cagou007 (191) - FRANCE - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour a deep dark color with a thin tan head. Aromas are cocoa, coffee, liquorice, roasted malts, caramel and sour fruits. Full body and creamy texture, with a flat carbonation. Finish is long, sweet and bitter. Great experience, to enjoy with friends at the end of a good meal. Better beer than the Tokyo Rising Sun according to me : better balance beetween sourness, bitterness and sweet aromas.
BrewTom (56) - - NOV 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is immense!
First you get nectar then chocolate then hops & finally a lovely tingle. Try it - you will like it!
Rated by BrewTom
llkc (124) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
tokyo. 18,2 %. Duft : rosiner, dadler, rugbrød. Smag: Meget sød i forhold til mikkeller black. man kan ikke smage spritten nær så meget i tokyo som i black. frugt smag
Temptation (165) - - NOV 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black color with a shortlasting beige head, nice lace. Aromas to liquorice, raisins, black fruits, cranberries, black coffee, cocoa and a strange hint of sherry, maybe wood too. The mouthfeel is very well balanced, not cloying, with notes to bitter chocolate, berries, liquorice, Porto wine, dried prunes and a touch of red wine, highlighting the oak aging. Long development, oily texture, full bodied, medium to low carbonation. It’s a massive, powerful imperial stout not as complex as expected, but with an interesting aging and structure. Dangerously boozy, tasty and plentiful. Great beer.
RW80 (104) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Black as night, tan head.
Aroma of coffee, liquorice, sweet alcohol, roasted malts, caramel, cacao powder
Taste: Huge too sweet flavour(probably trying to hide the alcohol, which it does), then some, caramel, liquorice, dark fruits, soy sauce, cacao. Ending very liquorice medical if you sip.
However drinking heavier reveals more coffee bitter. There is also quite some coffee bitter.
On first sight one dimensional, but actually of differences reveal in how you drink it.(sipping, drinking, roling through the mouth,so there is the complexity.)
verry Full thick oily viscous body. Finish liquorice (drop), lots of it. Sweet caramel, cacao and alcohol. Long aftertaste
It’s unique and I can understand the craftmanship, but I don’t know if this is something I will easilly buy again.
Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black as night, tan head. Aroma of coffee, liquorice, drop, roasted malts, caramel, cacao powder and sweet alcohol. Very sweet flavour, caramel, liquorice, sweet fudge, soy sauce, cacao and alcohol. Full, oily body. Finish liquorice (drop), lots of it. Sweet caramel, cacao and alcohol.
(from 33cL bottle shared @ Van Moll brewpub, opening weekend)
Firefly54 (212) - - NOV 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black, small tan head. Aroma - sticky stewed fruits, liquorice, cranberries, plums, burnt sugar, slight wood. Taste - overly sweet at first. Sticky fruit flavours, complex, caramel, brown sugar. Pretty rich stuff.
Marko (3724) - Split, CROATIA - NOV 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ogi got this years ago and saved it for some reason. Enormous thanks to him! Extremely dark brown body. Sweet, yet fresh slightly alcoholic plum & cranberries in the aroma, not entirely pleasant but complex and interesting. Sweet, sticky malty taste, interesting fruitiness (ooh, repeating myself), burnt caramel, raisins, light alcohol, not completely stouty in some way. More or less unique and definitely a good beer.
Andy_ (389) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly reddish dark brown, almost black beer with surprisingly lots of tanned head leaving lacing and a permanent ring on top of the beer. Aroma has chocolate sweetness and liqueur, vanilla and cranberry sourness. Taste is chocolaty, liquery and sugary sweet and salty licoricy, little cranberryish sour, slightly herbal. Palate is thick and oily. with little carbonation. Finish is long with alcohol warming but not tasting much. Pretty intense but little one-dimesional on the sweet side.
Doghair (190) - Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2013 Dark brown and viscous. No foam. Aroma is sour fruit, malt and vinegar. Heavy on the tongue. Dark malty berries and some noticeable alcohol warmth and chocolate. Finish is a little medical and sourish. Nothing to really compare it with. I really enjoyed it but not everyone will. I don’t have the bottle but I was sure it said 18%.