ogreface (1344) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tiszta, sötét borostyán színe van, habja minimális és az is pillanatok alatt semmivé lesz. Illata olyan, mint egy komlólikőrnek, amiben van egy jó adag karamell, aszalt sárgabarack, fűszerek és az asztalon van még mellette kék sajt is. Ízében is jönnek jegyek, töményen, nehezen, karamellizált mézzel, sok komlóval, aszalt gyümölcsökkel, fenyőrüggyel, likőrösen. Olajos, nehéz teste van és a buborék is ritka vendég benne. Utóíze keserédes, alkoholos, melengető, erős. Valódi ipa pálinka, hardcore komló rajongóknak.
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nip at Brew Dog Camden - 21/12/12.
Dark amber no head, still as.
Nose carries more flavours than I expected having rated TNP previously which was booze forward in terms of aroma. I picked up light pine, tropical fruit notes, booze still dominates and is pretty intense so much as to make the nose tingle a little, a bit like hot mustard!
Taste comprises dark orange rind, caramelised sugar, a decent hop presence, pine, booze - lots of it!
Full full full body, cloying and rich.
Overall a decent sipper, more flavours broke through the alcohol than I’d expected.
socialbeer (98) - SPAIN - DEC 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella. Color cobre intenso sin apenas carbonatacion ni espuma. Aroma intenso a alcohol y maltas caramelo. En boca me recuerda a una barleywine con alcohol extremo con notas resinosas del lupulo, con un final curioso entre dulce alcoholico y seco.
badgerleggs (4) - FRANCE - DEC 15, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this is a beer but not in a normal way at all. its for sipping by the fire late at night just before bed. mmmmmmm bliss..
Pyrmir (3198) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. LOTS of alcohol in the nose. Smells salty, like concentrated sea water with brandy/whisky. Some dried fruits there aswell.
Taste: LOTS of alcohol, very salty. Like a good whisky with hops. I’d rather take this than a whisky in front of the fireplace on a winter night.
77ships (3564) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2013 25 ml. from capped bottle @ Brewdog Camden. Pours the brightest amber with HUGE legs, this also sticks to the glass leaving a coating. Smell-wise alcohol burns the nostrils but not in an enjoyable way, behind the booze, there is some candy sugar sweetness, syrop, crazy amounts of alcohol but that is supposed to be expected I suppose. Taste is pure syrup, very sweet, syrop de Liege, concentrated syrup, lightly floral, light burn but the intense sweetness covers the alcohol almost entirely, pure brown sugar, toast, lightly bitter, ending is very herbal, cough syrup, intensely herbal medicine, quickly becomes not enjoyable and hard to drink, like some kind of sticky sweet herbal / cough syrup medicine. Very sticky, syrup oily. Much like the Tactical Nuclear Penguin this one is just an eisbock of all failed batches of blond beer (TNP being the dark beers) which costs them 1 Ł to make. While the TNP was surprisingly quite enjoyable this one very quickly becomes about as fun as drinking medicine, even the 25 ml. was hard to finish. //// Dig most of a 33 cl. bottle of this one courtesey of the Delirium crew, still has that nasty sweet herbal, cough syrup medicine taste all over it, most notable fact was that it is shockingly easy to do a whole bottle of this. Way easier than vodka etc. which would make this stuff quite useful if it wasn’t so rediculously overpriced (as mentioned earlier, reasons etc.)
RexTalionis (2337) - FINLAND - NOV 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Amber in color, virtually no head. Sweet in aroma, like some marzipan. Taste similar sweet, boozy strong in taste as in aftertaste.
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear copper pour with no head and some legs. Aroma of malt, moonshine and grassy hops. Sweet alcohol flavor, almost like a mead, with a grassy hop finish. Not bad, but not worth the asking price.
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer (?) pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a thin white head that disappears to a film quickly. Mead-like legs on the glass that coat and stain the sides after the beer is gone. Aroma of citrus and alcohol. Rich, extremely syrupy body with a burst of booze up front that gave me goose bumps. Some flavors of burnt malt and dark fruit in the background. The finish is warming alcohol. Decent for what it is, a gimmicky crazy high-ABV sipper beer (?).
AndySnow (2820) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample from bottle @ Bull & Bear Inn. Tasted alongside the Tactical Nuclear Penguin. Dark copper/amber colour with no head whatsoever. Aroma is dried fruit, plums with lots of alcohol. Absolutely wonderful aroma. Flavour isn’t as wonderful, salty licorice, alcohol.