pilsnerrogge (2631) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown, almost black, with a small head. Dry, woody aroma with notes of liquorice and a little bit of smoke. Medium body. Sweetish, malty flavour with notes of liquorice. Long alcohol bitter finish; in fact this one was quite boozier than the Nuclear Penguin.
jesperhammer (3494) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2010
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
19-MAR-2010, bottle with Ulkløbben - @home, from "Fish & Beer".
Tasted side by side with the "ordinary" Tokyo.
Surprisingly much more head than Tokyo.
Alcohol is very present on the nose, but I can live with that:-)
Much sweeter, more carbonation. And then all the same lovely aromas. Barrels are not overwhelming just adding to the complexity of a fantastic beer.
eaglefan538 (2942) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from SL. Pour was dark black in color, nice chocolate colored head, good retention, ok lacing. The aroma was chocolate, anise, burnt twigs, malty. The flavor was dark licorice, roasty chocolate, burnt malts, bitter hops, cranberry-vinous notes, an annoying spice (junipers?), faint tannins. The oak didn’t nearly come out as expected. The mouthfeel was full, malty, a tad tannic.
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 33cl. Ordered from www.bierzwerg.de. Nutmeg, banana, a lot of jasmine, oak and strawberries throughout. Acetone sneaking in. Very sweet, full bodied and sticky. Roasted malt is really subdued and so is the alcohol. Interesting.
HenrikSoegaard (11477) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Bad glue-like aroma. Moderate sweet and bitter flavor. Chocolate notes but alcohol too dominating. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
saxo (14844) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Voldby Brewdog tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, vanilla, wood and lots of candy sugar. Quite odd, but nevertheless - I like it.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to bleeng or TexasJeep. Pours dark brown with tan bubbles for head. Nose is of bubblegum and cola. Taste is chocolate. Mouthfeel is chewy and sweet with alcohol noticeable. Potent stuff.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on tap at The Neighborhood. The appearance is a rich glossy deep deep brown. The nose and flavors are full of hot hot roasted malts, some chocolate, a touch of oak and way too much alcohol. Seems to me more of an attempted to pack a ton of alcohol in a beer instead of making a well balanced and complex brew. Overall not too bad but too much alcohol flavor and simple syrupy malts.
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of heavy alcohol, chocolate, roast, oak, and cranberry. Pitch black coloured beer with a very thin head. Taste is sweet, bit spicy, has oak, chocolate, roast, fruitiness. Pretty solid
Bullit (4163) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from The Cave. Black colour, tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and fruits. Flavour of sweet malts, sugar, alcohol, with a sour finish.