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


on tap

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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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*.

Alexus' rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Alexus (240) - Stavanger, - FEB 11, 2012
Shared bottle @ Cardinal. Black as black can be, packed with aromas. I really can’t describe this beer as my mouth got violated by all the flavors who wanted to join the game. The alcohol is well masked by all the flavors! It’s a really special ale which should only be experienced by all beer-geeks. A truly great collab. brew!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
adasko (410) - Poznan, POLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Najlepsze piwo jakie piłem, do momentu oceniania. Pierwsze które dostało pełną 20 ode mnie. Piwo które rzuca na kolana. Bogactwo aromatów i smaków jest niebywałe. Odczucie w ustach perfekcyjne - gęste, smoliste, a przy tym bardzo aksamitne i gładkie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (1069) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at Biercab. Black colour with brown head. Chocolate, roasted, licorice aroma. Roasted, chocolate, licorice, slightly sweet taste. Alcohol, full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tinco (568) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle from cellar, first batch. Pours a thick pitch black liquid with a deep brown head that fizzes away pretty quick. Aroma is complex with lots of dark fruits, dark chocolate, booze, wood, little soy, smooth, sweet. Smells good! Taste: soooo rich, very complex profile. Sweet with a well hidden alcohol for its %. Hints of raisins, chocolate, soy, figs, vanilla. Really good stuff and has held up well since I had it some years ago.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6126) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2014
12 ounce bottle thanks to Christian. Pours a pitch black color, very viscous, a wonderful large brown head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is predictable huge for the ABV with smoke, molasses, dark fruit and sugars. The flavor is intense: sugary malts, coconut, oily, a bit of mango, huge coffee and vanilla. The super over the top sweetness is mixed with smoke and more tropical sticky elements. Quite good. Cranberries and mango mixed in tobacco and leather. Hmm, sounds like a metal band or a gay bar name. Anyway, it’s good. The heat and intensity is rough, so maybe a bomber would be a bit much. Maybe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
NateH10s (19) - - OCT 13, 2014
33cl bottle poured into glass A - pours dark with minimal to no thin beige head A - sweet molasses coffee, caramel, Cloves T - full bodied rich malty sweetness, coffee, caramel P - sweet smooth lingering very mild smokey finish O - best stout I've ever had

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fkoolen (328) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle at home. Pitch black (!) colour, beige foamy head. Intense nose and taste with chocolate, coffee and liquorice tones and big alcohol warmth dominating the flavour, along with dried fruits like dades, figs and cherries, roasted creamy maltsand a tropical fruity hoppy freshness and bitter punch that nicely comes through the pounding porter tones. Sweet and bitter notes fight against three high alcohol grade: complex. Lingering sweet and bitter aftertaste with coffee and fruity notes lasting long. Imperial black IPA would be more appropriate. Medium carbonation, oily thick mouthfeel, big big body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (1239) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle, shared by Hamp at Ale Alpharetta. Black, with a ring of dark brown lacing. Immediate and aggressive nose of booze (bourbon or rum...), espresso, toast, and some coconut. VERY heavy body, silky, creamy, and very thick. This is quite a monster of a beer. A lot of burnt character, but balanced and actually tasty. Overly boozy, and not as deep or complex as I’d like from a beer of this ABV and pedigree, but still an outstanding beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3379) - Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Pours a rich oily sable - not much head, but this was a short pour. Aroma fills the nose with molasses, roast malt, caramel, and a bit of coffee. Bold flavor trots roast malt, molasses, coffee, miso, caramel and licorice tones across the palate. It is sweet but not cloying. Texture is thick and viscous, if not too fizzy. Oh no, there goes Black Tokyo, go go BrewDogzilla!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Janroctus (3) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2014 does not count
Bottle from Plan B Rotterdam, pours dark black with a brown bit of foam. nice beer with lots of flavors like: chocolate, caramel, coffee and a slight hint of bacon. Really nice beer, but the price is to high for this beer. won’t buy a whole crate but defenitly some bottles.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mecafilo (90) - Perugia, ITALY - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle @ Brewdog Camden, London, UK. Pours with a pitch black colour, small diminishing brown head. Aroma is very malty, with complex notes of milk and dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla, and slight notes of licorice and fruit; medium hoppy, with slight notes of herbs. Taste is very sweet, medium bitter, very slightly sour. Medium to heavy body, oily texture, average carbonation.

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