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Tactical Nuclear Penguin - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
80
good

274 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 274
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 23.65%
Wants: 208
Gots: 70 | FT: 3
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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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

11-10-2013 15:27:40 | More by Oakenator
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wolf_switzer

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

11-09-2013 18:30:16 | More by wolf_switzer
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

10-31-2013 04:16:22 | More by jaydoc
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -50.1%

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.

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

California

4/5  rDev +14%

10-29-2013 07:28:18 | More by heavenlyStash
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Andy_Luft

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

10-25-2013 22:28:53 | More by Andy_Luft
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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%

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.

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%

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

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%

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.

06-12-2013 21:37:12 | More by dwren89
Tactical Nuclear Penguin from BrewDog
80 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.