Leighton (14389) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. A hefty brew. Gives a shiny, motor oil pour with a solid off-white head. Nose of roasted malts and some light coffee. Some alcohol hints, too. In the flavor, though, that alcohol is pervasive, almost dominant. A traditional imperial stout character does come through, however, in the form of rich coffee and burnt malts. Heavy in body with modest carbonation, this is a smooth beer. With the high ABVm it also warms like crazy. Potent and pretty darn good.
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - MAR 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark very brown, almost black. Dry, intense oaky aroma with notes of liquorice. Nice malty flavour with notes of liquorice. Long bitter finish.
MoritzF (8776) - looking for a flat around Munich, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle, 33cl, 18.2% abv, batch 02) Almost black coloured hue with a ruby shine and a brown and dense medium-sized foamy head. Sweet and moderately roasty malty aroma with notes of berries and dried fruits, accompanied by chocolate, vanilla and alcohol. Sweet flavour with a tinge of roasty bitterness, full bodied with a smooth, almost viscid mouthfeel. Pretty balanced taste of moderately roast-malty and fruity accents combined with notes of vanilla and an always present but nevertheless well-embedded alcoholic burn. Sweet and roasty, slightly peaty and alcohol-warming finish. Stronger but much more balanced than the Paradox Springbank I had before. Not exactly that what I´d expect from the style ... 22.III.10
GMCC2181 (1554) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at SL by robert. Pours a pitch black color, small head. Funky aroma of some dark fruits with an alcohol note. Taste isnt that bad for being 18 pecent... Dark fruits....cherries... malty with a slight warmth from the alcohol. Medium texture. Overall not sure what the price tag is but probably wouldnt buy it again but I did enjoy sampling it. Thanks Robert!
pilsnerrogge (2643) - 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 (3550) - 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 (2958) - 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 (11755) - 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 (14997) - 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.