Anarchist / Alchemist - BrewDog
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.56/5 rDev -2.7%
Bottle from Brewdog.com (£9.99, 330ml):
Clear, bright, orange amber colour with a half centimetre tall and bubbly head that is a very light tan colour. Head turns patchy lacing after a couple moments.
Strong, bitter hops and a good helping of alcohol mixed with some tropical fruit notes kicks things off quite well. There is some citrus notes, grapefruit and some sweeter malts coming through with some vanilla and some grain too. It's not as harsh on the nose as I was expecting.
Sweet with some subdued hops and a touch of vanilla along with huge amounts of alcohol and grain. There is some citrus, apricot and pine with some spice and pepper too. The taste is quite nice but then all of a sudden the alcohol takes over.
Full bodied and backed up with huge amounts of alcohol and grain. There beer is quite fruits and sweet with a strong and dry finish that feels quite thick and oily.
Started really nice yet very strong double IPA (well triple IPA apparently) with a lot of bitter hops and sweetness coupled with tonnes of alcohol but as the drink progressed it managed to settle down some and turn it to a very strong and warming beer that I spent well over an hour drinking. Not bad but not really great either.
05-20-2013 10:08:38 | More by flyingpig
3.7/5 rDev +1.1%
Pours red, ambery colour light lace. Head is bubbly but pillowy, beige colour. Overall a little thin, looks good but heavy.
Smells fresh and inviting. Sweet, vanilla-tinged aromatic malt with light citric notes - orange, mandarin and some stonefruit. Lychee even. Very pleasant indeed.
Taste is tangy, but a bit too earthy and gravelly. Sweet toffee malt with touches of citrus, pine needle and apricot, but also a bit of banana bread, pumpernickel and balsamic vinegar, none of which I really want. Overall pleasant, but a bit heavy in places and a little confusing in others.
Lingers a bit too long on the bitterness, but decent texture otherwise, for something as big as this.
Bit too heavy in places. Lots of potential, but a bit overblown. Sadly feels inevitable once you get this big.
03-07-2013 04:17:49 | More by laituegonflable
3.95/5 rDev +7.9%
Pours a deep orange hue with a creamy two finger head and clingy lacing here and there,the smell is candy canes,cane sugar,candy,candied citrus and sherbet,the mouthfeel is full bodied with moderate carbonation and has tastes of sweet caramel,candy canes,candied citrus,lollies,pineapple,boozy alcohol and finished with a fruit punch hop bitterness and overall its nice and borderlines on a being a Barleywine but the Hop profile reminds you what your drinking and hides the ABV quite well and id definately buy this again cheers.
01-04-2013 08:37:44 | More by ADZA
4.05/5 rDev +10.7%
This poured out as a beautiful looking orange color with a thin white head on top. The lacing is scattered and the retention is minimal. The smell of this beer reminds me of Sink the Bismark, it's super piney with a bunch of ethanol fumes coming off of it. The taste of the beer again very similar to Sink the Bismark but much more drinkable, it's just an absolute hop bomb. The mouthfeel is boozy, lightly carbonated and oily, it's smooth but it's a sipper for sure. Overall it's Sink the Bismark Lite in my opinion. A damn good hoppy as hell beer though. Worth a try.
10-14-2012 18:58:13 | More by Knapp85
Anarchist / Alchemist from BrewDog
83 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.