Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Fuck Art This Is Advertising

Fuck Art This Is Advertising. The name is a bit of a mouthful and I suspect there are certain people out there that might be put off by the use of profanity in the name. Why? It's a word and a word is only what you make of it. Anyway I bought this simply because it looks like the label was made from a collage of Facebook pictures of animals. There are two cats on the label so I am justified in that opinion. It's an 11.4% beer from To Øl and it's wonderful. An aroma of dark fruits, toffee and sangria of all things. On tasting I was first struck by just how rich the flavours were. It's also very fizzy, something I'm not usually a fan of but it worked here I thought. The finish was rather bitter for a quad.

I was a fair bit less impressed with Rogue's Mocha Porter. It just seemed a little dull to me. Don't get me wrong, I very much enjoyed it but it was very one sided. The beer was all about the bitterness which was intense and the finish was just astringent. 

Tomahawk from Mikeller is a little odd. I was expecting a single hop IPA but it it seemed more like a hopfenweisse to me. Lots of wheat, a sort of saison like quality and plenty of hops. There was a slight winey quality to it. I very much enjoyed this beer. I get the feeling from reading other descriptions that it shouldn't quite taste like it did but I'm not complaining.

And finally, a collaboration between BrewDog / Nøgne Ø and Mikkeller called Black Tokyo* Horizon. It comes from Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon, Mikkeller Black and BrewDog Tokyo*. At 17.2% it's a percent lower than Tokyo*. Dark fruits, vanilla, some slight Ardrahan cheese. I found it super sweet, a little smoky and overall perhaps too sweet. It's an outstanding beer but to be honest, I think I would rather just have a Tokyo*. 


  1. It comes from Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon, Mikkeller Black and BrewDog Tokyo*. At 17.2% it's a percent lower than Tokyo*

    Blimey. This looks like craft beer cranked up to the Damien Hirst level - beer brewed with a very specific, and very limited, market in mind. Presumably it was also fairly pricey.

  2. Loved the BTH more so than the Tokyo* but I have a feeling my bottle was duff as I tried it on keg since and was better. Mikkeller's Black one of my top impies of all time though.

    I've got that To Ol beer in my stash, along with its lower ABV companion Fuck Art this is Architecture and 8 other delicacies