Geiserich (4532) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 24, 2017
Bottle (was agend about 10 years): Very dark brown color, no head. Aroma is very sharp alcoholic, dark maltsm raisins, dark dried fruits. Flavor is dense, chocolate, dark fruits, plums in rum, alchohol, cherries, cacao powder. Very good. hellsbrews (26) - Alabama, USA - JAN 25, 2017
Don’t know what to make of this so just giving it 50%. I couldn’t drink it, was like a bad whiskey but maybe thats the point or maybe there’s no point. I can safely say I wont ever drink it again, Dioalen (11) - - JAN 17, 2017
Un produit atypique. Brune foncée à noire cette bière est une explosion de saveur en bouche. Une bière extra-ordinaire qui tranche les saveurs et les avis.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Franzen (614) - SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2017
Sweet vineous aroma like Port wine, dark syrup and fruity. Raisins, liquorice and coffee in the taste. Really interesting and much better than expected. Hoppy_Luke (1911) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 8, 2016
Piwo z pewnością kultowe, ciekawe, a przede wszystkim, bardzo mocne. 32% to nie wynik tradycyjnego procesu, a wymrażania. Oczywiście nie jest to trunek sesyjny, ale na spotkanie w pięcioosobowym gronie było idealne! Bardzo oleista konsystencja, ciemnobrązowe, bez piany, bez gazu... Aromat ciemnych, suszonych owoców, czekolady. Likierowy. W smaku mocy nie czuć. Czuć za to owoce, owoce w likierze, czekoladę. Całość tworzy bardzo smaczną kompozycję. Ciężko myśleć o Pingwinie jako o piwie, ale to i tak trunek wart uwagi! Ciekawe doznanie!
adamnase (748) - Kronoby, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2016
Taster @ Brewdog, helsinki. Intense dried plums and dark fruit, strong booze, some stingy acetone, spices. Unsurprisingly feels like a schnaps. Goes down easily though, warming and smooth. Sticky and oily, though. spectacular in all ways. and i love the name Korcz (3389) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 2, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. BlackHaddock (7410) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2016
9th Nov 2016: 375ml bottle between four at the monthly Shrewsbury beer exchange group meeting in Chez Sophie. Cheers Simon for trying to kill us all with this offering. Strong stuff isn’t it! Actually I quite liked it. Thick, sticky and sweet: what is there not to like? minutemat (5662) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2016
375ml bottle @ monthly tasting, Chez Sophie Oct 16, thanks to Simon! Pours pitch black, oily, no head. Aroma is quite something, huge molasses and liquorice. Taste is intense, continuing this with added coffee, dark fruits, treacle.. quite sticky, rich and super boozy. Intense stuff that ensured the next day was a complete write-off! tfredvik (1985) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2016
It’s impossible to rate this crazy invention. I opened this bottle 2 years(!) ago, and I haven’t been able to write a reasonable rating before now. Should the Penguin be compared to an imperial stout? Should it be rated as a whisky? Should it be given extra points for being an absurd creation? Well, this is probably one of the most amazing liquids that has ever entered by mouth, so let’s rate it as such. It is an extremely intense beer concentrate, with every element you find in a perfect barrel aged imperial stout turned up to 11. Chocolate, coffee, caramel, dark dried fruits, dark berries, oak, whisky, vanilla, alcohol... you just pick every random word that pops into your head when you think about "barrel aged imperial stout" and you’ll find it in this remarkable syrup. It’s heavy sweet and heavy bitter, and the finish is everlasting. The pitch black body is not carbonated, but that doesn’t bother me. It’s a beer that can be stored for months after opening without degrading. I do not recommend keeping it for two years, though, some notes of wet paper and cardboard has started to become a bit too obvious. The first half year after opening, this is close to perfection. Wow.
[repeated small samples from a 37.5 cl bottle, opened 9 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]