b3shine (4433) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball. Looks good; a cloudy dark cola with thin light beige lacing. Smells good too, sweet and malty with notes of chocolate and light roast. Tastes like it smells, but way too cloying. Average on the palate. Over the top, and not in a good way.
Hermod (2810) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle, batch #901. BB 16-01-22. Black color, brown head, oily. Roastedness, molasses, licorice, quite sticky on the nose. Flavor has molasses, syrup, sweetness, chocolate pudding. Sweet yeah, alcohol surprisingly well hidden. Long warming, sweet chocolaty finish. Later comes strong raisin notes as well. Interesting stuff. Heavy, sweet but high drinkability for the abv.
rockana (50) - - APR 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with minimal white head. Coffee aroma and sweetish bitter taste. Full body. Creamy
Paincane (88) - Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
18.2%! This is a huge boozy stout. Mahogany hue w/ tan head. Molasses, dark fruits & sweet malt nose. Brown sugar, oak, roasted malt, ethanol, berries & cinnamon flavors.
rnunes75 (125) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Please note this is the second batch of Tokyo, which is different to the 12.5% first batch.
Intergalactic Fantastic Oak Aged Stout
The irony of existentialism, the parody of being and the inherent contradictions of post-modernism, all so delicately conveyed by the blocky, pixelated arcade action have all been painstakingly recreated in this bottles contents.
This imperial stout is brewed with copious amounts of speciality malts, jasmine and cranberries. After fermentation we then dry-hop this killer stout with a bucketload of our favourite hops before carefully ageing the beer on French toasted oak chips.
It is all about moderation. Everything in moderation, including moderation itself. What logically follows is that you must, from time, have excess. This beer is for those times.
nilsas (974) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Kraftig duft av bek, kaffe, lakris, sjokolade og vanilje. Dyp sort farge. Tynt brunt skum. En nydelig sprudlende smak av kaffe, Vanilje, Sjokolade, Lakris og noe mer. Dette var noe man burde ha til dessert hver dag. Ja takk drikkes mer enn gjerne igjen.
Sebilinz (357) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black body with tan head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts some coffee some dark chocolate and some wood. Taste is sweet and alcohol with caramel and cocoa. Aftertaste is very sweet. To sweet for me.
AirForceHops (2712) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. Bottle this bottle has sat at least 2 years. Deep dark brown, some soapy head retention. Aroma is burnt sugar, molasses, and dark chocolate with a strong smoke note. Anise.
Flavor is astringent and a shit ton of dark burnt fruit. Flavor does not translate into a imperial stout that I would want to sample ever again. The sweetness combined with the overwhelming ABV is not real enjoyable. Sticky sweet texture that is borderline a train wreak. No thank you.
Miked1687 (606) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Dark oil black pour with a thin khaki head. Nose is fudge, soy sauce, cranberry. Taste is hot with booze. Sweet fudge, cocoa bitter dark chocolate. Some cranberry tartness, dry bitter finish.
Jorn69 (554) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Systembolaget (95:-). Rostad malt och lakrits, trä, torkad frukt, hög sötma, alkoholvärme, fyllig. Avslutningen är alkoholvärmande med ordentliga lakritstoner. Mycket trevlig!
tmzl (74) - SLOVENIA - APR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Look: Pours with small, thick, mocha head, some big bubbles present that pop quickly after the pour. Actually expected a bit more syrupy pour. Fast but good, smooth retention, thin creamy top that mostly diminishes soon, a bit of the mist stays on top for the whole ride. Almost no lacing. Dark brown, looks clear, but can’t really see through.
Smell: Dark fruit esters, dry fruits like dates, raisins. Malt presence is strong in this one, deep roast, black bread crust, chocolate milk, dark caramel and coffee. Light alcohol, you can feel it sting in the nose, better to smell it like snaps, a bit further away from the glass - a lot smoother and fruitier, enjoyed it quite a bit. Some freshness, probably from berry esters. Also reminds me of juniper liqueur, dark fruit jam and a little bit of ouzo.
Taste: Starts with huge sweetness, milk and some dark chocolate, dates, raisins, molasses; goes to oak driven roasted milk chocolate, licorice middle and ends with medium roasted coffee bitterness with strong booze and medium sweetness. Doesn’t go into unpleasant zone in the after, but it’s fat and demands easy, slow sipping. Oak, some minty, herbal undertone and berry sweetness combined with light sourness also present. Leaves lots of flambeed sugar and honey sweetness on the lips.
Mouthfeel: Syrupy, full, medium heavy body, low carbonation, quite some alcohol warmth - definitely a slow sipper.
Overall: Alcohol still quite strong but the beer incorporates a lot of other flavors to play with, each sip something else. It’s a big, fat display of huge amounts of fermented and aged dark malts that get tiresome towards the end, but I enjoyed it.