badgerben (5215) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2010
From a wonderful coworker as our Christmas Day treat on the job, out of a paper coffee cup. Dark copper color with no head. Monster hop aroma. Sherry and toffee. Big toffee and caramel flavor. Burning hop bitterness. Very syrupy. Smashingly bitter orange. Really enjoyed this. Crazy bitterness, but delicious.Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2010
By the way, it eventually started eating through the paper cups. Awesome.
Sampled at "the strongest beer in the world" tasting session on Ørsted Ølbar.Orange look with no head. Extreme pine hop aroma with lots of skunk/pot and alchohol. Strong bitter flavor with the piney/skunky hops comming through in the moutharoma aswell of course along with the alchoholic burning finish. Still a nice experience. ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2011
2 oz. sample. Gorgeous honey pour with no carbonation. Beautiful legs on the glass. Aroma is spicy hoppy, and alcohol hot. Hops just ooze out of the aroma of this. Resin and citrus and spiciness. Flavor is knock you on your ass hoppy at the front, but surprisingly smooth for all of that. Hop bitterness is present for sure, but is not as concentrated or harsh as I was expecting. Spicy is the best word. This is like concentrated hop juice. Not sure if the hops are masking the alcohol or if it really is that smooth, but the alcohol burn was minimal.
Impressive beverage. Very tasty. leaparsons (10613) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle, Brewdog Nottingham. Ruby red with a thin foam. Aromas are red wine with toffee and brandy. Marzipan with pepper and raisins. Soy sauce with meaty notes and whisky grain. Flavours are spicy with brandy burn and toffee. Woody with whisky and alcohol. Fruity with a warming, peppery finish. Excellent. B to14go (33) - ISRAEL - JUL 20, 2013
Really sweet and concentrated.
almost no memory for the hops in the original beer.
DwarfeD (3540) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2015
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! sorif (23) - Athens, GREECE - JUL 25, 2015
This is Brewdog pushing the borders, expanding the definition of beer while remaining loyal to it at the same time. A successful experiment if you ask me. Get together with 4 good friends, get a bottle and split it to 5 glasses. Drink slowly, the way you would if the drink was a hoppy spirit. Actually, it is. birocotsios (184) - - SEP 9, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2017 Dark amber copper with no head. Strong aroma sweet alcohol and wood barrel. Very strong sweet whiskey like taste of the barrel wood. Not a coventional beer but defently fun to try. harrisoni (18819) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle at The Rake launch of the beer. Wow this is just so much better than I even thought it could be. Big intense hops, which are strangely really well balanced, dry frozen with Amarillos. In mouth, yes some hot alcohol as you would expect, but the malts really do actually carry the intense hop through it onto a finish that lingers all week. The hops, my god the hops. Stunning really and so much better balanced than you would think and better than the Penguin I thought. Would be perfect with some 3 year old aged gouda cheese. Sammy (12361) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
Bottle from the brewer, wrapped in a paper bag with a 41%! warning on it, and a bottle stopper should you choose self-control and drink some many hours later. Grapefruit colour with amber highlights, and lacey. The aroma of many hops is a side-show. The taste, and its a sipper and full mouthfeel, is a bitter hops in high alcohol, and a little sherryish. Undertstated carbonation.