sebletitje (5991) - 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.
adamjackson (1750) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 5, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
. Had the last ounce for a bottle previously opened at Brew Dog Camden. Paid 6 Quid for a pour and shared with a friend.
A - Light wooden brown. Looks like corn syrup.
S - Smells like crappy whiskey. Burns my nostrils
T - Oh god. Big dry good but drinks like motor oil. Huge bright hops for grapefruit. Absolutely atrocious.
M - Mouthfeel is rotten candy.
O – 40/100. This was even worse than the penguin. We tasted them side by side. Atrocious taste. It took a lot out of me to finish this beer.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle-thanks jtclockwork for sharing-pours no head and orange color. Aroma is initially resin/lemon, 2nd medium malt-caramel. Then iodine/acetone. Taste is biting hops, then turns to grain alcohol, warming/burning all the way down the gullet. Both aroma and taste start impressively, then goes explosively downhill. Initial 9/3/7/4/15=3.8 then 4/3/4/2/10=2.3
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Date: July 30, 2010
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark amber, thick and viscous with legs
Aroma: strong sweet aroma, dark candy caramel
Flavor: hot caramel flavor, huge bitterness, lots of concentrated hops, long bitter finish, alcohol lingers forever
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 8/20
Score: *+ /4
neur0 (672) - GERMANY - AUG 5, 2012
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(flasche) farblich dunkelrot, klar filtriert, ohne schaum. das aroma ist fruchtig, sehr alkoholisch und suesslich. Der geschmack ist alkoholisch, sehr bitter, viskos, alkoholisch, suesslich und etwas wuerzig. Tut mir leid aber nicht nochmal....
Sigmund (4506) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2010
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
330 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 41%. Sold as "spirits / hard liquor" ( 4 cl shots) in Norway. Deep reddish orange to amber colour, No head, nor any carbonation. Aroma of piney and catty American hops, hints of fusel alcohols and red berries. The flavour is very sweet, very bitter and loaded with alcohol. Not good.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at Joe’s: Headless orange- buttery, boozy, cheap berryish Euro hop aroma. Nauseating. Slick, hot, oily, hoppy, honeyish. A gimmick.
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
pilsnerrogge (2351) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours deep amber, no head whatsoever. Aroma is quite sweet and alcoholic, some notes of raisins. There’s some raisins in the flavour as well but most of all: alcohol and hops, loads of it. No balance at all. Tastes a lot like the swedish schnapps "Bäska droppar".
brokensail (9154) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 22, 2010
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
A: The pour is surprisingly standard for an IPA. Golden copper/amber color with a fair amount of white head.
S: At first, I quite liked the nose. A lot of hops, primarily resinous and piney in nature. However, if you breathe in a good bit and get the full bouquet, you’ll be able to pick out the three main components of this beer: alcohol (cheap vodka), hop extract, and sugar.
T: Though I did enjoy the nose for a moment, the flavor just completely put me off. Even with just a small sip, the alcohol just attacks your tongue. Hot, cheap vodka followed by incredible bitter, hop extract type of flavor and then some table sugar mixed in to try to mellow things out.
M: The body is quite heavy and almost syrupy. It’s also hot as hell.
D: Just a few sips was more than enough of this one. I was not a fan of the Penguin, but I thought this was even worse.