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BrewDog Tactical Nuclear Penguin (37.5cl)

(37cl, 32.0%)
BrewDog Tactical Nuclear Penguin (37.5cl)

Tactical Nuclear Penguin Details

(Scotch Beer)
(Scotch Beer)

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(25 Reviews)

Tactical Nuclear Penguin Bottling Note

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!

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

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.

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    User Reviews of the BrewDog Tactical Nuclear Penguin (37.5cl)

    I draw the line at 10%

    Sad people on here dissing this drink.

    Would love a taster!

    30th January 2015

    Lovely stuff

    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

    Not for the faint of palette!

    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 unusual

    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

    Like getting smacked in the throat with a wrench

    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...

    11th October 2013


    Had this for the first time at a Brewdog bar last night.

    Gorgeous taste and aroma. Definitely for drinking like a Whisky though.

    26th September 2013

    Spellchecker & @ 'e'

    Ah yes but brewdog's tactical nuclear penguin is popped it into an Arran whisky cask for 8 months, before a further 8 months in a cask from a famous Islay distillery. This relates to Scotland and so much be spelt without the 'e'. So he is technically right in regards to the product itself, but as the people in question are referring to the way it should be drank, then I suppose it doesn't matter whether you use an 'e' in the spelling or not. I have tried this product now and think it is overpriced for what it is, but I did quite like it.

    10th July 2013

    'e' in Whisky @ spellchecker

    Whisky can be written with an 'e' or without an 'e' both are correct in this context as they are advising to this beer like you would a Whiskey/Whisky.

    10th July 2013

    I have for sale !

    I have for sale 1 bottle of Tacical Nuclear Pengiun and another of Sink The Bismarck. Both from the first release. They have original wrappings , bottle numbers and stoppers. email for a price. First edition and very rare.

    12th June 2013

    Worth a try

    Not sure why people are kicking off against it when they havnt tasted it.
    It IS an acquired taste and it needs treating like a spirit. Personally, i love it. Very interesting indeed and worth a punt. If you dont want to risk £4o on it thats up to you but i wouldnt judge others if they choose to try it.

    9th June 2013

    Old tawny port, brandy and stout

    Is what it tastes like. Intoxicating!

    1st June 2013

    I watched you drink it

    It's evil make you late for work juice

    19th April 2013

    Sorry Boss

    This made me late for work

    19th April 2013

    Mrs s fletcher

    Heard about this beer want it for a present

    16th April 2013

    Definitely not Jokers

    The processed used creates beer, therefore this is definitely a beer. Yes it is a very acquired taste, but if this suits your pallet it is delicious. Is it worth the money? I pay way more than this for whisky and drinking this brings me just as much pleasure. When released it was the worlds strongest beer but ins't anymore. Still a bloody nice tipple though. If you have a problem paying £40 don't buy it, especially if you don't like it. No one's making you!!

    25th February 2013


    This essence in the bottle is crap and CAN'T BE CALLED BEER AT ALL!!!!!!AND TO JUSTIFY THE PRICE!!!! Can't be called the world's strongest beer ether!!!!
    I'm really fed up that some Moron here keep deleting my 3rd comments without any reasonable explanation or debate!!!Or is the part of your marketing nonsense????
    p.s I would be embarrassed to sell that kind of staff in my shop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks a lot!

    29th December 2012


    First of not the World's strongest beer!The world's strongest beer is the Schorschbock 57.7 and the record still stands.However both of them are crap which don't deserve to be called beer and definitely not worth the money .!
    For this kind of money I can buy a few cases of decent beer or a bottle of whisky!
    p.s Quite disappointed that my previous review was deleted!

    26th December 2012


    For a £40 I can buy a good bottle of whisky or few cases of a descent beer.This price is a joke! They will have to pay me to drink that...


    21st December 2012


    there is no letter e in whisky unless you are in america or ireland.please get it right!

    21st December 2012


    26th September 2012

    Very Interesting

    Do not drink as a beer, drink like whiskey and take in nips. Very, very interesting and a definitely worth a try.

    26th August 2012

    Not to be drunk like Beer

    This is supposed to be consumed like you would drink a whiskey, pour it as a single measure and consume it slowly as you would a good whiskey.
    I do agree it is an acquired taste though.

    13th July 2012

    Acquired taste

    Bought a bottle of this when first released. Very strong with huge hits of treacle flavour. almost unpalatable.

    22nd April 2012

    Jame Stevenson

    You are having a laugh £40 for a bottle of beer you have got to be kidding? How much is a pint?

    6th March 2012

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