ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2010
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Aroma: A surprising hop aroma, followed by fuel grade alcohol made to run jet engines, almost enjoyable.
Appearance: Light coppery amber, slight carbonation.
Taste: Lots of hops followed up by palate dismembering levels of aclohol, in a bad way. The bitterness isn’t really noticable.
Palate: I one time tasted a tiny drop of hop extract, it does similar things to your palate as this "beer". Destroys the mouth and leaves you with an unpleasant feeling that this was a bad idea.
Overall: Better than Tactical Nuclear Penguin, but not by much. This is sadly mislabeled as "beer" when it has more in common with jet fuel ethanol. The BrewDog guys need to learn how to make good beer instead of this unenjoyable gimmicky crap.
ipamonger (69) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours like a scotch (i.e., thick), amber with no head. Surprising aroma of hops. No real alcohol aroma to it, just a strong resin hops. Taste of hops resin hits you like a ton of bricks. Almost puckering effect at the end. This one could kill you. If I hadn’t known, I would never have guessed 41%. Well played, BrewDog.
Thoor84 (67) - ICELAND - JUL 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
difficult one to rate. 41% abv you expect booze and that’s what you’ll get. Lot of alcohol in the aroma, some hops. Taste is really sweet, like sugary hops, something like a syrupy hop extract, really interesting.. Bitter finish but the alcohol really dominates in the end but somehow it seemed to balance out the sweetness. Really enjoyed the 2 cl i got at brewdog camden - I would recomment at least 5 to share a bottle ;)
Sandorf (50) - - JAN 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
strong, warm, bitter end, yet surprisingly tasteful. Malty, but incredibly fruity taste.
jonttix (46) - -, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Doft: Sprit till en början, sött fruktigt, chili
Färg: Rostbrun, rödaktig
Smak: Stark, söt och tydlig smak av chili
Liknar inget annat, förvånansvärt tydlig ölsmak
alkoholocaust (37) - HELSINKI, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
BrewDog pub, Glasgow, May 2012. Clear, dark copper colour. Sweet honey and fruity aroma. Strong sherrywine style, honey and cognac on taste. Not very interesting.
to14go (29) - ISRAEL - JUL 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really sweet and concentrated.
almost no memory for the hops in the original beer.
pieeetr (26) - Hägersten, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
To put it short, it tastes like an unsmoked whiskey blended with a fine barley wine
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
thebeermonk (24) - NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared (ofcourse) bottle at Trappistenlokaal ’t Klooster. Liked it better then the T.N.P. Strange how a "beer" this strong can still tast like a beer. Lot’s of hops, but still room for more flavoures... Funny,strange, glad I tried it.
hankchinaski (14) - Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The first super high gravity beer I’ve had that actually tasted like beer. Massive hops on the nose, orange, grapefruit and peach come through. You defiantly get the alcohol but it doesn’t overwhelm the overall flavor which has brandy like tones with serious bittering and flavor hops.