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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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*.


Martinus' rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, - APR 11, 2012
Jet black beer, slight tan head. Aroma of oyster sauce, roasted malts, ketjap, mocca, raisins and alcohol. Quite a mix. Flavour mostly sweet, malty, ketjap and molasses. Sticky mouthfeel, long sticky finish, notes of oystersauce, mildly astringent. Quite unbalanced, and slightly disappointing in flavour, but still a nice experiment to combine these three big stouts.
(From 33cL bottle, shared @ De Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Nicely packed bottle btw.)


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (854) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
Shared 33cl bottle with a friend. Poured pitch Black with a Nice lasting mocha coloured head. Thick lacing on the glass, Lot’s of sweet baker chocolate, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, marsepin, roasted malts, coffee, alcohol warmth, smooth mouthfeel, very thick mouthfeel. The first Great brewdog beer for me. But it’s Way overpriced for a non BA beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1073) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 4, 2014
Cervesa molt bona i dènsa, gust molt intens i alicorat. Cerveza muy buena y densa, sabor muy intenso y licoroso.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
suurjuust (959) - ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2014
15,2% version, aged for about a year. Black beer, tan head. Nose is raisins, cocoa, sweetness, coffee, alcohol, soy sauce. Flavor is complex and deep with dried fruit and raisins, coffee, hops, rum, alcohol, wood. Thick roasty-malty-coffee finish. Dense and complex.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleksander9 (363) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2014 -15,2%. Tasted in the city of gold, Johannesburg- pours pitch black with little reddish head. Huge aroma of dark fruits, roasted, burnt, coffee, port wine, vanilla, chocolate and some alcohol. Very fruity, vinous and burning palate. Aftertaste is port wine, cherry, dark fruit, burnt, vanilla, oak and some alcohol. Lingering dry chocolate and fruity alcohol finish. Nice alcohol burn in the stomach. Overall: wow. What a nice beer. The aroma could be a little more in your face, but this small problem compensates by a wonderful mix of dark fruity port notes and roasted malt. After a long time without a nice imperial stout, it poured directly into my hearth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marstonlad (386) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2014
As 15,2 %, bottle from Edinburgh. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of solid roasty maltiness, licorice, vanilla and a touch of whiskey. Taste is rich, long and complex; it moves gracefully from initial sweetness to drier roastiness and a late dry, bitter finish. This is slow and potent stuff, has to be sipped slowly. A full body with a nearly flat carbonation. A great strong Imperial Stout.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (872) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2014
Abv 15,2 %. Aroma of roasted malts, molasses, dried red fruits, coffee, peat, dark chocolate. Flavour is very roasty, peaty, more coffee and dark chocolate, medium to heavy sweetness, some alcohol warmth. Very tasty Imperial Stout, I enjoyed this much better than BrewDog’s ’regular’ Tokyo* Imperial Stout.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (3255) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma has loads of coffee, roasted malts, licorice, chocolate, molasses, soy sauce and some alcohol. The flavor is quite sweet caramel sugars up front with more roasted bitterness in the finish. Leaves an alcoholic warning glow that lingers. I am a bit of a sucker for these thick black stouts, and this one definitely delivers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4023) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at en Öl och Whiskeymässa 2014, 2014-04-11 Göteborg AR: vanilla coffey, white sugary AP: dark brown and oily body, no head F: rocky sugary, coffey, heavy warming, grainy, warming feeling (again?), bourbon vanilla

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (622) - NORWAY - JUN 2, 2014
Ebony, a hint of dark brown head.Aroma of port, alcohol and bitter dark berries. A lot of caramelized sugar, caramel pudding, caramel sauce and soya souce in taste and aftertaste. Also some bitterness in aftertaste.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mr_Pink_152 (503) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
330ml bottle from strait and narrow. Colour in thick black, with a small dark tan head. Aroma has sweet treacle and roast. Taste is similar with liquorice, chocolate and hen some.


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