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

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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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*.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (693) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Pour pitch black, with a very small (almost none) tan head. Aroma of finish licorice, liqour, vanilla, dark and rumsoaked fruits, candied apples, kalua(?), boose, salty licorice as well. Alot of funny stuff going on in here. The taste is pretty sweet, but not overwhelming, and also a heavy dose of dry bitterness at the end. Sticky and oily body, with more carbonation than expected. Quite well made.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle thanks to kermis for bringing !

Head: Dark espresso when poured but away ever so fast !

Colour: Black
Smell: Sweet, molasses, hint of licquorice and candy sirup, very sweet boozey, oaky and vanilla, nothing really coffee, or chocolat, tough. Taste: start is very sweet with some irony and woody notes, next thing is somewhat smokey/ashy with some small coffee notes and a little flavour of candy, molasses, somewhat salty and nuty, end is oily sweet, aftertaste is bitter and mouthdrying due to the alcohol, good Strenghtend Impy tough !

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
patxa (189) - MEXICO - SEP 19, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2013 Una experiencia. Solidez en paladar excelente, con un toque carbónico interesante que no se aprecia realmente en el vaso. El aroma a caramelo se aprecia mejor pensando en que hay flor de jazmín en la receta, pero sino, se queda corto en relación al ensamble. La levadura de champaña se encuentra después de medio vaso más fácilmente que al principio. El volumen de alcohol es sutil, y el retrogusto no se ve afectado. Una experiencia si, incluso en un paquete de alto diseño que refleja la visión integral del producto.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Psytron (1313) - Turku, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2012
Smells like candy. Black, _no_ head. Oily, nutty, viscous. Very high alcohol flavour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen1 (2467) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2013 Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff, feb-12: Kullsort. En helt særegen og sterk aroma som bringer tankene hen mot gamle båter: tjære og sjø, salt lakris og mørke sjokolader. Ulike sødmer dominerer i smaken og den store munnfylden. Denne må jeg prøve å få tak i for langtidslagring. O du salige, på mandag i annen nov-13 avslutter vi kvelden med en ny flaske av denne perfekte nightcap. Den er så balansert at du merker ikke jordrotasjonen før du reiser deg. For din indre stabilitet burde denne vært på blå resept.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (1785) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle at bar. Black color, almost no head. Strong complex taste with jasmin, chocolate, coffee, roastiness, alcohol, nuts. Roasty, chocolate finish. Extreme, great brew.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2012
This beer is marked by the incredible levels of sweetness achieved. Coffee and chocolate predominate at the effect is quite something. Masks the booze well. While excellent, I can’t help but feel that the individual beers are better flavour and value. Epic beer non-the-less!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SimplySike (875) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 2014-02-09
33cl. Bottle. (15.2% Version)
Pours black with small tan head.
Aroma chocolate, caramel, toffee, vanilla, sweet, brown sugar, roasted malts, licorice.
Taste chocolate, caramel, vanilla sweets, loads of sweet, nice coffee burned bitter.
Mouthfeel oily, thick, slick
Amazing beer, so much going on in the aroma, thick sweet chocolate and other sweet. Love it!

2012-09-06
33cl. Bottle. (17.2% Version)
Poors black with no head.
Aroma coffee, alcohol, choco, caramel, toffee, roasty malts, dark fruits, a lot is going on.
Taste sweet, a lot of sweet, in the finish there is a nice bitter.
Mouth-feel oily, dry.
Absolutely amazing beer. Loving it.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9151) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle... Pours new-moon black with no head. The aroma is an intense, fiery swirl of fudge, chocolate crème, espresso & ethanol. Full-bodied and oily with soft carbonation. The intense, sweet flavor is constructed with espresso, light molasses and dark chocolate mocha. Finishes nourishing, bittersweet and boozy. A little rough around the edges, but otherwise quite nice. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2234) - Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle. Black pour with no head. Licorice nose. Big cola, caramel, and fudge notes. Uber sweet with a medium body. Is this really 17%?? WTF?? These fuckin’ plaid kilt wearing bastards are absolute lunatics. NUFF SAID...


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