Tasting Notes: Well, the ingredients list is: Water, barley malt, maize, hop extract, caramel, and colouring agent. I couldn’t taste any of the first five, so I’m assuming that the main flavour is colouring agent.
By far the best part of this beer is the cool picture of Atlas holding up a very inaccurate globe. In a real game changer for Greek art, Atlas appears to be sporting a massive dong approximately the same size as the can, if not bigger.
Upon opening, the scent was not overpowering, and for a moment even smelt like a normal beer. I thought it was going to come out a thick, treacly black, but to my surprise and disappointment it was less Guinness and more Rheineck/water in colour.
While sipping this beer, you need a constant, vigilant awareness of your gag reflex, or you’re going to find yourself vomming on the bar. Actually, I’m pretty sure no bar in the world sells this beer. You’ll find yourself vomming on whatever public park/front stoop/Countdown carpark you’re drinking it in.
I hate it so much. So goddamn much. It does not deserve to call itself beer. Beer has done too many good things to have its name sullied by this atrocity.
There is a leading theory among some scholars that Atlas Super Strong 12 is not in fact a strong beer, but is secretly just a regular strength wine. A number of factors corroborate this theory.
Atlas 12% is a strong pale lager with that pours with a slightly hazy amber colour and a small white head. The beer is medium bodied with low carbonation. It has fruity aromas of grain, malt and alcohol. The finish is warm, with a strong alcoholic aftertaste.