LarsEngen (275) - Sandvika, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle from Brewdog.com. Bottle nr 603. Pours black with a very small fizzy brown head that leaves quickly. Extreme highland whisky aroma with notes of roasted malts. Alcohol, rosted malts, wood and smoke to the tounge. Sweet and dry finish. Full body, low to none carbonation, low bitterness.
Christopsy (18) - SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big, black, sticky sweet. Smells of chocolate, whisky, and vanilla. Not much booze on the palate. If you can afford it, go for it..
rosenbergh (4653) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 330 ml bottle. Bottle 1673 of 2237. #169. Bottled 26/05/2012. From brewdog.com.
Black colour with a tiny tan head.
The aroma is very strong with alcohol, malt, hops, mild tartness, ash, grass, liquorice and wood.
The flavour is portwine, dryness, roasted malt, alcohol, wood, bitterness, mild hops and lots of sugary sweetness. Slightly disappointing.
FatPhil (7496) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml botte - shared by rosenberg - thanks
Rich soy aroma. Black, small tan ring head. Strange plant-mattery lettuce leaf taste, and a fuck-ton of sugar. sugar sugar sugar. more sugar. did I mention sugar syrup. Yes a slightly ashy bacony roast in the finnish, but I canít get over the fucking sugar. Oppressively sticky sweet palate. carbonation could not fix this no matter what level it was it. It was moderate. Finish a bit ashy and sugary. Drinkable, I guess.
VastActiv (805) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.33l, thanks to Rosenbergh. Colour is black with brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, sugar, chocolate, alcohol, dark fruits and malts. Very sweet but I still like this.
mjs (3609) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - bottle #1673 - bath 159 - bbe 26-05-12, courtesy of rosenbergh, thanks Jan, 20130406) The beer poured black and oily. Its head was small and white. Aroma had smoke, wood, whisky and roasted malts. Palate was full bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were smoke, sugar. wood, whisky, roasted malts, liquorice and bitterness. Afteraste was smoky, sweet and mildly bitter. Very very sweet brew and even the whisky casks werenít able to hide that.
cagou007 (149) - FRANCE - MAR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark color with amber reflects with a thin tan head. Aromas are chocolate, caramel and dry fruits. very sweet beginning and bitter finish.
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Habanero (1671) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours deep brown and nearly black with a medium sized tan, short lasting head and fair lacing. Nose of dark malts, prunes, wood, whiskey, chocolate and alcohol notes. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, brown sugar, vanilla, roasted malt, that ends up more dry with an alcohol touch. Medium to full bodied, creamy to oily texture and soft CO2. Enjoyable and quite interesting. ★★★★
barnabeermane (43) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella 509. Color negro con espuma beige de gran formacion pero poco persistente. Aroma a madera, turba, ahumado. En boca es licorosa y ahumado con ligeras notas a cafe entra bien no es muy cansina poco whisky. Buena
ClubGonzo (2695) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a tar black body with a miniscule beige head. Nose is well-rounded and smooth tones of licorice, whisky, oak, licorice, leather, vanilla, hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is sweet licorice and jasmine notes, syrup, dark malts, vanilla, chocolate and brown sugar, hints of whisky, smoke, coffee and roasted bread. Full body, medium to soft carbonation. Complex enough, but the sweet jasmine thing really breaks the palate on this one too; dominant and pungent. Very, very sweet and quite nice, but all in all the Tokyo series is a bit too jasmine-heavy for me. Iíll never try to brew anything with it.