Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - MAY 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Birra da meditazione pura! Da non bere a pranzo, come ho fatto io nonostante lo sapessi, Ottimo aroma dolciastro, con sentori di mirtilli e altro che non ho saputo decifrare, sapore dolciastro e complesso dove spuntano ancora i mirtilli, un tocco di liquerizia e poco cioccolato + altri sapori per me inconprensibili, complessa è dire poco! Forse troppo etilica ma al tempo stesso beverina! Birra a dir poco misteriosa!
Sebilinz (471) - 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.
Kosmokrator (470) - ITALY - APR 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nera, oleosa ed impenetrabile con un sottile velo di schiuma beige. Sentori di frutti rossi, zucchero caramellato, canditi, gelsomino e una punta di liquirizia; gusto molto dolce e molto complesso con note di toffee, mirtilli, ciliegie, uva, chinotto, torta, Porto, Marsala e vino passito; finale lungo, sorprendentemente pulito ed equilibrato con una punta di amarognolo. Corpo abbondante e "morbido", effervescenza debole, struttura vinosa e liquorosa; l’abv elevato conferisce profondità ma è mascherato benissimo. Fenomenale!
andriesradu (461) - ROMANIA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl. Dark black with a huge beige long lasting head. Aroma is malty, sweet, alchool, roasted. Flavour is heavy sweet, roasted malt, alchool. Texture is oily.
elbernays (458) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
When you pop the bottle on this the aroma hits you like a train. The alcohol content fires out of the bottle. It overpowering. It warms the cockles and the stomach. Not a warm evening beer. Creamy texture, slight carbonation which carries the sweet chocolate alcohol flavour with it. Dark beer with reddish head. Mixed feelings about this beer. It doesn’t have a bitter balance and you cannot get the woody nut fragrance /flavour of other stouts. Think it’s too unbalanced. Okay just.
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is jet black, and oily as one would expect. Nose is of everything stout, right up to a little booze from all of the different dark malt flavors. Taste is very much the same with some defined bourbon notes, as well as coffee and chocolate.
Sizzler80 (447) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had Tokyo a while ago but it is still very vivid in my mind. As a matter of fact I think I still have a layer of it on my tongue. It was my first very strong beer of any kind and it really was a treat. As soon as you crack the top the aroma of toast, summer fruits, spice, liquorice and an antique furniture shop. It seemed quite viscous on the pour with a light brown head which held pretty well. The stout seemed very dark initially but it seemed to lighten up a little. Well to say I got a slap in the mouth on the taste is an understatement. You can feel every bit of the 18.2% and I did think to myself there is no way this is stout. Cranberry comes in very strongly on the palate as does that liqourice and toffee.
This is a sipper and what a sipper !
dexcansino (446) - Andalucía, SPAIN - MAR 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Esta es una de las cervezas que más me ha sorprendido en mi vida. Toda una sensación de sabores, olores, frutas, especialmente higos, especias, chocolates, cafés, mieles. Disimula especialmente bien el alcohol. Recomiendo compartirla con dos o tres amigos. Un placer para todos los sentidos.
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap @ the Alehouse.. Black pour ,wispy off white head , sparse lacing . Aroma is sweet (alcohol ) and some roasted malts . Flavor is sweet malt and alcohol, (hard to hide 18.2 ) touch of bitterness and alcohol burn in the finish . Thin bodied , almost flat and slightly hot . Extreme yes , exceptional no .
S_Side_Smitty (441) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a small light tan head. Aroma is dark malts, molasses, and maybe a little rubbing alcohol. Taste is sweet, sweet - I know from the 18.2% ABV - molasses and malts. Not super complex, but the ABV is not in your face. Dangerous beer, but quite good if you like molasses.
PS: After reading other reviews, I can pick up the cherry nuances in this one. I’ll adjust my score accordingly.