ladnewton (1784) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the CASK Pub & Kitchen on launch night of 20 May 2010. Thick, cheesy and grassy flavour bomb. Satisfaction derived by sipping a mililitre at a time! Long-lived bitter aftertaste, with caramel balancing the act. Packs a punch, and quite an experience.
rami_pl (1761) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 18, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Przeklejka wyjazdowa, probka (dzieki, Swaroga!): Sink The Bismarck!
Aromat klasa - owocowo przyprawowy, jak intensywne BW. Smak... Alko-chmielowy. Ma chmielowa goryczke. Wynalazek, warto sprobowac poznawczo
dfearnley (1759) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2 year old bottle to shot glass
Smells like an IPA syrup, with some booze, chili, and oregano. This doesn’t smell as good as it did 2 years ago, but it’s still pretty rocking. Colour is an opaque reddish brown with no head. Lots of pepper, chili, booze, oil, and ending with a slam of hoppy bitterness.
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Så uppspelt jag var innan jag drack denna, så uppspelt har jag sällan varit. Och ja, levererade den? JA det gjorde den !
Aroman slog en i ansiktet, kraftfull och söt alkohol.
Smaken? PANG ! fin beska som gjorde att det drog lite i kinde, kan varit mitt leende också..... Väldigt tjock.
Synd att den var så jädrans dyr bara !
tmrmwel (1720) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Pours dark amber and without any signs of head at all in the small sampler glass used. Aroma is actually quite malty, with oak, tobacco and roasted malts, but there’s also a hoppy, almost vanilla-ish, sweetness. And lots of alcohol. Of course. Feels like the hops are drowning a bit behind the high ABV. Flavour is sweet and fruity, with rather strong liquorice and tobacco presence, as well as the same hoppy vanilla-like notes found in the aroma, giving a long almost kandi and bourbon-sweetly finish. Not your average IPA. Obviously. But quite nice, nevertheless.
tfredvik (1714) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This flat "beer" pours a clear, golden and incredibly viscous body with no head. The aroma is intense and very hoppy, with heavy notes of tropical fruits and caramel. The flavour is burning alcoholic, ridiculously hoppy and immensely malty: this is pure IPA concentrate! Also some hints of herbs. The taste is harsh bitter and heavy sweet, and the boozy aftertaste lasts until the next morning. The body is fuller than full and the texture is thicker than crude oil. This is a crazy, fun and absurd brew, but not exactly pleasant. Compared to e.g. Tactical Nuclear Penguin this is just a novelty.
[Tiny sample from 37.5 cl bottle, shared with Svensenga smak & behag, from cnesmark’s beer cellar]
gEUS (1713) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml bottle at home, shared with close family and shared from a sniffer glass. This beers pours deep dark amber. Nose is alcohol burn and soy sauce, completed with chocolate and slight vanilla. Body is even worse; despite the initial salty caramel, hopiness is just too too much, not to mention the alcoghol buuuuuuuuurn... Worth the try... for once, just because of the experiment... *SIGH* nothing beats the Struise Messy...
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - DEC 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
#1008 bottle; Nose is heavy wheat toast, alcohol, weak port, rotten fruit, late walnut, feel is broad, carb Is low, taste is heavy oak, cane sugar, burnt toast, syrup, heavy roasted malt, weakly stinging alcohol throughout
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dangerously intense IPA. Hedonistic; violent and aggressive. This hits you for six and knocks you back for more. More is exactly what I want. Intense hops. Intense malt. Intense kick up the arse. Lovely stuff. Hops aplenty and a bomb of malt. This baby is taking the USA style and slapping it about like it’s a loose duck. An awesome brew and a beer I would love to sample again. Amarilo hops; honey, caramel and spices. A tender session beer to warm your heart and have you steaming for more. Cheers, James. Thanks Magic Dave for the service.
pootzboy (1690) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle: words fail me. I haven’t the ability to describe the ecstatic experience a beer geek’s palate goes through when it meets this glorious elixir. All I come up with is; intense, crazy hopping but balanced with super rich malting, peaches, citrus, malt to the max....like a west coast DIPA liqueur.
For the price, I’d rather buy a bottle of this than malt scotch...this is the most intense IPA you will ever encounter.