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Tactical Nuclear Penguin - BrewDog

Tactical Nuclear PenguinTactical Nuclear Penguin

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BA SCORE
80
good

253 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 253
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 24.29%


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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  32.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Made by freezing Paradox to remove water.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2009)
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -50%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a dark brown with no head and just a few bubbles around the rim of the glass. Smells of Tar, dark dried fruits, and sweet sugar. The taste here is wretched. A mix of rubbery tar, molasses, and fusel alcohol dominate the flavor. Some faint raisin and prune come in to play as well, but are very distant. Mouthfeel is thin, as this drinks like a spirit, not a beer. Seriously, unless someone buys you a bottle, don’t do it. Its much worse than you even thought.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 21:31:01 | More by taylor714914
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KornWallace

New York

3.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Date: 4/18/14
Location: The Gingerman (Norwalk)
Glassware: Tulip
Appearance: Dark Brown in body and severely lightens at the edge. The beer has some pretty runny legs. Very light head with an off white color.
Aromatics: The alcohol on this just overwhelms everything and anything else in the glass. I faintly get some caramel and molasses in the bottle.
Flavor: The flavor of the beer is nowhere near as harsh as the aroma. A touch of oxidation at this point but it doesn't hit as hard as I would have expected. A smidge of coffee, but more caramel and molasses.
Mouthfeel: Oily, ashy, and a little oxidized.
Notes: 1ounce pour.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 13:57:12 | More by KornWallace
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Greyam21

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

04-17-2014 13:25:56 | More by Greyam21
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev +14.3%

03-27-2014 19:28:37 | More by brotherloco
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +14.3%

03-24-2014 02:57:54 | More by tbryan5
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vhmf1978

Brazil

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

03-22-2014 23:15:24 | More by vhmf1978
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mattboyer182

Indiana

2/5  rDev -42.9%

03-17-2014 00:52:18 | More by mattboyer182
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thatisgrossman

New York

4/5  rDev +14.3%

03-04-2014 01:01:31 | More by thatisgrossman
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Rob3408

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.23/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served as a dram in a tumblr at their Edinburgh location.

Appearance: Dark brown/black and syrupy like a liqueur, which it might technically be.

Aroma: Alcohol and lots of it. Malty. A sweet molasses and caramel not in there as well. It's certainly not the best nor the worst thing that I have smelled.

Taste: Reminiscent of port with its boozy kick and intense sweetness, a thick and raw molasses, with bitter chocolate and espresso notes. Doesn't drink easily but is still worth the try.

Mouthfeel: Neither unpleasant nor pleasant. It's strong in the alcohol and moves like molasses: thick and slow, with a bitter, drying finish.

Overall: It is certainly not something that I would buy a whole bottle of because it is strong with booze and fights its way all the way to the end. If you can find it by the dram then it is worth the experience because as far as it is the only thing like it on the market.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 21:12:45 | More by Rob3408
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vermilcj

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.3%

02-21-2014 15:51:28 | More by vermilcj
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Troublebar

China

4/5  rDev +14.3%

02-10-2014 04:38:39 | More by Troublebar
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fionn13

Ireland

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

02-05-2014 00:00:57 | More by fionn13
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Dbr

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

02-01-2014 20:11:34 | More by Dbr
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

01-28-2014 00:26:21 | More by FirstBrewsoon
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Vanz

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

01-28-2014 00:07:01 | More by Vanz
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deniserat

California

4/5  rDev +14.3%

01-23-2014 00:13:23 | More by deniserat
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Nordbier

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

01-20-2014 06:08:22 | More by Nordbier
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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

01-19-2014 04:25:54 | More by SadMachine
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heygeebee

Australia

4.01/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - dark brown, no head, legs.

S - booze, molasses, sweet. Typical Brewdog Big Beer.

T - just an assault. Booze, spirit, port notes, brown sugar, caramel, toffee. Tar notes as well. Dry astringent note on back palate. Hop notes but not as we know it...

M - oily. Zero carbonation.

O - not as good as STB, but still interesting. Worth noting that the taste will depend on your prior drink, odd but true.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 11:26:37 | More by heygeebee
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

375ml bottle synthetic cork with cage poured into my little cognac tulip 4/1/14,

A dark brown liquid with some reddish hints when tilted and held to the light, long thin legs, lots of color left behind on the glass, no head or lace as expected, looks like a sweet sticky spirit and I suppose it probably should

S heavy wet campfire ash, some burnt peaty whiskey barrel, some soy, teriyaki beef jerky, tar, a little booze stings the nostrils, iodine, more like a scotch then a beer but it smells OK, better then it sounds

T very ashy, reminds me of an ashtray, like chewing on the burnt end of a cigar butt, boozy for sure but its to be expected, a little very black licorice and just a hint of espresso, not awful but the taste leaves something to be desired

M thick, syrupy, hot, sticky on the lips, cigar butt on the finish, numbing on the lips, feels like I expected

O saying this one's intense is quite the understatement, a little to much ashy cigar for my liking, I'm glad I tried it but I wouldn't go out of my way or drop cash to try it again

I tried some the day after I opened it and it actually improved a little after airing out much to my surprise. I couldn't see many people buying a second bottle of this stuff considering the cost but I'm glad I got to try it, an experience in itself

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 21:43:28 | More by wordemupg
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +14.3%

01-04-2014 16:30:52 | More by Nolen12
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Zimm

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

01-02-2014 01:30:32 | More by Zimm
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Mr_Pink_152

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

01-01-2014 20:57:49 | More by Mr_Pink_152
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-01-2014 19:03:42 | More by BARFLYB
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.06/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This pours a thick viscous black body that has little to no life but sets up like black liqueur. A swirl in the glass gives a little sheen on the glass as it gets some legs.

The aroma is certainly filled with alcohol but as it warms the molasses, plums, caramel and chocolate come out to create a hearty and robust scent.

Oooh, kick me in the face. The alcohol is simply so strong that it's difficult to taste anything else. The taste becomes dry and chalky with some molasses, soy and chocolate at the end.

The feel is very full and thick but it makes your face pucker from all the lack alcohol.

I've had Utopias, which is close to the ABV, and it works but this seems more a novelty than a beer

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 19:21:16 | More by KYGunner
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Tactical Nuclear Penguin from BrewDog
80 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.