Armageddon: The World's Strongest Beer
At 65 ABV, Armageddon May Murder Your Tastebuds
Beer is a versatile beverage. It can be crisp, bitter and full of hops or it can be dark, thick, and chocolatey. Now there's the kind that can strip the inside of your mouth like paint varnish. Introducing Armageddon, the new record-holder for the world's strongest beer.
Scottish brewers Brewmeister presumably lost their minds when they thought up the idea for their latest creation, which carries an Alcohol By Volume (ABV) of 65 percent. That's about 15 TIMES the average beer's ABV.
Brewmeister, which has yet to get Guinness to verify its claim that Armageddon is the strongest beer in the world, attributes the high alcohol content to its process of freeze fermenting. After its frozen, the ice is removed but the alcohol remains. And the party begins.
So what does it taste like? Founder Lewis Shand said, "The phrase 'delivers a punch' doesn't quite cut it -- delivers a supersonic charged explosion is probably more appropriate!"
John MacKenzie, the brewery's production director, said the beer "has a viscous quality to it." In other words, you'll probably enjoy Armageddon if you like the taste of motor oil.
At just $50 a bottle, the sheer ratio of dollars to drunkenness makes it a steal. Head to the brewery's site to buy yourself one.