09 August 2012
It's a whopping 9.5% ABV and the hopping process starts at the mashing phase and goes right through. Naturally they claim a bitterness rating of over 100 IBUs.
It burns, but not harshly. There's kind of a pleasant sting as your tongue gets coated in all those hop oils. The bitterness slams into the back of the throat and then wafts up the back of the nose. Probably its best feature is the aroma: a powerful, resinous funk as the hops combine with hot booze.
Mind you, for all its intensity I can't say it really lived up to the name. It wasn't my last beer of the day and I distinctly remember tasting other things after it. Hey Richard, thanks for sharing, but you probably should ask for a refund: goods not as advertised.