‘Snake Venom’ Beer is 135 Proof (67.5% ABV)
Give or take some. My math is a little iffy. It's a nine-ounce bottle and a shot is an ounce-and-a-quarter. So at 67.5% ABV, which is more than the standard 40… let's call it 13. Ish.
The beer is Snake Venom (why would you call it anything else?) and is made by Brewmeister's in Scotland. You can buy it for £50, which is approximately $80. (Why does a post about booze require so much fucking math?)
It is designed, the brewers say, to taste like beer. And booze.
Snake Venom is not designed to mask the taste of the alcohol. The alcohol is very strong but the beer still tastes like a beer rather than a spirit. It's hoppy, malty and very pleasant.
It has a fucking warning label on it. Do you see that yellow tag on the photo above? It's to tell you to tread lightly. It's like how Bacardi 151 has the special cap to prevent you from accidentally Molotov Cocktailing yourself. Shit is dangerous.
I can't stop thinking about this beer now. I want to shotgun it like it's a Bud Light and go blind. Or enjoy it in a snifter like it's probably meant to be had. Got be classy when getting really sauced up.
[H/T Laughing Squid]