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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 516   ABV: 17.2%
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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
NosirIwont (1938) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a diminishing brown head. Aroma is coffee at first, slightly tart and with notes of cream and chocolate. Alcohol deep down. As it warms, dark fruit notes appear and gives it a port wine feel. Flavour is sugary and fat with dark fruits, heavy and with an alcohol burn; again port wine. The initial flavour contines in the finish and end with a lingering grassy note in addition to the other notes. Overall a very good, if somehwat heavy beer, well-balanced considering the high alcohol percentage. 24.07.12.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kesturoy (1) - Tórshavn, FAROE ISLANDS - JUL 25, 2012 does not count
This is one of the best beers i have tried. Great taste of dark fruits,liqoris,coffe, dark malts.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maltmisjonen (29) - - JUL 9, 2012
A big thans to Kjell and Stig at Cardinal for this beauty! Dark colour, lnot much in the way of carbonation. ittle foam. Nice aroma, a lot of malty notes to even out the heavy alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle thanks to Martin who bought me this as part of my Best Man/his wedding beer bag. Came from Bottle Shop in Canterbury. Black as black with no head. Even swirling it, I’m getting no head. Tarry, roasty, liquorice, molasses aroma. There’s a smoked thing that is rather good. Flavour is a lot of molasses, fig and prune. Lots of chocolate. As good as Dark Horizon? No. As good as Black? Definitely no. Good idea, good collab. It’s interesting, and yes gave me enjoyment. Some heat from the alcohol. Interesting and drinkable, but maybe not the best sum of the parts.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (14290) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
Courtesy of Jens (Ungstrup)
Absolute black color; the carbonation seems low, but produces a generous brown head, reucing to a thin layer. The aroma is nice but not impressive, with cardboard, roasted malt, coffee, some tobacco and leather; mild; mainly off-putting because of the cardboard.
But the flavor is fantastic; the sweetness is immediately perceived, providing a canvas for the plots of the chocolate, roasted malt, tobacco, light liquorice; it has a correct bitterness level; the alcohol is warming the mouth, but not warning the mind, as its perception is relatively hidden.
Great.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
goatwhisperer (19) - - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle from Purvis served in a tulip glass. No head at all, even with a semi-agressive pour. Black, completely opaque. Coffee nose with alcohol and berry overtones. Moderate fizz on the tongue, strong coffee flavour with a sweet cherry finish. It hides the extremely high alcohol content very well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmrmwel (854) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours black, with a small too almost unnoticeable yet creamy head leaving nice lacings. Aroma is almost towards oil, with notes of roasted malts, liquorice and alcohol. Full sticky body, with soft too no carbonation. flavour is sweet liquorice and alcohol. Had expected more from this one, but maybe in a couple of years it will be better?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frallan (33) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2012
Dried fruits (apricots, plum, pear and apple) a bit sweet nose with the hops flowery signum brew dog usually has. Sweet full taste with hints of slightly overripe peach and some metal aftertaste. Would go very well with a dark choclate mousse and coffee instead of a congac.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8159) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 17, 2012
330mL from KIHOSKH in Copenhagen. $21 for this bad boy. $40 at MikkellerBar. Pours a deep brune to black. Almost ink. Small, reddish foam leaves a thin layer. Doesn’t really have thickness or presence. Dwindles down quickly to nothing. Nose is super sugary back cherry dessert. Small soy and lots of Marmite/Vegemite. Ridiculous black cherry souffle. Heavy, overwhelming. A lot of port vinous notes. Taste is as expected, a little heavy ash and tar from the Mikkeller Hei, some uber sweet sugar water from the Nogne O Horizon, and then some neutral sweeter stout from the Tokyo. The final effect is a mega sugar bomb is muted Mikkeller Hei ash and tire and less than diabetic bomb Nogne O Sweet Horizon. Extremely difficult to drink. Small sips only. Instant buzz and headache. Oh here comes the sticky ash. Ultra long finish. So much sticky sugar and ash. Oh no.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GothGargoyle (1095) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
Black with virtually no head. Aroma is raisins, plums, chocolate, licorice. Syrupy mouthfeel, sweet on the palate, warming finish, very smooth. Taste is raisins, chocolate, dates, brown sugar, licorice. Lovely


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