TBone (11735) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 4cl sample @Beer Hunters, Pori
Deep ruby-copper color, no head. Very strong nose: pine, pine needles, fresh hop pellets, herbs and alcohol. Thick palate, but a bit thinner than in TNP. Very hoppy bitter front. Flavor has mainly licorice, salt and resin. Very warming, almost burning aftertaste - like drinking Vodka schnapps. 4 cl is more than enough. TNP is actually quite good beer, but donít believe the hype with this one.
caesar (4620) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2010
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled thx to Bullit. Lovely hoppy aroma, hint of alcohol. Taste is only alcohol, way 2 much, more like whisky. Totally overdone. BrewDog, stop this nonsense please.
thewolf (10701) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ CBF, 2010.
Nice clear amber with no head. Malty aroma, sweet, resiny hops, raisins, viniousness, caramel. Mild to low carbonation, super oily fat mouthfeel. Flavour has a shit-load of alcohol, lots of dry fruity hops. Pure spirits. Very unbalanced.
abemorsten (2430) - MosterÝy, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampler at CBF 2011-05-27. Clear copper with no head. Floral, dried fruits, prunes and alcohol on the nose. Sweet, alcoholic and salty flavors. Full body. Thick, syrupy texture. Alco warmth. Light sickening.
dEnk (3371) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2011 Bottle @ drbm. Aroma is huge hoppy earthy blueish cheese madness. Flavour is huge hoppy sharp hoppy madness. Very alcoholic. This is beer?
PhillyCraft (2762) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle with pat and sean. Poured a cloudy red orange, aromas of serious heat, peach, and other malt. Taste was apricot, honey mead. Much better then penguin but still impossible to drink in qty.
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from brewdog.com. Itís hard to rate this one because as the bottle went on I started to enjoy it more and more. For the strength there was a lot of flavour but I expect this was more a technical exercise.
Arve_Christian (2669) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Backlog nov/dec 2010. On bottle at Dr. Jekyll.
Full body & high complexity.
Strong alcoholic taste.
Interesting taste, but a bit to special
Mjollnir (381) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2012 production, thanks to a friend in England for mailing a bottle, saving about $110 over the best store price in Australia. Pours clear amber-red with no head, leaving some thin legs, any number of aged spirits would be doing quite well to look like this without artificial colourant. Malty and slightly hoppy aroma with a lot of alcohol. Flavours of clean malt as if itís a scotch malt whisky but the alcohol very quickly overpowers the early sweetness, with a reasonably amount of bitterness too, with a yeast extract note mixing in later on. Unfortunately the hop bitterness is not clean or sharp and only reminds me of a tainted scotch whisky. Medium bodied, no carbonation, fairly dry and very hot with a fading bitter finish. Within in this small universe of fractionally frozen beers, itís not nearly as balanced or enjoyable as the much cheaper Tactical Nuclear Penguin.
Hanoi (280) - - MAY 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, from Brew Dogís grim Manchester pub. From notes. Nose cream, fudge, toffee, caramel, spices, slight brandy. Taste, caramel, hops brown sugar. Alcohol burn high.
Overall, the nose is spectacular, the taste less so. Interesting to try