aleksander9 (280) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 Bottle. Whiskey with no head appearance. Smells alcohol, sweet, grain. Full mouth feel with stingy alcohol. a lot of licorice, some hops, and nice alcohol burn in the stomach. Overall: super nice, But why not buy whiskey?
thepeter (274) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Amber and a tiny film head but since I only had a shot glass full not sure how head or lacing would be in a larger glass. i do know how I would look after a larger glass and it is not good!
S- Burst of hops with quite a bit more sweetness than I ever expected. Lot’s of citrus especially pineapple and grapefruit zest. Then of course the, inescapable alcohol smell is present but very pleasant and warming.
T- WOW! Massive Hop Flavor, sticky pine and sweet citrus all together with a very warming alcohol presence. Even at 41% the alcohol does not overwhelm the other flavors. Everything is pretty equally intense.
M - Not nearly as full or viscous as I would have thought. Medium/light bodied. As expected you can feel the booze heat up the as I swirl it in my mouth.
D - Well there is only so much you can drink safely but if a serving is only an once or two (which is what it should be) then I could definitely have at least one more. This is where I found the rating difficult, but had to give it a decent score as for it’s strength it is very drinkable.
This is a tough one to review as it may be a beer but had all of the qualities of a Hop Spirit, and pretty much is the result of a pissing contest with Schorschbräu for the worlds strongest beer.
Really, a Fantastic experience that I am so happy to have been able to sample as I am not spending £40+ for a bottle.
chef201atc (261) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2010 Deep amber in color with no carbonation. Nose is just awesome. Big hop aroma despite high alcohol - very surprising. Thick, chewy mouthfeel. Nice spicy hop flavor, followed by alcohol warming. Overall a great beer for one this big.
llkc (239) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brewdog sink the bismarck. 41 %. IPA. det første jeg kunne dufte da jeg åbne flasken var den her maltsødme som mange af de her stærke øl på over 13 % tit har. smagen er super god sød stærk og bitter
aleph (231) - - APR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep golden color approaching amber. Hops mostly, alcohol (although it was really well masked, given the ABV). Sweet and malty backing. Syrupy body with low carbonation contributing to the effect. I was surprised that this tasted better than Tactical Nuclear Penguin, given the higher ABV and the fact that this is an IIPA.
bigabe (194) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. 82 proof. But possibly, the smoothest, most complex 82 proof I have ever experienced. You tastes malts, hops, sweet and floral fruity notes, and of course... booze. The warming effect is absolutely wonderful. It’s really like drinking a wonderfully complex belgian quad that warms like a shot of bourbon. I think it’s easier to drink than 120 min IPA, which has less than half the alcohol content.
ShelbyGrey (170) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
color dorado opaco poca espuma.aroma alcoholico y lupolos concentrados.
al paladar mas alcoholico y mas lupulos.curiosa pero desfasada
Tjoxen (163) - SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark oak. Texture is very thick. Aroma is sticky of alcohol with prunes, raisins and a bit vanilla(?). Taste is sweet and smooth with dried fruit. The alcohol is well hidden in the flavours. Gives a warm feeling of happiness. This was a huge surprise. I bought it online from Brewdog when i saw they had made a new batch and i dont regret spending £40 on this bottle.
tony_gorilla (153) - Fiskum, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Boozy unplessant smell...taste is ok. Ive had this beer for about two years. And those two years have helped it.
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sour, sweaty aroma of ipa and sock reduction. Sickly thick sweety hop and alcohol burn monster. Very, very tasty, even if not terribly good smell, but a really pleasing experience.