joeythegreat (4) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2011 does not count
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Smells of dark fruit and coffee, very little head. Tastes good enough but the alcohol burn made me reach for the pepto about 5 sips into the drink. It would be better if it was more drinkable. When I pay $12 for a beer I would like to be able to get through it without forcing myself.
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2012 Big as hell. Itís as simple as that. This thing was huge, huge, and more huge. Big black malt flavors with wood, char, oak, and brandy. I donít know if this is brandy aged or bourbon aged, but it is insane. Easily the second-biggest beer I have ever tried. This thing knocks your socks off and you come back for more. Holy cow. In love.
Note - do not age this beer! Re-Rate, 2012: A little over a year sitting in the cellar, now, and the alcohol has - as expected - calmed down considerably. However, this brew needs the alcohol. This thing turned into a big, sticky, sweet, sweet, sweet, mess. This is Port-wine sweet. Too sweet for my taste buds. 3.5 on this go-round.
jkwood04 (4959) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, oak, alcohol, and the berries and jasmine mixed in. Flavor strong of the alcohol and cranberries and jasmine. Like a mix between a whiskey and beer because of the strength. Could be thicker though. A really unique and interesting beer.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle and served in Bells tulip: Pours deep brown nearly opaque with a small creamy lasting head and good lace, some oily tears. The aroma has notes of heavy alcohol and sugar components, scotch and sherry, chocolate brandy cherry candy, juniper, hint of espresso, leather, tar, and pipe tobacco. The taste is hugely boozy, sweet and in your face. Additionally there is a lactic twang that borders on sourness that I found a bit off putting. Earthy, dark fruits, slight peppery bite and some coffee like bitterness tried in vain to add some semblance of balance to the palate but alas died trying. Enough complexity to make it interesting but just too hot and a still a young brat. The mouth feel is sticky, slick, oily and oh yeah, quite warming and aggressive. Maybe in ... oh I dunno 5 or 10 years this will actually be enjoyable... till then it is a trial in endurance.
Holdwine (1135) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smoky, boozed up fruitcake. Still not sure if I liked it or not, but I did drain it. Tart fruit notes, not sure about the jasmine, but there werea different spiciness floating about. The 18% is a bit offputting, but the beer wins out with the roasted tarty complex mouthfeel. Maybe too much going on.
Bendrixian (1369) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour and tan head having a real thick viscosity to it. Aromas of chocolate whiskey cake, strong aroma, prunes, sweetness, tobaccoo and some fruity note as well. It is super sweet brew having flavours of fruit cake, cranberry and cherry. not my style of beer but i respect the brew.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(11.2oz bottle). Pours dark brown with red hue and thin khaki head. Aroma has medicine and band-aids. Taste is sweet with some tart fruit and some smoke. Roasty bitterness. Full bodied with sticky texture. Hot, but smooth finish. Good stuff. Muche better than the aroma.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour, tan head. Big ass boozy aroma, molasses, prunes, raisins. Flavor is sweet, very sweet. Liquid prunes, raisins, and light smoke.
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Dark cola pour with minimal tan head and little to no lace. Chocolate and whiskey dominate the nose with some dark fruit and a grainy quality. Viscous on the palate with chocolate, fruit and coffee. Quite sweet. Finishes with a warming cough syrup feel. Iím still not sure if I liked this or not.
MadIndian (2663) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. I think there is a thing as too complex. Or trying to do too much with a beer. And getting the blend messed up, and thatís what I feel happened with Tokyo.
Black pour with aromas of dark fruit (Raisons, oak and berry)
Taste is an over bearing berry and jasmine. Some raison, spice, wood, licorice, earth, bourbon and toast.
I normally like Brew dog and I love big beers, but they jus didní think this one trough. I was dissapointed.