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BrewDog The End Of History

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

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RATINGS: 45   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 man’s 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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kazin (181) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2012
Sampled at Ørsted Ølbar tasting of the (then) 6 strongest beers. Aroma and taste was overwhelmingly dominated by alcohol and malt. I prefer to compare it to a finer whisky, where it can actually hold its own. An experience.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (14062) - 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 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ladnewton (1398) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2010
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.

4.2
   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 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.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - APR 14, 2011
Sampled at "the strongest beer in the world" tasting session on Ørsted Ølbar. Its clear golden and looks very sticky, no head. The aroma hits you with a mix of herbal juniper, loads of hemp and of course nostril ripping alchohol fumes. The flavor reveals a super intence and high amoung of hops, which almost makes the bitterness more noticeable than the alchohol, almost. It is all in all more balanced than i thought because of the bitterness and in the end it was actually a great little sip.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9530) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2011
Sample courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott!), provided by cgarvuiek and brought to the USA by Jason poured a clear gold with no head (still). Aromas of toffee, earthiness, dried fuit, alcohol, white pepper and a hint of vinegar. Palate was light to medium bodied with a dry warming finish., Flavors of toffee, dried fruit, straw, light earthiness and light spice with a smooth dry warming lingering toffee finish. Never thought I’d get a chance to try this one, Big thanks to Craig, Jason and Scott!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Leighton (10534) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 30, 2011
A third of a thimble taster from the stoat at Brewdog event at the Rake, 7th Sept 2010. Bright clear yellow gold appearance - looks like the "yellow oil" that was the desired outcome of every first year organic chemistry practical I did at uni! Grassy, earthy, peppery hoppiness on the nose. In the mouth, there’s an insane level of alcoholic heat - it makes your tongue swell. Orange and pine resin are the dominant flavours. It’s got great legs - the oily palate ensures it coats your mouth and just keeps giving.

3.9
   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.
I’ve had this a couple of times now and I still can’t get my head around it. It’s 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. It’s beer Jim, but... well, you know the rest. It’s just a truck load of everything ramped up so high it’s ejecting itself through the roof. Amazing heat, caramel, crème brûlée, unreal alcohol but the most incredible thing for me is the hop juice concentrate. It’s 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.

3.9
   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 – now it just seems like a quaint afterthought. Firstly, serving a beer in a stuffed animal is ridiculous. Secondly, the ‘beer’ inside is almost possible to characterise, particularly with the aroma. The closest thing I could compare it to would be glue – 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 – paint, neat alcohol, whisky, a little fruit. The taste was even more confusing, it’s like every beer-related adjective distilled (no pun intended) into a liquid. Alcohol. Fruit. Wood. Vanilla. Lemon. Pain. [21092010]


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