Idiosynkrasie (6303) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Deep black with almost no head. Abv is daunting. Extreme sweetness, sirup, parfait-like. Worth the test, but I can’t think of an opportunity to drink Tokyo* again if i go for beer.
Maybe more an interesting experiment for the brewer than the drinker.
slakemythirst (201) - - DEC 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Luktar lite toffee, skumgodis och svagt kaffe. Väldigt söt (för söt) i smaken. Syra ifrån druvor/russin i mängder. Svag beska..nästan bara sötma. Njae..ölen är OK för den balanserar den höga alkoholhalten.
Nocturne (1773) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. Inky black with a modicum of brown head. Chocolate and peat jump out in the aroma. Viscosity coats the mouth, the added jasmine and cranberry elements fizz around, vying for attention. For such a high ABV there’s remarkably little burn from the alcohol, but it’s always there and making its presence felt. This deep, chocolately, roasty stout would be a winner on its own, but the waves of spicy, perfume-laced complexity riding on top transform this beer into something far more seductive, enigmatic and exciting than any run-of-the-mill stout could normally hope to be. This is really something special.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Chapel St Cellars (Melbourne). A little marmitey, but I enjoyed the toffee and licorice. A whopper of a beer.
stefannilssons (1580) - SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Det här var lite av en besvikelse, inte för att det är en dålig öl, utan för att jag hade väldigt höga förväntningar. Den är givetvis väldigt kraftig och smaken är väldigt fruktig med en kraftig syra och del sötma. jag skulle vilja påstå att den påminner om ett portvin. Slutsats: en bra besvikelse.
AlchemikalGab (48) - Borgomanero (Novara), ITALY - DEC 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep cola black, with a tiny beige head that fades almost immediately. Nice lacing. The aroma is quite unique and complex, very pleasant without being balanced: at first it reminds me of fruit preserved in alcohol, then comes the wood along with the roasted malts. As it warms you can feel the aroma getting sweeter and less alcoholic: there’s some strong liquorice and hints of dark chocolate and jasmine. In the mouth you get lots and lots of warm alcohol, a roasted flavour from the dark malts on the back and a just a tip of chocolate [reminded me of a Ferrero Mon Cherie]. Texture is oily, but not too thick, and a bit sticky on the tongue. An imperial stout on steroids that leaves you burning for a while, from the throat to the stomach. Overall, not the best brew I’ve ever had, certainly the strangest, and I bet it only gets better with age.
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My goodnes! Bottle at home. Pours black as the darkest night with a very thin head and just the faintest suggestion of carbonation. Aroma is of sweet strawberry/raspberry candy, intense dark chocolate and oil. Palate is oily and a touch of fizz which I suspect is from the assault on the taste buds. Taste is intense sweet raspberry confection with bitter chocolate yo the nth degree. This is a serious assault and it’s not altogether pleasant. What is fantastic and makes this such a good beer is the aftertaste that lasts for ages. The closest I can get is eating 3 of the strawberry Quality Street sweets and letting the flavour of that fill your mouth. A beer to be sipped and unlike any other that I have ever tasted.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Name: Tokyo 002
Date: May 03, 2010
Source: South Bay Drugs, San Diego
Appearance: clear dark brown, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet roasted malt aroma, touch of fruity sweetness, hint of molasses, light oak
Body: big sticky body
Flavor: sweet chocolate and caramel flavor, initially hot but the alcohol fades to be replaced by a big sweetness, thick molasses, touch of oak, light roasted, not much bitterness, warming
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, at home; Perhaps predictably poured into my Maudite glass. Alliteration is awesome. Pours opaque black, thin tan head, spotty lacing. Nose is soy sauce, creosote, unfermented black wort, fudge, smoke, bacon. Flavours are very sweet, and very boozy; smoke, bacon, ash, truffle (of the chocolate sort, not the mushroomy sort), remarkably drinkable at this strength, but not something I would ever seek out again.
goatboy (12) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to my friend Georg for this one, the perfect beer for a cold, rainy Vancouver night. From the bottle the pour is pitch black with a thin light brown head. Aroma and flavor are amazing with notes of coffee, burnt caramel, chocolate & black licorice, taste is the same with a slight warming brandy-like alcohol, Wood & Vanilla. I love this beer; it’s full & rich with a sweet finish and at over 18% to be enjoyed slowly.