elbernays (499) - 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.
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - OCT 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ The Dome. Almost black with a creamy beige fading yet lacing head. Aroma is sweet fruit, berries, cocoa, flowers, vanilla, a slight woody undertone. A fat bodied beer with barely no carbonation, yet outrageously drinkable, with a sweet complex lingering taste, balanced by a light acidity.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark cloudy cola brown with a tan ring. Aroma is chocolate and dark dried fruits with a good amount of caramel. Flavor is chocolate and assorted dried fruits, some sharp cranberry flavor, and a good deal of alcohol heat. A puckering, slightly dry finish. Full bodied with light carbonation.
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Small tan head over a black body. Massive aroma:taste of alcohol, chocolate, molasses and raisins. Full bodied. The alcohol is just so dominant that it detracts from the beer.
Kosmokrator (484) - 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!
HammerTroll (480) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Completely dark, small but brown head. Full bodied, thick texture and flat carbonation. Sweet nose, some alcohol and caramel. Aroma is cocoa, coffee, dark fruit, caramel, hops, herbs. You can taste the alcohol, but I would never say it has 18.2% ABV. Noticeable but well hidden for that big amount. Long sweet finish. Maybe a little bit too sweet for my taste, but still, great beer. (Magic Beer Room 0,33l bottle)
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with a minimal beige head that don’t leave much of a lacework.
The smell is fairly hands on: Sweet dark fruits (prunes, cherrys, raisins), some chocolate notes, roasted malts and alcoholic fumes. Mostly reminiscent of fruits soaked in some alcoholic beverage. Not terrible, but it’s definitely too dominated by the alcohol.
The flavor is really sweet with lots of aromas of dark sweet fruits and alcohol. Notes of roasted malts. chocolate, raisins and perhaps some faint hints of wood and flowers. The finish is dominated by boozy and sweet alcohol, some roasted bitterness and licorice.
Rather full-bodied and smooth, but nowhere near the excellent mouthfeel of the regular Tokyo. It looses much carbonation quite fast.
I liked the original batch of Tokyo, but this one is not nearly as good. Actually, I’m wondering why the hell they decided to treat it like this. It obviously cannot handle the high ABV as it is too boozy and hot. I kind of enjoyed it at first as a slow sipper, but after a while it got quite cloying.
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz (approx) bottle served in a tulip. Pour is cola with 2 fingers of kaki head that left a decent lace. Nose is plums, oak, roasted malt, caramel, dates, and light chocolate. Taste is spot on, with the plums, chocolate, and booze lingering in a warming fashion. This is a huge beer, and quite drinkable! It does, however, have a brandy like warming effect that goes the distance ... Best served on a cold evening!
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!
Sizzler80 (459) - 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 !