argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Medium tan head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, cranberry, some raspberry, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, cranberry, some vinous. Alcohol warming without burn. Full body, some stickiness, low carbonation.
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
CBC. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, dark chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Very sweet and rather bitter finish with plenty of alcohol. Oily. 110512
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours utterly, completely black with a fine, medium, creamy, staying head. Aroma does not have as much viniousness as I’d expected. Milky chocolate, light woody, some liqourice and sweet malts. There is an ounce of fruity hops in there as well. Medium carbonation, oily and a tad harsh mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, sugary, some roasted malts, milky chocolate, some harshish alcohol. There is a bit of woody bitterness at the end, some light hops. It is probably too sweet and there is too much alcohol, but it still is fairly drinkable. Compared to for example Mikkeller X series or WWS, this is far better.
chrisv10 (11126) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Very dark brown with tiny tan head. Flavour is roasted malts, vinous, notes of alcohol, sweet, little liquorice, dark fruit, hops and plume.
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2010 Very dark brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma mostly of chocolate with dried fruit and licorice and loads of alcohol. Very sweet chocolate and licorice flavour, and a sugary sweetness. Warming alcohol. Too much.
bhensonb (11060) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from De Bierkoning. Pours black with a tan head. A very woody, oaky aroma. Medium+ body with mild carbonation. Heat is moderate. Flavor is very dark, very thickish smooth toasted malt. Very mysterious.
Leighton (10969) - 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.
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, almost black, pour with a small khaki head. Caramel, herbal (anise?), dark fruit, and booze on the nose. Some brown sugar, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. The flavor is boozy and overly sweet. Caramel, sugar, and licorice. Dark fruit, some roasted malt, and notes of dark chocolate and coffee.
kp (10886) - 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
Pinball (10798) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown, not black, small light brown head that goes away rather quickly.
boozy and malty sweet aroma, faint licorice, faint roasted stuff. the booze is a little too strong in the nose, stingy.
flavor is very strong , alc. burn, roasted stuff, faint woody like character, strong malty sweetness, faint toffee, faint fruity note, flavor resembles more a strong barley wine than an imp. stout, or rather 1/3 stout, 2/3 barley wine. If i was to guess i’d guess the alc.% at 12 to 14 pct, so you could say it’s well hidden, but it’s not. It wouldn’t hurt with a lower alc.%,but i think this beer is made to provoke, not to conform.