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

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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   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*.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghendrix (144) - Cardiff, WALES - AUG 13, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2013 Pours reddish black with fizzy tan head that reduces quickly to a thin ring. Huge liquorice sweetness, molasses, smaller coffee and vanilla with a boozy sting to twinge the nostrils. Much the same on the sip but also with raisin and prune. Strong liquorice sweetness and bitter coffee later. Warm boozy finish with bitterness subsiding to leave the sweet. Heavy body, thick. This is huge, might get better with age.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Senka (882) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 11, 2013
Offered a snifter by a friend. Exceptional beverage. When compared to other stouts - this one stands on his own. Alcohol is hidden, and all you can taste is a variety of malts: coffee, caramel, nuts - all is there. If you have a chance to try this brew - do not miss it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
Nice aroma, and a dark black pour, medium body. Quite a salty bitter edge to it which detracts from the rest of the beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
Appearance: Dark brown/black with a thin quickly disappearing tan head. Aroma: Fruit cake, liquorice, bready/biscuity notes, spiritous/vinous and grassy. Taste: Medium/high sweetness, medium bitterness, low sourness, liquorice, roast notes, treacle with a developing bitterness. Alcohol warmth evident. Palate: Thick texture, mouthfeel and body. Low carbonation, alcohol warmth is evident throughout , its quite astringent with a long malty bitter finish. Comments: This one was the 15.2% ABV version, the alcohol strength was certainly not evident it was well masked by the other elements of this beer. A very tasty and decadent brew. No glass lace.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonnyguns (1102) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Very excited about finally trying this massive beer. Pours a pitch black with dark brown light bubbles as head. Huge sweetness in the aroma, molasses, vanilla, booze, bourbon almost and some raisins etc. Taste is very full on the palate, vanilla sugary sweetness, raisins, a little bit of powdered chocolate. Hides the 17% remarkably well. Cost me quite a bit but worth it what a beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ricfelix (2) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 6, 2013 does not count
Definitivamente um achado, cor escura como óleo sem espumada (nada mesmo). Na boca é licorosa como um vinho do porto se destacando notas de ameixa talvez um pouco de própolis. É uma cerveja única!

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebrymanosu (39) - - JUL 30, 2013
Holy cow! This beer was described as "a crazy powerful stout." It did not fail the hype. The alcohol is heavy, prominent and extreme. This beer has so much going on with it, it’s difficult to pinpoint one particular flavor that you can focus on. My wife described this beer as tasting like prune juice, gasoline and barbeque sauce. While all off those flavors are there, with age they most likely will settle down and create a very subtle compete bodied stout with an extreme alcohol content.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7353) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottled. Poured inky black with a surprisingly short-lived, fizzy head. The aroma picked up warm licorice and molasses joined by lesser coffee roast, vanilla, and soy.. huge and malty overall, and despite the punch I could tell it packed, it hid the booze well. The flavor found well-roasted star anise, soy, and fresh vanilla bean at the core, with peppery alcohol and odd, prickly carbonation laced throughout.. finished with rich, warm, roasty malts.. again it hid the booze well. Heavy-bodied and syrupy on the palate, with the little hit of spritzy carbonation.. this came together very well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2013
Black with no head. Roasted nose with notes of smoked sausage, alcohol and berries. Smoky flavour with sweet, fruity notes. Dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MisoW (2277) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark black with brown head. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, apples, sweet, some hints of alcohol. Taste of cocoa, chocolate, coffee, sweet, medium bitter, nice finish. Average carbonation.


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