The incredible strength was attained when the beer, which started life as a 10 percent imperial stout, was aged for 16 months in two different whisky casks before being stored in a freezer at a ball-shriveling -20°C for three weeks.

Though not everyone was impressed as we are. Chief executive of Alcohol Focus Scotland, Jack Law, told The Sun: “The fact that they have achieved a new world record is not admirable.

“It is a product with a lot of alcohol in it – that’s all. To dress it up as anything else is cynical.”

via The world’s strongest beer and its boozy competitors – Asylum UK | For All Mankind — Men’s Lifestyle, Opinion and Humour.

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