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


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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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*.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jesperhammer (3051) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2012
09-NOV-2012, bottle from Ølbutikken, @Ulkløbben meeting @my place. Black with no head. Sweet roast. Coffee. Does Tokyo* not have peat’y elements? I find none here. Quite sweet. Is that hte Horizon infuence? Low carbonation, alcoholic but not really 17% alcoholic. Lovely drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
In short: A thick monster black ale showing some complexity and unexpected hoppiness. A nice sipper
How: Bottle at Café Laundromat, Oslo Norway
The look: Black body topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: Nose has a truckload of blackened malts, light chocolaty notes and not so much alcohol. Inviting aroma I must say, something I rarely get from monster beers. Taste is also a truckload of blackened malts,, molasses, chocolate coated black cherries, some tobacco, some soy sauce, notes of port wine, a surprising strong green hops bitterness. I could actually name more flavor elements, there was quite a bit of complexity in this monster. The bitterness is reminiscent of a fresh Mikkeller Black which was so far the only monster beer I had which was somewhat hop-forward. Body is thicker than thick and the carbonation is appropriately relaxed. Some alcohol heat of course but a lot less than expected from a 17% monster. Not gonna say this is an easy to drink beer, it is obviously a sipper, took me almost 1h to drink my 330ml bottles, but I never got sick of it. A collaboration between three breweries based on their revolutionary beers (Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon, Mikkeller Black and BrewDog Tokyo*) but I call bullshit on all so-called "revolutionary" beers that seem perfectly happy to be sold within our existing capitalist system.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Staffan47 (880) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2012
Komplex och fruktig doft. Smaken är även den komplex. Mäktig med stor kropp. Har blivit sötare sedan jag testade den 2011. Tveksamt att den vinner på längre lagring ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5745) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2012
Sampled at SBWF-11 Pitch black. No head. Chocolate, soy and some smokey leather. Really sweet; loads of brown sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (767) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - 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 !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
patxa (194) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Psytron (1396) - Turku, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2012
Smells like candy. Black, _no_ head. Oily, nutty, viscous. Very high alcohol flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen1 (2791) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (1882) - 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.

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