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BrewDog The End Of History

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Eisbock
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 1650   ABV: 55%
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The End of History: The name derives from the famous work of philosopher Francis Fukuyama, this is to beer what democracy is to history. Fukuyama defined history as the evolution of the political system and traced this through the ages until we got the Western Democratic paradigm. For Fukuyama this was the end point of manís political evolution and consequently the end of history. The beer is the last high abv beer we are going to brew, the end point of our research into how far the can push the boundaries of extreme brewing, the end of beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2010
[330ml stoat, tasting at Cloisters, Edinburgh] I remember trying Tactical Nuclear Penguin when it was the strongest beer in the world Ė now it just seems like a quaint afterthought. Firstly, serving a beer in a stuffed animal is ridiculous. Secondly, the Ďbeerí inside is almost possible to characterise, particularly with the aroma. The closest thing I could compare it to would be glue Ė it has that incredibly heady acrid wallop that makes you take a step back and look to open a window. On top of this were all kinds of things Ė paint, neat alcohol, whisky, a little fruit. The taste was even more confusing, itís like every beer-related adjective distilled (no pun intended) into a liquid. Alcohol. Fruit. Wood. Vanilla. Lemon. Pain. [21092010]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle thanks to James and Tom.
Iíve had this a couple of times now and I still canít get my head around it. Itís drinkable for a start. Just. A cleanish gold looker with not even a hint of head, even if you shake it violently. No surprises there then. This is a tough one to rate. Itís beer Jim, but... well, you know the rest. Itís just a truck load of everything ramped up so high itís ejecting itself through the roof. Amazing heat, caramel, crŤme brŻlťe, unreal alcohol but the most incredible thing for me is the hop juice concentrate. Itís just mental. Madder than a bag of frogs. With spanners. Huuuuge Simcoe glutony. Not bright or crisp or piney, just huge. And thick. And juicy as hell. It takes the nose hairs off when you sniff it, and promptly puts them back on your chest when you drink it. Bloody great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Leighton (10675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2010
Bottle at the Rake, London. Pours a rich, glowing, almost radioactive gold with no head. Holds a skunky, dank hop aroma. First impression of the flavor is fire and burning. Afterwards, there is perceptible sweetness, lightly bready malts, and some grassy hops. Some Golden Ale characteristics definitely come through. The beer is medium in body with basically no carbonation and ridiculous alcohol heat. With even a tiny sip, once the liquid crosses your lips it engulfs your entire mouth with alcohol warmth. The finish is boozy with some modest Belgian character present. A super-fun beer to experience, and really pretty nice to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (14174) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2010
tiniest sip thank to some very nice guys and then a lucky win on raffle number 2 ... at cloisters AB:03 launch ... dark amber ... big peach ... little cheese ... little apricot ... little funky barnyard that i expect from sour but there is no sour ... nose ... peach ... apricot ... how odd ... how fruity ... hint of apple ... big explode in mouth flavour ... spicy hop ... little chilli finish... quite firey ... i think this could be even better than the bismark ... but Iíll never afford enough to be sure 4.3 ... what really got me was how much summer fruit character this had... ok empty glass with tiniest drop of water to rince ... lost little spice and fruit from nose ... much more funky barnyard dominated... soft peach ... little funk persists ... spice all but gone ...ok but think better neat

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13564) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2010
Small sample at The Rake. Bright yellow/gold. Hops are there. Really concentrated simcoe. Arom a is good. Quite hot alcohol as you would expect and my first sip was completely taken over by the hot alcohol, but once I got used to it, it settled down a bit. Sharp hop citrus fruit, honey and syrup, bit medicinal even on the finish. Wow. pretty good, but maybe touch too hot. Intense hop concentrate. Thanks to James and Tom from BrewDog for the chance to try this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2010
Kindly shared by Tom at HŚndverkerstuene. Alcohol, not all it ethanol, I think. Turpentine, still a lot of malty sweetness. Medicine, industrial cleaner. Interesting? Sure. The future of beer? No.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2010
Thimble at the Rake, thanks to James and Tom for this amusing presentation. Clear luminous gold with no carbonation. Difficult to rate as it manifests itís self more like a spirit or liqueur . The beery origins come through with a lingering taste. Prickly initial alcoholic burn soon abates to leave delicious aftertaste of wood aged maltiness and ample balancing hops. Weird but delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2010
Entered to celebrate my rating number 18,200. Bottle 15/12. A golden beer with no head, but long clear curtains from the thick alcohol, when swirled in the glass. The aroma has strong notes of alcohol - so much that it burns in the note combined with sweet notes of rabbit pee - reminded me of cleaning out for my rabbits when I was a kid, berries, caramel, and fruit. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of the alcohol combined with notes of berries among them strawberries, fruit, caramel, and wood, leading to a dry and very alcoholic finish. The body is extremely strong - the alcohol burns on the lips and a lot in the throat. This beer offsets anything known, hence it is very hard to grade on a beer scale. Extreme, but interesting. Thanks to James and Mikkel for making this happen - what a night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2010
7th September 2010. The Rake Brewdog Event.
Thanks to James for sharing this with us and also to Tom for a generous measure! Crystal clear bright gold beer with a real presence of colour. Looks good even in itís plastic cup. No head whatsoever! Aromatic nose - floral sweetness and a little herbs. Smooth but very dry palate. Spicy alcohol start but if you endure and keep it in the mouth there is some nice passion fruit and a hint of something medicinal. Some hop bitterness and then a big kick of alcoholic heat. Lingering spicy warm aftertaste. Strewth! A complex beer and I donít think I got everything from the small sample so looking forward to spending some more time with this one day, letting it breathe and see what happens!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2424) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2010
Loads of hops and alcohol on the nose, smells very strong but smoother than whisky, hints of antiseptic, wintergreen, lemon and resin. The palate is very dry, a bit like hop oil but smooth, peppery and almost chilli with notes of tar or turps. Thick and impressive, but not as drinkable as the Penguin or Bismark.

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