M_Jager (106) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This isn’t a beer! Insane and only to be drunk as an experiment. Appearance is more whiskey like, no head at all and I poured this hard. Smell of honey, and spices. First mouthful blew my head off. Second the same.... wow..... very sticky syrupy liquid which burns as you would expect from something this strong. Intense bitterness and dry alcohol aftertaste.
Amazing, but never again
mto (95) - helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(@pikkulintu) hazy dark orange colour with no head. On nose and taste hops and alcohol. Some fruityness too.
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2012
1.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
a freakshow of a beer. hardly even a beer. massive hop nose but it just burns and burns. pretty nasty stuff
ipamonger (74) - 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.
conciergeman (73) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012 Pours a dead amber color that seems very viscous. I prefer this aroma and actually found I prefer the sink the bismarck over tactical nuclear penguin. Even though the alcohol is still very prevalent, it is surprisingly drinkable.. in the recommended small amounts, obviously. Still no way it is worth the price, but fun to try.
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.
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.