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

bottled
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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 516   ABV: 17.2%
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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*.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14703) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle, kindly shared by Meilby. A black one, completely headless. Soy sauce, heavily roasted malts, some coffee and dried fruits, molasses and a touch of alcohol in the aroma. Not much considering the ABV. Brown sugar and some dried fruits too. Very sweet on the palate, full-bodied and slightly warming, with soy sauce, licorice, molasses, roasted malts, hoppy bitterness and coffee. Rather warming in the finish. Sweet, warming finish with coffee, brown sugar and licorice. To me it seems the Mikkeller Black reciepe has dominated, it’s a nice beer, but I think it would be better in even smaller bottles, and I guess it’s a good idea to cellar it for some time. 111030

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4444) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle @ Yngwie’s, courtesy of Yngwie. Thanks a lot for this! :-) Pours an oily, jet black body with a tiny caramel head. Surprisingly vague aroma, with coffee, licorice and hints of leather. Some alcohol, but VERY little. Amazing. Taste is intense sweet sugary tones, licorice, roasted malts, coffee and hints of leather, black berries and ashes. Alcohol shows only in a warming body feel as the aftertaste sets in, but all in all this is surprisingly balanced except for the slightly over-the-top sugary dark malt sweetness. A nice "extreme" beer, all in all.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ComradeK (1060) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2011
330ml bottle. Pours a thick, opaque black, with a small dark tan verging on brown head, which dissipates almost instantly, and does not leave any lace. The aroma, as would be expected in a 17.2% ABV beer, is quite strongly boozy. Dark chocolate mixes with rum, port and fruitcake to create a sweet, alcoholic and above all extremely tempting aroma. The hops are subdued, with some mild bitter herbal notes, and are rapidly succeeded by strong cocoa, before a wave of sweet, dark and boozy flavours come in. Chief amongst these is rum, although there is also some Irish coffee and sweetened dark chocolate. Port and candied fruit appear in a smooth, lingering finish. This is properly excellent beer, a real thick, potent imperial stout. I have only previously tasted one of the component beers, BrewDog Tokyo (the 18.2% version used here), and this, its progeny, is at the same zenith of brewing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 19, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2011 En botella.buena salida,nada de retención,corona de espuma color toffe. Aceitosa, divina,un nectar de dioses,jazmin,muy balanceada,trago lento pero no pausado,con un final intenso,rollo chuchería,que te pide mas!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (21546) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2011
Bottled@SBWF2011. Pitch black colour, no head. Aroma is sweet imperial stout like. Flavour is rather much the same. I don’t even know what to say, you could take any of the beers in the blend, and it would give you quite much the same feeling. Good, but why bother blending these...

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2011
(Bottle) Pours black with a small black head. The aroma holds roast, tar, asphalt, light smoke, alcohol and citric (light green) hops. The flavour is medium to heavily sweet, medium bitter and tiny bitter. Sugar, roast, fruits and citric/resinous hops. The mouthfeel is round, soft and sticky with light carbonation. Tart roast and sweet finish. Near full bodied.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
grunx (367) - - OCT 14, 2011
Fabulosa. Top ten. En beuria després de cada àpat copiós si no fos pel preu i la dificultat de trobar-ne.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyit (3520) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2011
Black of color with no head. An aroma of coffee and soya. A sweet flavor with coffee, soya and sweets. Very drinkable!! Give me a keg and i am more than happy ;-)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (20449) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2011
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Very black. Aroma of plums and licorice. Sweet and hugely full bodied. Brandyishand fairly soft with loads of licorice. Not inky at all. Surprisingly good, considering my opinion of Black and the Horizons.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stefannilssons (1505) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2011
Jag har aldrig druckit Brew dogs: Tokyo men "dark horizon" vol. 2 och 3 är jäkligt bra och "black" är ännu vassare än så. Min fråga är om den här ölen verkligen behövs och det enkla svaret blir, givetvis. En öl är aldrig överflödig. Black tokyo horizon är hur som helst en mycket kraftig öl med mycket syra och choklad, jag vill även minnas att jag kunde känna en svag tendens till lakrits i början. Det här var i alla fall en ytterst trevlig öl som jag gärna dricker igen. Men om jag hade fått välja mellan denna och ’black’ så hade jag vaöt black.


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