Meilby (6235) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330ml @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours clear amber with no head. Aroma has notes of alcohol, malt, caramel, herbs, grassy and fruity hops. Taste is medium sweet and heavy bitter with an insanely strong and bitter finish. Body is full, texture is sticky, carbonation is flat.
sebletitje (6234) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
cheers to askdrtodd for opening this one.
pours deep orange, no head.
Aroma, thank goodness for having some hops in there covering the mess that felt almost as huming boozy fumes. Just that could get you wasted.
Flavors, lots of booze with an acetone/alcohol. Despite the whole boozy moutfeel, the hop profile is decent adding some nice citrus and grapefruit presence. Some caramel malts to be noticed as well. I’d definitely like to try this DIPA with about 30% less abv.
Don’t know what else to say, this race for strongest beer is getting a little ridiculous. I feel if I wanted to try a good whiskey I’d drink that, and this beer does just that, add to the wow factor. The price certainly does not warrant what you are getting.
Hansen (6133) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBF 2010: Orange, golden colour. Has an off-white head, mostly diminishing. Aroma is harsh hopped, herbs, grass, resin. Moderate maltyness too. Flavor is harsh: Harsh sweet and harsh bitter and thats in a good way. Alcohol. Syrupy texture.
Plovmand (6126) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle kindly shared by yespr. Thanks a lot! Clear deep amber with no head. Very sweet grassy hoppy aroma. Loads of caramel and alcohol. The flavour is heavy stuff. Loads of hops mixed with a bunch of caramel and sweet alcohol. Quite tasty. Oily texture. To the extreme.
rosenbergh (5935) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle. Batch #2. From Scotland. My rating #2 000.
Clear mahogany colour with no head.
Portwine, cognac, strong bitter hops, malt, brown sugar, sweetness and strong maltiness once again in aroma. Flavour is very strong in every way. Burning alcohol. Everlasting bitterness and alcohol burning. As DIPA this is not that good but as 41% alcohol drink this is quite drinkable. Quite unusual. No need for another though.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In short: Sweet malts, A LOT of alcohol (d’uh!) and pine-tree hops. A bad idea done right
How: Bottle sample at Saint-Bock, Montreal
The look: Clear dark golden body with no head
In long: Nose is obviously all alcohol but somehow manages to stay clear of higher alcohol/fusel territory. Taste has some caramel, maple syrup, a ton of alcohol and inexplicably a nice pine-tree hops presence. I never thought the hops could pierce through the wall of alcohol but they do. Minimal carbonation and syrupy body. Obviously I found it too boozy to be enjoyable but I must admit that it wasn’t nearly as bad as I expected and much much much better than their terrible Tactical Nuclear Penguin. It was a fun experience and Brewdog did a good job with it. But a 40% beer is just a bad idea. That leapfrog game that Brewdog and other breweries are playing to make the strongest beer in the world has got to stop. This is the worst games since W_eel _f F_rt_ne.
larsga (5893) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No head. Deep golden body. Intense tropical fruit and hop oil aroma, not very complex, with mango notes. Can’t pick up the alcohol, interestingly. Taste: Intense hoppy mango and tropical fruit explosion. Probably the most intense thing I’ve ever tasted. Hot, oily mouthfeel. Can’t really tell about the body. Intense, intense grapefruit and alcohol aftertaste wth long lingering salty mango taste. Like pouring hop essence into vodka, except the alcohol is well hidden. Impresssive. I could actually drink a little bit of this with enjoyment. (Tiny sample, Håndverkerstuene, Oslo.)
marcus (5886) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by bhensonb. Pours clear reddish copper with no head, just a few bubbles. The aroma has enough alcohol fume to clear ones sinuses. I believe they froze all the IPA out of this one, except maybe the hops, leaving very little beer-like flavor. Might as well have been distilled. Nevetheless, I really enjoyed this unique beverage for what it is - exactly what the brewer set out to produce. Thanks, Bill.
deyholla (5849) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 10, 2011
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from the bottle. Poured a clear sappy amber with no head whatsoever. Aroma had a bit of caramel and sweet grain but was mainly just full of extremely hot alcohol that burned the nose. Flavor was more complex with caramel, sweet grain, molasses, raisin, syrup, grass, a hint of pine and resin. The finish was still intensely boozy, but much less so than the nose. Warms the tummy.
KnutAlbert (5720) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
official BrewDog tasting in Oslo.
IPA-like nose. Hops, herbs, mint. You feel intoxicated by the aroma alone. The flavour is liquor-like, it has cough syrup, very herbal. Very bitter. More toothpaste than beer. But keep them coming!