The_Osprey (5545) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at home in Richmond, as ’BrewDog / Nøgne Ø / Mikkeller Black Tokyo* Horizon’. Opaque black with a small foamy brown head. Aroma is molasses, chocolate, vanilla, lightly floral. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is coffee, lavender, alcohol, dry and salty. Quite a nice meld of big sweet malts and salty floral tang. Good stuff.
mR_fr0g (8283) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Daniels place. 20/02/2016. Huge thanks to Daniel for this one. Pitch black viscous pour with a lasting dark tan head. Aroma is salty, rich dark choc, hot alcohol, jammy fruits, Palate is full and creamy, velvety, Flavour is composed of sweet, dark malts, , jammy fruits, maple syrup, Very smooth, for thew abv. Very tasty. Nice rich dark chocolate.
Leighton (17767) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared during the inaugural Richmond tasting - big thanks to Daniel! Pours deep black-brown with a creamy, tan head.torched wood in the nose, some sweet chocolate, scorched earth. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with hearty brownies, baking cocoa, strong roast, more scorched earth. Full bodied, lightly chewy, with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish, sticky sweet, with lots of sugary chocolate, moderate booze, dark fruits, raisins. Great stuff overall. Very drinkable for the strength.
kokkenrolv (273) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, batch #102. Aroma is dark licorice, dark red fruits, dark coffee mocca, leather, tobacco, dark caramel, dark chocolate. Black with red, brown head. Heavy sweetness, light bitter, taste is meat, liver, porcini, licorice, very dark chocolate, hints of cocoa, vanilla, oak. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture, long finish with some bitterness, warm alcohol. Insane and delicious.
thepatrickman (679) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 29, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared at the Earth Eagle. This does justice to all three of its constituent parts -- it’s huge, dark, roasty, almost syrupy, and it packs a mighty punch. Impressively, though, it’s blended together well and it stands as a really good beastly stout in its own right.
androman (1555) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
ABV 15.2%, batch 102, bottled on 03/05/2013. 33cl bottle at home Only Good Beer, Budapest. Body is pitch black, head is medium, brown, creamy, average lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is cocoa, milk chocolate, oysters, flavor is tons of dark chocolate, truffle, mild coffee, dried fruits, chocolate liqueur, herbs, brown sugar. Medium to heavy sweet, heavy roasty bitter, hint of sour. Finish is long lasting roasty heavy bittersweet, chocolate, medium alcohol warmth. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Not very heavy, excellent dessert beer, very tasty, great one.
Countbeer (5953) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Chouffe glass:
Black beer with a very quick disappearing dark brown head.
Aroma is stinky: cardboard, sweat, soy, liquorice, manure, paper...
Flavour is soy with brown sugars, bitters, spice, liquorice, roast, bah leaf, cardboard and coal tints...
Aftertaste is soy with brown sugars, sweets, bitters and spices...
Low carbo, close to silky oily mouthfeel with a spicy/alcohol touch and full bodied.
Strange but not bad...
oqnid (131) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
-->Imperial Stout noire, 15.2%, 330ml
-noire absolue, épaisse; mousse ultra-mince, fine
-nez mélasse, vanille, choco, café, tourbe, alcool
-entrée solide chaleur d'alcool, sucrée (vanille, glaçage au chocolat)
-finale bois, café corsé (amer), liqueur de café, choco noir; alcool
RESPECT THIS ONE
Co=4 Arô=3.5 Am=3 Su=4.5 Arr-g=3.5 Ac=.5
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Gluepot (372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This really isn’t fair - comparing this massive IS resulting from three of the best ISs coming out of Europe to other regular production beers. The price is out of this world as well. But that said, this is a great brewing accomplishment, which isn’t always the case with "All Star" products like this one. The nose has more elements than any I have tested before - Tar, liquorice, roasted malt, Cream, and burnt butter on top of some earthy hops.Those nose elements follow through into the taste profile, complimented by bittering hops with tropical fruit, Cocao nibs, coffee, roasted caramel, dark berries and molasses. A rich, oily, viscous body coats the mouth with alcohol warmth. Delicious.
sjogro (2189) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Kraambezoek voor Roza tasting. Enorme dijk aan koffie en bourbon, alcoholisch als de pest maar soms vergeet je het en merk je het niet. Brand wel bijna door je tong heen. Backlog from 2015/02/09.