Tactical Nuclear Penguin
First released as the world's strongest beer, this is a completely insane product from the equally bonkers chaps at BrewDog. This fantastical quaff is produced using intense cold, utilising a process called "chill and skim" (which hints at how it works!). The result of this is an Imperial Stout that weighs in at a whopping 32% abv. Of course, they didn't stop there. After it was brewed, they popped it into an Arran whisky cask for 8 months, before a further 8 months in a cask from a famous Islay distillery. The result... Tactical Nuclear Penguin - BrewDog's first double-casked beer!
Nose: Nutty, intense, with notes of smoke coming off fragrant foods, potpourri, sultanas and burnt toast.
Palate: Very, very malty and smoky, with an almost medicinal character. Syrupy notes of barrel char, molasses and black pepper.
Finish: Long, potent and full with mouth-coating coffee flavours.
Not for the faint of palette!
I draw the line at 10%
Sad people on here dissing this drink.
Would love a taster!
30th January 2015
I sometimes have a glass of this as a chaser with a glass of Brew Dog Hardcore IPA. It is very nice and very distinctive.
11th February 2014
marvellous stuff. was still sweating it out two days later. I forgot who I was and what I was doing. an acquired taste.
2nd February 2014
Ok, I´ll have to do it. "Was first released"!!! It WAS the strongest beer at the time. Think the price is a joke? Don´t buy it & DON`T feel insulted by the price, buy your bottle of Famous Grouse & your case of Budweiser. You don´t HAVE to buy this. When/if it´s available, I´m gone buy a SixPack.
15th January 2014
Very dark and treacly. Almost like a chocolatey port. Weird, but well worth a try. This is to be drank as a short like a whisky, not as a beer!
13th December 2013
This is a definite acquired taste. It is used in my social circles as a forfeit drink for various childish shenanigans and it works a treat. I don't think I could ever drink it for pleasure though...