cgarvieuk (13911) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 I’ll 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
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
KnutAlbert (5999) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kindly shared by Tom at Håndverkerstuene.
Alcohol, not all it ethanol, I think. Turpentine, still a lot of malty sweetness. Medicine, industrial cleaner.
Interesting? Sure. The future of beer? No.
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 it’s 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.
Ungstrup (29017) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
madmitch76 (14282) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 it’s 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 don’t 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!
BeerViking (2288) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sheer raw, aggressive alcohol, packed with flavours, whisky by abundance, quality Scotch balance which is a good combination with the beer, quite bitter, sickish yellow in colour, just not strong on appearance, vanilla, dry texture, some intense blending, really intoxicating. Just so confused by the sheer body of alcohol. The drinkability is there but sorry, just too sharp in the tongue. Most fascinating to consume.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with no head. Aroma had malt, loads of alcohol and whiskey. Flavor had burning alcohol, malt, berries, malty hints and notes of oak. Finished with burning alcohol.
ladnewton (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A privilege and an honour to taste the world’s strongest beer on 7th September 2010 at the Rake in London, during an event organised by BrewDog. Bottle surrounded by "Susan" the Stoat. Thick and flavoursome. Smoke, malt whisky notes in aroma. Orange peel/citrus zest in-mouth, and a lingering grapefruit finish. Cutting "fire" in the mouth from the alcohol. Impressive.