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Tactical Nuclear Penguin - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
80
good

268 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 23.65%
Wants: 208
Gots: 70 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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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wchasse222

Oregon

3/5  rDev -14.5%

10-19-2013 20:09:47 | More by wchasse222
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EDRS

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

10-18-2013 19:09:13 | More by EDRS
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HookemHops13

Texas

4/5  rDev +14%

09-28-2013 14:46:41 | More by HookemHops13
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Harvey98

Arizona

4/5  rDev +14%

09-25-2013 00:28:08 | More by Harvey98
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EnemyWithin

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into large snifter tulip. Consumed about 1/4 the bottle myself.

Appearance: 4
Cola colored with basically no carbonation. Great legs, akin to red white or spirits. No lacing

Smell: 3.5
Noticeably hot and boozy in nose. Molasses, brown sugar, black liquorish. Sight peat. Nose gets sweeter as it warm

Taste: 3
Initially, a fair bit of heat with mild sourness and faint notes of peat. Mid to late, more smokiness and touch of molasses sweetness. Late finish is slight more whisky-ish that lingers.

Mouthfeel: 3
Strong boozy warmness; very much like drinking a distilled spirit. Relatively drier finish.

Overall: 3.5
A unique experience to say the least. More tolerable than I thought. Even with the high alcohol content, it is still drinkable. But given its price, I wouldn't seek it again. In the end, it's more a novelty. Seems typical for BrewDog.
Consider trying.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 19:29:29 | More by EnemyWithin
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Kal

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -14.5%

09-17-2013 21:53:23 | More by Kal
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

09-14-2013 16:53:56 | More by kjkinsey
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

4.46/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: shot sized pour from a bottle into a snifter, absolutely no head or carbonation of any form, dark red-orange brown, visibly viscous, clear

S: amazing malt smell, sherry, whiskey, tobacco, leather, smoke, raisins, fig, plum

T: incredibly sweet,candied fruits, sloe berries, molasses, cherry

M: thick oil, sweet syrup, dense, no hiding alcohol

O: hard to rate as a beer but an excellent alcoholic drink, hop flavor does not exist in this beer, it is like a sweet liquor, from notes on 8/18/13

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2013 23:23:21 | More by M_C_Hampton
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Brewer1980

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3/5  rDev -14.5%

09-09-2013 13:34:05 | More by Brewer1980
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brbrocc

New York

4/5  rDev +14%

08-31-2013 19:37:33 | More by brbrocc
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-17-2013 07:35:19 | More by zestar
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DruRho

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

08-16-2013 14:38:07 | More by DruRho
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

08-13-2013 14:34:50 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Rwalford74

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

08-04-2013 00:36:37 | More by Rwalford74
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

08-03-2013 05:57:19 | More by DaPan
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

07-13-2013 01:03:51 | More by WOLFGANG
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-22-2013 07:23:37 | More by Kirk
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Mbpike

Arkansas

1/5  rDev -71.5%

06-14-2013 18:40:18 | More by Mbpike
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dwren89

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: served as a shot, dark brown/ruby, opaque

Aroma: very alcoholic, spirit-like aroma, malty sweet, syrupy smell

Taste: syrupy sweet taste, mild bitterness, sugary, caramel, brown sugar molasses. Reminiscent of a thicker tasting Jagermeister

Mouthfeel: thick, syrupy, molasses, full body

Overall Impression: A beer to say you've had for novelty's sake, but not much else.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 21:37:12 | More by dwren89
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ediaz

Florida

3/5  rDev -14.5%

06-09-2013 15:42:05 | More by ediaz
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IWannaEatFood

California

3/5  rDev -14.5%

06-07-2013 03:43:06 | More by IWannaEatFood
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jlindros

Massachusetts

2.74/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Thanks to rudzud for picking up this share between a few of us.

No head as expected, dark murky cola brown color, long legs.

Booze galore, nose burning like whisky, once I get past it dark fruits come through, lots of syrupy brandy and port wine, candied raisins, then some dusty wooden oak and light vanilla barrel, and light wood esters, light oxidation.

taste wtf!! First, booze burns, again like brandy. Through that it has a green white dog liquor taste. Then syrup, thick syrupy sugar sludge, slightly burnt sugar mess. There's a weird bitter thing too, some earthy herbal hops but also like a weird conifer tree thing, then saw dust wood barrel that seems to have soaked up something awful. The booze again breaks on with a bad burning taste even. Also a weird vegetal fermented plants or something, and fair amount of oxidation cardboard. Just a little soy sauce like. Finish is syrupy and sweet, anestesizing, tingly, syrupy sludge.

Mouth is syrupy sludge and super burning booze, no carb.

Overall meh... No, blech. Starts OK with the aroma, but the flavors are just like fermented cardboard and pine then distilled into a super condensed version of ick. Undrinkable!

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 13:59:12 | More by jlindros
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haknort

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14%

06-05-2013 03:21:35 | More by haknort
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

06-01-2013 22:45:48 | More by ajzy
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JohnBender

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

06-01-2013 21:21:56 | More by JohnBender
Tactical Nuclear Penguin from BrewDog
80 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.