Date of Review: Thu, 25 Jun 2015
Author: Rob Millar
Review: This is a very smooth vodka. It has a slightly fiery finish when consumed neat. This isn't a vodka you get smashed on. You can drink it neat BUT, be careful and have some water or a soft drink to hand to care for the stomach.
In incredibly dangerous circumstances it will mix with other spirits. Absinthe for one, known as 'vodsinthe' the Hapsburg XC 89.9% spirit mixes well but, again. Be careful with it. The spirits smell will knock you down if you aren't ready for it.
You can probably run cars on this stuff.
As a cocktail vodka, I cannot say. Perhaps better to use a lower strength. As a 'who dares wins' vodka. It's worth the chance.
BE RESPONSIBLE WITH THIS PRODUCT
Date of Review: Sat, 08 Dec 2012
Author: carl farber
Review: For all those that actualy enjoy a clean spirit... this is the one. a small taste of the neat product will prove it clean and clear, mixing should be minimal, but if you are new to spirits, enough to be sure you re not over whelmed!!
those who drink to get drunk, should leave this alone, as you give responsable drinkers a bad name!! At 88%abv this is a drink only for the responsable seasoned drinker. if you want to get wasted on a saturday night, stick to the cheap stuff at a tenner a bottle!
Date of Review: Tue, 20 Sep 2011
Author: Andrew Witte
Review: I know this is 4 years late, but I would like to point out Asher Dowson I work for revolution and you are only aloud to sell 2 shots per person, per night! When the drink was even legal to buy there! All you need to drink this is a wine glass, a lighter, straw and a shot if it! Balkan gas chamber is the best way to drink it!
Date of Review: Sat, 01 Aug 2009
Author: Vladimir Petrov
Review: Very versatile drink in my opinion, it doesn't taste amazing neat but it is miles better than your corner shop's cheapest. Because of its strength, you can use tiny amounts in cocktails and still achieve the same potency, and you can't even taste the alcohol. Straight into the drinks cabinet for me.
Date of Review: Tue, 11 Sep 2007
Author: Asher Dowson
Review: This drink made my 18th birthday the story of legend that it now as at Revolution Bradford, having had 11 Bison Grass mojitos and 4 pints of cider I challenged the manager to 'get me drunk' as I wasnt really feeling the effects of the first 15 drinks, I had 6 shots of Balkan followed by a necked topshelf pint(a shot of everything on the back bar inc. bourbons and whiskies) and another mojito, downed...
Safe to say I had a bit of a headache, but at least got me a summer job at Revolution!
I think its just a drink for someone who wants to be able to say they had it.
I'm taking a bottle to uni.
Date of Review: Wed, 30 Aug 2006
Review: Wow! Perfect for all those nights out if you really want to go for it! I was only slightly drunk before the double which I knecked... needless to say it was an uncomfortable night! It's certainly not for the faint-hearted! Handle with CARE!
Date of Review: Mon, 17 Jul 2006
Author: Balkan Ginge
Review: This stuff is harsh, not to be taken lightly. But me and the boys love it, they don't call me Balkan Ginge for nothing. Peace up Hip Hop, Mr Cortez, Brownie, Tunny Mob, Ken Dodd, Shay Given, Whelan and Coram!
Date of Review: Fri, 14 Jul 2006
Author: Michael Skinner
Review: I, and several friends, were dealt three shots of this stuff following a drunken wager with a particularly sadistic barman in Great Yarmouth. All I am prepared to divulge is a member of my party experienced 'unique' after-effects the following morning which, overstepped the bounds of the average hangover. I mean really overstepped - this drink is to be treated with respect.
Date of Review: Sat, 01 Apr 2006
Author: Iain Harrison
Date of Review: Mon, 13 Mar 2006
Author: stuart dixon
Review: Oh dear, the wife's uncle decided to bottle-neck 1/3 bottle of this stuff in one go. At 22 stone he thought he could take it! How wrong could he have been as it took four of us to get him out of the wheelchair at A+E. NOT GOOD.
Date of Review: Thu, 24 Nov 2005
Author: Nigel S
Review: A sophisticated drink that captures the essence of the evening. When mixed with Red Bull, it will certainly deliver an explosive kick start to the night ahead. Caution: - deserves to be treated with a little respect.
Date of Review: Tue, 23 Aug 2005
Review: oh, this is the stuff of 'don't try this at home' variety. why harm yourself?
Date of Review: Mon, 30 May 2005
Author: David Evans
Review: This stuff is distinctly dangerous. My local won't serve it without a mixer (it does mention this on the back) and I can tell you that one 35ml shot of this will charge any cocktails tenfold.
Neat, it is clean and tasteless, leaving a distinctly oily feeling on the pallette. Lack of smell, however, does not lack of character. The usual expectations of burning are succeeded by a cold cleansed feeling on the throat.
Tonic, definitely the best mixer for this darling.
Date of Review: Tue, 07 Dec 2004
Author: Eugene Burns
Review: This is great for cocktails.
Just a small measure really adds a kick and makes it a memorable drink. Love the minimal packaging too.
We invented a few cocktails ourselves with this Balkan bombshell!
Recommend you try it too!