RasmusOtt (1526) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2013 Re-Rate: Shared by Jaksmart. Pours clean pitch black with no head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon barrel quality, sweet dark fruits, brown sugar, dark caramel, sweet port notes, tar, quite smokey, sweet liquorice. Taste of sweet vanilla, black currant, syrup, wood, dark fruits her aswell, burnt caramel, liquorice, chocolate, some port and some warming alcohol in the end.
Abio (1770) - Waasland, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown, like black at the glass. Malts, coffee, roastiness, hops. I know I love sweetness, but this is a bit to much I think. Drop down the sugar a bit, that should do the trick I think.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl, new exclusive collab. brew Anno 2011, from De Hopduvel
Gent, very complex sweet Stout, roasted and alcoholic, heavy, yet balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet very expensive!, WOW!
beardfear (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black pour, unsurprisingly. Wet oak, cherry, bourbon, chocolate, liquorice, alcohol, nail polish and quite a bit of port wine. Oily body. Didn’t like Brewdog’s Tokyo much at all (found it to be syrupy, sticky, high alcohol for its own sake) so I was surprised to enjoy this one quite a bit.
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2012 (Expensive!!!) bottle at North Bar, Leeds. Quite pricey, but served brilliantly by the staff there, and with the box to keep, I suppose you pay a bit for the ’experience’. Pours a deep, syrupy black, no head. Aroma is coffeeish, chocolatey, dark fruits/raisins, booze. Taste is sweet and complex, with dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, liquorice and a touch of soy sauce all vying for attention. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel - lovely. More refined and ’mature’ than Tokyo*, but somehow slightly less ’tasty’ for me. Regardless, it’s still fantastic.
hirigalzkar (2515) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head. Notes of milk chocolate, soy, calvados and some kind of red berries (a certain tartness...). Heavy, but also kind of sweet.
finol (2453) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bishops Linnegatan.
Pours black with a small tan head.
Aroma of swedish ginger bread.
Sweet taste of licorice, chocolate and booze rum and calvados.
Ktwse (2721) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
More than anything, this reminds me of Kahlua. :-) I have to say this is better than the stouts it’s based on (apart from possibly Black Hole). An overall very rich and complex imperial stout that’s dominated by intense, sweet coffee. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, dark dried fruits (figs, dates, corinthians), burnt brown sugar. Taste is very much the same. It’s very hard to pick out the hops in this one, it starts off sweet and then just goes up from there. Very intense! The alcohol is present but not nearly as much as in Tokyo, and I think the sweetness is much more balanced than in Dark Horizon (which I found overly sweet). Body is very creamy and rich, with very low - almost nonexistent - carbonation. It pours dark brown, almost black, with a reddish hue. No head. Looks beautiful.
Meilby (9452) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330ml @ yngwie
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, molasses, alcohol, coffee, chocolate, brown sugar and licorice. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a long very sweet, warming, chocolate and coffee finish. Body is full, texture is sticky, carbonation is flat.
Beersiveknown (3844) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 5, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours viscous and dark brown with an instantaneous cola coloured head that soon disappears. Slightly acetic rich chocolate and alcoholic nose. Initial burst of milk chocolate and shortbread. Very sweet and rich in flavour. Hint of alcohol and long finish.
Have tried black and loved it, wasn’t so keen on Tokyo* butneed to get hold of Horizon!