grapefruit colour with amber highlights, and lacey. The aroma of many hops is a side-show. The taste, and its a sipper and full mouthfeel, is a bitter hops in high alcohol, and a little sherryish. Undertstated carbonation.
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from fløska, huge thanks to yespr for this! Clear deep golden amber colour. No head at all. Very sweet toasty caramel alcoholic hoppy strong aroma. Quite oily well filling mouthfeel. Quite sweet bombastic hoppy alcoholic caramel flavour, woooooo! The alcohol is indeed noticeable but not near the 41%.
Vaiz (3107) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Dutch RB meeting, thanks for sharing NoiZe! Pours a hazy orange without any head. The aroma is like a hop bomb with loads and loads of fresh hops overpowering the intense alcohol background. Very grassy, floral and remarkably fresh hops. The flavor is insanely bitter hoppy which somehow seems to mask the alcohol pretty well. Only a definite lingering alcoholic warmth in the finish. The extreme alcoholic hoppyness is quite enjoyable yet an attack to my stomach.
mjs (4166) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(A small sample from bottle) Poured amber coloured and clear. No head. Aroma contained solvent, malts and mildly honey. Palate was full bodied and very warming. Flavours were booze, hops, fruitiness, malts and mildly bitterness. Aftertaste was boozy and malty.
skortila (4309) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Many thanks to Bullit. had it in the morning just a few hours before checkin in on the airport and a few hours after a night of hard work, i.e. drinkin bitters, golden ales, ciders and the usual british pubstuff. It is fluorescent hop juice with a lot of alcohol. Thats all there is actually. Funny experiment, nice marketing, good practical joke, quality hops there, but overall not really drinkable.