Tactical Nuclear Penguin - BrewDog
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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
3.25/5 rDev -7.4%
Bottle into large snifter tulip. Consumed about 1/4 the bottle myself.
Cola colored with basically no carbonation. Great legs, akin to red white or spirits. No lacing
Noticeably hot and boozy in nose. Molasses, brown sugar, black liquorish. Sight peat. Nose gets sweeter as it warm
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.
Strong boozy warmness; very much like drinking a distilled spirit. Relatively drier finish.
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.
09-22-2013 19:29:29 | More by EnemyWithin
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
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.