winkle (477) - Brisbane, - NOV 3, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Was given a bottle for a tasting at a homebrewers case swap. Over-the-top as expected and not particularly easy to drink. Aroma totally dominated by hot alcohol with some toffee/carmel notes emerging from underneath. Head consisted of a scattering of coarse bubbles that quickly vanished. Viscous and really sticky mouthfeel. Hot alcohol lingeres throughout the finish although there is a pleasant malt/toffee presence at the end. Still I was glad to have had it.
tlind2 (1271) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2015
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Shared bottle@Brewdog, Helsinki. Copper color, no head. Strong piny hop aroma, alcohol. Strong, bitter herbal flavor with aniseed. Medicinal alcohol reminiscent of Unicum. Very full body, no carbonation. Disappointed: I enjoyed Tactical Nuclear Penguin, but I wouldn't buy this again.
alex_leit (372) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish amber color, almost no foam. Powerful aroma of ether, acetone and alcohols, malt, dried fruits and raisins, dried pears, figs. Taste: burning, spiritus, pepper, sweet liqueur, dried fruit, dried apricots, whiskey. Spiritus Sancti!
Tstamba (421) - Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nip in Edinburgh ... Basically a Quad IPA liqueur ... Lovely rose color... No head at all. Prominent alcohol nose... Super concentrated hop notes... Moderate legs... Full flavored, long bitter dry finish... Almost a single malt with hops to finish ... Very unique and interesting beer...
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GreatDane1632 (947) - USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brewdog Bristol -- given as a 25mL pour into a snifter. This is beer in liquor form. Hops are concentrated but not harsh. The alcohol is concentrated but not harsh. An intense beer throughout. Quite the experience.
DwarfeD (1562) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small sample from my own 375ml bottle. Clear syrupy amber / maroon with no head. Full complex body with no carbonation. Quite sweet and bitter. Pine, malts, caramel, lots of booze (of course), apricots and some licorice. Amazing that this still tastes like an IPA!
Mjp12 (758) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An imperial ipa, no it’s a spirit ! Although there are hop notes, it’s the sweet candied booze that dominates. It’s an experience !
SilverfoX (686) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
malt, alcohol very very faint whiff of grapefruit, mahogany colour with no head, just tastes like a whiskey hints of cherries with the malt and harsh alcohol overtones, burn in the finish. but you didnt really come here expecting a decent flavour did you?
TimE (4074) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
tons of cherries and madera and massive alcohol burn in the nose. Syrupy sweet mouth with lots of breadienss . Harsh alcohol finish with bread, apricots and cherries. Strong as hell. Wow. Won’t drink again
Barrelbelly (702) - BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Over the top. Like eating a ho
High alcohol hop pellet. Great taste but liquorish as hell. Slow drinker but still great taste
SlackerMads (2062) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Clear light brown with no head. Booze, caramel, dried hops. Hot alcohol dominates the flavour with some syrup, dried hops, golden raisins. Full body, sticky texture, heavy sweet, salty, no carbonation, hot alcohol. There is a lot I would rather drink than this.