espenra (916) - Kurland, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4cl sample at Håndverkerstuene. An amber, bordering on red colour with no head. Needless to say the alcohol is the first thing that hits your nose, but there is hints of cherries, caramel and oak as well. The flavour is very bitter and strong, and at 41% ABV it should come as no suprise. The alcohol is the most noticable feature, but there’s also notes of toffee, caramel and brown sugar. A fun beer for sure, but I still think that Samuel Adams Utopia is better.
renffisch (868) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle for Christmas from my uncle! (loveliest ever!) This stuff looks like oily pondwater, smells of botanical disinfectant with a bit of sour milky yeast. But is bz far one of the loveliest liquids to ever touch mz lips. But then i am a complete nutter who loves hops. DEVINE MADNESS
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog. Tried at a tasting arranged by Ölbutikken at Örestedst Ölbar 6/11/2010.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a tasting 15th of January 2011. Surprise entry at the tasting. Aroma smacks you in the face with a grassy hop and alcohol. Taste is very strong on the hops, and even stronger on the alcohol burn, with a spiciness that matches the bitterness. More of an experience than a good beer, definately a novelty, although in my opinion it is MUCH better and more drinkable than the penguin.
edpeg (851) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Berliner Bierbörse 2010. 2cl glass. Had this beer some time ago, transferring data from database before Januar 2012 I was using to rate beer. As I drink this again I will add a complete review.
gowdy (850) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nip at Craig’s house. Wow. It is beer but I couldn’t drink a whole bottle. Very heavy taste.
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery, split with mcberko. Pours a clear mahogany with no head. Aroma and flavour of syrup, alcohol, and quite spicy. Initial flavour is sweet, the the alcohol kicks in sharply. Easier to appreciate the alcohol flavour after a few sips. Leaves a lovely warming spirit-like sensation in your chest. Glad i was fortunate to try it.
kalervo (811) - FINLAND - MAR 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting curiosity, tastes like beer, not like any kind of spirit I have tasted. Malty, rich. Surprisingly not very alcoholic taste.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 19, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ok fine it is novel. Tasted about 2 oz o f it. The aroma is actually not too bad, a bit of malt vinegar I would say but certainly no hops or pine. Flavor is just alcohol. Tastes like some badly done grain alcohol with no nuance. One and done.
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with fellow Hungarian beerfans. Poured amber color with no head. Sweet aroma, honey, citrus, coriander, caramel and strong hops. Medium dense body with some carbonation. Dry, hoppy aftertaste. Alcohol is there, but much smoother than with distilled drinks. Strong aroma matches the strong ABV, so in that sense I think it’s balanced. Unique, enjoyable, for special events for sure.