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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 516   ABV: 17.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg & Bottle. Special Collaboration between Nogne, Mikkeller and BrewDog which is a recipe based on all three brewers big stouts, Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon, Mikkeller Black and BrewDog Tokyo*.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleph (231) - - APR 8, 2012
Bottle. Black with slight, disappearing brown head. Vanilla, dark sugars, coffee, roasted and sweet malt, dark fruit, wood. Oily, pretty full bodied, carbonation low.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
espenra (994) - Kurland, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2012
33cl bottle at Håndverkerstuene. Batch 057. According to the bottle it was bottled on 2021-07-20, but I’m going out on a limb and presume this is is the best before date. Pitch black colour with no head. Aroma is laden with vanilla, roasted coffee, malts and alcohol. Some cocoa. Flavour is sweet at first, but the alcohol, cocoa and coffee soon takes control and stays and lingers a long time.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (4026) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2012
UPDATED: APR 8, 2012 Bottled: Pours black with a 1 fingers high brown, short lasting head. Nose of dark malts, vanilla and alcohol notes. Markedly sweet flavor with brown sugar, vanilla, roasted malt is present as well, dark fruits, coffee, chocolate and alcohol. Full bodied, creamy to oily texture and flat to soft carbonation. Ends up more dry with an alcohol bite.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bombtex (14) - - MAR 17, 2012
I tasted this great beer last night. At such high price, my expectations where high. The beer lived up to the reputation of being a good beer. Lots of smell , great dark taste with hints of licorice. This is a beer for the special times.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 5, 2012
33cl bottle from Hopduvel. Pours black, with a lively brown head that dissipates quickly. Smells of dark red berries, caramel, roasted, soy sauce, brown sugar and malt. Tastes of an excessive sweetness, somewhere between a very oversweetened coffee, and bordering to the point of tasting like soy sauce. Full bodied. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Finishes cloyingly. I want to like it, but really, it’s _way_ too sweet right now. Maybe it’d get better with age, but I’m not entirely certain it’d turn into something I’d love.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerhammaren (1656) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2012 Pours pitch black with small brown head. Aroma is fruity, brown sugar, sweet, malty, chocolate and hint of plum. Flavor is sweet, malty and rich. Roasted malts. Full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4304) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2012
Bottle 33 cl, SB. Pours pitch black with a small rim of small brown bubbles. Aroma is sweet rich roasted fruity malty soy licorice and alcohol. Flavor is velvety thick pungent roasted very sweet alcohol and bitter. Finishes roasted sweet and bitter.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (14401) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
12 oz. bottle, brought back from the UK by the amazing Matts_Property, pours pitch black with a few light brown bubbles and essentially no head. Extremely deep, rich aroma of brandy / port, rich caramel, sweetened chocolate / fudge, espresso, rich roasted malt, dark fruits like raisins, light soy sauce, lots of sugar, and booze. Flavour is no less rich and complex, with the aforementioned liqueurs, fudge, plums, raisins, quite sweet malt, and booze. The ABV is insanely well-hidden underneath this complex dessert stout. Quite sweet, though never cloying, with mountains of depth. Extremely delicious and enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2012
Shared 330 ml bottle at Cardinal. Black body with clear brown edges. Light brown rim. Viscuous liquid sticking to the glass. Booze, dried dark fruits, brown sugar, roasted nuts and dark chocolate on the nose. Most inviting. Thick, oily texture and smooth to drink. Full bodied andd alco warm. Rich flavors of sweet liquorice, roasted nuts and coffee, port, ash and cocoa. Fantastic!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2012
12oz bottle. Thanks to timo... Pours a soy saucy at first with lesser intense reddish brown edges and topped with a skimpy light beige head... Deep rich chocolate and roast, booze. A touch of saltiness comes through late with a subtle whiskey spirit... Flavors are extremely sweet with a long lingering late. Chocolate booze and roast in the flavor. Rich and sweet without too large of a body. Boozy and warm without being too thick and cloying. A semi-resilient level of bitterness on the backend to boot.


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