Tactical Nuclear Penguin | BrewDog

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 32.00%

Availability: Rotating

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
331
Reviews:
128
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
22.29%
 
 
Wants:
264
Gots:
98
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 331 |  Reviews: 128
Photo of Zach136
4.34/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdaschaf
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brittanylicious
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of heysuz
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StJamesGate
4.05/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Glowing garnet black with legs. 4
Worcestershire, molasses, and a bang of heat. 4
Chewy natural licorice, bang of salt, fish sauce, pomegranate, and astringent cut. 4
Heavy, cut, hot. 4

For the ABV, still recognizable as an RIS. But doesn’t quite work as a liqueur - more a salty, bitter aperitif. Deep, rough, intricate. 4.25

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of k3ve
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigTravor
3.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Good Lord!!! This thing hits like a... nuclear weapon... yep The name kinda makes sense. Strong roasty flavour with a solid alcohol mouthfeel. This beer does not lie about what it is. Obviously, you should try it if you can.

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Photo of TequilaTom
2.72/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Ok, this is a love hate relationship here. Kudos to my friend Brandon for inviting me to taste not only this beer, but also Sink The Bismarck and Dogfish Head 120!!!!
I am eternally grateful that I had the honor to try this, but I have to be honest, I wouldn't seek this out. It pours a dark brown with zero carbonation. Smells smoky, malty and boozy. This is a sipper for sure. Tastes of peat smoke and heavy malt once the alcohol burn settles down. I preferred this over the Sink the Bismarck. Was a novelty for the most part. While I am happy to be among the rare few that have tried this, My advice is to do what we did, split the cost amongst 10 or so people because a 1 or 2 oz pour was all that I would want.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Elimav
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
3.96/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.94/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Pours a medium to dark brown but still fairly translucent with no head. Tons of alcohol legs in the glass and no lacing to speak of.

S- Right off the bat, this is straight booze on the nose. There is just a touch of dark malt to disguise the booze, but I imagine that this is the scent of a whiskey barrel if you put about a half gallon of beer in it right after you empty the whiskey.

T- Starts with the expected punch of booze on the tongue before moving towards a bit of a malt presence. A light bit of caramel can be found alongside more prominent flavors of coffee and a touch of chocolate. Definitely burns throughout but displays more flavors on the tongue after the drink ends. Lingering flavor of light coffee and bitter black malt.

M- Just like Sink the Bismark! this beer drinks like a liquor. It burns, as expected, but also has a good flavor to the beer itself. Imagine a slightly beer flavored whiskey liqueur.

Overall, this is more tolerable than its bigger brother Sink the Bismark! with more beer like qualities. It is a little more than a novelty beer and could actually be enjoyed.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sbb32
4.56/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.75

L: dark, viscous, dark brown bordering dark black. Looks syrupy as it pours into the glass.
S: Pure alcohol with a hint of caramel
T: Barleywine on steroids, with a little coffee and peat on the end. Absolutely loved the taste.
F: Like a shot of spirits moreso than a beer. A very thick molasses syrup feeling in the throat
O: Glad I got to try this 32% "stout". It's unique, and definitely one to try if you can.

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Photo of kdown
3.22/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mdfb79
3.05/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of maxifunk777
4.48/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Brought to a beer tasting the highest ABV out of 18 beers.
This was smooth complex but hard to call it beer more brandy like that beer.
I recommend this adult beverage.

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Photo of hdtrice
3.79/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WalkerHater
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewski
3.89/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kbuzz
3.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lovely85
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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