abemorsten (2942) - Mosterøy, 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.
PhillyCraft (3514) - 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.
Arve_Christian (3356) - 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 (391) - 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 it’s 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, it’s not nearly as balanced or enjoyable as the much cheaper Tactical Nuclear Penguin.
Hanoi (473) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, from Brew Dog’s 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
kryon (1488) - SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown caramel with no head
Aromas of oak, wood, sweet sweet fruits, caramel, loads of alcohol
Shabaam. Sticky alcohol, shit loads of caramel malts, raspberry like taste. Too much
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
sunevdj (3277) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 7, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasting at Ølbutikken - THX Jesper! Pours a clear light orange with no head. Smells of alcohol and some hops. First is a fiery alco burn, then you discover piny hopsaromas and some residual sugars. Dry finish with more alcoburn and hints of caramel. Interesting.
jtclockwork (9060) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with jcwattsrugger and decaturstevo. Pours amber. Deceptively nice nose at first inhalation. Hops and grain alcohol. Then the true beast reveals itself. Rubbing alcohol, paint thinner and iodine permeates the nose in follow up whiffs. Hops become more muted. The first sip is also deceptive. Slight burn with hop malt character throughout. Subsequent sips tell a different story. The beer quickly becomes a Jack Daniels cough medicine of sorts, lots of rubbing alcohol and burn with little hops in background.
BrewDad (5071) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beer Bloggers Conference 2010 – Boulder, CO
The Night of Beers…
Holy cow batman what the hell was that I just put in my mouth. It was a lot like a barley wine that was iced down 4 times then hops added for extra flavors. It was pure alcohol. This is one for the books to add hair on your toe nails. Thanks to BBC10 for the try.
natejgood (398) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUN 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
smells extremely malty and strong. Medium clear brown in appearance. Light brown. Tastes like a very strong barely wine, only more malty. This beer was not brewed for the taste. There are many other drinks at this alcohol content that are more appealing, but as an experiment as to what what a beer can do this is interesting. I won’t drink it again, but this is an interesting experiment.